Sierra Repertory

Sierra Repertory gives classic a local twist

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with “A Columbia Christmas­ Carol” playing at the Fallon House Theatre Nov. 13 through Dec. 20. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s. In Brennan’s version, Scrooge “takes supper” at […]

Sierra Rep presents the fun and glitzy ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Sierra Repertory takes its audiences to the glamorous and nostalgic world of Tony Award-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” to Nov. 22 at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way in Sonora. The comedy begins when a die-hard musical fan, feeling blue, dusts off his favorite cast album, a fictitious 1928 hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone.” […]

Sierra Rep presents ‘Macbeth’

Sierra Repertory Theater, East Sonora stage, 13891 Mono Way in Sonora, presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”  through Sept. 13. Directed by Sierra Rep’s producing director Dennis Jones, the play tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy that one day he will become king of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and encouraged by Lady Macbeth, […]

Honky Tonk tells three women’s stories

Catch a glimpse of the lives of three women who dream of becoming country-music divas in “The Honky Tonk Angels” playing at Sierra Repertory’s Fallon House Theatre in April and May. First staged by Sierra Rep in 2004, this musical comedy features three heroines: a dirt-poor farm girl, an exasperated housewife and a fed-up secretary. […]

Heart-warming story plays at Sierra Rep

Disney’s “Mary Poppins” arrives at Sierra Repertory Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28 with plenty of spectacle (she flies), plenty of songs (think “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”), plenty of heartwarming comedy and drama and – of course – plenty of magic, the kind only a no-nonsense nanny can deliver. The “practically perfect” musical plays through […]

Sierra Rep to present ‘The Honky Tonk Angels’

Instead of the previously planned unannounced show, Sierra Repertory Theatre will present “The Honky Tonk Angels” as its second 2015 show, running April 24 to May 31 at Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. The musical is written by Ted Swindley, the author of “Always, Patsy Cline,” which Sierra Rep will produce in […]

Sierra Rep offers pre show fun

Before select performances of “Sanders Family Christmas,”  the Sierra Repertory Theater will offer festive pre-show activities outside the Fallon Theater in Columbia State Park. Sonora High School students will sing carols on Friday, Dec. 5, members of the Church of the 49ers will sing on Dec. 12 and 13, and the vocal group Sincerely will sing on Dec. […]

Sierra Rep 2015 season tickets available

General public and group tickets for Sierra Repertory Theatre’s 2015 season are on sale. The season includes the popular Broadway musical “Mary Poppins,” a to-be-announced musical featuring four rock ‘n’ roll legends, spring comedy “Unnecessary Farce,” classic favorite “The Music Man,” Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” country tribute “Always, Patsy Cline,” homage to musical theatre “The Drowsy Chaperone” […]

Sierra Repertory presents play

Sierra Repertory Theater ushers in the holidays with faith, family and fun in “Sanders Family Christmas” set for December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park. The story takes place on Christmas Eve, 1941. The Great Depression is coming to a close. The threat of war looms. A family living in the […]

Sierra Repertory spells success

Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S? Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” held at the East Sonora stage, 13891 Mono Way in Sonora, from Oct. 24-Nov. 23. Tickets are available at or by calling the box office at […]

Humor and fiddling’ at Sierra Rep

Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin’ fiddlin’ come to Sierra Repertory Theater’s Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park from Sept. 26-Oct. 26 with Mark Twain’s  “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage.” Set in Deerlick, Mo., the musical fits Columbia’s historic feeling and should delight audiences seeking a taste of the wit of legendary humorist […]

Sierra Rep 2015 season starts with ‘Mary Poppins’

Sierra Repertory Theater announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical “Mary Poppins” and concluding with a brand new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.” Other highlights include new Broadway musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” starring SRT artistic director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock ‘n’ roll revue to be announced, everyone’s favorite […]

‘All My Sons’ Sierra Rep stages Arthur Miller play

COLUMBIA — It was written during World War II, but Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons” continues to resonate with audiences today. Running Aug. 29 through Sept. 21 at Sierra Repertory Theater’s East Sonora stage, the drama’s themes – corruption, materialism, getting ahead at the expense of others – are still relevant, said Scott Viets, artistic […]

Summer fun planned at workshop

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will offer summer camps in August for children ages 4-6, 6-9 10 and older. Kids don’t have to have theater experience to enroll. Sierra Rep education director Ralph Krumins will lead the week-long sessions, created with all children in mind, from the outgoing family clown to the shy child who may […]

Music fills Sierra Repertory Theatre

The foothills will come alive with “The Sound of Music” when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. The delightful musical, based on the true story of the von Trapp family in Austria, has been captivating audiences for more than […]

