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Rising Sun Performance Company Announces New Resident Ensemble Company Members Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Announces New Resident Ensemble Company Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021

Founding Artistic Director Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company has invited 8 new artists to join its resident ensemble company. These artistic relationships grew from the company’s internal artistic development programs and virtual programming last season. 

Rising Sun Performance Company Announces THE RITES OF SPRING Plays Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Announces THE RITES OF SPRING Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2021

The play lineup has been announced for the Rites of Spring, Rising Sun Performance Company's upcoming Virtual Theatre Festival. These talents come from Indie, Regional, and Off-Broadway theatre, and the plays will be presented as LIVE virtual performances on Saturday, March 13th at 8 PM and Sunday, March 14th at 5 PM.

Rising Sun Performance Company Announces Creative Teams for RITES OF SPIRNG Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Announces Creative Teams for RITES OF SPIRNG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

Founding Artistic Director Akia Squitieri announced the Creative Teams for Rising Sun Performance Company's 'The Rites of Spring' Virtual Theatre Festival today. 'Rites of Spring' was co-conceived by the staff and creatives of Rising Sun Performance Company, featuring the talents of 60 Artists.

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents RITES OF SPRING Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Presents RITES OF SPRING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021

Streaming Live exactly one year after theaters have been closed, this virtual play festival will offer eight original plays focused on spring’s renewal, hope, and various traditions. Through Rites of Spring, we continue our exploration of this ever-changing and growing new medium, and expand on how we foster theatrical creativity. 

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of SCROOGE! A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of SCROOGE! A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2020

Artistic Director Akia Squitieri, and Rising Sun Performance Company introduce the Cast members for Michael Hagins' World Premiere of 'Scrooge!' A Zoom Christmas Carol. The project will be their final production of the 2020 season.

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents the World Premiere Of SCROOGE! A ZOOM CHRISTM Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Presents the World Premiere Of SCROOGE! A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020

Founding Artistic Director Akia Squitieri announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company will present their final virtual production of 2020: the world premiere of Scrooge! A Zoom Christmas Carol.

Rising Sun Performance Company's F'KD UP FAIRYTALES Begins Tomorrow Photo Rising Sun Performance Company's F'KD UP FAIRYTALES Begins Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Rising Sun Performance Company will present their first foray into the virtual online performance landscape producing Michael Hagin's new comic romp 'F'kd up Fairytales, to be directed by Chelsey Smith.

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents F'KD UP FAIRYTALES Photo Rising Sun Performance Company Presents F'KD UP FAIRYTALES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2020

Founding Artistic Director Akia Squitieri announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company will present their first foray into the virtual online performance landscape producing Michael Hagin's new comic romp 'F'kd up Fairytales, to be directed by Chelsey Smith.

Performer Line Up Announced for CELEBRATION OF POSITIVITY From Rising Sun Performance Photo Performer Line Up Announced for CELEBRATION OF POSITIVITY From Rising Sun Performance Company, Here We Go Festival and Dirty Laundry Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2020

'Celebration of Positivity' set for Thursday August 20th at 7pm- a collaboration between Rising Sun Performance Company, Here We Go Festival And Dirty Laundry Theatre Company.

RSPC Announces Its New Resident Ensemble Company Members Photo RSPC Announces Its New Resident Ensemble Company Members
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2020

Founding Artistic Director Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company recently concluded its ensemble auditions. This was the first open call since 2017 held specifically for resident ensemble members.

Photo Flash: Sierra Rep Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Photo Photo Flash: Sierra Rep Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2019

52 years after the groundbreaking film, Sierra Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. The production poignantly continues SRT's 40th Anniversary Season. Based on the original screenplay by William Rose and directed by Becky Saunders, this charming, clever romantic comedy opens April 26th and runs through May 19th in the East Sonora Theatre.

