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Gene Wilder dead at 83

Still from the movie

Robert Spallone

August 29, 2016

Actor Gene Wilder, who starred in films such as “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Young Frankenstein,” died on Sunday night at the age of 83, according to news reports. Wilder’s lawyer, Eric Weissmann, confirmed the star’s death Monday afternoon to CNN. “Even though his characters w...

More drama at CSUN

Assistant Professor Kari Hayter is a recent hired professional director and educator at CSUN posing in front of a wardrobe case on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/ The Sundial

Allessandra Lopez

October 21, 2014

Everyone needs a little drama in their life and CSUN has plenty of it- the good kind. The theatre department has hired a new faculty member in the hopes that she will bring life and fun into the the theatrical lives of the CSUN community. Assistant Professor Kari Hayter has a lot to offer the...

Murder Mystery Dinner keeps students on their toes

Murder Mystery Dinner keeps students on their toes

Abigaelle Levray

October 27, 2013

CSUN held the annual Murder Mystery Dinner in the Northridge Center Friday Oct. 25. Nearly 200 students attended the 1920s themed event.

“Theatre of Possibility for Autism” coming next Friday

Vera Castaneda

September 30, 2013

Playwright Lauren Goldman Marshall will direct a three-day workshop at CSUN for adults who have learning disabilities or want to learn theater techniques that can enhance communication skills for individuals with learning disabilities. The workshop, called “Theatre of Possibility for Autism” will take place at ...

‘Ragtime’ is a musical filled with talent

Taylor Villescas

March 28, 2013

Ragtime is a colorful and charming musical outlining the social tensions of the budding 19th century America. Full of big glitzy performances and huge group dance numbers, CSUN’s talent really shines in this broadway classic. The story follows three main groups in turn-of-the-century New York: afflue...

‘Big Love’ theater preview

Ashley Soley-Cerro

February 10, 2011

Imagine a world in which arranged marriages were still common in the 21st century. The cast of “Big Love” uses this idea to make evident the deep seeded fears and mistrust towards the opposite sex that secretly lies in each of our hearts. Directed by Christine Menzies, “Big Love” was written...

VPAC line up to be announced, theatre department to be included

Angela Melero

October 26, 2010

The performance lineup for the new Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will be announced Thursday. Performances for the new VPAC are set to cover a wide range of styles, further demonstrating the versatility of the new space. VPAC insiders have remained tight-lipped about the lineup of performances...

Teenage Drama Workshop receives award

Marissa Kindelspire

October 25, 2010

CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop has won an award for cultivating  theatre programs at local high schools for budding theatre majors. The California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) awarded CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) with the Professional Artist Award at their annual conference in...

CSUN students to perform at World Fair in Shanghai

Krista Daly

May 3, 2010

Ten CSUN students will be traveling to Shanghai to participate in the 2010 World Expo this summer. Peter Grego, the theatre department chair, said on Tuesday evening, they received confirmation from the U.S. producers that the CSUN students will be performing with their Chinese sister university,...

Tommy Tune teaches a lesson in technique

Aubrey Canfield

November 23, 2009

Tommy Tune, legendary star of screen and stage taught a master class on Friday November 20 to students in the theatre and music departments. The 6 foot 6 singer/actor/dancer extraordinaire was welcomed with warm applause from the eager students. Structured as an audition, the participants had the opp...

“Peace” at the Getty Villa is sure to Shock and Delight!

Aubrey Canfield

September 23, 2009

The Getty Villa presents Peace, but not as one might expect. Culture Clash is a Chicano/ Latino sketch comedy troupe, which was founded in San Francisco in 1984.  This is probably one of the last theater companies one would expect to be performing a classic Greek play; or is it? Peace is a comedy...

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