The Nevada Theatre is California’s oldest original-use theater. It is located downtown in the picturesque gold mining town of Nevada City. The building, California Historic Landmark No. 863, has seen thousands of presentations over its near-150 year history including performances from Mark Twain and Emma Nevada to Mötley Crüe and The Second City comedy troupe. Today it is a vital part of the community and is used for live theatre, movies, and special events.
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Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) celebrates its 20th Year with the Tony-award winning musical, Miss Saigon. It is a passionate story on love and war.
Miss Saigon is from the creators of Les Misérables, originally produced on the stage by Cameron MacKintosh. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War in the 1970’s, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Miss Saigon is loosely based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.
Susan Mason is the director with musical direction by Susan Mason and Jeffrey Mason. Miss Saigon boasts a cast of over 20 local and regional actors as well as a live orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Mason. Tickets are available in Grass Valley at The Book Seller and Briar Patch Community Market, and online at www.catsweb.org. For group sales of 10 or more, please contact Jeannie Wood at 530-265-2990.
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