Truckee Historical Revue: Musical journey through history

Truckee Historical Revue

Musical Theater | June 10-11 | Tahoe Forest Church | Truckee

A musical based on the history of Truckee was the brainchild of Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus founder Chris Nelson. Following his death, Nelson’s family donated the seed money to start making their loved one’s dream a reality. In 2018, then chorus director Susan Horst approached David Nelson to compose and orchestrate the project. Horst also recruited local singer-songwriter Richard Blair to contribute several songs.

The production covers history between 1840 and 1960 starting with the Washo natives and ending with the Olympics. The musical styles reflect the diverse content with genres ranging through early 19th Century folk music, opera, drinking songs, barbershop, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

The event features performers from around the region, including barbershop quartet OK Chorale, Boca Beer Band, Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra, native Washo singer Stephanie Mushrush, two Chinese baritones, dancers from InnerRhythms and local Mark Twain impersonator McAvoy Layne as narrator. |