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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

October 7 – 16, 2016
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

This quirky, British musical follows the performer Littlechap in his pursuit of worldly success where he often attempts to stop the world (and the show!) before it spins out of control. This tale of rags to riches will take the audience on a journey of one man’s search for hope during his rise to fame. The CSULB production will feature Alexandra Billings (ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, Amazon’s Transparent) in multiple roles as the many women in Littlechap’s life.

Creative Team
Directed by Joanne Gordon
Musical Director: Jarod Sheahan
Choreographer: Brian Moe
Scenic Design: Danila Korogodsky
Costume Design: Amanda Martin
Lighting Design: Caitlin Eby
Sound Design: Kate Fechtig
Make-up Design: Seraphina Rose Foster
Stage Manager: Rachel Dennison
Produced for the Broadway stage by
David Merrick in association with Bernard Delfont
Cast
Littlechap: Christian Sullivan
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie: Alexandra Billings
Young Littlechap: Bryson Mansell
Susan: Kaleigh Clark
Jane: Maddie Larson
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie (Matinees 10/8, 10/15, 10/16): Jessica Soza
Ensemble: Kaleigh Clark, Bonnie Dolan, Asialani Holman, Likun Jing, Lara Lafferty, Maddie Larson, Tamanii Meeks, Yoon Park, Jennifer Richardson, Carolina Xique


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Elements

November 12 – 19, 2016
University Theatre
A University Players Production

An enchanting physical theatre performance that reflects on Earth’s natural resources brings the elements of earth, wind, fire, and air to life using acrobatics, ensemble movement, mime, and contemporary dance. Sally and Avi are stuck in their cookie-cutter lives never noticing one another, but when the four elements intervene to wake them from their daily existence, they are brought together.

Creative Team
Directed by Ezra LeBank and Rebecca Nakano
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Kathryn McGaughey
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Sound Design: Matthew Barabasch
Makeup Design: Keren Ochoa
Stage Manager: Brittni Finley

Ensemble
Melvin Alas, Kayla Manuel, Jaime Martinez, Shane Monaghan, Daniela Naranjo, Kim Pernia, Cynthia Price, Malik Proctor, Alexander Romero

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The Duchess of Malfi

December 2 – 11, 2016
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

Considered one of the greatest English renaissance dramas, a Duchess marries beneath her class only to meet a nightmarish fate when her brothers seek revenge in this tale of greed, ambition, love, and lost innocence. CSULB continues a tradition of reimagining classic works with this bloody Jacobean tragedy.

Creative Team
Directed by Rob Clare
Scenic Design: Lin Xiyu
Costume Design: Sara Lindsey
Lighting Design: Szu-Yun Wang
Sound Design: Carlos Torres
Makeup Design: Paula Le
Stage Manager: Megan Beretta

Cast

Silvio: Christopher Blonski
Castruccio: Chris Bange
Rodrigo: Spear Chen
Antonio: Marcos Valdes Garrido
Daniel de Bosola: Marc Gomes
Duke Ferdinand: Robert Hart
Duchess: Julie Granata-Hunicutt
Delio: Tommy Nguyen
Doctor: Lawrence Patchin
Julia: Solana Price
Cardinal: Thomas Trudgeon
Cariola: Gaelyn Wilkie

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She Kills Monsters

February 17 – 26, 2017
Studio Theatre
A University Players Production

Fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture references create the world of fantasy role-play games in Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy. After the death of her sister, a young woman stumbles into a journey of self-discovery and action-packed adventure in this heart-pounding homage to the nerd (and warrior!) inside us all. She Kills Monsters is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Creative Team
Directed by Amanda McRaven
Movement Director: Julie Granata-Hunicutt
Assistant Director: Gaelyn Wilkie
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Maria Huber
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Sound Design: Corinne Carrillo
Makeup Designers: Lanayia Gonzales & Cassie Shima
Stage Manager: Sandra De Santiago

Cast

Tilly: Julia Beaty
Agnes: Ammy Ontiveros
Chuck: Tommy Nguyen
Miles: Christian Sullivan
Lilith: Stacey Patino
Steve: Alexander Romero
Orcus: Ryan Chiu
Kaliope: Bonnie Dolan
Farrah/Narrator: Tara Coffey
Vera/Evil Tina: Brenda Orellana
Evil Gabbi/Narrator: Saby Ramirez

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How Do You Nerd Out? from CSULB Theatre Department on Vimeo.


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The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

March 10 - 25, 2017
University Theatre
A University Players Production

This imaginative and multifaceted musical follows Viveca, a black woman who hides behind a mask of cheerfulness while searching for success on the Broadway stage and for love in her life. Viveca pursues her dreams from 1960s Los Angeles to present day New York City, navigating through some of America’s most turbulent times.

Creative Team
Directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams
Assistant Director: Valerie Villegas
Musical Director: Christopher Troy
Choreographer: Asha Kamali Blankinship
Scenic Design: Paige Bossier
Costume Design: Sara Lindsey
Lighting Design: Szu Yun Wang
Sound Design: Kate Fechtig
Makeup Design: Daisy Montalvo
Stage Manager: Kelcy Campbell
Cast
Viveca: Timanii Meeks
Gregory: Malik Proctor
Ballet Teacher/Sophia/Ensemble: Sydnie Johnson
Chitty Chatty 1/Secretary/Ensemble: Kaleigh Clark
Chitty Chatty 2/Secretary/Ensemble: Kim Pernia
Modern Teacher/Scarlett/Ensemble: Sarah Regli
Secretary/Tallulah/Ensemble: Barbara Vides
Miss Pain/Harriet Tubman/Granny/Ensemble: Nicole Royster
Larry/Keith/Ensemble: Donge Tucker
Daddy/Policeman/Ensemble: Ramon Edwards
Jazz Teacher/Dance Captain/Lucas/Ensemble: Jaime Martinez
Emily/Nilda/Sandra/Ensemble: Jennifer Elrod
Mommy/Yolanda/Ensemble: Rubi Morales
Alexander Chiu: Prince/Cosmic/Policeman/Director Bob/Ensemble