CATS presents M. Butterfly from April 11-May 4 in Nevada City

FOR ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly” from April 11-May 4 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “M. Butterfly” opened at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., in 1988, transferred to Broadway and ran for an impressive 777 performances. It received the Tony Award […]

Chinese New Year Festival

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 10, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this eighth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. […]

CATS presents “South Pacific” in Nevada City on April 12-May 5

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” April 12-May 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, kicking off its 23rd season of theater and cultural enrichment programs in the foothills. “South Pacific” premiered in 1949 on Broadway. It won ten Tony Awards and resulted in a 1958 film […]

CATS presents “The White Snake” on April 13-May 6 in Nevada City

TONY-AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT MARY ZIMMERMAN is a master at revamping literary classics and bringing them to the stage. Examples include “Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights,” and “Journey to the West.” In 2013, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra produced Zimmerman’s “Journey to the West,” which won five regional Elly Awards and 12 nominations. This spring, CATS […]

CATS’ production of “Chinglish”: a window into cultures with humor, candor

In recent years, we have enjoyed productions of Broadway’s most beloved shows in the Sierra foothills. Examples include the “Music Man,” “Peter Pan” and “Into the Woods” from Sierra Stages; “The King and I” from Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra; and “A Christmas Carol” by LeGacy Presents. We’ve also noticed, however, that our region’s […]

CATS presents “Chinglish” on April 7-30 in Nevada City

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE MIX CHINESE AND ENGLISH? You get Chinglish. Translating from Chinese to English often results in confusion and unintentional humor. For example, public signs that are supposed to advise English speakers to “be careful not to slip and fall” wind up reading “slip carefully” because of mistranslation. English travelers to China often […]

Chinese New Year Festival February 21 in Nevada City

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 21, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this fifth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. […]

CATS’ “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” is a ‘must-see’ local production

We thoroughly enjoyed the debut of CATS’ production of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. On stage from April to May 9, it is a “must see” local production and one of CATS’ best efforts in its 21-year history. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter […]

CATS’ production of Miss Saigon in the foothills is a “must see” show

The Vietnam War was a prolonged, horrific and unpopular war. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, 60,000 U.S. soldiers died and 150,000 were wounded. The war created lifelong nightmares for the surviving soldiers and others. We all have our own personal memories: As a youth, mine includes the stark photo of a young girl […]

CATS presents Miss Saigon from April 10-May 10 in Nevada City

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE TONY-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL Miss Saigon is coming to the Sierra Foothills this spring. Miss Saigon is being presented from April 10-May 10 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “CATS is excited about bringing this musical to the foothills” for the group’s 20th anniversary production, says Executive Director Jeannie […]

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