Spitfire Grill the Musical at the Lake Tahoe Community College's Duke Theatre

Duke Theatre at Lake Tahoe Community College

One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

July 15 @ 1:46 am

The Spitfire Grill by Fred Alley & James Valcq

For a limited time only, Black Ice Theatre Co. will be extending the run of their first musical at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre. July 7-9, 7:30 pm.

In case you missed the first half of the run, “The Spitfire Grill” is a heartwarming and inspirational musical tale of redemption, perseverance, and family.

To a town with no future, comes a woman with a past.

Based on the hit 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is a heartwarming and inspirational musical tale of redemption, perseverance, and family.

“We couldn’t have picked a better first musical to showcase the talent that auditioned,” says Richard S. Sargent, the musical’s director. “It feels so relevant to Tahoe life post-pandemic. It also marks our first musical in conjunction with the previously defunct LTCC Theatre Department. We are trying to build that back up for the community, so we hope to see you at the show!”

Percy Talbot has just been released from a five-year prison sentence and is trying to find a place for a fresh start. Based on a page from an old travel book, she travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town.

The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, the mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill.

“A soul-satisfying… work of theatrical resourcefulness. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows.” – The New York Times. 

This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do.

Playing at the Duke Theatre from July 7-9th. All shows at 7:30 p.m.

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