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Tahoe Players to present ‘Into the Woods’ musical in Reno

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The artwork for this weekend's "Into the Woods" performances.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Join the Tahoe Players on a fantastical journey this weekend in Reno for performances of "Into the Woods," where you'll meet some of your favorite fairy tale characters.

Nowhere else can you see Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Rapunzel, a princess, a witch, the baker and his wife, and the Big Bad Wolf all in one place.

Favorite local actors from Tahoe, Truckee and Reno will lead you through this epic and magical tale about choices, family and the consequences of getting what you wish for during a trio of weekend shows at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

As an added bonus, doors open at 5 p.m. for our Friday and Saturday shows, as several local food trucks will be there for your dining pleasure.

VIP seating will include food runner service, and the shows start at 7 p.m.. Sunday, doors open at noon, with the show starting at 2 p.m.

As always, Incline Village-based Tahoe Players is using a top flight live orchestra directed by UNR graduate Tyler Cravines. Tyler is one of Reno's favorite drummers at the young age of 25, playing weekly at Brew Brothers with the Karaoke Rock Stars band.

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She also performs every last Sunday of the month at St. James Infirmary with a free improvisational jazz group named "Free Try."

"Into the Woods" is directed by Lily Baran, who at age 27 has directed 12 major musical productions in the last five years for Tahoe Players, after the death of her inspiration, business partner, and founder of Tahoe Players, Monica Folio.

"I am always so honored to be able to continue my grandmother's work for the arts community," Baran said. "It's incredible to meet so many talented people here in our area — coming from studying in New York, I see the talent in Reno as a force to be reckoned with. I am proud of all of the theater and arts groups flourishing in Reno, and I congratulate everyone on making such beautiful art this summer especially."

The Tahoe Players Association, based in Incline Village, is a nonprofit local theater company established in 1992, providing performance education for Northern Nevada and California schools and public.

Past shows include, "Les Miserables" at Sand Harbor and the Sparks Nugget, "Avenue Q" at the Knitting Factory, and "Beauty and the Beast" at the Grand Sierra Resort, among others.

Tahoe Players is offering discounts on tickets for teachers, students, veterans, local artists, and seniors to show appreciation to the community.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $40. For further information, visit http://www.tahoeplayers.org.