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Sierra Stages presents “The Bridges of Madison County”

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on July 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm


This summer, live theater returns to Nevada County as Sierra Stages presents the musical “The Bridges of Madison County” playing for six performances only from July 23 through July 31 outdoors on the grounds of The North Star House in Grass Valley.

Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, “The Bridges of Madison County” tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. The musical features a book by Marsha Norman (‘Night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and classic Broadway.

The six performances of “The Bridges of Madison County” are on July 23, 24, 25 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and July 29, 30, 31 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) at 7:30 PM.

Seating is general admission on the lawn: Audience members may bring their own blankets and/or folding chair(s). Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.SierraStages.org or by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. (There are NO additional ticketing fees.)

“The Bridges of Madison County ” is directed by Sharon Winegar, with music direction by Ken Getz. The cast features eight Nevada County actors: Amber Busse, Christi Colombo, Micah Cone, Maxwell Freedman, ​Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah.  The band includes nine local musicians: Ken Getz, Ryan Goodpastor, James May, Nancy McRay, Steve Nicholson, Alexandra Roedder, Zoe Schlussel, David Thorp, and Tony Unger; along with four ‘pit’ singers: Kathy Chastain, Leah Leddy, Kim Shepard, and Julie Tillinghast. Scenic design is by Scott Gilbert, lighting design is by Erin Beatie and Devin Cameron, costume design is by Paulette Sand-Gilbert, and sound design is by Greg Cameron.


July 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sierra Stages


North Star House
12075 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949 United States
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