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’ [...]
THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL theatrical productions, CATS (or Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) has offered cultural enrichment programs since the late 1990s.
The programs consist of workshops, excursions, classes, concerts, readings, films, lectures and storytelling—in the foothills and throughout Northern California. CATS invites you to participate in their summer and fall programs.
“Pain makes man think.
Thought makes man wise.
Wisdom makes life endurable.”
THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON, a Tony-award winning comedy from the ‘50s, is coming to the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City on April 12-May 5. It is being produced by the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS).
The play was adapted from the [...]
BESIDES PREPARING FOR THE KING and I, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is immersed in cultural enrichment, and you are invited to join the group on its escorted outings to see San Francisco’s Chinatown as well as Madama Butterfly.
This summer, participants took an overnight bus trip to Manzanar Historic Site, the former [...]