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TAWD screening of Hello Herman

Thursday, June 27 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Little Theatre (LT)

Members of the public are invited to join the cast and staff of California State University, Northridge's Teenage Drama Workshop for a free screening of "Hello Herman," a film that explores the impact of youth violence and bullying.

The screening is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27,  in the Little Theatre in CSUN's Nordhoff Hall located near the southwest corner of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

"Hello Herman"--directed by Michelle Danner and starring Norman Reedus, Martha Higareda, Garrett Backstrom, Rob Estes and Andy McPhee--is the story of 16-year-old Herman Howard, who goes on a shooting rampage at his school, and the reporter he asks to tell his story.

After the screening, the film's director, Danner, some of its actors and CSUN faculty will take part in a forum to discuss issues raised by the movie.

While the screening is free, seating is limited so reservations are required. To reserve seats, call (818) 677-5811 or email tadw@csun.edu.

The screening is also sponsored by the Valley Trauma Center and CSUN's Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing.


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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Image for Comedy: THE BOOK OF LIZComedy: THE BOOK OF LIZ

Wednesday, May 01 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 05 2:00 pm - VPAC Experimental Theatre

THE BOOK OF LIZ From the comedy team of David & Amy Sedaris. The Squeamish sect's Sister Elizabeth abandons all for the world outside, in an American journey filled with Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrants and all other manner of Sedaris-esque characters. But where will Liz fit in?

April 26-28, May 1-5, 2013.  All curtain times 7:30pm except Sundays at 1pm.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. Interpreted performance on Friday May 3rd. Permit for campus parking ($6) can be purchased in Lot B-1



8:00 pm - 9:15 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre NH121

The year was 1967. While playing a rabbit in a Winnie-the-Pooh play here on campus, 22-year-old senior David Gerrold wrote and sold what was to become one of the most beloved Star Trek episodes ever: The Trouble with Tribbles.  Mr. Gerroldâs career as a writer has since spawned more than 50 novels, a dozen-plus teleplays, and the film The Martian Child, starring John Cusack, based on Gerroldâs autobiographical tale of a single gay man adopting an at-risk youth.  It earned Gerrold both the coveted Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Now the year is 2013 and Mr. Gerrold is back at his alma mater, back on the same theatre stages that launched his career, workshopping a new play entitled UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITED.  The one-act production looks at two men planning their wedding--or so it appears on the surface.  Audiences are well cautioned that all is not as it seems. 

 The two performances, 8pm on April 30th and May 1st, promise to be some of the hottest tickets in town and cetain to sell out.  Touted in Variety and other industry media, the $12 general admission tickets will soon go on sale but CSUN students can get the advance seats now for $5 by showing their ID at the Student Union Ticket Office. The performance itself takes place in Nordhoff Hallâs Little Theater (NH121).

Hosted by Associated Studentâs Theatre Guild, the play is directed by Gerrold and stars two current student actors: Steven Brogan and Alex Manolopoulos, previously seen this semester in CSUNâs RAGTIME and ROMEO & JULIET respectively.  Producers for the Guild are Brianna McDonnell and Daniel Guerrero, and Cara Failer is the Stage Manager.  Audiences are cautioned about mature themes and adult language.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Image for Deborah VoigtDeborah Voigt

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall

Once in a generation, a true dramatic soprano comes along, with a rare voice uniquely suited for the works of Wagner and Strauss: Deborah Voigt is that voice.  Widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent dramatic soprano performing today, she has made her mark on some of the world's most prestigious stages in both operatic and Broadway concert roles. From her interpretation of Brunnhilde in the new Robert Lepage Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera to her critically acclaimed performance as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Deborah Voigt demonstrates her far-reaching range and sensitivity with beautiful tone, dramatic acuity and well-placed lyricism. She continues to expand her repertoire into Italian opera, singing the role of Minnie in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West in 2010.

Accompanied by Brian Zeger on the piano, Deborah Voigt will be showcasing her talents through a wide range of pieces by composers such as Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Leonard Bernstein.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN's 10th Annual "Folklor de Mexico": Saturday, May 25, 2013

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our annual music and dance concert with live folklorico and musical guests.

Two shows: Matinee @ 2pm - Gala Show @ 6pm

*Ticket prices $10 for Matinee & $20 for Gala Show

Matinee Show:

Ballet Folklorico Cielito Lindo - Nuevo Leon

Ballet Folklorico Santa Clarita - Campeche

Ballet Folklorico Winnetka Park - Colima

Ballet Folklorico Las Florecitas - Veracruz

Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc - Event Blessing

Gala Show:

Xochipilli de Santa Barbara - Guerrero

Grupo Folklorico Cuauhtli - La Danza de los Chichimecas, San Luis Potosi y Chinas de Puebla

Mariachi de mi Tierra

Tamborazo Aries - Sinaloa y Zacatecas

Los Hermanos Herrera - Son Huasteco and musica Nortena

*Galla and Matinee: Ballet Folklorico de CSUN & Teatro Aztlan

*Memorial day weekend- Celebrating and remembering the men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces.

*TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE as of March 20th @ the VPAC (Valley Performing Arts Center) ticket office which is located on the northside of the VPAC center - on the southside of the CSUN Bookstore Complex Building and adjacent to Lindley Avenue.

Please see the csun campus map at www.csun.edu

PLEASE NOTE: That both shows will be held at the: PLAZA DEL SOL PERFORMANCE HALL

*For ticket information please contact the VPAC ticket office at (818) 677-3000.

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan at California State University, Northridge is a student dance organization whose focus is educating the community about the rich Mexican culture through dance.

Contact: Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN Via email: ballet@onebox.com

(866) 248-7671 ext. 7532

Or visit us on our facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/bfa.csun


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Image for John MauceriJohn Mauceri

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall

The distinguished and extraordinary career of John Mauceri has brought him not only to the world's greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. His mentors include Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, and Carlo Maria Giulini. One of the world's most accomplished recording artists, he is the recipient of  Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, two Emmy and four Deutsche Schallplatten awards, among other prestigious recognitions. A graduate of Yale University, where he taught for 15 years, he is completing his seventh year as chancellor of the University of North Carolina's School of the Arts, the nation's unique stand-alone public university of conservatories in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design & production. For sixteen seasons at the Hollywood Bowl, Mr. Mauceri broke all records by leading over 300 performances before a collective audience of 4 million people with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, which was created for him by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Mauceri will present Music In The Life Of A Great City, Rite of Spring at 100. This inspired work looks at the powerful influence that Stravinsky's music had on Hollywood film composers in the 40s and 50s. It is an influence that can still be felt in today's contemporary film scores.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Image for Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and pop music auteur Rufus Wainwright is one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed artists of his generation. Born into a musical family (his father is legendary folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and his mother was the equally-influential Canadian singer Kate McGarrigle) he exploded onto the scene in the late-nineties with both his debut self-titled album and its follow-up, Poses.

Famous for his distinctive, deeply emotional voice and mastery of the piano, Wainwright has built a vast following.  His prolific output includes a much-celebrated series of albums (Want I & II, 2003-2004), an opera (Prima Donna, 2009), and seven studio and two live recordings.