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

Tamino (Mickensie Layson) kneels in fear of the Queen of the Night (Kaila Davidson). Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

February 18, 2018

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

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

March 28, 2015

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

Photo by Sean Chen

CSU, Chico's 2014 Spring Musical,

Emma Wood-Wright

May 1, 2014

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

Photo Courtesy of Chico Performances

Ashiah Scharaga

May 1, 2014

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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