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 Closer Than Ever from October 31-November 24 in Grass Valley

To complete its fifth season, Sierra Stages presents CLOSER THAN EVER, a unique musical revue that celebrates life, love and everything in between. When it debuted in 1990, CLOSER THAN EVER was hailed by The New York Times as having “one of the half-dozen finest American theatre scores of the last decade.” The show plays […]

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 […]

Sierra Stages receives 10 Elly Award nominations

On Sunday, Sierra Stages received 10 Elly Award nominations for two of our productions over the past year — Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Diane Fetterly and Old Explorers, directed by Robert Rossman and Stephen Wellman. Sierra Stages, one of Nevada County’s local community theatre groups, has received 10 Elly Award nominations for two of its productions over […]