The Golden Chain Theatre

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We at GCT care deeply about the well-being and safety of our community; our many patrons, partners, volunteers, and supporters. In these uncertain times, we are treating health and safety as the top priority in guiding our decisions. Today, we have been notified that some of our cast and crew have tested positive for COVID-19. In the interest of utmost precaution, we’ve made the decision to postpone the opening of Mary Poppins until Friday, October 1st. More information regarding the revised performance schedule will be shared as soon as we are able.

We are contacting ticket holders who will be affected by the schedule change. If you have not been contacted yet, please call our box office at (559) 683-7112.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Tree Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins

Rated G

General Admission, $17

Senior, Student And Military Admission, $14

Children Under 12 Years, $12

Every weekend between October 1 – October 31 2021

A wonderful way to spend the holiday season, Believe In Christmas is a variety show with many wonderful musical numbers to get you into the spirit of the holidays. All ages are welcome to audition, this is a fantastic way to ensure some quality family time during what can be a busy season. Auditions include a vocal solo audition, and may include a cold read. COME ONE, COME ALL

Believe In Christmas

Rated G

Every weekend between December 3 – December 19 2021

Congratulations to GCT as a winning producing theatre of the 2022 AACT NewPlayFest! We are honored to have been chosen for world premiere of this award wining play. Despite the raging storm outside, it seems like a perfectly normal night for an employee meeting at the local coffee shop, The Bean Shack. That is until the lights go out, and someone winds up dead. In this over-the-top whodunit, it’s all about latte art, caffeine content, and the imminent threat of death.

The Cafe Mocha Murders

Rated PG

Every weekend between March 25 – April 10 2022

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?

Shrek The Musical

Rated G

Every weekend between May 6 – June 12 2022

When lovely young widow Penny Candy and her baby, Ruth, are taken in by her Aunt Praline, owner of The Sweet Shoppe candy store, little does Penny know both love and danger lie ahead. The villainous Sidney Swindle is determined to buy The Sweet Shoppe, at all costs. Should Praline refuse his offer, Sidney is prepared to do away with her and her heirs in order to obtain the land at public auction! With the help of his beautiful but less than brilliant cohort in crime, Ada Sourball, the villain sets his evil scheme in motion. The hilarious results include the kidnapping of Baby Ruth, an attempt to burn down The Sweet Shoppe, and a wild chase through the audience with the good guys pelting the villains with candy… which the audience can eat, of course! Other characters include Penny’s new love and our hero, police officer Ernest Noble, cooks Farron Heit and Cindy Grade, and clerks Taffy and Toffee and their boyfriends. You’ll be eating out of our hands… literally… in this tasty theatrical treat

Someone Save My Baby, Ruth! (Or Foil That Villain!)

Rated G

Every weekend between July 7 – July 24 2022

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth

Silent Sky

Rated G

Every weekend between September 2 – September 25 2022

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteeen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The Sound Of Music

Rated G

Every weekend between November 4 – December 18 2022