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(Photo Story) Opera program prepares for fall production

Clare Calzada November 9, 2018

Every year, CSUN's opera program puts on two theatrical productions through the collaboration of the Theatre and Music Department. This semester, under the stage direction of Ray Saar and the new musical...

Avenue Q gets four stars for opening weekend performances

Taylor Villescas May 3, 2012

With Sesame Street-like animations and fuzzy puppet characters, Avenue Q has all the makings of a children’s show. But don’t let the puppets fool you: These cute little characters can get pretty...

“Big Love” boldly tackles controversial and political themes

Angela Melero February 17, 2011

CSUN students performed for the first time in the Valley Performing Arts Center’s black box theater Friday night. The theater department presented Charles Mee’s “Big Love”, a bold rendition...

Black box theater designed for student performances and productions

Christiaan Patterson February 3, 2011

Students will be able to perform at the new black box theater housed in the Valley Performing Arts Center. The first student performance scheduled is “Big Love,” a retelling of an ancient Greek...

‘Ballad of Baby Doe’ serves as a reminder of love in tough times

Antoine Abou-Diwan November 4, 2010

In spite of a slow start on its opening night, “The Ballad of Baby Doe” hit the mark. The latest production from the department of music and department of theater is an American folk opera about...

“Ballad of Baby Doe” brings folk opera to CSUN with a classic love story

Antoine Abou-Diwan October 20, 2010

"Ballad of Baby Doe” is a classic American love-story told in a 400-year-old Italian art form. It is a story about the boom-and-bust days of the Colorado mines in the Wild West, just before the turn...

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CSUN singer portrays “Baby Doe,” a lonely widower in an infamous affair

Mandi Gosling October 20, 2010

As a teenager in San Francisco, when Maria Elena Altany’s parents would go out for the night, she threw a party like no other kid her age was having. But, she wasn’t blasting Beyonce or Christina...

CSUN students perform at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

Angela Melero September 6, 2010

CSUN theatre students got a chance to strut their stuff in May at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. It was the largest expo in history as more than 200 countries participated.  The expo was visited...

Theater preview: “A Doll’s House”

Liana Hofer September 6, 2010

This month at CSUN, theater buffs, feminists and fans of 19th century Scandinavian literature have something in common; they can all look forward to the school’s upcoming production of “A Doll’s...

Peter Grego to step down as theatre department chair

Anastasia Atkins September 1, 2010

Peter Grego flips hotdogs and burgers on the large grill outside Nordhoff Hall. Laughing and joking with the crowd of staff and students awaiting their lunch, Grego’s informal demeanor may seem atypical...

‘Polaroid Stories’ mixes poetry with the profane

Stephanie Bermudez January 27, 2010

CSUN’s theater department will start this semester off by performing Naomi Iizuka’s, “Polaroid Stories.” “We’re always trying to broaden our repertoire past the ubiquitous group of old,...

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