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The Department of Theatre and Dance dedicates the 2014-2015 season to Dr. James Young.

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SPRING 2015 PRODUCTIONS

SMASH

smash

by Jeffrey Hatcher • An adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s
An Unsocial Socialist • Directed by Dr. Joseph Arnold

February 20 - March 15, 2015
8:00pm: February 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
2:00pm: February 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
Hallberg Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit

Single tickets on sale beginning January 23, 2015
FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

Millionaire socialist, Sidney Trefusis, leaves his bride on their
wedding day to pursue plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney goes underground and begins to carry out his disruptive plans when he meets Agatha Wylie, a rabble-rouser who falls in love with Sidney... and just so happens to be his deserted wife’s cousin! There’s plenty of fun for all in this stylish comedy about politics, women, and love.

“SMASH is witty, cunning, intelligent, and skillful…Brilliant writing.”
Seattle Weekly

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

camedy of errors

by William Shakespeare • Directed by Eve Himmelheber

March 6 - 22, 2015
8:00pm: March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
2:00pm: March 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Young Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit

Single tickets on sale beginning February 6, 2015
FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

Shakespeare’s shortest, funniest, silliest play—so great it has been adapted for stage, screen, opera, musical theatre—even graphic novels! Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth and the results (confused accusations of infidelity, thievery and betrayed friendship) range from almost murderous to definitely hilarious.


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LOOSE ENDS

loose ends

by Michael Weller • Directed by Mark Ramont

March 27 - April 26, 2015
8:00pm: March 27, 28, April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
2:00pm: March 29, April 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Hallberg Theatre


Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit

Single tickets on sale beginning February 27, 2015
FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

Paul is a Peace Corps dropout and Susan is in freefall when they meet on a beach in Bali. Fast-forward to their married life and she is a successful photographer, he a prominent film editor and
trouble threatens their relationship. Set in the raging 1970’s, this
is powerful drama.

“Strongly written, sensitively felt, theatrically effective.” Newsweek
“Honest...resonant and haunting,” The New York Times

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SPRING AWAKENING

spring awakening

Music by Duncan Sheik • Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening
Director to be announced • Musical Direction Mitchell Hanlon Choreography William F. Lett • Directed by Richard Israel

April 17 - May 3, 2015
8:00pm: April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2
2:00pm: April 19, 25, 26, May 2, 3
Young Theatre


Single Tickets $22 ($20 with advance Titan discount)
2 FlexTix credits

Single tickets on sale beginning March 20, 2015
FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

"Broadway may never be the same again!” wrote The New York Times and this luscious, passionate, electrifying journey from adolescence to adulthood fuses morality, rock & roll and teen angst in a way that audiences find unforgettable. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening invites you to join this group of late 19th century German students in their celebration of youth, rebellion,
self-discovery and coming of age anxiety.

“The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.”
- Entertainment Weekly

Contains Adult Content

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SPRING DANCE THEATRE

spring dance theatre

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

April 30 - May 10, 2015
8:00pm: April 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
2:00pm:
May 3, 10
Little Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit

Single tickets on sale beginning April 3, 2015
FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique.
They are great because of their passion!” Martha Graham

Celebrate our dancers’ passion and technique through the most vibrant, spirited performances you will experience this year!
Join CSUF’s award-winning dancers and choreographers on an
ever-changing adventure in dance.

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FALL 2014 PRODUCTIONS

HEARTS LIKE FISTS

hearts like fists

by Adam Szymkowicz • Directed by Oanh Nguyen

September 26 - October 19, 2014
8:00pm: September 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
2:00pm: September 28, October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Hallberg Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit


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Sexy crimefighters and superheroes save the day as a dastardly Doctor has been injecting contented lovers with a deadly serum. This is an action-packed adventure love story where the audience discovers what they’ve known all along-- the heart rules.

“Parody and punches fly in Adam Szymkowicz’s Hearts Like Fists – the combination is madcap. Pretty hysterical too.”
- New York Times Review

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IS HE DEAD?

is he dead

A new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives
Directed by Dr. Joseph Arnold

October 10 - 26, 2014
8:00pm: October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
2:00pm: October 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Young Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit


FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

Millet is a brilliant but impoverished painter, and he’s a man with a singular problem: no one will pay good money for his paintings while he’s still alive. When his friends persuade him that the secret to success lies in convincing the world that he has died, Millet hatches a scheme which could make him rich, famous, and able to marry the girl of his dreams—if only he didn’t have to be a corpse to do it!

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FALL DANCE THEATRE

fall dance theatre

Coordinated by Gladys Kares

October 23 - November 2, 2014
8:00pm: October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, November 1
2:00pm: October 26, November 2
Little Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount) -
1 FlexTix credit


FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

Join us for this brave adventure in story-telling, dreams, desires, lyricism, love and loss. Escape your daily routine and embrace
this eclectic gathering of stolen moments and memorable, lyrical movement. “You have to love dancing…that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” Merce Cunningham

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THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL

the night thoreau spent in jail

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee • Directed By Mark Ramont

November 7 - 23, 2014
8:00 pm: November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
2:00 pm: November 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Young Theatre

Single Tickets $11 ($10 with advance Titan discount)
1 FlexTix credit


FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.” So wrote a young Henry David Thoreau in 1849 after he put his belief into action and refused to pay taxes in protest of US involvement in the Mexican War…and that’s how Thoreau’s daring led to a night in jail. This feisty, poignant drama explores this famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences.
“Absolutely fascinating.” Richard L. Coe, The Washington Post

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KISS ME, KATE

kiss me, kate

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter • Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack
Directed by Jeremy Lewis with Eve Himmelheber
Musical Direction Mitchell Hanlon • Choreography William F. Lett

November 21 - December 14, 2014
8:00 pm: November 21, 22, December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
2:00pm: November 23, December 6, 7, 13, 14
Little Theatre

Single Tickets $22 ($20 with advance Titan discount)
2 FlexTix credits


FlexTix subscribers may redeem credits for these performances at any time!

This romantic, Tony Award-winning Cole Porter musical wowed
audiences from the moment it hit the stage in 1948. It’s The
Taming of the Shrew
song-and-dance style with musical numbers including Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op’nin, Another Show. It’s a battle of the sexes on-stage and off-stage featuring hot dance numbers, glorious music and one of the best husband and wife stories of all time!

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Spring 2015 productions