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Department of Music and Theatre

Theatre Productions Auditions

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO!

We are very excited to have you become part of our dynamic Department of Music and Theatre and wish you great success. 

The office is available by email. All information will be provided through email. Monitor your Wildcat email regularly and the FAQ's page

Spring Cast Lists
Thank you all for your auditions and callbacks!
 
  • CAST LISTS: will be posted online on Thursday (January 28th) and the devised piece will have rehearsal via zoom on Thursday night. Students cast will be enrolled in the corresponding section of THEA 301 or 302 for one unit.
  • REHEARSALS: Typical rehearsal schedules will be Sunday through Thursday 6:30pm to 10pm.
  • QUESTIONS: If you have trouble accessing these documents or have any questions please email either stage managers: Sydney Baichtal or Gaby Saxon.

 Spring 2021 Performances

We have tentative approval from the University to record our spring productions on the Chico State campus. This does not eliminate those not in chico from consideration, as we will be supplying the necessary materials to students who are not in town.  Safety and health protocols will be the top priority, and every measure will be taken.  This is subject to change based on health and safety standards, and the fluid COVID situation. 

Spring Musical

A Whole New Story 

Chico State Theatre is excited to produce the world premiere of “A Whole New Story: The Music of Samsel and Anderson” March 31 to April 4.  Performed entirely by Chico State students, “A Whole New Story” features the music of one of the most exciting new Musical Theatre composing teams, Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.   Their work has been featured on the television show Central Park and in the Disney short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.  Additionally, Samsel and Anderson’s musical Between the Lines was set to open off Broadway prior to the COVID-19 shutdown and are currently adapting the bestselling novel The Book Thief into a Broadway musical.  For more about Samsel and Anderson, visit their website.

A Whole New Story will be streamed on showtix4U March 31 through April 4. It will be the world premiere of a Musical Cabaret by the musical theatre songwriting team Samsel and Anderson(opens in new window) The production will be filmed on the chico state campus directed/written by Matthew Teague Miller, music directed by Josh Hegg, and choreographed by Megan Glynn Zollinger. 

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Spring Play

Untitled Devised Play 

Chico State Theatre is excited to present our Spring Play, which will be devised by a student ensemble. This production will be created through the collaboration of a student ensemble, who will develop an original script through conversation, activities, and writing exercises. 

Untitled Undevised Play will be streamed live by showtix4U May 5 thorugh May 9, tickets are $10. It will feature monologues (and potentially zoom scenes) that revolve around a theme.  This theme will be announced at a later date (likely not until the first rehearsal).  The production will be directed by Jami Witt Miller.

Advising

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Monitor your Student Center and Chico State WildCat email account for advising assignments and announcements sent from the department office.

Equity & Inclusion

Chico State Theatre is committed to diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism.  As such, we pledge to continue to reimagine new approaches to both contemporary and classical works, as well as increase the representation of BIPOC, LGBTQ, and women theatre practitioners, along with members of other marginalized and/or minoritized groups in our main stage season.  No less than 50% of our season will have relevant themes and/or creators from these communities.