CSUF unveils its fall theater and dance season

In Theater & Arts

When walking down the halls of Cal State Fullerton, it’s not
customary for students to hear the melody of voices piercing
through the corridors and echoing off the walls. In the Performing
Arts Center, however, that’s normal.

A student who is unfamiliar with the eccentric qualities of
drama students would be surprised to discover that the source of
singing in the building is not usually coming from a choir class,
but from girls belting out tunes in the locker room and guys
rehearsing lines on the way to class. What’s the cause for this
display of energy and excitement?

Auditions for this semester’s theater and dance productions are
over.

Get ready, Cal State Fullerton, the fall theater season is on
its way.

This semester, the nationally high-ranking Theatre and Dance
Department proudly presents five theater productions, offering
students a variety of entertainment options ranging from dark drama
to lighthearted comedy, all within an affordable price range.

Jim Taulli, director of this season’s ?C;Pippin,?D; said the
productions will be great for a date, will not be too long and will
be comparable to most professional theaters. You may pay $10 to see
a movie now. You can see live actors on stage and see it for the
same amount of money.

Taulli encourages students who are not familiar with theater to
attend, particularly because this season offers entertainment that
students of all majors can relate to.

?C;I think we’re all looking for a place in life, especially in
college,?D; he said. ?C;Pippin is a [student’s] age. He walks out
of college and is still lost.?D;

Matt Capurro, junior musical theater major, auditioned for this
semester’s shows and also said students will be able to relate to
this fall’s theater selection.

?C;This season there is a nice mix of shows,?D; Capurro said.
?C;It’s a great way for people to experience what they may not be
able to experience in their own lives.?D;

Graduate student and director of ?C;The Winter’s Tale,?D;
Stephanie Routman said that creating approachable stories for CSUF
students is the primary intention of directors this season.

?C;We in the department produce for the audience,?D; Routman
said. ?C;As a member of the audience, you can’t help but get
involved. It’s a mixture of great acting with a fantastic visual
environment.?D;

Beyond theatrical entertainment this year, CSUF’s Theatre and
Dance Department is also presenting Fall Dance Theater, which is
highly acclaimed by the department yet unknown to most
students.

The exciting part about the dance program is that it is all
original work, said Gladys Kares, dancer, choreographer and dance
professor.

Jim Volz, national theater consultant and CSUF professor said he
agrees.

?C;The best-kept secret at Cal State Fullerton is the Fall Dance
Theater,?D; Volz said. ?C;Once people discover it, it’s their
favorite thing to do on campus.

Volz said this semester there are all kinds of theater
opportunities for students.

?C;The thrill of this season is it’s fresh, it’s poignant, it’s
colorful,?D; he said. ?C;Right after baseball, next in line in
terms of CSUF’s best nationally ranked program is the theater and
dance program.?D;

Visit the department’s Website www.fullerton.edu/arts/events for
more information.

BOOK OF DAYS

Oct. 1-24, 2004

Arena Theatre

PIPPIN

Oct. 22-31, 2004

Little Theatre

THE FAMILY OF MANN

Nov. 5-21, 2004

Arena Theatre

FALL DANCE THEATER

Nov. 11-14, 2004

Little Theatre

THE WINTER’S TALE

Dec. 3-12, 2004

Recital Hall

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