Sierra Rep holds open house

Sierra Repertory  will open its doors for an all-access open house on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at the East Sonora Theatre. Visitors are invited to arrive at any time for informal tours and question and answer opportunities with staff and crew. The scene, prop and costume shops, as well as the “Pump Boys […]

Sierra Rep presents ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

The Double Cupp Diner sits on the side of the road “somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC.” but from June 13 to July 27,  the diner — the setting of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” — will relocate to East Sonora as Sierra Repertory Theatre stages another rendition of this popular musical. It’s the fourth […]

‘Church Basement Ladies’ return for sequel

After the thrilling success of last year’s production of “Church Basement Ladies,” Sierra Repertory Theatre is bringing “A Second Helping, The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” to the Fallon House Theatre through June 8. A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the unsung women who work there, the musical comedy picks up the story of […]

‘Les Misérables’ opens at Sierra Rep in March

“Les Misérables,” Broadway’s brilliant musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of love, loss, honor and redemption, will open Sierra Repertory Theatre’s 35th anniversary season in March. Set against the backdrop of pre-revolutionary France, “Les Misérables” is considered a stage triumph like no other. “We couldn’t be more thrilled,” said SRT artistic director Scott Viets. “’Les […]

Sierra Rep to offer youth workshop

Sierra Repertory Theatre Junior starts the new year with its first Youth Theatre Workshop, a month of live theater exercises, games, songs and dances led by new education director Ralph Krumins (“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and “Jason and the Argonauts”). Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. […]

Sierra Repertory announces 2014 season

Sierra Repertory Theatre celebrates its 35th anniversary with what SRT artistic director Scott Viets called “one of the most exciting and ambitious seasons in our entire history.” Commencing with the international sensation “Les Miserables,” the 2014 season will include eight plays and musicals — three shows with live music, a sequel to last year’s “Church […]

‘Harvey’ to charm audiences

The classic comedy “Harvey” brings a magical charm to Fallon House stage Oct. 25 – Nov. 24. The Dowd family has a problem. Beloved brother, Elwood, has taken up with an unsettling best friend — Harvey, a giant, invisible rabbit whom he escorts around town and kindly introduces to everyone he meets. Elwood has always […]

Sierra Repertory Theatre cooks dinner

When it comes to whipping up comic delights, there’s nothing quite like a delicious French farce. Take one lovely home in the French countryside. Add a philandering husband, his gorgeous mistress and a Cordon Bleu chef hired for a romantic weekend getaway. Add the husband’s wife and the couple’s best friend who have a few […]

‘Respect’ plays at Sierra Rep

From Betty Boop to Tina Turner and Lily Langtree to Cyndi Lauper, female pop stars and their music provide a vivid reflection of how much has changed for American women in the last 100 years. That’s the story celebrated in the hit musical revue “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,” playing at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s […]

Sierra Repertory presents ‘Oklahoma!’

“Oklahoma!” — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first masterpiece — sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic […]

Sierra Repertory season continues with musicals and comdey

Sierra Repertory Theatre continues its 2013 season with the biographical musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” The 2013 season will also include a summer performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” a fall performance of the comedic play “Harvey” and a special Christmas run of “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” which will close the […]

Sierra Rep presents ‘Songs of the Season’

Join Sierra Repertory Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 11 for an evening of unforgettable live holiday entertainment in “SRT’s Songs of the Season.” SRT presents this special musical and comedy revue hosted by Artistic Director Scott Viets and featuring a group of talented SRT performers including the sparkling cast of “Cinderella” – Samantha Bruce, Jake Delaney, […]

Christmas fun starts at Sierra Repertory

What do you get when you whirl together Rudolph, Tiny Tim, Cindy Lou Who, Frosty, fruitcake, Santa, Scrooge, big-city Christmas parades and holiday folklore from around the globe? A hilarious, joyful mix-up that has theater audiences from coast to coast lining up for more. Find out what the raves are about when Sierra Rep serves […]

Sierra Rep presents a jazzy journey

Music fans are in for a lively song-and-dance journey through decades of American music at the Fallon House when Sierra Rep presents Irving Berlin’s “I Love a Piano.” The captivating showcase celebrates the musical master’s legacy, from ragtime and dance halls to Hollywood and Broadway. As Irving Berlin’s fellow music legend Jerome Kern famously said, […]

Wedding day calamities at SRT

Join Sierra Repertory Theater for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as they present “There Goes the Bride,” a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist. The comedy by British playwrights Ray Cooney and John Chapman and directed by SRT’s Dennis Jones plays at SRT’s East Sonora theater […]

Sierra Repertory presents ‘Carousel’

Sierra Repertory presents a musical treasure with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carouse,” June 29 to Aug.19, at SRT’s historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Glorious songs, a moving story of love and redemption and a robust, seaside setting have kept “Carousel” among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Sierra Rep Artistic Director Scott Viets directs the […]

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