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Department of Music and Theatre

Spring 2021 Productions and Performances

Natsumi Kawamura performs a dance routine as Megan Glynn Zollinger films on an iPhone.

“THEN:NOW:WHEN” Chico State Today

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Watch the CSU Dance Collective’s Spring Virtual Dance Concert at 7 p.m. on April 30, May 7, and May 14 on their website.


SAVE THE DATES: May 5th - 9th

Showtix4u.comTickets will be $10.

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200 Hz: We All Have a Voice

Chico State Theatre is excited to present 200 Hz, a play world premiere devised by our student ensemble. We all have a voice, and 200 Hz will celebrate the power of their frequency. The student ensemble will develop an original script through conversation, activities, and writing exercises. This devised piece is directed by Jami Witt Miller.
This piece will be streamed live May 5th - 9th on (46893). Tickets are $10.

Content Warning: Mentions of depression, implied suicide, self-harm, rape/sexual assault, and eating disorders. Some audio of fictionalized gun violence.

A Whole New Story 

Extended showing!!! through April 11th. Don't miss it!

Chico State Theatre is excited to present the world premiere of “A Whole New Story: The Music of Samsel and Anderson,” March 31 to April 4.  A Whole New Story features the music of Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, one of Musical Theatre’s most exciting new creative teams.  Samsel and Anderson’s music has been featured in Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and the new hit television program Central Park.  Their new musical, Between the Lines, was set to debut Off-Broadway last March before COVID-19 shut down theaters in New York.  Additionally, they are currently developing the best-selling novel The Book Thief into a Broadway musical.  A Whole New Story features performances from the Samsel and Anderson catalogue by Chico State students.  Tickets.

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Dr Brad Martin performs at Performing Arts Society of Redding.

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MUSC 461 Composition with professor David Dvorin.

New Music Symposium Spring 2021