CATS sweeps at Elly awards with “Journey to the West”

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, or CATS, swept this year’s Elly awards with five honors for Journey to the West,, the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance, or SARTA, announced Sunday night. It was more than the runner-up in Sacramento (Big Idea Theatre) and second to Stockton (Stockton Civic Theatre). CATS operates in Grass Valley […]

NEW: Community theater blossoms in foothills

The region’s arts community suffered a blow last year, when Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City closed after 33 years. It was the only resident professional theater in the area, and its rent helped preserve the historic Nevada Theater. But “this too, shall pass,” as Shakespeare put it, and community theater groups are blossoming. This […]

Asian Theatre blossoms at CATS in the Sierra

THE COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF the Sierra has become an icon for cultural enrichment in the foothills. Started 15 years ago, the community-based nonprofit is known for its theater, cultural events and workshops on Asian-based themes. The group’s past productions have included Flower Drum Song, Rashomon and The Joy Luck Club. Its activities have included […]