SONORA – Sierra Repertory Theatre opens their 2018 Season with Mamma Mia! the smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.
Of the nine productions in the 39th season, eight are SRT premieres including an original holiday extravaganza to be written and directed by Viets. For more information about all of SRT’s season offerings, please visit their website at www.sierraep.org.
The 2018 Season at a glance:
February 10 – April 8/East Sonora Theatre
So far it's been Donna and her daughter Sophie running a rustic taverna on a beautiful Greek island. With her wedding just around the corner, Sophie wants her dad to walk her down the aisle, except she doesn't know who he is! The fun begins when Donna's three ex-boyfriends show up, and the quest for love and identity ensues! (Rated G)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
March 30 – May 6/ Fallon House
Million Dollar Quartet is the ultimate jam session! This musical depicts that magical moment in music history (December 4, 1956) when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis shared a recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee. You are not going to want to miss this rocking tune-fest featuring all live music! (Rated G)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
May 4 – 20/ East Sonora Theatre
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, two pairs of lovers and a rag-tag group of actors are lost in the woods as a fairy kingdom is turned upside down by its quarreling leaders. Hold on to your heart – Cupid is armed and dangerous! (Rated PG-13) Page 2 of 3 2018 Season
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 15 – July 29/ Fallon House
Ready to be discovered by a whole new generation! This musical classic is the tale of a prince transformed into a Beast and an adventurous young woman named Belle. In order to become human again, the Beast must earn Belle’s love. Can the curse be broken? (Rated G)
July 13 – August 19/ East Sonora Theatre
Six beauty contestants battle for the title of “Miss Glamoresse” in categories including swimsuit, physical fitness, spokesmodel and beauty crisis counseling. Every show will be an actual pageant with judges selected from the audience, choosing who the winner is so you can expect a different outcome every performance! To add to the fun, all the contestants just happen to be played by men! (Rated PG-13)
KEN LUDWIG’S BASKERVILLE:
A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
August 31 – September 30 /Fallon House
“The Hound of the Baskervilles” has never been funnier! Male heirs of Baskerville are being offed one by one so Sherlock and Watson must brave desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Get caught up in a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. (Rated PG)
October 12 – 28/ East Sonora Theatre
A lonely seamstress specializing in intimate apparel for clients ranging from wealthy patrons to prostitutes has saved for years in hopes of opening her own beauty parlor. Longing for a husband and a future, her plans look hopeful when she begins a long distance correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean named George. But is George really the man he’s represented himself to be? (Rated PG-13)
AWAY IN THE BASEMENT:
A CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES CHRISTMAS
November 2 – December 9/ Fallon House
Our lovable ladies take us back to 1959 and the day of a potentially disastrous Sunday School Christmas Program. With holiday preparations and love in the air, life inside and outside the basement always has surprises in store for them. Can they once again be counted on to step in and save the day? (Rated G)
SIERRA REP’S HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS
November 30 – December 23/ East Sonora Theatre
An SRT Original! Let us set your spirits aglow with a premiere holiday variety show written exclusively for SRT and the community. Fresh and traditional, Christmas comes to life on our stage with singing, dancing and humor as we take you on a veritable sleigh ride of holiday entertainment. (Rated G)
Tickets for all Sierra Rep productions can be purchased online at www.SierraRep.org, or by phone at (209) 532-3120, or by visiting the Box Office (Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 plml) at the East Sonora Theatre, located at 13891 Mono Way in Sonora. Performance times are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $32 to $47. Discounts for seniors, children, and students (18 and over with student ID) are available for all performances. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available.
ABOUT SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE
Sierra Repertory Theatre is a professional non-profit theatre located in California's beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Since 1980, Sierra Rep has focused on its original mission: to present audiences with a broad range of theatrical literature at the highest production quality possible; to pay artists and staff a living wage and to make a vibrant contribution to our community's economy, culture and spirit. Sierra Repertory Theatre is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre and upcoming shows, please visit www.SierraRep.org or call the box office at (209) 532-3120. Follow Sierra Repertory Theatre on Instagram at @SierraRep; and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SierraRep.