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‘Gender-blind’ Romeo & Juliet play canceled amid coronavirus concerns

‘Gender-blind’ Romeo & Juliet play canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Piper Haitsuka and Laura Tang

March 19, 2020

Sacramento State’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” was intended to break gender boundaries in a unique rendition of the popular play by William Shakespeare, but it was cancelled in an effort to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.  All of the scheduled theatre productions have been cancelled for...

Focused on ending gender-based violence, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ returns to Sac State

Focused on ending gender-based violence, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ returns to Sac State

Piper Haitsuka

February 24, 2020

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” will return to Sacramento State for the second year in a row Thursday. Coordinated by Sac State's UNIQUE Programs and The Women’s Resource Center, this performance takes place in February to celebrate V-Day, which stands for valentine, victory an...

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

Magaly Munoz and Erick Salgado

February 4, 2020

The semester has started, class is in session and stress levels are starting to skyrocket. To ease some of that stress, here is a list of local Sacramento hot spots perfect for after class relaxation. Temple Coffee Roasters If you’re looking for a convenient place to study, have a dr...

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

Patrick Walsh

December 5, 2019

During rehearsal ahead of the first show of the “University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019” performance series, Mikayla McGhee freed her fellow dancers from the drab confines of their black leotards.  During the piece the dancers are in-character as sex workers, dealing with the stigma o...

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Patrick Walsh

November 15, 2019

Sac State’s Opera Theatre will perform scenes from classic operas such as “Macbeth,” “The Magic Flute” and “Hansel & Gretel”  Sunday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Capistrano Concert Hall.  Ryan Murray, the Opera Theatre’s director and conductor, said he and the performers want to return oper...

‘She Kills Monsters’: Play explores grief through ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

‘She Kills Monsters’: Play explores grief through ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Aline Henda

October 23, 2019

Not all monsters are five-headed dragons like the one in “She Kills Monsters,” but everybody has one, and the play promises to deliver a tribute to warriors everywhere. Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre & Dance will perform “She Kills Monsters” Wednesday to Nov. 3 and tells th...

UNIQUE to host 44th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

UNIQUE to host 44th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

Nijzel Dotson

September 25, 2019

Sacramento State will host a round of the finals for the San Francisco Comedy Competition in the University Union Ballroom Thursday. This is the competition’s 44th year, and over 30 of those competitions over the last three decades have included a stop at Sac State, the event’s producer John F...

Sac State art grads persevere despite uncertainty, parental skepticism

Sac State art grads persevere despite uncertainty, parental skepticism

The State Hornet Digital Academy

August 29, 2019

According to a 2017 Sacramento State survey, 43 percent of theatre and dance alumni are on a career path related only somewhat or very little to their field of study — which can cause concern for parents. Page Yang, a Sac State alumna who graduated in 2018 with a dance degree, said she initially ...

REVIEW: Opening night of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ goes off without a hitch

REVIEW: Opening night of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ goes off without a hitch

Corina Gutierrez

April 13, 2018

The audience erupted into applause as the opening performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” came to a close in Shasta Hall. The play, a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1596, was transformed by faculty director Christine Nicholson into a production set in the late 1960s. The stage...

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Six-day art festival highlights Sac State student, faculty works

Robby Sanchez

April 3, 2018

This year’s Festival of the Arts is a six-day showcase running from April 10-15 that will highlight the talents of students and faculty at Sacramento State. The festival will include art, music, theater, dance, discussions and presentations. The festival will include events such as a performance of “A M...

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