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Joint Chamber Mixer

Thursday, March 8th, 5:30 to 7:00 PM

314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley

Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration

Thursday, March 29th, 5:30 to 6:30 PM

535 Mill Street, Grass Valley

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2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Thursday, March 8th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Center for the Arts
314 West Main Street, Grass Valley
Pepper
(530) 274-8384

thecenterforthearts.org

Thursday, March 22nd
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Body Logic
715 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley
John Seivert– PT, DPT, GDMT, FAAOMPT, CSCS
(530) 272-7306

bodylogicphysicaltherapy.com

Thursday, April 5th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

NCTV
104 New Mohawk Road, Nevada City
Ramona Howard
(530) 272-8862

www.nevadacountytv.org

Thursday, April 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

NCAOR
336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley
Kathy Hinman
(530) 272-2627

nevadacountyhomes.com

Thursday, May 10th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

KMVR & Nevada Theater
401 Broad Street, Nevada City
Cynthia Tweed
(530) 362-7005

kmvr.org

Thursday, June 7th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wells Fargo Bank
214 Mill Street, Grass Valley
Jami Serenbetz
(530) 273-8195

wellsfargo.com

Thursday, June 28th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E Empire Street, Grass Valley
Steve Sanchez
(530) 273-8522

empiremine.org

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152

lwwa.org

Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Linda Kankeko
(530) 265-7947

c21cornerstone.com

Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905

thatsbyers.com

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Mar
1
Thu
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
2
Fri
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
3
Sat
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
4
Sun
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
9
Fri
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
10
Sat
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
11
Sun
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
15
Thu
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
16
Fri
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

Mar
17
Sat
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.