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‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

‘Servant of Two Masters’ preserves a theatrical tradition

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

Chico State’s School of the Arts put on a production of “Servant of Two Masters” from March 4 to March 8 in Larry Wismer Theatre. The classic commedia dell’arte play showcased a traditional art...

Chico States Chamber Singers performing And the Earth Sings, during a choir concert curated by School of the Arts, commemorating Earth Day. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

School of the Arts hosts final choir concert of the semester

Angel Ortega // April 29, 2019

The Chico State Department of Music and Theatre held a choir concert, featuring Chico State’s Chamber Singers and Acappella Choir, Saturday at the Harlen Adams Theatre. The concert, titled, “And...

Helena anguishes over her unrequited love for her sisters fiance in The River Bride. Photo credit: Jason Halley - University Photographer

“The River Bride” brings magic and heartache to Chico State

Rayanne Painter // April 7, 2019

There’s no fairy godmother to save the day, or happily ever after while riding off into the sunset. This isn’t a typical Walt Disney fairytale.Chico State School of the Arts’ Department...

5 Mile Myth Lead guitarist ends their third song of the night with soulful tunes. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Chico Unplugged Winners’ Showcase blew the roof off Madison Bear Garden

Alex Coba // February 23, 2019

Madison Bear Garden was filled with an adoring crowd and acoustic music as Chico State’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted “Chico Unplugged,” an acoustic competition that spans over the...

It might be May the Fourth, but its also Wednesday and opening night for “The Addams Family” musical. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

May the fourth: A pop culture collision comes to campus

Christine Zuniga // May 4, 2016

May the fourth is consistently an opportunity for “Star Wars” fans every year, but this year it happens to fall on the Wednesday of opening night for “The Addams Family,” Chico State’s School...

Photo Courtesy of Keely Leonard.

School seeks singing competitors

David Kahn // April 27, 2014
Chico State School of the Arts is looking for contestants for the NBC hit show "The Voice."
Natalya Shkoda, coordinator of
keyboard studies. Photo Courtesy of School of The Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Benefit features musically talented faculty, students

David Kahn // April 23, 2014
Chico State music students and faculty perform April 26 to support the music and theatre department’s keyboard program.
Professor Rocky Winslow will lead The Jazz X-Press April 25. Photo Courtesy of School of The Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Ensemble to jazz up campus theatre

David Kahn // April 22, 2014
The Jazz X-Press Ensemble presents a memorable night of jazz music on April 25.
Symphonic Winds on stage for the “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: David Kahn

Wind ensemble blows audience away

David Kahn // April 13, 2014
The Chico State Wind Ensemble moved the audience with Saturday night's "Band-ology" performance.
Amelia Bransky, a senior theater major at Chico State, directs Mike Bartletts The Enemy and Mark Ravenhills Armageddon in Chico States School of the Arts production of the Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts this year. Photo courtesy of Sylvia Lewis.

Backstage Q&A: Students showcase directing talent

Ashiah Scharaga // April 9, 2014
The Orion sat down with two student directors of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts to discuss the rewards and excitement of directing.
Sue Hargrave Pate, a retiring Chico State Arts Professor, holds up an award while standing behind a wall she calls the Memory Wall. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Professor looks back on career, thanks Chico State

Ashiah Scharaga // March 13, 2014
A professor is retiring after 28 years of teaching theater and dance courses and directing and choreographing School of the Arts productions at Chico State.
Spirit and Science confronting each other through song in Creation Stories. Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Theater professors, students weave thought-provoking creation stories into show

Ashiah Scharaga // March 5, 2014
Chico State's School of The Arts presents "Creation Stories" March 5-8 and 11-13, bringing laughs and inspiring thought about the different stories cultures tell about the beginning of life as we know it.
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