The Orion

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Chico Performances reflect the university’s connection with the community

Hannah Yeager

March 7, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines

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 host and producer Jad Abumrad come multiple times throughout each month, provided by Chico Perform...

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Sarah Strausser

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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 of University Events, kicked off the event last year, said Dan Goodsell, production coordinator of...

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Matthew Manfredi

February 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

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, the emotion of these characters — the sheer romanticism of the entire film — i...

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Purple and blue lights dimly hit the performance stage. A faint keyboard chord lays in for a few seconds. And then all of a sudden, a huge "BOOM" sound drives from the drums to kick off the first song.Out from the side of the stage at Laxson Auditorium on Tuesday came Buddy Guy, wearing his elaborate polka-dot shi...

Million Dollar Quartet is a jam session to remember

Million Dollar Quartet is a jam session to remember

Erin Vierra

March 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Who wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall during an impromptu jam session featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley?That is exactly what happened during the Chico performance of Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony Award wining Broadway musical which was brought to life on the...

The Pink Floyd Experience to perform in Chico

The Pink Floyd Experience to perform in Chico

Greta Gordon

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Aided by a colorful light show and fun visuals, The Pink Floyd Experience will be performing at Laxson Auditorium on April 1. More than just a cover band, the Experience consists of six musicians dedicated to doing justice to Pink Floyd's psychedelic-rock style. By playing Pink Floyd's music live on stage, th...

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Ballet troupe awes with ‘Swan Lake’

Amanda Rhine

February 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Reviews, Video

Lights flickered with warning that it was time for the clamorous crowd to take their seats. One by one, folks found their places in the theater and waited, their eager eyes glued to the stage’s drawn curtain. Music began to play overhead and the muffled murmurs filling the room hushed until ...

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Q&A: Dancer Sofia Allmon gets on point for ‘The Nutcracker’

Kristen Moran

December 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

Snow Queen, Soldier Doll, Flower and a solo as a Spanish dancer thrown in for good measure. These parts, usually portrayed by different people, will all be performed by Core Butte Charter School junior Sofia Allmon in this year's Chico Community Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," staged through Dec....

Partnering in ‘The Nutcracker:’ leads on finding balance, cohesion

Partnering in ‘The Nutcracker:’ leads on finding balance, cohesion

Kristen Moran

November 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

[metaslider id=39219]Relying on someone to lift you higher, make your jumps more extreme and help present your dancing flawlessly and elegantly may seem like a tall order, but it's something the dancers of Chico Community Ballet do every day. Partner dancing is a major component of the company and Ch...

Q&A: Dancer Jenna Large on ‘The Nutcracker’

Q&A: Dancer Jenna Large on ‘The Nutcracker’

Kristen Moran

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Q&As

Ballet dancer and Butte College student Jenna Large sat down with The Orion to share some of her favorite parts of "The Nutcracker," her thoughts about a career in dance and details about her most recent dance injury. Large can be seen as protagonist Clara alongside other dancers from Chico Community Ballet in t...

Dance company to infect Chico with contagious contortions

Dance company to infect Chico with contagious contortions

Trevor Whitney

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Internationally-acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will chasse into Laxson Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The company, which has performed in Chico previously, has also performed in TV commercials, NFL games and the 2007 Academy Awards.One of the show's five pieces is a collaboration with renowned illusionists Penn &...

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Kristen Moran

November 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Complex guitar tricks and re-imaginings of familiar songs by the powerful musicians of California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio will fill Laxson Auditorium Nov. 9. California Guitar Trio will perform covers such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with original songs. Joined by Montreal Guitar Trio, the six guitar masters will also...

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