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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 director's 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...

A digital rendering of the renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, which will now serve as a location for large-scale events such as conventions, conferences, and statewide events. Render by David Jones. Photo courtesy of SAFE Credit Union Perfect Arts Center.

Renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center to reopen summer 2021

Angela Rodriguez March 10, 2021
Broadway On Tour is still scheduled to arrive at the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union performing Arts Center this fall. Read about all the changes you can expect upon your next visit.
This year, Sacramento and the wourld is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From live outdoor music to antique marketplaces and online couples painting lessons, there’s no shortage of romantic escapades this weekend.

Valentine’s Day events to attend this weekend virtually or in-person

Angela Rodriguez February 12, 2021
Local businesses in the Sacramento area will be hosting small events that you and your valentine can attend. These events include painting, drinking, eating, and more.
Dance classes were not approved before the semester to take place in person leaving students to learn and practice their routines via Zoom. Graphic by Tara Gnewikow

Step up: How COVID-19 is affecting Sac State dance majors

Emmely Ramirez November 13, 2020

With most in-person classes suspended at Sacramento State, students have had to adjust to a new reality, including students in the dance program who are taking all their classes via Zoom. Sac State...

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B Street Theatre holds special Halloween production

Chanelle Muerong and October 30, 2020
B Street Theatre is feeling the Halloween spirit with a one night only live production. There’s some suspicious activity in the building Peter Story is in, but Dana Brooke can only give help from behind a screen.
Sac State Students Joyce Vang, Miguel Forbes and Taylor Hill perform the dance

How Sac State arts students are transitioning to online classes

Piper Haitsuka, Dylan McNeill, and May 6, 2020

Many Sacramento State arts students have reported difficulty transitioning from in-person to online classes due to California’s shelter-at-home order.  Sac State senior Maia Pheng is working on getting...

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’

Piper Haitsuka May 4, 2020

Themes of acceptance and queer visibility are shown through “She Kills Monsters,” a drama production based on the game Dungeons and Dragons that ran from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, 2019 at Sacramento State’s...

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street holding live improv shows and the Crocker having live film and art discussions.

Sacramento arts and entertainment businesses adapt to virtual formats

Olivia Laroa and Piper Haitsuka April 28, 2020

Two Sacramento arts businesses, B Street Theatre and Crocker Art Museum, made the switch to online events and classes due to statewide orders on March 16 given by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom to close all non-essential...

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