The site for The Stages at Northstar must be one of the most exquisite in the USA. My team from the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts are impressed and energized by the potential of this project, which promises to serve the Lake Tahoe region with a world-class performance venue that inspires and engages communities both local and far-flung. Future collaborative possibilities with USC are additionally exciting. We look forward to consulting and exploring further partnership opportunities on this transformational project.""
David Bridel, Dean, USC School of Dramatic Arts
We are thrilled you will be building The Stages at Northstar. We enjoy performing for audiences in Tahoe and Truckee, and the prospect of bringing more music to the area is very exciting. In particular, the opportunity to perform classical concerts and educational programs in the fall and spring in the Tahoe region is something we have sought for many years. Congratulations on the work you have already accomplished, the vision is truly inspiring and we look forward to joining you in bringing the building to reality.""
Tim Young, President/CEO, Reno Philharmonic Association
As the lead agency for economic development in the region, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) believes that the intrinsic benefits of ideas and innovation are vital to economic development and a prospering community; which is why we strongly support The Stages at Northstar. This welcomed addition to the arts and culture offerings in the region will add a needed venue that will advance our thriving arts and culture community. It is the arts that not only inspires creative thinking, but also stimulates economic vitality. The Stages at Northstar will create local and regional jobs, generates government revenue, and boosts resident and visitor spending. There is no doubt that The Reno-Sparks-Tahoe community will greatly benefit from The Stages at Northstar both culturally and economically.""
Mike Kazmierski, President | CEO, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
Truckee Community Theater was nominated last year as the best non-profit organization by the Chamber of Commerce. It has been extremely gratifying bringing live community theater back to Truckee and involving residents of all ages in our productions. We are proud to present award winning plays and Broadway-style musicals, summer camps for kids and teens, improv and acting workshops for all ages, and even a 10 Minute Play Festival each year showcasing original work from local writers. Recently, our Board was pleased to learn of Truckee’s selection by the State of California as a Cultural Arts District. With that new recognition comes the realization that a dedicated space for the performing arts is appropriate and necessary as we grow into an ever more thriving community offering dance, theater, live music, and other events to our enthusiastic patrons. I am thrilled to support the Stages at Northstar project, and eager to see the culmination of this dream, shared by many artists here in Truckee and Tahoe, to have our own performance space in this beautiful mountain area.""
I’m a Truckee business owner in the creative arts sector, and believe the Stages at Northstar project has far-reaching economic, cultural, and social value. This is an unprecedented opportunity for major investment in cultural infrastructure that will bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and academia, and the public. The Northstar entrance location is perfect for a large-scale performing arts center, and I applaud the pioneering efforts of several individuals, and both Placer County and Vail Corporation, for their energetic early support.""
Tom Beebe, Fine Woodworking & Craft School
InnerRhythms Dance is thrilled about the potential of having a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center at the gateway to Northstar. The location is ideal for the Truckee/North Tahoe region and its community members. InnerRhythms looks forward to serving the community through the Performing Arts in a beautiful theater.""
Elizabeth Archer, Found/Artistic Director, Inner Rhythms Dance
Special thanks to our early pre-construction startup funders: