The Orion

Left to right: Rachel Harris, Deidre Rogan, Megan Garcia, Croix Diienno, Henry Steele,  Eoghan Dillon, DaMond Lemonte Garner and Zoey Anderson

Parsons Dance dazzles Laxson with avant-garde style

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // April 8, 2022

Internationally renowned dance troupe Parsons Dance Company amazed the Laxson Auditorium audience with contemporary, avant-garde and broadway-inspired choreography on April 3.  The six-routine...

Skylar Wondrusch and Marlene Bruce perform the final act in Romeo and Juliet.

Chico State Theatre amazes with their update of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Mark Carnochan, Reporter // March 21, 2022

Have you ever met someone so breathtakingly beautiful that you fell in love with them at first sight, got married in secret, hid your love from those around you and drank poison to forever be with them...

Postmodern Jukebox full cast

Postmodern Jukebox blasts brass and tap at Laxson

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 30, 2021

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox made a live appearance at Laxson Auditorium on Nov. 13. Playing “today’s hits, yesterday,” the touring group premiered a set of pop and rock songs in the tune...

David Sedaris: author, essayist and comedian.

Sedaris talks pretty for one night

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 9, 2021

After signing a small portion of his own material, best-selling author and humor savant David Sedaris stood in place behind a lectern in gold, rose-patterned culottes. On Nov. 2, Sedaris made an appearance...

The cast on stage

Dead-end labor turns into caprice in circus story

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // November 2, 2021

Circus performers told a nonverbal story of resilience and adaptability at Laxson Auditorium on Oct. 22. The plot of “Birdhouse Factory” by Cirque Mechanics centers around a mundane job that turns...

The Yule Logs performance at Laxson Auditorium premiered on December 4. Photo credit: Joe Hilsee.

The Yule Logs deliver fun holiday performance at Laxson Auditorium

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // December 12, 2020

The Yule Logs aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from spreading holiday cheer. They recently performed a concert at Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium and the video premiered on Dec. 4. Since...

The Banff Mountain Film Festival goes virtual in 2020. Photo courtesy of Adventure Outings.

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour goes virtual for 2020

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 4, 2020

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, hosted by Chico State’s Adventure Outings and Chico Performances, is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event showcases films from the Banff...

Performances at Laxson auditorium have been cancelled for the semester, but staff are still employed.

Chico State students, faculty, staff work to keep local music scene vibrant amid pandemic

Kelsey Ogle // September 14, 2020

School of the Arts Productions and Chico Performances are each working on projects that will help music and arts thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul Young, a music industry professor who...

Scholz was accompanied by Matt Raley on violin, Robert Bowman on harpsichord and Burke Schuchman on cello. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Bach Festival showcases classical music

Natalie Hanson // March 14, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9JQ1cSyoXo&feature=youtu.be On the same weekend Uncle Dad's Art Collective brought songs of Stevie Wonder, Chico Performances teamed up with School Of The Arts to...

Felix Pouliot performs an acrobatic stunt far above the ground at Chico Performances on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Hannah Yeager // March 7, 2018

There is a chance that almost every student has seen the posters posted around Laxson Auditorium advertising the next large performance or speaker coming to Chico. Shows like Cirque Eloize and Radiolab...

Students instruct children with dance moves. Photo courtesy of University Events.

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Sarah Strausser // March 30, 2016

On April 1, along Third Street from Main Street to Broadway Street, downtown Chico will transform into a dance stage, and anyone who attends will have a chance to be a star. Stephen Cummins, director...

Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville performs for a crowd. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Matthew Manfredi // February 27, 2016

There is very little dialogue featured in the 2003 French film “The Triplets Of Belleville.” The animated characters communicate through eye contact, charming mannerisms and powerfully crafted pantomime. Meanwhile,...

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