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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

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Finding gender identity through theater: THE FANATIC FULCRUM

Alex Muegge November 15, 2021

Welcome to “The Fanatic Fulcrum,” a hub for fans to express themselves.  Oftentimes in journalism a source might be a professional in a field. CNN interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19 and...

Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returns to Sac State’s University Union Ballroom stage with a performance Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Cain is a drag queen who came in seventh place during season 11 of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2019.

GALLERY: Shuga Cain drag show returns to Sac State with energetic event

Ayaana Williams and Nicque McMullen November 9, 2021
Drag queen Shuga Cain from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” returned to Sac State Thursday night with a performance filled with jokes, stories about herself and other drag queens, and lip-syncing.
J.J. Jones stands outside of the University Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Jones plays the lead character Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Sac State’s “The Rocky Horror Show” production that opens on Oct. 20, 2021.

Sac State’s lead in “The Rocky Horror Show” shares experiences being Two-Spirit, drag artist

Nicque McMullen October 25, 2021
Jones proceeded to send an email to the director of the show Michelle Felten because she said this was the first time there was a specific role that she really wanted. “I got that email from J.J. saying ‘would you consider casting a woman in this part?’” Michelle Felten, director of “The Rocky Horror Show,” said.
The department of theatre & dance is located in Shasta Hall just at the end of campus on February 8, 2019. Thursday’s performance of Sacramento State Department of Theatre and Dance’s “The Rocky Horror Show” was canceled due to an actor suffering injuries from a car accident, according to director Michelle Felten.

Sac State ‘Rocky Horror’ performance canceled Thursday after actor injured in car accident

Nicque McMullen and Marin Perego October 23, 2021
A performance of Sacramento State Department of Theatre and Dance’s “The Rocky Horror Show” was canceled Thursday due to a lead actor suffering injuries from a car accident, according to director Michelle Felten.
J.J. Jones (left), Phoenix Brewer (middle), and Avery Hersek (right) rehearsing the song “Sweet Transvestite” in the University Theatre on Oct. 15. The Rocky Horror Show opens Wednesday and runs until Oct. 31.

Live theater returns to Sac State with production of ‘Rocky Horror’

Marin Perego October 18, 2021
The Sacramento State Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” opens Wednesday. Here’s how the cast and crew have approached the cult classic, the department’s first live performance since the start of the pandemic:
Richard Lui shows off his Sac State coffee mug during the Zoom webinar for APIDAs in the arts and entertainment industry on Sept. 17, 2021. He was chosen as a speaker because of his reputation as the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast. (Screenshot: Zachary Cimaglio via Zoom)

Sac State webinar spotlights key figures in Asian American entertainment

Zachary Cimaglio September 17, 2021
“You don’t need to take a straight path to success”: Key figures in the entertainment world spoke to Sac State students about how to find success as an Asian American.

Sac State virtual, on-demand play ‘We Are Proud to Present’ runs through Sunday

Robert J. Hansen April 24, 2021
Sac State is “We Are Proud to Present,” a satirical comedy about the first genocide of the 20th century of the Herero and Nama peoples.

PREVIEW: Sac State theater students to perform award-winning play through Zoom

Madelaine Church April 7, 2021

Here is a sneak peak of Sac State’s online theatre production “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika,...

 Eason Donner (right) plays John as he struggles to cope with the death of his father figure Amos, played by Gregory Smith (left), in “Gone but Not Forgotten” in rehearsal at Ooley Theatre on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The short, one-act play was written by Scott Charles, a published author based in Sacramento.

Limelight turns to blue light as Sacramento theater now performs through the screen

Alex Muegge March 23, 2021
Stage actors will perform to an empty theatre and no applause in a local theater’s next livestreaming series.
Sacramento/Black Art of Dance’s dance production, “Thrive,” features several Sac State students and is available online and on-demand from Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, March 20 with a special directors commentary version Sunday at 2 p.m. Image courtesy of Kevin Wilhite

REVIEW: Sac State dancers ‘Thrive’ in online performance

Gerardo Zavala, Video Editor March 19, 2021

From the moment it starts, it’s evident that this isn’t a regular dance show. The movements of the camera and the cuts to different locations give the audience a front-row seat to the adaptations...

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