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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
Get into the spirit of India on Friday, Sept. 2 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
John Hiatt's appearance at Laxson Auditorium didn't disappoint with familiar rock tunes and an impressionable opening performance from the Taj Mahal Trio.
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
“It’s truly one of the most beautiful companies I’ve ever seen before. Just the aesthetic of it,” said Chico Performances director, Stephen Cummins

‘Biophony,’ Alonzo King LINES Ballet preview

Dana Muensterman // August 27, 2015
Alonzo King's ballet, in collaboration with Bernie Krause's natural soundtrack, takes the stage at Laxson Auditorium on September 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Blues legend Buddy Guy electrifies Laxson Auditorium

Tom Sundgren // April 9, 2015
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee brought forth the deep Chicago blues to the Chico State campus on Tuesday.
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
Live-action graphic novel "The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth" landed at Laxson auditorium Saturday night, leaving slightly too much to be desired.
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
Ballet dancer Sofia Allmon, local high school junior, sat down with The Orion to discuss the complexities of playing multiple roles and being on pointe in this year's Chico Community Ballet production of "The Nutcracker."
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
California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio, which feature musicians from around the globe, will bring intricate, stunning songs to Laxson Auditorium Nov. 9.
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
World-renowned theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ transforms everyday objects into masterpieces of mime expressionism. Catch its latest performance Tuesday at Laxson Auditorium.
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
The Lone Bellow will bring a night of toe-tapping country soul at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Laxson Auditorium.
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