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 […]

Sierra Stages’ “Little Shop of Horrors” is a “must see” show this summer

If you’re looking for a break from sobering TV and newspaper headlines and surreal national politics, go see Sierra Stages’ presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City for some comic relief. It is funny, sweet, melodic and carries a cautionary tale (“Don’t feed the plant”). And the voice of […]

CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best overall production […]

Foothills’ theater groups stand out in Elly nominations

Sierra Stages, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Synthetic Unlimited, Quest Theaterworks and LeGacy Presents all received multiple nominations for Elly Awards on Sunday night in Sacramento. Nevada City-based Sierra Stages’ “Avenue Q” won more nominations (12) than any other production in the Sacramento region — a major coup for the foothill community theater scene. […]

Sierra Stages’ sixth season is a blockbuster: Peter Pan, Charlie Brown and Company

Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical comedy “Company”, J.M. Barrie’s original version of the classic “Peter Pan” and the long-running Off Broadway musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” make up the three shows in Sierra Stages 6th Season beginning in February 2014. In addition, the nonprofit local theatre group will present David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play […]

The 31st annual Elly Awards are September 22 in Sacramento

The 31th Annual Elly Award Ceremony –Adult Division will be held on Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Red Lion Inn – Woodlake – Grand Ballroom. This exciting and formal event will celebrate excellence in community theatre in the Comedy, Drama, Musical and Overall Production categories. Local and regional actors, actresses, directors, producers, […]

Sierra Stages’ new season begins with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

SIERRA STAGES IS A ON A ROLL. SINCE IT began only four years ago, the community theatre based in western Nevada County has presented 15 plays and musicals and has been recognized by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance with four Elly Awards and 23 Elly nominations (including Death of a Salesman, see photo). The […]

Elly Nominees include a myriad of Foothill theater groups

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), LeGacy Productions, Sierra Stages, Nevada County Performing Arts Guild, Paul Emery Presents and Ewing Ventures all are nominees in this year’s Elly Awards, honoring regional theater in the region. It is a testament to the growing quality of community theater in our region, as we’ve reported before. Nominees […]