Last year’s theater offerings included “Metamorphoses” with Sean Nill as Apollo.
Theater-goers can laugh at the humor behind the habit, spend an evening with the comically eccentric Sycamore family, or keep time to a variety of dance styles as Sacramento State presents its fall Theatre and Dance season.
Faculty works will be included with student choregraphy in Dance House
, by Lorelei Bayne, Lisa Ross and Randee Paufve. Performances are Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 in Solano Hall 1010.
More dance continues with Sacramento/Black Art of Dance, directed by Linda Goodrich, S/BAD's founder and chair of the Theatre and Dance Department. S/BAD celebrates the music of African culture, showcasing diverse dance forms from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil as well as lyrical modern jazz and hip hop. Performances run Oct. 14-24 in Solano Hall 1010.
When the order's cook accidentally poisons 52 of her colleagues, the Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a fundraiser variety show to pay for the funerals in Nunsense
, the internationally acclaimed musical-comedy written by Dan Goggin. Professor Ed Brazo directs the Sacramento State production Oct. 21-24 and 28-31 in the University Theatre. The first weekend will feature the orginal Nunsense
. The second week will be performances of Nunsense Ah Men
, with male actors portraying the characters.
The Sycamore family may seem a bit odd - father Paul makes fireworks in the basement, mother Penelope writes terrible plays and daughter Alice is in love with Tony Kirby, who comes from a very proper family - but they know You Can't Take it With You
. The George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play won a 1937 Pulitzer Prize and has been adapted for stage, movies and television. Professor Michelle Felten directs the Nov. 12-21 performances in the Playwrights' Theatre.
The season concludes with Dance Sites 2010
. Paufve directs this concert of pieces designed by faculty and guest choreographers that explores the dance spectrum from tap to jazz to contemporary dance theatre. This year's concert will include a seminal work from the 1960s by dance luminary Anna Halprin, restaged by Lisa R. Pettigrew. There will also be a new work by Bay Area choreographer Flipe Barrueto. Performances are Dec. 1-5 on the University Theatre stage.
Tickets range from $5 to $12 for dance concerts and plays, and $10 to $15 for musicals. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or www.tickets.com
For more information, visit www.csus.edu/dram
. For media assistance, call Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.