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A still image from the Blue Room Theatres production of Measure for Measure.

Measure for Measure is a morbid tale of morality

Kati Morris // January 28, 2020

Blue Room Theatre hosted the performance of William Shakespeare’s dark comedy “Measure for Measure,” directed by Joe Hilsee, on Saturday. Although the play takes place in Vienna, Austria in the...

Owen Carlson, Sam Lucas (middle) and Shantae Stewar sit onstage during Act 2 of The Almond Orchard at Blue Room Theatre. 

Photo Credit: Joe Hilsee

‘The Almond Orchard’ poses important questions to Chico

Rayanne Painter // March 18, 2019

The opening night of “The Almond Orchard” debuted at downtown Chico’s Blue Room Theatre Thursday night. As an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this rendition of the classic...

The cast of Dr. Doolittle Jr. sing together to close out an act. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Blue Room Young Company performs ‘Dr. Doolittle Jr.’

Jae Siqueiros // September 27, 2016

      [masterslider id="6"] On Thursday, the Blue Room Young Theatre Group performed their highly anticipated musical “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” in Laxon Auditorium. "Dr. Doolittle...

Picture of Lee (Fred Stuart) forcing Austin (Joe Hilsee) to write his screen play Photo credit: George Johnston

Dark and rattling play ‘True West’ hits Chico

Tom Sundgren // February 15, 2015
An American classic from Sam Shepard arrives at The Blue Room Theatre.
Married comedy duo Aaron Standish and Liz Merry travel Northern California performing their show and will be at the Blue Room Theatre on Friday. Photo courtesy of Merry Standish Comedy.

Q&A: Merry Standish to bring topical humor to Chico

Greta Gordon // February 5, 2015
Merry Standish Comedy sat down to talk with The Orion about fake news stories, its upcoming show and comedy influences.
Yusef Swafford, senior computer engineering major, is a comedian, singer, sailor and former Naval technician. His next standup show is Nov. 15 at 1078 Gallery. Photo credit: Veronica Hodur

Student pursues laughter throughout state

Jake Hutchison // October 31, 2014
Yusef Swafford is known for his bold brand of comedy, but he is also a Chico State student, singer, sailor and former Naval technician.
Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Jeffrey Fox // October 28, 2014
The Barn, an artist-supported venue that has been in development since June, is now slated to be an Internet-TV station startup.
Pianist Roland Allen will sing and play original comedy songs for Unhireable: An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy Friday at Blue Room Theatre. Photo courtesy Aaron Standish

Comedy show to bring life lessons, laughs to stage

Emma Wood-Wright // September 27, 2014
"Unhireable: An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy" will feature local comedic acts Friday at Blue Room Theatre.
Blue Room Theatres adaptation of The Outsiders features, from left to right, Marcus Rutledge as Ponyboy Curtis, Jackson Indar as Johnny Cade and Garrett Miller as Dallas Winston. The show has its final performances 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Local theater delivers raw, emotional performances in ‘The Outsiders’ adaptation

Jake Hutchison // September 25, 2014
Blue Room Theatre's rendition of the powerful, timeless story will end its run Sept. 27.
Photo Courtesy of Uncle Dads Art Collective

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Maegan Webster // March 10, 2014
A local art collective brings musicians, guest speakers and students together for a day camp.
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