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“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is virtual theatre for the COVID-19 Age

November 7, 2020

“Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic” is a new video-on-demand play from Chico State’s department of music and theatre that tells the stories of people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Chico State arts programs are planning for a semester online

A sign posted on the window of the Laxson Auditorium box office stating all Chico Performances, North State Symphony and School of the Arts shows have been canceled.
May 4, 2020

With the university’s shift to online instruction, many arts programs have found new ways to adapt. With in-person classes already canceled and potentially next semester, events are being reimagined...

“Love Never Dies” is a poor addition to the otherwise celebrated broadway livestreams

Still image from the Broadway play,
April 29, 2020

The arts have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 shutdown, but renowned impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber has found a way to bring state-of-the-art performances to the people. Webber is one of the most...

Theatre company performs original play ‘at the end of Normal’

September 7, 2019

A theatre company and performance space, known as the Butcher Shop, put on a free production of an original play called “The Director’s Cut” on September 1.The play was about a young,...

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Sage the Gemini engages fans during a show. Photo source: Sage the Gemini's Instagram.
May 1, 2016

Rapper, songwriter and producer Sage the Gemini will be performing at the Senator Theatre on Saturday, May 7. The rapper is a member of The HBK Gang, short for Heartbreak Gang, a hip-hop and music production...

Wind ensemble blows audience away

Symphonic Winds on stage for the “Band-ology” performance Saturday night in Harlen Adams Theatre. Photo credit: 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...

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate

Prepare to be seduced by The Graduate
February 13, 2014

Come witness the show American Theater Magazine calls “Original, exciting and highly theatrical.” L.A. Theater Works and Chico Performances present The Graduate, a live radio theater event...

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