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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

October 7 – 16, 2016
Studio Theatre

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.

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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
Littlechap: Christian Sullivan
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie: Alexandra Billings
Jane: Maddie Larson
Susan: Asialani Holman
Ensemble: Kaleigh Clark, Bonnie Dolan, Asialani Holman, Likun Jing, Lara Lafferty, Maddie Larson, Tamanii Meeks, Yoon Park, Jennifer Richardson, Carolina Xique
Evie/Anya/Ilse/Ginnie Understudy: Jessica Soza

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November 12 – 19, 2016
University Theatre

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.

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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
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

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.

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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


Chris Blonski, Spear Chen, Marcos Valdes Garriado, Marc Gomes, Robert Hart, Tommy Nguyen, Lawrence Patchin, Solana Price, Gaelyn Wilkie

She Kills Monsters

February 17 – 26, 2017
Studio Theatre

Fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture references create the world 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

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

March 10 – 25, 2017
University Theatre

Sunny Southern California sets the stage for this coming-of-age musical about a bubbly black girl, Viveca, with a bright smile and a sunny disposition. Spanning the 1960s through the 1990s, Viveca sings and dances her way through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she is forced to face her reflection and decide if the most important thing she needs accept, is herself.

Creative Team
Directed by Jaye Austin Williams