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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's School of the Arts Productions is accepting video submissions for a chance to compete on NBC's "The Voice."SOTA Productions will pick 10 submissions to audition on campus on Friday, May 2....

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 School of The Arts presents "88 Keys at Chico State" at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Featuring both students and faculty performing solo and ensemble pieces, the evening...

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

Chico State School of the Arts presents the Jazz X-Press ensemble 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Harlen Adams Theatre.Led by Professor Rocky Winslow, director of jazz studies at Chico State, the Jazz X-Press will...

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

From classical compositions to more contemporary works, Chico State's Wind Ensemble, conducted by Royce Tevis and featuring guest clarinetist Ryan Heimlich, displayed a level of incredible musical...

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

Amelia Bransky and Murphy Mayer, senior theater majors at Chico State, are directing for Chico State's School of the Arts production of the 2014 Donna Stone Breed Memorial One-Acts, which run 7:30 p.m....

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

Sue Hargrave Pate has never belly or hula danced. Never mind the fact she's been involved with dance since she was 16-years-old and has taught theater, movement, miming, directing, choreography and...

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

Thunder booms and 15 actors clad in white pants and T-shirts with tie dye spirals are illuminated by a faint light. They march in, haphazardly stomping and clapping in the dark theater, becoming thunder.Suddenly...

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