Sierra Master Chorale’s new maestro: A sign of the foothills’ growing arts & culture scene

“There’s a new Who in Whoville”!  I joked to my wife Shannon at the end of Sierra Master Chorale’s engaging Spring concert in Grass Valley this afternoon. Her name is Alison Skinner, and we were we delighted to hear Alison conduct the Chorale and its Orchestra for the first time this afternoon. We have been […]

Sierra Stages 2019 season includes Cabaret

IN 2019, SIERRA STAGES BEGINS ITS second decade of presenting award-winning local theater in Grass Valley and Nevada City with three provocative shows: The legendary musical Cabaret, the black comedy “Hand to God,” and the intimate musical revue “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow: A Stephen Sondheim Evening”. The 2019 season opens with the hilariously twisted black […]

Sierra Stages presents James and the Giant Peach from July 12-August 4

THIS COMING SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES is proud to present the musical “Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach” on four weekends from July 12-August 4 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The musical—based on the book “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl — is guaranteed to mesmerize theatergoers of all ages. […]

Sierra Stages celebrates its 10th anniversary

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY season of Sierra Stages, an award-winning community theatre group in western Nevada County that has helped shape the area’s designation as a statewide cultural district. The 10th anniversary season includes two musicals and one classic American comedy: The zany and heartbreaking musical “A New Brain” by William Finn and […]

“Chicago”: One of Sierra Stages’ best productions in its nine-year history

Our region’s arts and culture scene recently has been basking in the sunlight. In July, the California Arts Council named 14 statewide Cultural Districts, and Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were included in the elite group. The same week the iconic California WorldFest drew big crowds to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for headliners such as […]

Sierra Stages presents “Chicago” from July 13-August 5 in Nevada City

THIS SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES brings the excitement of the hit musical “Chicago” to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing July 13-August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, “Chicago” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid […]

Sierra Stages’ new season includes Broadway hit “Chicago”

FOR ITS NINTH SEASON OF award-winning local theater in Nevada County, Sierra Stages presents three exceptional shows, including the hit musical “Chicago” by Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse, the irreverent comedy “End Days” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, and the funny musical “Ordinary Days” by Adam Gwon. The 2017 season opens with “End Days,” […]

Sierra Stages presents “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with the devilishly delightful hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City this summer from July 14 through August 6, as well as the beguiling comedy “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley from September 29 through October […]

Sierra Stages presents “The Last Five Years” in spring and “Little Shop of Horrors” in summer

THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with two diverse musicals that have developed a popular following since debuting Off-Broadway. “The Last Five Years” plays at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley April 28-May 8, and “Little Shop of Horrors” plays at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City July 14-August 6. […]

Sierra Stages presents Falsettos Nov. 5-22 in Grass Valley

THIS FALL, SIERRA STAGES PRESENTS the groundbreaking musical Falsettos for ten performances from November 5-22 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley, next to The Center for the Arts’ main theater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Falsettos is the final production of Sierra Stages’ seventh season and […]

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