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2014-2015 Performance Schedule

An Evening Of One Acts

October 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.
October 4 at 2 p.m.
Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall

This popular annual event showcases the directing talents of our creative student directors.  Sometimes irreverent, sometimes enlightening, but always entertaining, these shows will often challenge your mind…and your morals!  Subject matter may not be suitable for our young patrons.

Midsummer/Jersey
By Ken Ludwig

October 30, 31 and November 1 at 8 p.m.
November 1 at 2 p.m.
Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall

The annual first year show will be quite a treat this year with this high-octane re-telling of the familiar Shakespearean tale! Set on the Jersey Shore, our story follows the love affairs of the young lovers, a vivacious crew of fairies, and the staff of the local beauty salon as they play in the sand, sea and, of course, the boardwalk. Plots twists abound when Oberon and Puck arrive on the scene and hilarity ensues. Fun for the whole family!

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
Book by  Meredith Willson
Music and Lyrics by  Meredith Willson
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton 

December 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.
December 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre in Steele Hall

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!" Kris Kringle returns to Steele stage in this new holiday tradition. In his inimitable style, Meredith Wilson (The Music Man), tells us the classic story of the year. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine "Miracleon 34th Street, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Cal U students and local community unite in reminding us to believe.

Proof
By David Auburn 

February 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m.
February 28 at 2 p.m.
Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play surrounds Catherine, a troubled woman, whom we meet immediately following the death of her mathematical genius and mentally lost father. Sacrificing her own life to care for him, she now faces an estranged sister and former graduate student of her father's, who both vie for her attention and her father's work. Even the most math anxious will relate to the exploration of the value of trust in personal relationships.           


LOVE@1stPLIGHT
By Drew Aloe

April 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.
April 4 at 2 p.m.
Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall

Take a classic spin on Shakespearean comedy with a dash of his infamous plot devices, and mix it with a modern day, college love triangle and you have the basis for LOVE@1stPLIGHT. It's a play that follows the lives of Spools, Flow, Rich and Daisy, four college freshmen who find themselves flirting with the idea of fate and "love at first sight." Watch as our characters discover their own personal insecurities, reliance on new friendships, and the importance of first impressions. As emotions run high, the emergence of lust, jealousy, fate and luck arise as each of these characters search for love and personal happiness. Will the power of Shakespeare's poetry be enough to win over someone's heart or is there more to love then a first-chance encounter? This play contains adult situations and humor, and may not be suitable for our youngest patrons.    

Urinetown
Book by Greg Kotis
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

April 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.
April 25 at 2 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre in Steele Hall

What kind of musical IS this? A world where you have to PAY to PEE? Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and Two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilty, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismangement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms!

All performances are free to Cal U students with a valid Cal Card, but a five dollar deposit is required. The deposit will be returned upon arrival at the show.

Non-student tickets are $12.