Repertoire Announced for Broadway Night!

Each year the repertoire for our Broadway Night at the festival is eagerly anticipated, and after last season’s sell-out performance, this year is no different.  But, the wait is over! 

Our Broadway Night features the music of the celebrated duo Rodgers and Hammerstein with selections from some of their most beloved musicals.  Selections include “Oklahoma,” and “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’” from “Oklahoma!” and “Climb Every Mountain” and “Lonely Goatherd” from “The Sound of Music.” 

There’s much more on the agenda for Broadway Night, but we can’t reveal it all.  Join us for what’s slated to be one of the festival’s most dynamic performances this year.

This year the festival’s Broadway Night is July 30 at Tahoe Donner.  We’re bringing back the star power and incredible vocals of Rachel York and Sal Viviano, both stars of Broadway, film and television, and throwing in musical accompaniment by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Listen to audio clips from “The Sound of Music”

Listen to “O What A Beautiful Mornin’”

Listen to “Oklahoma”

Learn more about Rachel York and Sal Viviano including audio and video clips.


Festival’s Gala Rocks with The Sun Kings

Looking to take a musical joy ride? The Festival can take you on a “Magical Mystery Tour,” at our Opening Night Gala July 16 featuring live music and dancing with The Sun Kings, a band that recreates the soul and spirit of The Beatles.

Although the five members of The Sun Kings don’t look like John, Paul, George or Ringo, their covers of Beatles songs from throughout the Fab Four’s recording career are uncanny.  Harking back to the early days of the Beatles, before their U.S. invasion and mop-tops, The Sun Kings’ performances are reminiscent of the joy and excitement of the original Beatles concerts.  The Bay Area band’s repertoire includes more than 100 Beatles songs from “Strawberry Fields Forever” to “I Should Have Known Better.”

sk_2006_trainIt all takes place at a private estate on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and is the official kick off of our summer concert season.  It’s also our way of saying thank you to our donors and encouraging new patrons  while raising money for the non-profit Festival and its Education Outreach Programs. The festive event includes “Quiet” and “Lively” auctions along with hors d’ oeuvres, complimentary champagne and wine, no-host bar and seated gourmet dinner. 

Donors at the $1,500 level are guaranteed seats, and a limited number of individual tickets are available for $250.  Learn more at