Sierra Rep Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Photo Sierra Rep Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2019

52 years after the groundbreaking film, Sierra Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. The production poignantly continues SRT's 40th Anniversary Season. Based on the original screenplay by William Rose and directed by Becky Saunders, this charming, clever romantic comedy opens April 26th and runs through May 19th in the East Sonora Theatre.

Black Oak Casino Resort And Sonora Area Foundation Receive Inaugural Presidents' Awar Photo Black Oak Casino Resort And Sonora Area Foundation Receive Inaugural Presidents' Award From Sierra Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2018

Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 SRT Presidents' Award. The award was created this year to honor selected members of our Business Community whose contributions to SRT through the years have been immensely impactful.

Sierra Rep Receives A Grant From Save Mart CARES Photo Sierra Rep Receives A Grant From Save Mart CARES
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018

Sierra Repertory Theatre recently received a $5,000 grant from Save Mart CARES to support presenting low-cost matinee performances especially for area students.

Sierra Rep Opens 2018 Season with Mega-Hit MAMMA MIA! Photo Sierra Rep Opens 2018 Season with Mega-Hit MAMMA MIA!
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2018 season with Mamma Mia!, the international smash-hit musical. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. Mamma Mia! is directed and choreographed by Valerie Rachelle, music directed by John C. Brown, and features a cast of SRT favorites and newcomers. Mamma Mia! runs February 10 - April 8 at the East Sonora Theatre. For tickets, call (209) 532-3120 or visit www.SierraRep.org.

Sierra Rep presents A Season Of Celebrations, Transformations and Music! Photo Sierra Rep presents A Season Of Celebrations, Transformations and Music!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2018

Sierra Repertory Theatre audiences have been waiting on pins and needles to learn the title of the company's 2018 opening musical ! Sierra Rep , now in its 39 th year , opens their 2018 Season w ith Mamma Mia ! the smash - hit musical based on the songs of ABBA .

Photo Flash: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the East Sonora Theater Photo Photo Flash: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the East Sonora Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2017

Closing SRT's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. Another Night Before Christmas, plays December 1-23, 2017, at the East Sonora Theatre. Called 'roaringly funny, 'thoughtful', and 'perfect for a night out before Christmas', this show has a book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto. Grennan began writing for theatre as co-librettist (with his wife, Kathy Santen) for the musical Phantom of the Country Palace. Working as librettist and lyricist with composer Leah Okimoto, their work includes the musicals Married Alive!, A Dog's Life, and Another Night Before Christmas, all of which premiered at the American Heartland Theatre led by director Paul Hough.

Photo Flash: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the East Sonora Theater Photo Photo Flash: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at the East Sonora Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2017

Closing SRT's 2017 Season is a contemporary musical about cynicism, belief, and the real meaning of Christmas. Another Night Before Christmas, plays December 1-23, 2017, at the East Sonora Theatre. Called 'roaringly funny, 'thoughtful', and 'perfect for a night out before Christmas', this show has a book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto. Grennan began writing for theatre as co-librettist (with his wife, Kathy Santen) for the musical Phantom of the Country Palace. Working as librettist and lyricist with composer Leah Okimoto, their work includes the musicals Married Alive!, A Dog's Life, and Another Night Before Christmas, all of which premiered at the American Heartland Theatre led by director Paul Hough.

Special Concert Event Coming to Sierra Repertory Theatre!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2017

Join Sierra Rep for a very special concert, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Directed by SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets, this one of a kind show reunites many past and present SRT stars who are coming from all over the country to honor Dennis and Sara Jones as they prepare to retire from Sierra Rep after 38 years of leadership. This "not to be missed event" is a dream come true for all SRT fans.

Sierra Rep presents NOISES OFF: The Funniest Play Ever Written
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its first Fallon House show of the year with Noises Off, praised as the "funniest comedy ever written" by the New York Post and often acclaimed as the comedy by which all other comedies are compared. The play opens April 14 in Columbia State Historic Park with a month-long run.

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