The reverent hush that falls over a crowd as the lights dim and the curtain rises, so similar to the silence that permeates a library – is it any wonder that one hush helps to support the other?
Most years, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) has a benefit night for the Friends of [...]
SMALL, PICTURESQUE TOWNS SUCH AS Ashland, OR and Telluride, CO have long been popular with arts and culture enthusiasts. Though lesser known, the Sierra foothills is a cultural destination in its own right, with world-class performers, award-winning theater, including Broadway shows, and eclectic art galleries—all within walkable, historic towns.
Dining, shopping and lodging—from B&Bs and inns [...]
CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) is the Gold Sponsor of the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 9, 2014, to welcome the Year of the Horse.
Parade begins at noon from the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street (in Nevada City) down Commercial Street, to the Robinson Plaza, for entertainment and [...]
THE REACH OF COMMUNITY THEATER might surprise you. It engages more people in theatrical activity, albeit part-time, than all the rest of the American theater put together, including schools and colleges, according to Theatre in America: Appraisals and Challenges.
With U.S. origins dating back to the 1850s, community theater has an incredible impact. It is part [...]
CATS’ Hawaiian Luau Benefits Miss Saigon
Join Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) for an adventure in paradise as we celebrate the Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song. The Luau is the first of several fundraisers as CATS prepares for its 2014 and 20th Anniversary production of the Tony award-winning [...]
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Sierra Stages, LeGacy Productions, Synthetic Unlimited and Qwest Theaterworks were all nominees for 2013 Elly awards — a continuing sign of prospering community theater in the Sierra Foothills.
CATS’ Journey to the West tied for the lead in receiving the most nominations for adult programs, with 11. One of the [...]
Editor’s note: We saw this new post on the CATS website — an audition notice for Miss Saigon, one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time and a “mega musical”:
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra’s 20th Anniversary Production
From the creators of Les Misérables, comes a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with [...]
THE COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE of the Sierra (CATS) opens its 19th season with the popular Journey to the West, based on the 16th-century comic novel by Wu Ch’eng-en. The show runs April 11-May 4, at the Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City.
This adaptation by Tony award-winning playwright, Mary Zimmerman, is about the adventures of [...]
Sacramento — CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra), Sierra Stages and LeGacy Productions were all winners in the annual Elly Award ceremonies on Sunday night.
CATS won four Elly awards for Teahouse of the August Moon, LeGacy won for I Hate Hamlet, and Sierra Stages won for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To [...]
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), LeGacy Productions, Sierra Stages, Nevada County Performing Arts Guild, Paul Emery Presents and Ewing Ventures all are nominees in this year’s Elly Awards, honoring regional theater in the region.
It is a testament to the growing quality of community theater in our region, as we’ve reported before.
Nominees include CATS’ [...]