2023-2024 Season

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

By Jack Thorne
Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
Directed by David Nevell

October 6 – 21, 2023
Hallberg Theatre

8 pm: October 6^, 7, 12*, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
2 pm: October 7, 14, 21

*ASL Interpreted
^Opening Night Post-show Reception

When teenagers Eli and Oskar meet, Eli tells Oskar “I can’t be friends with you. Just so you know.” But despite all the reasons why they think they couldn’t – or shouldn’t – be friends, they develop a deep devotion to one another that changes their lives forever. Based on the acclaimed novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, boundless love prevails over immense fear, menacing bullies, negligent adults, and truly horrifying events.

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Please be advised that  LET THE RIGHT ONE IN  contains mature content including violence, strong language, bullying, fake blood, and intimacy. There will also be flashing lights and theatrical fog.

THE REVOLUTIONISTS

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THE REVOLUTIONISTS

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by: Sarah Ripper

October 11–14, 2023
Arena Theatre

8 pm:   October 11, 12, 13, 14

The Revolutionists is a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads and try to beat back the extremist insanity in the Paris of 1793. What was a hopeful revolution for the people is now sinking into hyper violent hypocritical male rhetoric. However will modern audiences relate. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

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Single tickets are on sale September 22, 2023, at 12:00pm

TWELFTH NIGHT

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TWELFTH NIGHT

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Collette Rutherford

October 20 – November 4, 2023
Young Theatre

8 pm: October 20^, 21, 26*, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4
2 pm: October 21, 28, November 4

*ASL Interpreted
^Opening Night Post-show Reception

Twelfth Night   is a classically Shakespearean comedy of unrequited love and gender confusion. When aristocratic twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck (and both think the other is dead), they are forced to fend for themselves in a strange town. Along the way, Viola disguises herself as a man (Cesario) to be near the count she loves, Orsino, who dotes on OIivia. But Olivia, who is idolized by Malvolio, falls for Cesario. Enter Sebastian, a near look-alike of his sister, who resurfaces to heighten the confusion – and comedy – of their romantic predicaments. In this reimagining of   Twelfth Night, director Collette Rutherford transports her cast to a coastal Italian resort town at the height of the 1920s Jazz Age.

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LOVE AND INFORMATION

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LOVE AND INFORMATION
(Sophomore BFA Acting Showcase)

Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Jeremy Lewis

October 20 - 28, 2023
Arena Theatre

8 pm: October 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

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Single tickets are on sale September 29, 2023, at 12:00pm

THE BOYS AND THE NUNS

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THE BOYS AND THE NUNS

Director/Choreographer: Jonny Martinez
Musical Director: Rod Bagheri
Composer: Michael McBride
Lyricist/Librettist: Sandra Delgado
Creative Consultant: Ryan Morales Green
Producer/PI: Josh Grisetti

November 3-5, 2023

Arena Theatre

8pm:   Nov 3, 4
2pm:   Nov 5

In 1986, a group of LGBTQ activists from Chicago’s “Boystown” are weary - they have been fighting City Hall to pass the “Gay Rights Ordinance” since 1972. Enter a group of Catholic Sisters who band together with the activists while embroiled in their own fight for equal rights within the church. And in the middle, Pablo, a musician searching for his place in the world. Inspired by true events, The Boys and the Nuns is an examination of identity, belonging, and faith, woven together with the music of the 80s, from Spanish language power ballads to synthy new wave to Chicago’s homegrown house music.

CSUF Theatre & Dance Department partnered with New York’s Latiné Musical Theatre Lab to source up-and-coming Musical Theatre writers and composers who have been vetted by the lab and have promising new works already in development. This is a unique, innovative, and desperately needed project in that it literally harnesses the creative power of the HSI Community to solve history inequities in Latiné representation.

Importantly, this project fulfills the University mission and honors our HSI designation by creating educational content that directly serves the Hispanic community in the area of theatre, music, and dance. This project brings together CSU students, students from neighboring institutions, local professional performers, and the professional writing team based in Chicago and New York. The work will culminate in a partially staged public performance at CSUF, however, this is only the incubation phase of a commercially viable production that could have far wider reach, beyond our immediate community.

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Single tickets are on sale October 13, 2023, at 12:00pm

A CHORUS LINE

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A CHORUS LINE

By Michael Bennett
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Directed by Marty Austin Lamar and Courtney Ozovek
Musical Direction by Michelle Do
Choreography by Amber Dupuy and Courtney Ozovek

November 9 – December 2, 2023

Little Theatre

8 pm:   November 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 30, December 1, 2
2 pm:   November 11, 18, December 2

Winner of the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Musical, A Chorus Line follows seventeen dancers as they audition for one spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, the fictionalized show’s choreographer asks the remaining dancers to talk a bit about themselves, revealing their individuality and humanity. Based on the stories of real Broadway dancers, A Chorus Line continues to be as funny, heart wrenching, and refreshingly honest as it was when it opened nearly 50 years ago.

Single tickets are on sale October 19, 2023, at 12:00pm

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Content Warning: Please be advised that A Chorus Line contains themes and conversations about race, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual situations, and drug use that may not be suitable for a younger audience.  Viewer discretion is advised.  

