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Put a little love in your summer at Sierra Repertory

Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora brings back Yesenia McNett and her band with A Tribute to Dolly Parton, on The Annex stage, July 13 through July 23.

As Country music’s most prolific songwriter, Dolly has gifted audiences and musicians alike with her music for decades. This musical tribute celebrating the hits she wrote for herself and others is a gleeful walk through Dolly’s long and fascinating career. Mega fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the variety of songs written by this one-of-a-kind legend, with Yesenia sharing stories and insights in between.

“Mainstage audiences may remember her performance of Patsy Cline several seasons back and her subsequent sold-out concerts paying tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and most recently Carole King,” says SRT Executive Producer Scott Viets. “These concerts also introduced our audience to her incredible band who will be returning for this tribute. We are thrilled to have this Texas-based talent return to the foothills celebrating the iconic legacy of Dolly Parton with all her hits and a few hidden gems. We always look forward to having live musicians when we can and this band is perfect summer fare.”

The shows stars Yesenia McNett, Glenn Rexach, Jamie Hilboldt, Lannie Hilboldt, and Kevin Hall.

“Concerts in the Annex are Sonora’s best kept secret,” says SRT Artistic Director Jerry Lee. “We bring in these world-class musicians and you are an arm’s length away from the music in a nightclub setting. You are breathing in these performances and the music is intoxicating. It’s a magical experience.”

  • Playing in The Annex at the East Sonora Theatre, July 13 through 23. Show times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase to enjoy during performances. Doors open one hour before each performance so patrons can come early to select their seats, enjoy refreshments, and possibly mingle with the stars. Limited general seating, get your tickets now!

For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre, please visit or call the Box Office at (209) 532-3120.

SRT operates out of two theaters located in East Sonora and in Historic Columbia State Park in Northern California. The East Sonora Theatre is located at 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. The Historic Fallon House Theatre is located at 11175 Washington St. in Columbia, California. Both theaters are air-conditioned and ADA accessible.

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