Downtown gets behind Foothill’s season opening |

Downtown gets behind Foothill’s season opening

Tickets still are available for Friday’s opening performance of the Foothill Theatre Company’s new season.

The company opens its new season at 8 p.m. Friday with “Urinetown, the Musical,” the 2002 Tony Award winning play by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. The production is a comic and jaundiced look at big government and corporate greed that flower after a 20-year drought leads to a ban on private toilets.

A reception will be held after the show at the Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St., in downtown Nevada City, behind the theater. Cast and crew members will be on hand to talk to members of the audience

Free champagne will be served at the intermission, company executive director Karen Marinovich said.

Downtown merchants and restaurants also are getting behind the opening. Ticket holders will receive special consideration at participating businesses, including a special menu for theater patrons, discounts and expedited service. Some stores are expected stay open later than the usual 5 p.m. closing time.

Tickets are still available for Friday’s opening: General, $32; seniors, $30; students, $25; children, $19. Call the box office at 265-8587; for information on other performance dates, call the box office or visit

Participating restaurants include New Moon Café, Citronée, Sushi in the Raw, Posh Nosh, Las Katarinas, Cirino’s, Friar Tuck’s, Sushi Q, Dos Bandidos, the Northridge, the Stonehouse, California Organics, the National Hotel, Country Rose Café, Tortilla Grill, Nevada City Classic Café, Lefty’s Grill, Fred’s Szechuan, Ike’s Quarter Café, The Willo and the National Hotel. Call ahead to make reservations; event organizers suggest a 5:30 reservation.


To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4230.

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