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‘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...

“The Vagina Monologues” empowers women after 15 years of productions

The cast of

Vu Chau

February 19, 2016

More than 1,400 people filled the University Union Ballroom to watch Sacramento State’s 15th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Thursday, Feb. 18. The Vagina Monologues is a 1996 play written by American playwright, feminist and activist Eve Ensler to celebrate the power of wom...

Power of women celebrated in “The Vagina Monologues”

The cast of

Vu Chau

February 17, 2016

The Student Health and Counseling Services and UNIQUE Programs will be hosting the 2016 production of “The Vagina Monologues” at the University Union Ballroom on Thursday, Feb. 18. "The Vagina Monologues" is a 1996 play written by American playwright, feminist and activist Eve Ensler to cel...

Theater chair inspires students to act

Monica Velez

March 12, 2015

True passion is when somebody’s language and persona can radiate energy into a room, conversation or an audience.Melinda Wilson Ramey, chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Sacramento State, is able to do exactly that while transforming her visions onto a stage through the art of theater.Wilson...

New theater has bar and dine-in options

Sarah Hines

January 28, 2015

Nestled in a new shopping center off Highway 80 is a movie theater with a concept that breathes new life into the phrase “dinner and a movie.”Studio Movie Grill, a Texas-based theater chain boasting an American Grill menu, has opened its first location on the West Coast and the Sacramento region i...

Campus theater department supports new faces

Jessica Mangili

September 24, 2014

Being the new kid on the block is never easy and joining a community that has its own norms and familiar faces can be a nerve-wracking experience.To help ease the transition into the department, Sacramento State’s theater and dance faculty puts on New Faces at the start of each school year to give b...

“Gypsy” requests additional funding from university

State Hornet Staff

May 7, 2014

The Sacramento State theater department spent a substantial amount of its budget on the musical “Gypsy,” and is asking for additional funding from Instructionally Related Activities.With about half of the seats filled, the show did not make a profit for the theater department, which is not an unu...

Two people reportedly claiming to be Sacramento State students allegedly part of scam

Natalie Gray

February 28, 2013

A man and a woman, claiming to be Sacramento State theater students, may  be going door-to-door asking for money. They are allegedly attempting to sell children’s books for the UC Davis Children’s Hospital to fund a trip. A Sac State professor reported people came to her house to ask for money....

Theater experience can’t be duplicated by technology

Ure Egbuho

December 6, 2011

Theater is an art that should never die. It is a prevalent form of entertainment around the world and has been around since people were able to communicate and share stories with one another. Evolving from storytelling to the big screen, theater will always take its rightful place on stage. Some argue m...

Shrek brings fairytales to the stage

Ure Egbuho

September 30, 2011

After "Shrek Forever After," it seemed that the loveable ogre and donkey duo were gone forever. But they are back, so far back that they are starting at the beginning. Broadway Sacramento's production has taken the first movie of the saga added more music. With the help of composer Jeanine Tesori and ly...

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