The Sundial

Renowned classical guitarists come to CSUN

Katie Donahue

November 9, 2010

The Assad Brothers are known for their versatile musical ability and they will bring classical guitar to CSUN Nov. 13. The Assads play larger works by composers who are not traditionally played on the guitar, such as Gershwin and Bach, said Steven Thadchuk, chairof the guitar department. “I enjoy...

Luna Negra Dance Theater brings Latin talent to CSUN

Katie Donahue

November 3, 2010

The Luna Negra Dance Theater is bringing contemporary dance to CSUN. Veronica Guadalupe, dancer and rehearsal director, said the mission of the Chicago-based company is to promote Latino and Hispanic choreographers. “We might not always use music that’s of Latin origin but all of our choreographers...

AFI Film Festival offers free tickets to movie screenings

John Michael Simko

October 25, 2010

The American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival, presented by Audi, is repeating its free pass giveaway for the second consecutive year so fans can enjoy movie entertainment without worrying about cost. After last year’s successful launch, AFI decided to continue its novel trend of offering free...

“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 of the century. “The Ballad of Baby Doe” is an opera about the American West. Music director...

“Romeo and Juliet” brings classic love story to CSUN with a twist

Katie Donahue

October 18, 2010

William Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet” is coming to CSUN with a twist on the familiar tale of family rivalry and young love. The Acting Company is bringing its national tour to campus Oct. 27 at the Plaza del Sol at 8 p.m. The production stays true to the original language but is...

“Little Shop of Horrors” has the technological makings of a big production

Angela Melero

October 4, 2010

CSUN’s theatre department is engaging audiences in a little song and dance with their rendition of the rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”  The soulful musical, composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, is based on the classic 1960s film originally directed by Roger Corman.  Musical...

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 House,” written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Christopher Hampton. At first glance, it may seem...

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