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Who We Are & What We Do

Carson Valley Community Theatre (CVCT) was organized in May, 2004, to meet the need for a community theatre in the Carson Valley area of Douglas County, Nevada. Based in Minden/Gardnerville, CVCT draws members, participants, and audiences from the surrounding area of Nevada and California, including the towns of Minden, Gardnerville, Carson City, Genoa, Reno, Markleeville, and communities around Lake Tahoe and Lake Topaz.

An all-volunteer organization, CVCT has a 7-member board of directors that serves as a management and administrative staff, and it draws additional support from about 1500 members. CVCT’s mission is to promote, create, design, and perform theatrical events for the Carson Valley community and the general public. In addition, the education of and outreach to children and the public are significant missions of the community theater. CVCT works with the Douglas High School Music and Drama Departments to encourage participation on and off stage.

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As an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, performing arts theatre production company, the Carson Valley Community Theatre’s (CVCT) mission is to present theatrical productions for the entertainment and cultural education of the Carson Valley community and the surrounding area, to develop and showcase local talent, and to provide opportunities for residents of the region to participate in all aspects of live theatre production. 

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Carson Valley Community Theatre’s vision is to be recognized for its high level of artistry and professionalism by consistently producing and performing quality theatrical and related events. 


  • CVCT believes in encouraging and developing creativity.

  • CVCT believes in exhibiting professionalism in all interactions. 

  • CVCT believes in fostering the spirit of inclusion and diversity in all activities. 

  • CVCT believes in promoting an environment of respect.

  • CVCT believes in conducting all business and activities in an ethical manner. 

Board Members

Past Shows

Following is the list of our 2023/2024 officers and board members. Board meetings are generally held the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Annex. If you are interested in becoming a board member please send a letter of interest to

  • President – Jeff Basa

  • Vice President – Lucille Rao

  • Secretary – Diana Jones

  • Treasurer – Christine Ritger

  • Director – Cori Rosa

  • Director – Ann Delahay

  • Director - Open

Since its origination, CVCT has produced the following theater events:

  • Love, Loss, and What I Wore September 2023

  • Social Security July 2023

  • Rhythm & Rhyme May 2023

  • The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens October 2022

  • 12 Angry Jurors October 2022 

  • Nunsense II July 2022

  • Putnam County Spelling Bee March 2022

  • Beautiful Noise July 2021

  • Rex's Exes, October 2021

  • Christmas Through the Years, December 2019

  • Lullabies of Broadway, October 2019

  • Moon Over Buffalo, September 2019

  • Always...Patsy Cline, July 2019

  • USO, May 2019

  • SUDS...A Rockin' Musical, March 2019

  • Twas the Night After Christmas: An Evening of Holiday Music, December 2018

  • Mousetrap, October 2018

  • Radio Memories III, June 2018

  • The Underpants, April 2018

  • The Trip to Bountiful, October 2017

  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, July 2017

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, April 2017

  •   The Savannah Sipping Society, October 2016

  •   Red Velvet Cake War, July 2016

  • California Suite, April 2016 

  • A Bad Year for Tomatoes, Oct 2015

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes, July 2015

  • Nunsense, March 2015

  • The Butler Did It, September 2014

  • Call Me Madam, March 2014

  • Stars of Tomorrow, Feb 2014

  • Sounds of the Season, December 2013

  • "Blithe Spirit", October 2013

  • "Stars of Tomorrow", May 2013

  • "Rumors", April 2013

  • "Some Enchanted Evening", February 2013

  • "Radio Memories II: The Fabulous Forties", November 2012

  • "Holka Polka", July 2012

  • "Snow White Goes West",  March/April 2012

  • "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson, October 2011

  • "Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean", 2011

  • "Broadway through the Decades" written by Norris Edson

  • "Radio Memories". February 2011

  • "Perfect Wedding", by Robin Howdon, September 2010

  • "Moon Over Buffalo", by Ken Ludwig, October 2009

  • "Murder of the Mystery Detective", by Tom and Penny Warner, August 2009

  • "Hollywood Arms", by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett, April 2009

  • "Night of January 16th", by Ayn Rand, September 2008 

  • “Sounds of Broadway”, written and directed by Norris Edson, April 2008 

  • "Steel Magnolias", by Robert Harling, October 2007 

  • “Blackjack Bottom”, a western musical, written and directed by area playwright Paula Nelson, March 2007

  • “The Odd Couple: Female version”, by Neil Simon, October 2006 

  • “Santa’s Little Helper,” an original Christmas melodrama, December 2005, 2006, and 2007

  • “Moonlight Mayhem: A Show to Die For,” a murder mystery, comedy, and cabaret show, January 2005

  • “Nurseryland,” July 2004

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