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. […]

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 […]

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

FEW GROUPS EXEMPLIFY THE INVENTIVE AND visionary spirit of the region’s arts and culture scene more than Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. From modest beginnings, CATS has grown to become one of the foothills’ most respected theatre and arts and culture groups, thanks to dedication, talent and […]

CATS teams up with Friends of Nevada County Library for Miss Saigon benefit

The reverent hush that falls over a crowd as the lights dim and the curtain rises, so similar to the silence that permeates a library – is it any wonder that one hush helps to support the other? Most years, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) has a benefit night for the Friends […]

Arts & Culture Getaways in Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City

SMALL, PICTURESQUE TOWNS SUCH AS Ashland, OR and Telluride, CO have long been popular with arts and culture enthusiasts. Though lesser known, the Sierra foothills is a cultural destination in its own right, with world-class performers, award-winning theater, including Broadway shows, and eclectic art galleries—all within walkable, historic towns. Dining, shopping and lodging—from B&Bs and […]

Attend an authentic Hawaiian luau in Nevada City on August 24

CATS’ Hawaiian Luau Benefits Miss Saigon Join Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) for an adventure in paradise as we celebrate the Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song. The Luau is the first of several fundraisers as CATS prepares for its 2014 and 20th Anniversary production of the Tony award-winning musical, […]