Nellie Cravens and Nancy Noleen incorporated Silver Moon Theatre as a non-profit organization in October, 2008. Soon after that, SMT was granted 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status.
In April, 2009, Nancy Noleen directed our first production , Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight, in the Backstage Theater in the Sonoma Community Center. The show sold out.
In October, 2009, Nellie Cravens directed Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday, also in the Backstage Theater. This show also sold out.
Soon after, Nancy had to resign from Silver Moon Theatre because of pressures from her work. With much gratitude and great regret, we said goodbye.
In April, 2010, Nellie directed Michael Fray’s hilarious farce, The Two of Us, followed by Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile produced by Sue Martin. This was part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s first Summer Festival of Theatre, and was our first show in Andrews Hall, the auditorium at the Sonoma Community Center. Since then, Silver Moon Theatre has participated in every Sonoma Theatre Alliance Summer Festival of Theatre.
Our 2011 productions were the world premiere of Rose Tobin O’Connor’s Dogs! It’s the Musical! and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. In 2012, we presented Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
In 2010, Nellie and Sue Martin started acting classes for young people and adults. These continue to the present time.