Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Stages' CLOSER THAN EVER, Begin. 10/31
To complete its fifth season, Sierra Stages presents CLOSER THAN EVER, a unique musical revue that celebrates life, love and everything in between. When it debuted in 1990, CLOSER THAN EVER was hailed by The New York Times as having "one of the half-dozen finest American theatre scores of the last decade." The show plays from October 31 through November 24, 2013 at the Off Center Stage (behind The Center for the Arts) in Grass Valley. Check out a first look below!
The songs, by the Broadway songwriting team of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, form an extraordinary collection of stories about ordinary people as they make their way through life. The rousing opening number, entitled "Doors", frames the evening as the cast sings about the opportunities that life places in our path and the uncertainties that those opportunities present. The audience is invited to journey with the cast through the craziness of young love, the awkwardness of dating, the joys of marriage and raising children, and the inevitability of becoming parent to your parents, as each of the songs alludes to the many choices we are faced with when it comes to relationships with friends, lovers, and family.
The Sierra Stages production of CLOSER THAN EVER features six of Nevada County's most accomplished musical theatre performers: Isaias Acosta, Nancy Haffey, Kate Haight, JR Lewis, Danny McCammon, and Kim Wellman. They are accompanied by musical director Ken Getz at the Steinway and Steve Nicholson on bass. The show is directed by Peter Mason, with musical staging by Becky Browning. Set design is by Mike Edwards and lighting design is by Erin Beatie.
Performances of CLOSER THAN EVER are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays (November 3, 10 and 24) at 2 PM. General Admission for the preview performances on October 31 and November 1 is only $15. General Admission for all other performances is discounted to only $20 if purchased before November 3. Thereafter, General Admission is $25. For those audience members who prefer a specific seat location and wish to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages, Reserved Seating for all performances is available for $35. General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are available online at www.SierraStages.org or by calling the Sierra Stages ticket line at 530.346.3210. Tickets are also on sale at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Boulevard in Grass Valley.
Danny McCammon and Kate Haight
Kate Haight, Kim Wellman and Nancy Haffey