2018 Murder Mystery coming November 4th through 8th at a restaurant in Mammoth. Places and dates to be announced soon. Airen Neeley Chaconas has been hired as the writer. Lesley-Anne Hoxie will direct. Rehearsals begin September 27th.
We launched Sierra Classic Theatre in the fall of 1999 by presenting a Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner at Tamarack Lodge’s Lakefront Restaurant. There hasn’t been a break in the action since and each year the local community looks forward to this November event heralding the upcoming ski season. Originally producing purchased scripts, SCT soon decided to create their own mysteries. giving them the opportunity to highlight topical events, skewer the local political scene, and fondly satirize prominent civic leaders.
What began as a one-night event, has become a six show event. SCT has also expanded their restaurant venues over the years. While continuing to work with Chef Frederic Pierrel (formerly at Lakefront, now at Mammoth Rock Brasserie), these fundraisers have also been performed at Tom’s Place, Lakanuki, Jimmy’s Taverna, Mammoth Brewing Co., and The Bistro. With lots of audience interplay, many of SCT’s actors got their start by testing the waters in these casual, irreverent productions. This is a not-to-be-missed annual event that is always a sellout.