South Lake Tahoe entertainment venue features live theater
The Loft, South Lake Tahoe’s first indoor year-round live theater, will raise the roof and curtain Dec. 15. Located on the third floor of the Heavenly Village Cinema, the $1 million complex features 107 seats, a separate dining area serving authentic Italian cuisine, bar and lounge.
The Loft Theatre, built by PR Entertainment, will be home to “Magic Fusion,” nightly performances with feats of mind-bending illusion starring Tony Clark. Tickets are now on sale for the all-ages show with 10 shows a week Thursday through Tuesday beginning Dec. 19. For times, prices, and to purchase visit www.thelofttahoe.com.
“Magic Fusion” producers Paul Reder and Tony Clark have produced more than a dozen magic-based shows including the award-winning blockbuster “Illusion Fusion” that was rated Lake Tahoe’s No. 1 attraction on Trip Advisor and Yelp.
Tony Clark, who received the Magician of the Year award twice presented by the International Magicians Society, the world’s largest magic organization. His roots in the art of magic span 30 years, and have been recognized by the world's largest magic societies as one of the greatest magical performers in the world. Clark has been featured on some of televisions biggest specials, including NBC's World’s Most Dangerous Magic, ABC's Masters of Illusion, as well as numerous television appearances on CBS, CW and TBS. He has worked with some of the biggest TV/Film studios to consult on motion pictures such as “Next” with Nicolas Cage, “The Great Buck Howard” with John Malkovich, “Monk” with Tony Shalhoub, and even consulted megastar Taylor Swift on her magical performance on the AMA Awards. No stranger to Lake Tahoe, his show “Phatasy” still reigns as the longest running magic production show in the region.
Dining options will feature housemade Italian cuisine from four generations of authentic recipes from executive chef Lisa Devenchezi-Miller, a local favorite who also owns Capisce Italian Restaurant in neighboring Round Hill, Nev. The restaurant is open during the performance. Dinner is served seven nights a week, with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and food served until 2 a.m. The upscale living room-style lounge area has overstuffed couches, sectionals, private rooms and fireplaces and features signature cocktails, craft brews, fine wines, and a full bar.
“This opportunity didn’t appear out of thin air – it’s been a long-term goal to have an all-inclusive entertainment venue with a live theater with a magic-themed production show, lounge and restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy year-round,” said Paul Reder, president of PR Entertainment. “Our partnerships with the Shops at the Heavenly Village and Heavenly Mountain Resort ensures a long-standing establishment in our community that benefits visitors and locals.”
“This is perfect timing for the holidays and winter ski season as South Shore will have its first live theater right here in the Heavenly Village,” said Gary Casteel, developer and operator of the Shops at the Heavenly Village. “In the epicenter of the new South Lake Tahoe/Stateline downtown district, we offer guests value-added family activities and activities for all ages, only-in-Tahoe shops, including top-rated dining, events and live performances all within walking distance from numerous upscale lodging properties.”
Magic continues as groups, conferences and service clubs can access the Loft Theatre for meeting and corporate retreats.