All the World’s a Stage: The Center for the Arts, Nevada Theatre and Stages at Northstar

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls and private homes. Then along came London’s Globe Theater in 1599, showcasing Shakespeare’s best-known plays. Theater became a popular pastime. Good performing arts have always been good for the economy. In September, we visited Ashland, Oregon, jokingly called the “town that Shakespeare […]

“Our Sierra Stages”: A catalyst for economic growth

IN THE EARLY ELIZABETHAN ERA, English acting troupes performed in inns, college halls and private homes. Then along came London’s Globe Theater in 1599, showcasing Shakespeare’s best-known plays. Theater became a popular pastime. Good performing arts have always been good for the economy. In September, we visited Ashland, OR, jokingly called the “town that Shakespeare […]

The Center for the Arts bringing more world-class talent to the foothills this season: Jewel, Cohn, DiFranco and Cray

The Center for the Arts is bringing more world-class talent to Grass Valley this winter and spring. Some examples: Grammy nominated singer-songwriter JEWEL will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on May 14. “It was the time in my life to do this,” the Alaskan-born music icon says bluntly, reflecting on her […]

Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

CALIFORNIA IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS arts and culture — from Hollywood, the Getty Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in the south to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Mondavi Center and Crocker Art Museum in the north. Our region, though smaller than a big city on the coast, is gaining more visibility as […]

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 […]

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. […]