BIG NEWS! THE
PALMS HAS NEW OWNERS!
Stay tuned for info about upcoming shows and more.
The Palms Playhouse is excited to announce the passing of the baton to new
owners Andrew Fridae and Nora Cary, both of Winters. They will continue
presenting shows at The Winters Opera House on Main Street in downtown Winters
and plan to continue with an eclectic mix of national touring bands, and
regional and local acts. Andrew has experience in both music and theater. In
Portland he was in a folk band called Skidmore Bluffs, which played regionally
and also toured. He has also been very active in theater as a director, actor
and writer. Nora Cary has likewise had a lifelong interest in the arts. She is
also the daughter of one the region's busiest and well-regarded acoustic
musicians, Keith Cary, who has played in dozens of bands throughout the
Sacramento region for over 30 years.
Both Andrew and Nora are smart, energetic and driven individuals with a love for
music and the arts in general and will be terrific stewards of what has been a
regional treasure for more than 35 years.
I expect Andrew and Nora to continue with many of the musical elements that has
made The Palms what it is, and I also expect them to put their own spin on what
they want to produce and what they think will work and be successful. I will
happily be available to give advice or recommendations to them when such advice
I am happy that The Palms Playhouse is in good hands with Nora and Andrew, both
focused individuals who may well be able to lead The Palms Playhouse onward for
another 30 or so years.
And of course as I retire I want to express my utmost thanks to many
people....first of all to the many, many extraordinary performers, musicians,
true artists who have performed here at The Palms during the past decades. I
think we all recognize that no matter what the style of music, the performers
who have played here are the best in the world at what they do and I know I feel
lucky to have been associated with them. I fully expect this level of talent to
continue as Andrew and Nora take the reins. And secondly, none of this could
happen if there wasn't an audience that felt equally as lucky and was willing to
buy tickets to see them – that is you. Thank you for coming to the shows. You
really have been the best audience anyone in our position could wish for. You
have been passionate, respectful, friendly, very generous, knowledgeable and
loyal. Thank you to all who have shared an evening with us.
And of course to all those who have helped behind the scenes, I am grateful to
Thank you all so much.
The Palms Playhouse