Off Broadstreet takes fun look at the ’60s in ‘Sha-La-La-La-La’ |

Off Broadstreet takes fun look at the ’60s in ‘Sha-La-La-La-La’

What do a 60-year-old female doctor, a psychologist, actress and Fresno socialite have in common? While they were sisters in a music sorority at Fresno State in the late 1960s, they performed at various local small venues such as Sha-La-La, singing songs made popular by the Supremes, the Shirelles and other popular “girl groups” of that time. Now, 38 years later, they have reunited to promote a new communication self-help book they’ve written, using their beloved old songs – “the sound track of their lives” – to introduce the book’s chapters.

Sound like fun? It is – it’s a musical comedy experiencing its world premier at Off Broadstreet in Nevada City. Written, directed and produced by Off Broadstreet owners Jan Kopp and John Driscoll, “Sha-La-La-La-La” follows the theater’s tradition of taking humorous pokes at current issues facing our society. This time it’s America’s baby boomers facing retirement while they claim “60 is the new 40.”

The audience is promised a nostalgic trip down memory lane with doo wop arrangements of songs made popular by Martha and the Vandellas, Tina Turner and the Temptations – and lots of laughs, too. The play opens Friday for a nine-week run.

WHAT: “Sha-La-La-La-La,” a brand new musical comedy

WHEN: Opens Friday and runs every Friday and Saturday evening through July 22 at 8:15 p.m., with one matinee on July 16 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Off Broadstreet, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $21 on Fridays and $23 on Saturdays; $19 for the matinee.

INFORMATION: For reservations or further information, contact 265-8686 or

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