The Orion

‘The Addams Family’ provides fall-season fun

Courtesy of Black Cat Photography.

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

The Chico Theater Company is putting on a production of “The Addams Family” from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. In honor of Halloween's fast-approach, the show proved to be a fun evening of musical theatre and a light-hearted introduction to the fall season.The opening night served as a great first gli...

The Orion’s Emmy Predictions

George Johnston

September 18, 2015

The Emmy's are happening Sunday night. Because the trophy doesn't always go to the most deserving show, The Orion has broken the nominees into two categories: who will win and who actually should.Best Comedy "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Parks and Recreation" (NBC) "Silicon Valley" (HBO)"Transparent" (Amazon) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix) "Veep" (HBO)Should: "Louie" (FX) - One of the smartest comedies on television, it's only matter of time before "Louie" wins this award.Will: "Modern Family" (ABC) - The juggernaut series will continue its record breaki...

Alumna to travel through time in Edinburgh

Chico State alumnus Katie Morrill performs as Izzy in her original script, PiTh, an interactive play about a woman who travels through time. The play will be featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Photo Courtesy of Katie Morrill

Dj Morris

May 1, 2015

Chico State musical theater alumna Katie Morrill will be performing one of her original scripts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest art festival, in Scotland. Morrill took a risk by going to her dream school in London after earning her bachelor's degree. “I’ve been acting since I was 4 years old,” Morrill said. ...

One-acts lingers after curtains close

Chico State’s School of the Arts presents the student directed Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, at 7:30 p.m April 10-12, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 13. Photo Courtesy of Chico School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Sarah Scharf

April 11, 2014

Chico State's School of the Arts presents the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, titled "Turned Around."The performance consists of four one-act plays, directed and performed by talented Chico State theater students and will run 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday...

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Amelia Bransky, a senior theater major at Chico State, directs Mike Bartlett's

Ashiah Scharaga

April 9, 2014

Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Larry Wismer Theatre. The Orion spoke with...

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