FALL DANCE THEATRE "IN TANDEM"

Fall Dance Theatre

FALL DANCE THEATRE "IN TANDEM"

Coordinated by Lisa Long

November 30 – December 9, 2023

Hallberg Theatre

8 pm: November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
2 pm:   December 2, 9
Post-performance talkbacks after each performance, featuring choreographers speaking about their work and engaging with the audience.

Fall Dance Theatre: “In Tandem,” features guest artist and alum   Bradley BeakesOpens in new window   and works by faculty and student dancers and choreographers.

Single tickets are on sale November 9, 2023, at 12:00pm

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Marisol

MARISOL

By José Rivera
Directed by Sara Guerrero

Little Theatre

March 8 – 23, 2024

8 pm:     March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
2 pm:     March 9, 16, 23

Marisol Perez is a young, big city professional whose life abruptly changes when she wakes one morning to find the world has become a dystopian battleground: Brooklyn is a war zone, coffee is extinct, the moon has disappeared, and angels are trading in their wings for machine guns. Amidst the chaos, Marisol remains resolute in her mission to salvage what hope remains amidst the rubble of the apocalypse. Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, “Marisol” is a harrowing and timely dark fantasy that keeps you “laughing right through the misery” - Los Angeles Times .


Tickets: $14 / $12 Titan price

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Please note: There are several uses of prop guns and weapons throughout the play, as well as sensitive themes including racism, religion, violence, assault, mental health, housing insecurity, sexuality, stillbirth, and climate change.

accidentally on purpose

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE

(Devised Theatre)
Directed by David Nevell

Hallberg Theatre

March 22 – April 13, 2024

8 pm: March 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13
2 pm: March 23, 30, April 13

Want to know who murdered my theatre company?  Me.

Seduction?  Check.

Betrayal?  Check.

No checks?  Check.

The desire for the femme fatale and inclusive ambitions?

All of that. I killed it.

And I'm going to tell you how.


Tickets: $14 / $12 Titan price

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Tickets on sale Friday, March 1, 2024 at 12pm

12 x 16 dance

studio series 12 x 16 DANCE

Coordinated by  Courtney Ozovek

Grand Central Theatre at  Grand Central Art CenterOpens in new window   125 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

February 22 - 24, 2024

8pm:  February 22, 23, 24

2pm:  February 24

Join Cal State Fullerton’s dancers and choreographers for an evening of expressive, captivating performances on the intimate 12’ x 16’ stage of Grand Central Theater.

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living out

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LIVING OUT

By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Tyler Garcia

 

Arena Theatre

March 22 – March 29, 2024

8 pm: March 22, 28, 30

Finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for theatre, Living Out is a comedic drama that focuses on the interwoven plight of a Salvadoran-immigrant nanny torn between her own kids and her need to make a living, and her employer – a guilt-stricken lawyer mom re-entering the Los Angeles working world. Living Out deals with issues of race, class, and immigration law, demonstrating how our preconceived notions of one another can be outrageously funny yet ultimately tragic.

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A BRIGHT NEW BOISE

By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Mark Ramont

 

Arena Theatre

March 23 - March 29, 2024

8pm: March 23, 27, 29

In the bleak break room of a craft store in Idaho we meet Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church. He has taken a minimum wage job at Hobby Lobby to reconnect with Alex, the brooding teenage son given up for adoption by Will’s ex-girlfriend who knows nothing about him. Alex works alongside lost souls Leroy, his adopted brother; Anna, a sweet young woman who would rather disappear into the breakroom than face her problems; and harried, foul-mouthed store manager, Pauline. Winner of the 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, A Bright New Boise is a meditation on modern faith and relationships that captures our universal search for meaning in a mixed-up world.

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Urinetown

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Collette Rutherford

April 12 – 27, 2024

Young Theatre

8 pm:   April 12 ,13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
2 pm:   April 13, 20, 27

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an irreverent satire that skewers politics, social irresponsibility, and even musicals themselves. After a devastating 20-year drought, the government of a Gotham-like city has banned private toilets, forcing citizens to pay admission to a single, sinister company for one of life’s most basic needs. But a brave hero emerges and decides enough is enough and inspires the town to revolt along with him. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown has been hailed for its modern wit, outrageous perspective, and cheeky send ups of the musical genre.


Tickets: $24 / $22 Titan price

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Tickets on sale Friday, March 22, 2024 at 12pm

spring dance theatre

SPRING DANCE THEATRE

Coordinated by Joshua D. Estrada-Romero

May 2 – 11, 2024
Little Theatre

8 pm:   May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
2 pm:   May 4, 11

Post-performance talkbacks: TBD

Featuring CSUF’s award -winning dancers and choreographers in dynamic performances designed to challenge and engage.


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Tickets on sale Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 12pm

Tacos with a fork

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TACOS WITH A FORK

Written and performed by Christian de la Torre

May 3-4, 2024

Grand Central Theatre
Inside CSUF's Grand Central Arts Center
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8pm:   May 3-4

Tacos With a Fork is an original piece written by BFA Devised senior, Christian De La Torre. It is a brief look into the upbringing of a young child who struggled with finding a place within his race. From altercations with friends, the color of his skin, and feeling like a fraud as a member of the Hispanic community, this piece tells the story of a young child finding who he is within the ethnic community he was born into.

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Single tickets are on sale April 11, 2024, at 12:00pm

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