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Spring Theatre Workshop: ‘The Tarzan Project’

Photo credit: Zak Magno

Trevor Whitney

March 27, 2015

Chico State students will present their original theatre production "The Tarzan Project" at Larry Wismer Theatre April 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 at 2 p.m.. It's exactly like Disney's "Tarzan," except it's set in a post-apocalyptic world instead of the Atlantic African coast, and Tarzan and the apes aren't ...

‘The Nutcracker’ tastefully brings classic to life in local show

The Snow Queen (Sofia Allmon) and Snow King  (Clinton Bell) enchant audience members for Chico Performances and Chico Community Ballet's production of

Trevor Whitney

December 7, 2014

[metaslider id=39219]Photographs by John DomogmaThe original Nutcracker ballet's debut in 1892 was an utter failure. In fact, Tchaikovsky never lived to see the piece succeed. But today, somehow it has transcended success and become tradition. Chico Community Ballet was the latest local production co...

Study Break: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ review

Photo by Hopper Stone/AP and Universal Pictures.

Trevor Whitney

November 19, 2014

Twenty years of marginal success following 1994's beloved smash-hit "Dumb and Dumber" have left the sibling-director duo of Bobby and Peter Farrelly no choice but to return to the film that started it all, despite the historically unfavorable track record of comedy sequels."Dumb and Dumber To" re-insert...

Study Break: Calvin Harris’ ‘Motion’ album review

Photo by James via Flickr

Trevor Whitney

November 8, 2014

The fact that Calvin Harris even makes albums is perplexing. According to England's Official Charts Company, the Scottish DJ has the most top 10 hits ever from his "18 Months" album, with nine. Even if that's the best thing he ever does, it's obvious that he set out to make hit singles above all els...

Dance company to infect Chico with contagious contortions

Chico Performances presents the internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus
Nov. 11 in Laxson Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances

Trevor Whitney

November 7, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed dance company Pilobolus will chasse into Laxson Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The company, which has performed in Chico previously, has also performed in TV commercials, NFL games and the 2007 Academy Awards.One of the show's five pieces is a collaboration with renowned illusionists Penn &...

Swiss mime troupe enjoyable for all ages

Audience members interact with one of the mimes of MUMMENSCHANZ, portraying a giant hand. The troupe performed a captivating theatrical show Tuesday night at Laxson Auditorium. Photo credit: John Domogma

Trevor Whitney

October 30, 2014

If anything, MUMMENSCHANZ is captivating. The bizarre costumes, talented cast and hypnotic creativity of the mime theater troupe's short stories kept a Laxson Auditorium audience of all ages entertained and engaged Tuesday night. The show, presented by Chico Performances, was broken up into skits, in which...

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