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Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance 2003-2004 Season


October 2, 2003 :: No. 60

Who: Department of Theatre and Dance at Cal State Fullerton
What: 2003-2004 Season
Where: Cal State Fullerton’s Performing Arts Center
Nutwood Ave. and State College Blvd., Fullerton

The national award winning Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton, announces its 2003-2004 season.

The season opens with Aristophanes’ Greek comedy, “Lysistrata.” Women barricade themselves inside the Acropolis and agree to a “sex-strike” in order to persuade their husbands to end the war. Classically trained actress and CSUF theatre professor, Marika Becz directs Aristophanes’ sensual and stimulating comedy that will run October 3-26, 2003 in the Arena Theatre.

Professional director and CSUF professor, Larry Biederman directs Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet,” set for October 24-November 2, 2003 in the Little Theatre.

Set in the English gutting sheds of the late Victorian era, “Gut Girls,” by Sarah Daniels, explores the issues of women at the bottom of the heap. Directed by graduate student Stephanie Routman, this cutting edge drama runs November 7-23, 2003 in the Arena Theatre.

This year’s Fall Dance Theatre, features choreography by CSUF faculty, alumni, and students. Coordinated by Robin Kish, it runs November 14-16, 2003 in the Little Theatre.
The fall finale, “Dames at Sea,” will be directed by professional director and CSUF professor, James R. Taulli. With music by Jim Wise, and books and lyrics by George Hamsohn and Robert Miller, this affectionate spoof of early Hollywood musicals runs December 5-14, 2003 in the Recital Hall.

Winter kicks off with A.R. Gurney’s, “A Cheever Evening.” Directed by professional director and CSUF professor Joseph Arnold, “A Cheever Evening” is based on the short stories of John Cheever. It runs March 5-28, 2004, in the Arena Theatre.

The Spring Dance Theatre, coordinated by Gladys Kares, celebrates the creativity of the choreographer and the growth of the student dancer. It runs April 9-11, 2004, in the Little Theatre.

Graduate student Stephanie Routman directs the west coast premiere of “Andorra,” by Max Frisch. This 1961 drama explores racism with the story of a non-Jew, brought up as a Jew, who falls victim to anti-Semitic hostility. It runs April 16-May 2, 2004, in the Arena Theatre.

“A Chorus Line,” kicks off in April directed by professional director Roger Castellano. This the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, and conception by Michael Bennett, is the second longest running show in Broadway show history. CSUF’s production runs in the Little Theatre April 23-May 2, 2004.

Professional director and CSUF professor Donn Finn directs Roger Cornish’s “Offshore Signals.” This cold war drama is filled with intrigue, mystery and a captivating cast of characters. It runs May 14-23 in the Recital Hall.


2003-2004 Season FlexTix subscriptions are available now for $82.00.

Single tickets go on sale two weeks prior to show opening. Advance sale prices for comedies and dramas are $9 for general admission, and $7 with Titan Discount (student, senior or with CSUF ID).

Musical advance single tickets prices are $16 for general admission, and $13 with the Titan Discount.

All at-the-door tickets are: $9 for comedies and dramas, and $16 for musicals.

Box Office: For tickets, please call the CSUF Performing Arts Center Box Office at 657-278-3371. Box Office hours are 11am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Tickets also available on the internet at www.tickets.com. Questions? Call us at 657-278-3371 or EMAIL us at pac-boxoffice@fullerton.edu. Or check out the Website at www.fullerton.edu/arts/events.
Media Contacts: Jim Volz, professor, Theatre and Dance at 657-278-3538
Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434

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