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East Sonora Sierra Repertory Theatre

2017 Season Lineup

The Fantasticks More

05/12/2017 – 06/11/2017

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic where a boy and a girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” Rated G

The Great American Trailer Park Musical More

07/21/2017 – 08/20/2017

Music and Lyrics by David Nehls; Book by Betsy Kelso

There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres – and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband – the storm begins to brew. South Park meets Desperate Housewives in this big-hearted new musical comedy with a cheeky script and an infectious score. Rated PG-13

“This wheel-spinning, mud-splattering good time of a show is the theatrical equivalent of a bag of Doritos. You can’t get enough. … Show-stopping electricity to trump every musical that opened on Broadway last season.” – Talkin’ Broadway

The Glass Menagerie More

10/06/2017 – 10/29/2017

By Tennessee Williams

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee Williams achieved his first major success with this autobiographical “memory play,” which looks at the Wingfield family, frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda – who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past – and his painfully shy sister, Laura. A visit from a “gentleman caller” sets off emotions and revelations that change their lives forever. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a world classic.

Rated G

“The play is about the remembrance of things past, reminding us that ‘Time is the longest distance between two places.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Another Night Before Christmas More

12/01/2017 – 12/23/2017

Book and Lyrics by Sean Grennan
Music by Leah Okimoto

Karol, a disillusioned social worker, is trudging home one cold December night when she encounters an old man sitting on a park bench. Mistaking him for homeless, Karol offers the stranger some food – a seemingly innocent gesture, until he turns up in her apartment claiming to be Santa Claus. Thanks to a malfunctioning security system, Karol finds herself trapped with “Mr. Claus” and forced to confront her feelings about Christmas once and for all in this touching musical battle between cynicism and belief. Rated PG

“…roaringly funny, yet chock-full of thoughtful commentary on the season, people and what Christmas really means.” – Herald-Courier

About Sierra Repertory Theatre (SRT)
(SRT) At Fallon House

Sierra Repertory Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre located in the beautiful foothills of California’s Gold Country. Since 1980, Sierra Rep has presented the broadest possible view of theatrical literature in its year-round season. High quality performances and production values have established Sierra Rep as an exemplary company: a fully professional theater in a rural community.

Sierra Rep consistently has been among just a handful of rural, non profit theatres in the nation to receive top ratings and grant support from national, state and regional foundations. Since 1992, Sierra Rep has received numerous funding awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, affirming the company’s contribution to the national theatre community.

Sierra Rep productions earn ovations from press and audiences alike. More than half of the theatre’s patrons travel an hour or more to see Sierra Rep productions. Over 65,000 patrons visit Sierra Rep annually including nearly 2,500 subscribers.

Sierra Rep performs in two venues. East Sonora, a contemporary theatre with 202 seats, has superb sight lines and acoustics.No seat is more than ten rows from the stage. The Fallon House is a 120 year-old theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. It has 274 seats, including a balcony.

We promise something for everyone. Join us!