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Sac State art grads persevere despite uncertainty, parental skepticism

Page Yang says her parents weren’t 100% supportive of her choice to pursue a degree in the arts.

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

Miles Meckling and William Schmidt take the stage during the Sacramento State Department of Theater and Dance’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 11, 2018 in Shasta Hall.

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

Two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas will be performing with Sacramento State's award-winning Jazz Ensembles in the Capistrano Concert Hall on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m.

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

From left to right, Melissa Brausch, Alexander Escorcia and Isabella Hernandez star in “Annie,” the final production of the fall season for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical will run from Nov. 29-Dec. 10 at the University Theatre.

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

Juniors Liam Worrell-Olson and Roderick Hickman practice their lines at a rehearsal for the upcoming play 'The Diviners,

Eva Hoch

October 14, 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...

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