Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ is on stage, playing now through Sunday, Nov. 28 at the East Sonora location of Sierra Repertory Theatre, 13891 Mono Way.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is filled to capacity, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. Isolated, with a killer on the loose, Detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer before he or she decides to strike again. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express boasts all the glamour, intrigue, and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.
Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays, though there is no performance on Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day.
Attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy The Sidecar Bar; now serving wine, beer, cider, and soft drinks in this new outdoor bar before the performance and at intermission.
For tickets or more information, visit: sierrarep.org/events
Also, previews begin Thursday, Nov. 18 for a perfect holiday show, being staged at Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play is scheduled for Nov. 18 through Dec. 19, show days and times vary.
This beloved American holiday classic comes to mesmerizing life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of the Smith family unfolds just before the 1904 World’s Fair took over St Louis’ and the nation’s imagination. Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play is directed and choreographed by SRT Producing Artistic Director, Scott Viets, and includes the best-loved songs from the film: “The Boy Next Door”, “The Trolley Song”, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.