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Cirque de Eloize opens with an energetic song and dance number. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Chico Performances presents the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque de Eloize

Hannah Yeager // February 17, 2018

Students, staff and community members filed into the Laxson Auditorium prepared for a typical acrobatic show. However, the show presented by Cirque de Eloize which included high-risk, high-flying acting,...

Lewis Black performs as part of a USO holiday show in Aviano Air Base, Italy, 2007. Photo by Tabitha M. Mans (Wikimedia Commons)

The Joke’s on US: Lewis Black comes to Chico

Angel Ortega // January 30, 2018

Known for his angry attitude on stage and his satirical rants, Lewis Black performs in Chico’s Laxson Auditorium in support of his tour, “The Joke’s on US.” Lewis Black is best...

Bollywood Masala Orchestra performs onstage in its entirety. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances.

Bollywood Masala Orchestra, dancers of India

Dana Muensterman // September 29, 2015

The true Spirit of India will be coming to Chico this Friday, Oct. 2. For their first tour in the United States, the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and dancers of India will be performing at Laxson Auditorium....

John Hiatt and his bandmates rock the stage on Friday, Sept. 11. Photo credit: Sara-Elizabeth Whitchurch

John Hiatt, Taj Mahal Trio rock Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren // September 15, 2015

The lights dimmed and out walked the 73-year-old Taj Mahal with his two bandmates right behind him. The audience cheered for the blues legend as he gave a warm and friendly wave to all. Mahal sat and grabbed...

Dancers dazzle during Alonzo Kings LINES ballet at Laxson Auditorium Photo credit: Dana Muensterman

Alonzo King’s LINES ballet was absolutely riveting

Dana Muensterman // September 7, 2015

As we all gathered into Laxson Auditorium on Saturday, September 5, the excitement for the ballet never wavered through its entirety. Fidgety legs came to a complete halt as the lights dimmed, leaving...

‘Biophony,’ Alonzo King LINES Ballet preview

Dana Muensterman // August 27, 2015

On Saturday, September 5, there will be a new and intriguing kind of ballet presented at Chico State. Alonzo King LINES Ballet will be performing his newest work, "Biophony," in collaboration with natural...

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren // April 9, 2015

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...

Intergalactic Nemesis is a graphic novel come-to-life as it is narrated by voice actors while accompanied by live music and sound effects. Photo credit: George Johnston

“Target Earth” misfires

Trevor Whitney // March 8, 2015

The words "live-action" and "graphic novel" aren't typically associated—perhaps for good reason. But Saturday's act, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, combined them anyway, proving that "because...

Sofia Allmon dazzles as a Spanish dancer in Chico Community Ballets The Nutcracker, staged until Dec. 7 in Laxson Auditorium. Photo credit: John Domogma

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

Kristen Moran // December 6, 2014

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...

Chico Performances presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio Nov. 9 at Laxson Auditorium. Photo by Pierre Larue courtesy of Chico Performances

Guitar trios set to bring lush melodies to Laxson

Kristen Moran // November 2, 2014

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...

Chico Performances presents MUMMENSCHANZ, a miming troupe that transforms ordinary objects into extraordinary acts, Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances

Mime troupe to literally give Chico audience giant thumbs up

Kristen Moran // October 23, 2014

Mime-masque theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ delivers something quite different from the average show: it takes everyday objects like toilet paper, plastic or trash bags and creates imaginary beings, hands...

Chico Performances presents The Lone Bellow with opener Hugh Bob and The Hustle
7:30 p.m. Thursday in
Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances

Look out Bellow: country-soul band to form ‘quick camaraderie’ with audience

Michael Quiring // September 26, 2014

Chico is set for a night of country, rock and soul, featuring Brooklyn-based group The Lone Bellow and Hugh Bob and The Hustle. The show, presented by Chico Performances, will occur at 7:30 p.m. Thursday...

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