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Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” brings opera back to Chico performances

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” brings opera back to Chico performances

Natalie Hanson

February 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

After 12 years, Chico State had its first opera comeback with performances of "The Magic Flute" this weekend. The opera, a fantasy comedy-drama composed by Mozart, was performed in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. It ran with two performances on Friday and Saturday each at...

‘American Idiot’ musical comes to Chico State campus

‘American Idiot’ musical comes to Chico State campus

Niyat Teferi

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

The School of Arts is bringing sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and politics on stage with Green Day's "American Idiot" musical production.The play is inspired by Green Day’s 2004 hit album “American Idiot.” Winner of two Tony Awards and two Grammys for "Best Rock Album" and "Musical Theater...

Death by musicals

Death by musicals

Allison Galbreath

March 28, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I know some people love musicals. They like enjoying theatrical performances and singing along with the music. Which is fine. It’s great. But for me? Musicals are terrifying. The spontaneous bursts of music that can be spouted from any number of characters at any given moment puts me on ...

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Spring musical delivers high energy, multiple laughs

Emma Wood-Wright

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A man wearing a white silky nightgown, with blonde permed locks, speaks of controversy in a giddy, high-pitched voice. Done.You should already want to go see this year’s spring musical, "Spamalot," which will run 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a final show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Laxs...

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Children’s classic delivers magical, musical ride on stage

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

A talking parrot, flying carpet and whimsical genie will enchant the stage of Laxson Auditorium in Storyteller, formerly Playhouse Youth Theatre and Chico Performances' production of "Aladdin Jr."The stage adaptation of the popular Disney film performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and features the talents of 62 ac...

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