The Golden Chain Theatre

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.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Whimsical deceptions, social satire, and the art of earnestly being yourself.

This hilarious Victorian romp is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

Rated G

Performances every weekend between May 24 – June 16 2024

Males Order Bride

Think twice before saying “I do”…at least until you know who to!

An unscrupulous and shifty lawyer has hired a talented and shifty actress to impersonate four different women, in order to marry a quartet of love-starved local bachelors.  The husbands-to-be include a lumberjack, a saloon owner, a grizzled prospector and a banker. The scheme is to complete the vows, get rid of the poor quartet of suckers, leaving our actress a wealthy widow to all four.  Pity those unassuming gentlemen! Will the evil plan be foiled?

Rated G

Performances every weekend between June 28 – July 21 2024

Wedded to a Villian

With six characters and one set, this 30 minute traditional melodrama will be perfect to share with our friends at the Sugar Pine Railroad, and out in the community when the need arises!

Sweet, innocent Bonnie Hartwell loves upstanding hero Jack Manley, but her harsh stepmother marries her off to Murgatroyd Flashington. Shame! Wedded to a villain! And what a marriage! Flashington heavily insures his bride; his scoundrel partner, Dr. Wormwood, prepares her death certificate and tombstone, and imprisons her in his private asylum to await her fate. Horrors! Locked in a living tomb! Will Jack find her? You bet! See him discover the treasure map. See the amazing twist of fortune which smoothes the path of true love to the traditional happy ending.

Rated G

Three Performances at Sugar Pine Railroad, June 2, July 7, August 4 2024

Seussical Kids - Kids Workshop

A person’s a person no matter how small.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.”  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Rated G

Performances July 26, 27 and 28 2024

The Spongebob Musical Youth - Teen Workshop

Bigger, better, more absorbent.  Be there and be square!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and becomes the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it’s SpongeBob SquarePants! Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world.

Rated G

Performances August 2, 3 and 4 2024

The Producers

A hilarious symphony of showbiz surprises, where laughter takes center stage and political correctness  takes a back seat.

Based on the 1968 film and written by Mel Brooks, this deliciously offensive musical is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its debut. Fading Broadway producer Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will somehow raise two million dollars to finance the show, and then plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance! Full of wild characters, glitzy showgirls and in your face comedy, you’re absolutely sure to have a gay time. Not for the easily offended, this show makes a great date night out that will be full of laughs.

Rated PG-13

Performances every weekend between September 6 – October 13 2024

Believe In Christmas - Calling You Home

Festive fun meet heartfelt delights in this holiday extravaganza.

Several decades ago, the big ticket holiday event would have included cozying up in front of the TV to watch a fun Christmas Variety show.  The best of these had an undeniable charm that you just can’t find in the holiday programming of today. We recommend taking a break during this hectic season.  Have a hot chocolate from our saloon (add some schnapps, after all- it’s Christmas!) bring the entire family and join us for a beautiful, nostalgic evening, as we welcome you home to GCT.

Rated G

Performances every weekend between November 29 – December 22 2024