In 1995, Mike Maginot and Larry Pitts began producing a cable television program called Theatre In the Foothills. The show began its two year run on FCAT (Foothill Cable Access Television) when Kate Kane (aka Kika Kane) asked Mike Maginot to help her promote her and Paul Emery’s production of Marat/Sade at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. It ended up becoming a semi-regular cablecast devoted to “going behind the scenes” as local theater groups mounted miscellaneous productions on Nevada County stages.
During its two year run Theatre In the Foothills covered the productions of Community Players, The Foothill Theatre Company, Off Broad Street, and other theatrical organizations.
In 1997, Theatre in the Foothills became the theme of Nevada County’s Exhibit at the California State Fair with episodes of Theatre In the Foothills showing continuously on three screens.