Sierra Stages, CATS, Quest, Le Gacy among leaders in 2016 Elly award nominations

Sierra Stages, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Quest Theaterworks and LeGacy Presents all were nominated for prestigious Elly awards, the Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance announced. Named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence and the outstanding achievements of […]

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 […]