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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...

‘Annie’ to close out Theatre and Dance’s fall season

‘Annie’ to close out Theatre and Dance’s fall season

Gabriela Mascoll

November 24, 2017

As a way of welcoming the holiday spirit, Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre and Dance will close out its season with the live show “Annie,” directed by Ed Brazo.   The Tony award-winning musical tells the story of an 11-year-old orphan, Annie, who spends her days cleaning and sewing ...

‘The Diviners’ pulls on Sac State’s heartstrings

‘The Diviners’ pulls on Sac State’s heartstrings

Eva Hoch

October 13, 2016

A Great Depression tale surrounding two characters searching for water and faith will be showcased by the Department of Theatre and Dance in its first dramedy production of the semester. The Diviners, written by Jim Leonard, Jr., is set in 1930s Zion, Indiana, with its focus on a sweet, mentally-cha...