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

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

Jae Siqueiros

September 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase

      On Thursday, the Blue Room Young Theatre Group performed their highly anticipated musical “Dr. Doolittle Jr.” in Laxon Auditorium. "Dr. Doolittle Jr." tells the tale of a doctor who learns to talk to animals. Their adventures take them far and wide to learn al...

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

Anisha Brady

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Need a refreshing, sober Saturday night filled with sophistication and classical melodies? Come to Laxson Auditorium this Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the performance of the year. The North State Symphony is a large, diverse orchestra consisting of professional musicians from all over the area, as well a...

Acclaimed acrobats amaze Laxson audience

Acclaimed acrobats amaze Laxson audience

Kristen Moran

September 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Audience members sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation when the red curtain rose on the Laxson Auditorium stage Tuesday night. The crowd, a mixture of young and old with a dash of Chico State students, came to watch the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China's "Cirque Pekin...

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

Folk icon to perform at Laxson Auditorium

April 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances welcomes world-renowned folk singer Arlo Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Laxson Auditorium.Like his father Woody, Guthrie has been involved with folk music from a young age and is well-known for his many songs protesting social injustice. Guthrie is best known for the song "Alice's Restauran...

Behind the scenes at Keeping Dance Alive!

Behind the scenes at Keeping Dance Alive!

February 28, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Video

"The goal is to get the dance and local Chico community together to celebrate dance," said Daran Goodsell, marketing and publicity director for Chico Performances. This year's event consists of thirteen individually choreographed pieces, from tap to modern and ballet. The event will take place...

Dance showcase keeps art alive

Dance showcase keeps art alive

Ashiah Scharaga

February 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Keeping Dance Alive! will not only have audience members cheering for talented local dancers and choreographers, but it might just inspire them to start dancing too. The performance, presented by Chico Performances and Friends of Chico Community Ballet, will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8 in Lax...

Chico Performances gives Laxson Auditorium the blues

Chico Performances gives Laxson Auditorium the blues

Ashiah Scharaga

February 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Chico Performances will soon have audience members singing the blues. True Blues: History of the Blues comes to Laxson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The performance, based on the film "True Blues" and represented by Folklore International, will chronicle the history and culture of the blues from West Africa to the United Sta...

Cinderella at Laxon Auditorium

Cinderella at Laxon Auditorium

Lindsay Pincus

December 13, 2013


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

[flagallery gid=15] "Cinderella" danced its way into Laxon Auditorium Thursday. The ballet retelling of the classic fairy tall is co-sponsored by Friends of Chico Community Ballet and is danced by members of Chico Community Ballet. The play runs Saturday and Sunday at Laxon Auditorium at Chico State. Relat...

‘An Irish Christmas’ comes to Laxson Auditorium

Jennifer Jacobs

December 1, 2013


Filed under Features

Don’t be an unhappy Scrooge this year. Embrace holiday cheer with Christmas music on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for "An Irish Christmas" at Laxson Auditorium.Celebrate the holidays with Chico Performances' presentation of "An Irish Christmas" musical, a story about love, friendship, joy and happiness...

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