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A Play In A Day! - Holiday Edition

Event ID: 189866
December 09, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio
343 Railroad Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
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Phone: 5303.346.3210
Sierra Stages is pleased to present “A PLAY IN A DAY! - HOLIDAY EDITION”, a one-day children’s theatre workshop on Saturday, December 9 at the Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio in Nevada City. Kids will experience the excitement of producing a play from start to finish – in just one day! Everyone will be involved in all aspects of production starting with auditions and ending with a performance for friends and family at the end of the day.

“A PLAY IN A DAY!” is directed by Paulette Gilbert and designed for children ages 7-15. The one-day workshop begins at 9:30 am and continues until 3:30 pm. The workshop fee is $70.00 and it is easy to register online at or by phone at 530.346.3210. Registration closes on Saturday, December 2, and enrollment in the workshop is limited to 20 kids. A limited number of scholarships are available.

This is the second “A PLAY IN A DAY” workshop presented by Sierra Stages. The first workshop was held in September and was a smashing success. The sixteen actors had a lot of fun and learned a lot about theatre as they put together an entire play (“The Fairy Tale Network”) in six hours and performed it for appreciative and supportive friends and family.

The “A PLAY IN A DAY” workshop includes all aspects of play production, including auditions, blocking, rehearsal techniques, character building, working with costumes and props, and putting all these elements together to make a play.

Workshop director Gilbert is particularly excited about the upcoming workshop with its “holiday” theme. She is in the process of choosing a script that is appropriate for the season and that will be fun and challenging for all levels of theatrical experience. “Kids should participate in the workshop because theatre is great, doing a play is great, and doing it all in one day is something new and different,” says Gilbert. “The kids will meet actors from other schools and groups, and make something memorable together.”

​Paulette Gilbert has worked with children for over 25 years as a teacher, actor and director. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. Her extensive experience with professional companies across the country includes a national tour with the Missoula Children's Theatre. For the past 10 years, she's been teaching and producing theatre for young people in Nevada County. She has directed seven Children's Theatre Ensemble productions for Center Stage Dance Studio, performed at the North Star House, most recently Haphazardly Ever After. Paulette is also a professional Costume Designer, primarily for the B Street Theatre in Sacramento. And she has designed a few Sierra Stages productions as well! ​

Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt nonprofit community theatre based in western Nevada County with a mission to provide quality productions that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Since it began in 2008, Sierra Stages has presented 33 plays and musicals at various venues in Grass Valley and Nevada City, including two productions - “Stone Soup” and “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” – that toured to local elementary schools.
The Sierra Stages 10th Anniversary Season in 2018 will include three shows, including a newly available musical version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH next summer at the Nevada Theatre. JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is based on “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl, and features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Pasek and Paul are the Tony, Oscar® and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team behind the Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen and A Christmas Story, The Musical. Their film projects include La La Land, Trolls and the upcoming The Greatest Showman, Snow White, Medusa and Aladdin, and TV credits include Smash, Sesame Street, The Flash and Johnny and the Sprites.

For information about the Sierra Stages 10th Anniversary Season, visit or call 530.346.3210.
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