Sierra Stages' record season
Local theater group Sierra Stages had a record season this year. Its version of Avenue Q received the most Elly nominations (12) of any production this year from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. Its staging of Peter Pan at Nevada City's Nevada Theatre back in July opened to a record audience for the theater company: 750 people. Now, Sierra Stages closes its record-setting season with the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, held September 18 through October 12 at Off Center Stage (315 RichardsonStreet in Grass Valley, www.sierrastages.org). This adaptation of the off-Broadway musical features a half-dozen Nevada City actors, plus a half-dozen Nevada City musicians. Also, returning to the topic of Ellys, to find out how Sierra Stages and all the other community theater groups in the Sacramento area fare, don't miss the Elly Awards Ceremony this Sunday, September 21 ($25, 6 p.m. at the at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane; www.sarta.com).