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An exterior shot of Laxson Auditorium at Chico State

Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

With citizens forced to quarantine and almost all events in the city cancelled, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Chico State School of the Arts to cancel all productions. SOTA and Laxson Auditorium...

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone watch balloons float in a simulated night sky.  Photo by Florence Montmare.

‘Air Play’ takes Chico’s breath away

Rayanne Painter // February 2, 2019

A fresh breath of air, quite literally, took to the stage at Laxson Auditorium.Clown couple, Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, invited audience members into their make-believe alternate reality designed...

Scott Seaton conducted the North State Symphony on a Saturday Night at the Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Alex Coba // October 1, 2018

The concert "Masterworks 1: American Made" on Saturday was the latest symphony brought to the Laxson Auditorium by the North State Symphony (NSS) this semester. The show had a big emphasis on community....

Benoit Charest conducts the horn section. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

‘Triplets of Belleville’ storms the stage of Laxson

Matthew Manfredi // March 7, 2016

By 7 p.m. Saturday night, streets were already flooding. Umbrellas were frantically moving about and rain-jacket hoods were up in the downpour. Although the real storm would be taking place in Laxson...

A tribute to Queen is coming to Laxson on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Chico Performances Facebook page

Musicians, dancers will bring Queen to life at Laxson

February 1, 2016

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" Fear not, fellow Chicoans, what you’ve read is true. Chico Performances and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are joining forces to present “Queen - A Night...

A night of sentimental feeling with The Waifs

George Johnston // August 27, 2015

"Come away with me," The Waifs sang on Tuesday night at Laxson Auditorium in a tour to promote their new album "Beautiful You." The five-member Australian band rocked the auditorium with an hour and a...

Ending Racism In About An Hour With W. Kamau Bell Preview

George Johnston // August 24, 2015

Racism is coming to an end in Chico. On September 9, San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell arrives at Laxson Auditorium with his current tour, "Ending Racism In About an Hour." The comedian, aided...

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Disney classic to be at Laxson Auditorium

Jennifer Jacobs // September 14, 2013

Dancing teacups, a worrisome clock and a flaming candlestick will give life to a classic enchanted fairytale this month in a local production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Join the sing along at...

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