Foothill offers unique opening night experience |

Foothill offers unique opening night experience

Foothill Theatre Company is making a splash. Not only is its season’s opening play, “Urinetown, a Musical,” wickedly funny, but its opening night, Feb. 29 at the Nevada Theatre, is expanding to include downtown Nevada City in a pre-play collaborative party.

With restaurants and bed-and-breakfast establishments offering specials and merchants staying open, all involved are expecting downtown to bustle with locals and out-of-towners alike.

“Our goal is to literally spotlight downtown Nevada City by using the opening of our 32nd season as a reason for a downtown party,” said Karen Marinovich, executive director of Foothill Theatre Company.

According to Kathy Hillis, owner of the toy store Mountain Pastimes, an easy walk from Nevada Theatre, “The buzz around town is growing.”

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m., with folks dining and shopping. The play itself – a humorous look at how a future government manages water shortages brought on by a 20-year drought – starts at 8 p.m. Intermission includes complimentary champagne.

Following the play, theater-goers are invited to the “Cast Meet and Greet” reception at Nevada City Winery, complete with complimentary wine and hors d’ouvres.

All you do is buy tickets for the play, which despite its strange name has won awards, then call your favorite restaurant for its opening night special offer and enjoy an extended evening of pleasure.

For tickets and more information on FTC’s opening night or 2008 season, call the box office at (530)265-8587. Also, check out the theater’s upgraded Web site:

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