A world-renowned Chinese acrobatics troupe is visiting Grass Valley, thanks to The Center for the Arts
Nowhere is our region’s thriving arts scene more apparent than at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. The cover of our current issue is California WorldFest, which The Center is now managing. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The headliners at WorldFest on July 14-17 include Boz Scaggs and talented performers [...]
In recent years, we have enjoyed productions of Broadway’s most beloved shows in the Sierra foothills. Examples include the “Music Man,” “Peter Pan” and “Into the Woods” from Sierra Stages; “The King and I” from Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra; and “A Christmas Carol” by LeGacy Presents.
We’ve also noticed, however, that our region’s theater [...]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE MIX CHINESE AND ENGLISH? You get Chinglish. Translating from Chinese to English often results in confusion and unintentional humor. For example, public signs that are supposed to advise English speakers to “be careful not to slip and fall” wind up reading “slip carefully” because of mistranslation.
English travelers to China often go [...]
COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 21, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Monkey.
Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this fifth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. [...]
“MOUNTAIN BURGS AND CITIES WITH the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.”
Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a growing culinary and arts scene, offer the special ingredients [...]
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best overall [...]
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 well. [...]
We thoroughly enjoyed the debut of CATS’ production of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. On stage from April to May 9, it is a “must see” local production and one of CATS’ best efforts in its 21-year history.
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and [...]
Community Asian Theater of the Sierra begins its 21st season with a dramatic and poignant production of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a book written by Jamie Ford and adapted for theater. It is playing April 16-May 9 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
CATS’ show marks the California premier of a [...]
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) announces auditions for its Spring 2015 show, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. Hotel was first commissioned, produced, and developed in the “Book-It Style” by Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle, Washington, and was adapted for the stage by Annie Lareau.
Breaking box office [...]