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 Sound Of Music

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.

Rated G

Performances every weekend between November 4 – December 18 2022

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical that beautifully tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world.

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel. The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world. When he summons the courage to attend the Feast of Fools, he meets Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy who protects him from an angry mob. But at the same time, Quasimodo’s master, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, and the new captain of the guard, Phoebus de Martin, fall in love with the beautiful girl. Adding to Quasimodo’s struggle is his punishment and derision from Frollo, following years of psychological abuse, and the danger posed by the gypsies, who are willing to kill any outsiders who venture into their secret hideout. But before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger? Will she return Quasimodo’s affection? Who is the true monster of Notre Dame?

Rated PG

Performances every weekend between April 14 – May 21 2023

The Angel Of Calamity Gulch

Boo the villains, sigh for the heroine, and cheer for the hero. There’s gold in them there…thrills. Free popcorn and fun for the entire family!

GCT’s 56th consecutive Summer Melodrama! Twelve hardscrabble miners, one lawless town, an orphan girl with a birthmark and three greedy villains are from Calamity Gulch. The little town prospers as long as it’s safe, but what happens when the kidnappers try to steal her away? Someone’s luck is about to run out. Boo the villains, sigh for the heroine, and cheer for the hero. Fun for the entire family!

Rated G

Performances every weekend between June 23 – July 16 2023

Your'e A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and a beagle named Snoopy navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood: chaotic baseball games, unrequited valentines, World War One flying beagles, and five cent psychiatry.

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in the classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. The sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained. Not just for children, this crowd pleaser has particularly funny dialogue, and is sure to delight both young and old. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will make wonderful memories for you and your loved ones.

Rated G

Performances every weekend between August 18 – September 10 2023

The Play That Goes Wrong

What could go wrong with a play entitled “The Play That Goes Wrong”? Plenty! Brilliantly hilarious, When Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and the legendary game of Clue meet up with Faulty Towers, we in the audience roar with laughter. This is the story about the performance of a murder mystery where everything on stage can and does go wrong.

The Play That Goes Wrong begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the “Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society” prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’. However the set is not yet complete and there is no time to finish it off…..the show must go on!

With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!

Rated PG

Performances every weekend between October 6 – 29 2023

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is the Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 Christmas tale.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge. A prosperous businessman, he believes that personal wealth and heartless financial tactics are much more valuable than the friendship, happiness, and comfort of those around him. He treats his employee, Bob Cratchit, and his family with the same disdain and coldness that he shows everyone else. Scrooge’s miserable nature comes to a crescendo during the Christmas period–“Bah! Humbug!” However, this Christmas, he is forced to come face to face with his selfish ways when he is confronted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. In the course of one night, Scrooge is forced to recognize his faults and gains the chance to make amends. He greets the dawning Christmas morning with an unusually cheerful, “Happy Christmas” and finally reconnects with those that mean the most to him.

Rated PG

Performances every weekend between November 17 – December 17 2023