The Sundial

Students solve crime at USU’s Murder Mystery Show and Dinner

Mandi Gosling

October 31, 2010

A rock star named Shamu with green-spiked hair stumbled around the Grand Salon of the University Student Union shrieking in agony. He had a knife wedged in his chest and blood spilled all over his crocodile-skin leisure suit. He died a short while later. This “whodunit” and two other murders kept CSUN students baffled for several hours at the Murder Mystery Dinner and ...

“Romeo & Juliet” lacks on-stage chemistry

Liana Hofer

October 30, 2010

In order to pull off one of the greatest love stories ever told, the actors better have an awful lot of chemistry. Despite their acting abilities, chemistry is something the main performers in The Acting Company’s performance of “Romeo & Juliet” had in short supply. Separately, Alejandro...

Entertainment in Hollywood: an industry forecast for students

John Michael Simko

October 28, 2010

Consumers envision movies, music and money when they hear the term “entertainment.” That’s why it’s called “show business,” though it’s not always adequate, admirable or appropriate. The recent recession has proven that entertainment endures, but the public hasn’t substantially supported...

Aspiring fashion stylist has deep appreciation for art

Christina Toroyan

October 6, 2010

Most 23-year-old aspiring fashion stylists would flaunt working on sets with Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Cirque de Soleil. But humble, graduating senior Houri Mahserejian knows it’s nothing worth talking about yet. “I’m nobody right now,” Mahserejian said. “I just want to mak...

“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...

“Into the Woods” takes a new spin on fairy tales

Juana Esquivel

April 21, 2010

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella’s mother, the Baker and his wife all come together in CSUN’s latest theatre production of a classic Tony Award winning musical. “Into the Woods” combines classic fairy tale characters into one story, questioning...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge