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 […]

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 […]

PlacerARTS Studios Tour is Nov. 10-12

LOCAL ARTIST HELEN PHILLIPS founded the PlacerARTS Studios Tour in 1994, because she felt artists in the area didn’t know each other well enough. “Since then, I’ve seen an incredible infusion of artists come together to present their work,” says Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass, who has participated for all 24 years. “Each studio […]

The Stages at Northstar: A regional arts center for Truckee-Tahoe

LIKE GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY, Truckee also has been designated as a state Cultural District by the California Arts Council. Though known for its outdoor recreation, the region is growing as an arts destination. Locals are forging ahead with plans to build a theater, amphitheater and black box theater in a project known as […]

“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 […]

Placer County receives update on “Stages at Northstar” project

Fresh from being named a prestigious state Cultural District, the Truckee region is forging ahead with plans to build a $30 million, 650 seat theater and 2,500 seat amphitheater in a project known as Stages at Northstar. The Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation and Northstar presented the plan to the Placer County Board of Supervisors at […]