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James (Emma Chassey) with his new, unexpected family in the Giant Peach.

SDSU theatre takes on a Roald Dahl classic

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // May 1, 2019

San Diego State theater students will take on Roald Dahl’s classic book “James and the Giant Peach” in their latest production, showing in the Don...

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Moritz (Ben Breitenstein) and Melchoir (Brendan Mokler) take a moment in front of Wendla Bergman’s grave site. Set design is by Emily Klemmetsen, lighting design is by Hannah Beerfas, costume design is by Jill Jones and makeup design is by Mia Marx.

‘Spring Awakening’ production addresses social issues

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // April 17, 2019

Presented by the Skull and Dagger Dramatic Society, “Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy” shook the stage of the Experimental Theatre April 12-14....

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Dominique Payne (Jess),  Kennedy Garcia (Lexie) and Ryan Stubo (Hookman) in

Slasher comedy ‘Hookman’ opens at SDSU

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // March 27, 2019

"Hookman" debuted in the experimental theatre at San Diego State on March 15 to a completely sold-out crowd. It was written by Lauren Yee, directed...

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Brenden Mokler played Romeo and Jonathan Esquer played Balthazar in “R+J.” Lighting design was by Chloe Oliana Clark, scenic design was by Jenni Baldwin and costume design was by Andi Bashe.

Student production ‘R+J’ puts a twist on a classic

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // February 27, 2019

“R+J” brought a new twist on a timeless classic in San Diego State’s Experimental Theatre from Feb. 19 to 23. “R+J,” adapted from William Shakespeare’s...

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Ben (Marcus Rutledge) listens to voicemails from his father Doug (Noah Leach) in “To Be Alive.”

Student-penned musical ‘To Be Alive’ hits the stage

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // February 20, 2019

The new musical “To Be Alive” made its debut at the Don Powell Theatre at San Diego State on Feb. 15. “To Be Alive” takes place in San Francisco...

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SDSU production 'Mass' explores a loss of faith

SDSU production ‘Mass’ explores a loss of faith

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // December 13, 2018

San Diego State’s School of Theatre, Television and Film along with the School of Music and Dance came together Dec. to Dec. 9 to bring Leonard Bernstein’s...

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Teryn McMurry, Jonathan Esquer, Adriana Becerra, Matt Tornero, Kennedy Jean Garcia, Sahar Hakimi, Mario Vega, Marissa Rodriguez, Sabrina Solorazo and Diana Ramirez in “Más.”

‘Más’ explores cultural identity, based on true events

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // November 14, 2018

San Diego State’s production of "Más" tackles many difficult topics regarding the real life dismantling of Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican...

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'The Glaspell Project' tackles sexism

‘The Glaspell Project’ tackles sexism

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // October 3, 2018

San Diego State’s theatre department addressed current issues facing women with its take on the 100-year-old “Glaspell Project,” written by Susan...

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REVIEW: ‘Anna in the Tropics’ heats up theater department

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // April 25, 2018

San Diego State’s theatre department shatters the ceiling with the performance of “Anna in the Tropics” directed by CJ Keith. The production...

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Staff writer Sydney Faulkner has experimented with her hair color, with pink being the most recent.

Scene at State

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // February 16, 2018

San Diego State’s campus is a place where students feel free to express themselves, particularly when it comes to hair color. Some campuses across...

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‘Enchanted April’ musical finds life and love

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // December 1, 2017

San Diego State’s School of Theatre, Television and Film brings “Enchanted April, A New Musical Romance” to the Don Powell Theatre. The show will...

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San Diego State’s Jazz Ensemble performed for audiences in the Smith Recital Hall on Nov. 8.

Jazz Ensemble rocks campus

by Sydney Faulkner, Staff Writer // November 16, 2017

San Diego State’s Jazz Ensemble rocked the Smith Recital Hall on Nov. 8. The Jazz Ensemble hosted a special guest, jazz composer and pianist, Matt...

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