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2013–2014 SEASON

SPRING 2014 PRODUCTIONS

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DOLLHOUSE

dollhouse

by Theresa Rebeck • Based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
Directed by James R. Taulli, original music by Ken Walicki

February 21 - March 16, 2014
8:00 p.m.: Feb. 21, 22, 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
2:00 p.m.: Feb. 23, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Hallberg Theatre

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Theresa Rebeck is perhaps best know as the creator of television’s Smash and a long list of cutting edge comedy-dramas that strike to the heart of the American dream. Her DollHouse version of Ibsen’s soul-searching drama references Super Bowl Sunday, country clubs, and email and sheds new light on Nora’s ferocious struggle to rediscover the woman within. In the posh suburbs of Connecticut, Nora’s children are cared for by a Jamaican nanny, her husband’s best friend is in love with her, and her stifling marriage is crumbling. Nora also has a secret, the revelation of which irrevocably sets her life on a new course.

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THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

blithe spirit

by David Ives • Adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière
Directed by Jeremy Lewis

March 7 - 23, 2014
8:00 p.m.: March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
2:00 p.m.: March 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Young Theatre

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"When you emerge from this impish comic playwright’s glittering tribute to Molière, written entirely in verse, your head will be so dizzy with syncopated rhyme that you’ll almost expect to find yourself speaking and thinking in chiming couplets…[Ives] adds farcical flourishes to Molière’s trim plot and blends generous helpings of up-to-the-minute vulgarity into verse that mostly mimics the prancing gait and more decorous tone of the original…In a witty prologue to the play Mr. Ives credits Molière with having mixed ‘the batter for tonight’s soufflé,’ but it is his own inexhaustible verbal dexterity that makes it rise so deliciously high.” -- The New York Times

Adult content. Not suitable for children.

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LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL

all shook up

March 28 - April 20, 2014
8:00 p.m.: March 28, 29, April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
2:00 p.m.: March 30, April 12, 13, 19, 20
Little Theatre

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Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach

Directed by Eve Himmelheber
Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon • Choreography by William F. Lett

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down her credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation. “Musical theatre at its best—great songs, witty lines. Smart, Sassy, Spectacular!” Judith Woods, The Daily Telegraph

Adult Language and Situations.

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

rough magic

by Agatha Christie • Directed By Mark Ramont

April 18 - May 4, 2014
8:00 p.m.: April 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 May 1, 2, 3
2:00 p.m.: April 20, 26, 27 May 3, 4
Young Theatre

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One of the greatest murder mysteries ever written was originally published as Ten Little Indians. Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Soldier Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. “Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self, and then there were nine…Six Indian boys playing with a hive, A bumble-bee stung one then there were five…One Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.” Do you dare join our invitation to Soldier Island?

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SPRING DANCE THEATRE

spring dance

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

May 1 - 11, 2014
8:00 p.m.: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
2:00 p.m.: May 4, 11
Little Theatre

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“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away
unnoticed and unused.” ― Martha Graham

Perhaps the most vibrant, spirited performances you will experience this year! Join CSUF’s award-winning dancers and choreographers on an every-changing adventure in dance.

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FALL 2013 PRODUCTIONS

TWELVE ANGRY JURORS

jurors

Adapted by Sherman Sergel • Based on the Emmy® Award-winning television movie, Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose
Directed by Jeremy Lewis

September 27 - October 20, 2013
8:00 p.m.: Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
2:00 p.m.: Sept. 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
Hallberg Theatre

Tempers flare and the jurors’ debate turns ugly as a 19-year-old stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Is this an open and shut case or can one man or woman make a difference? One juror notes: “This is a remarkable thing about democracy…we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before…we should not make it a personal thing.” Well, guess what? It does become personal & soon 12 angry jurors present electrifying arguments that will enrage, engage and remind us why we adore live theatre. A 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play!

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XANADU

xanadu

Book by Douglas Carter Beane • Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar • Directed by Eve Himmelheber • Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon • Choreography by William F. Lett

October 11 - 27, 2013
8:00 p.m.: Oct. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
2:00 p.m.: Oct. 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Little Theatre



One of Broadway’s biggest surprise smash hits as critics and
audiences adore the irreverent, roller-skating musical that sends-up the 1980s Olivia Newton-John film! Legendary chart-topping tunes (Magic, Evil Woman, Have You Ever Been Mellow?) combine with a 1980s Venice Beach, California setting for one of the funniest trips through time of all time!

Broadway’s Surprise Hit Musical • Winner Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Award 2008)


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Much Ado

by William Shakespeare • Directed by Travis Donnelly

October 18 - November 3, 2013
8:00 p.m.: Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1, 2
2:00 p.m.: Oct. 20, 26, 27, Nov. 2, 3
Young Theatre


Romance blossoms in Shakespeare’s seductive story of trickery,
a faked death and lots of laughter as Beatrice, Benedict, Hero and Claudio romp through this troubled, tangled, twisting tale of wooing and wedding. A perfect date-night performance for lovers young
and old.

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FALL DANCE THEATRE

moonchildren

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

November 7 - November 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.: Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
2:00 p.m.: Nov. 10, 17
Little Theatre


“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more
powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” -- Agnes de Mille

Celebrate the spirit of life and adventure into the unknown with our marvelous dancers, choreographers and artists.

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INSPECTING CAROL

inspecting carol

by Daniel Sullivan • A Christmas Comedy
Directed by Dr. Joseph Arnold

November 22 - December 15, 2013
8:00 p.m.: Nov. 22, 23, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
2:00 p.m.: Nov. 24, Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15
Young Theatre

A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious holiday hit. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, who is offered a role in the company’s A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong, and you’ll be glad you witnessed it all!

“I laughed till I cried...Sheer comic genius.” - Journal American
“A Dickens of a giggle.” - Seattle Times
“A rollicking farce.” - Everett Herald
“Dickens would roll over in his grave.” Eve Himmelheber

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