Arts / Cultural
Plaza del Sol Performance Hall
(Formerly the Performing Arts Center)
Kathy Anthony, managing director, (818) 677-5768
- The Performance Hall is a 500-seat theatre operated by the university and located on the north side of the University Student Union Plaza del Sol.
- The Performance Hall is currently the primary venue for the university's ArtsNorthridge guest artist series. ArtsNorthridge presents a variety of world-class artists from jazz, classical and popular music, the musical theatre, ballet and modern dance and other special events. Recent artists have included Lily Tomlin, Linda Eder, Ricky Skaggs, Second City Comedy Troupe, