Award-Winning Theatre Company Based In South Lake Tahoe

Experience. Unexpected.

We formed Black Ice Theatre Co. in order to engage audiences through fresh and daring plays that explore themes that are both vital to the modern moment and timeless representations of the human experience. 


Welcome back to the theatre!

She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
March 10-19, 2022

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly's death Agnes resolves a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was well-known Dungeons and Dragons player, and that she was passionate about online fantasy gaming. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious young sibling, Agnes recruits a "dungeon master" named Chuck to help her understand and grieve Tilly. Chock-full of supermodel elves, dominatrix warrior women, and nasty ogres, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance.

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Co-Directed by Ellen Martin & Richard S. Sargent

by Fred Alley & James Valcq

July 7-9, 2022

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.

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, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill.

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

Directed by Richard S. Sargent
Choreography by Rhonda Keen
Music Direction by Sue Kinney Whitehouse

A Children's Musical by BBBPress
August 12-14, 2022

Our first LIVE Black Ice Cubes Children's Musical hits the Duke Theatre in August!

"We Are Monsters" is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n' roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

Directed by Pam Taylor and Richard S. Sargent for LTCC's CONNECT ED Summer Acting Camp
Student Assistant: Neo Harness

Tickets for this show will be on sale soon!


Duke Theatre
November 10-19, 2022

In 1926, radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage....until the girls who paint those watch dials begin to die. Based on the mysterious true story, "Radium Girls" is a wry examination of the commercialization of science and the twin American obsessions with the pursuit of health and wealth.

"Radium Girls" is set from 1918-1928, but has a powerful and relevant message for today-that fighting against inequality never stops." - Theatre Guide

Location TBD
Winter 2023

The band is back together with a new lineup and new songs. This time, we are celebrating the soundtrack of our lives. This benefit concert features over 20 songs from your favorite movies and some of the best vocal talent in town.

Duke Theatre
June 8-17, 2023

This smash hit musical is one of the longest running shows in London. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to her childless employer. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth, but become friends and even blood brothers. One prospers while the other falls on hard times, and things finally come to a head when they both fall in love with the same girl.

 "A genuine crowd pleaser...a one-of-a-kind show...and no theater fan should fail to experience it." - Theater Week