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 […]

Award-winning Quest Theaterworks presents Nugget Fringe Festival from Jan. 18-28

QUEST THEATERWORKS PRESENTS THE fourth annual Nugget Fringe Theater Festival on January 18-28 in Grass Valley. The festival has grown to include 40 shows for 150 cutting-edge performances on seven stages in downtown Grass Valley, featuring comedy, drama, performance art, stand up and more. It is a “must-see” festival for regional indie theater. Founded by […]

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: An imaginative 2016 season

FOUR CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED PLAYS and musicals — “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh, “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown, “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl— make up Sierra Stages’ eighth season. The 2016 Season opens with an enchanting, dark comedy, “The […]

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 […]

Sierra Stages presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in Grass Valley

Sierra Stages is proud to present the classic Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, for four weekends only from September 18 through October 12 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. You’re a […]

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 […]

Community theater is thriving in foothills

THE ARTS COMMUNITY SUFFERED A BLOW two years ago when Nevada City’s Foothill Theater closed its doors after 33 years. But community theater has come on like gangbusters, drawing enthusiastic crowds and earning prestigious awards. The resurgence is led by Sierra Stages, LeGacy Productions, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (or CATS) and Placer […]