The Orion

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

(L to R) Chris Thorne and Aman Cowell performing during their set with Sounds Good. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Angel Ortega

April 9, 2019

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located on Main Street in Downtown Chico. The concert featured a spectrum of music, ranging from R&B and...

‘The Addams Family’: a night of ghoulish fun

Photo by Aaron Draper of

Carly Plemons

May 6, 2016

Fog crept its way across the stage, silencing the restless crowd for an evening of laughs and nightmarish behavior that “The Addams Family” had in store. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Chico State’s School of the Arts presented its 2016 spring musical “The Addams Family.” The event instantly en...

‘Heaven’ on Earth: strong acting, singing highlighted in bare-bones musical

Sister Jane (Sarah Kuhn) teaches Sister Izzy (Brittney Nusbaum) how to make Jacob's Ladder in a scene from

Emma Wood-Wright

November 14, 2014

Sister Fanny saw them. Sister Polly heard them. If only Sister Hannah would believe them. What were they? Why, the invisible angels flying over the audience's head, of course. The nine-actress cast of Chico State's School of the Arts production "As It Is In Heaven" displayed an enormous am...

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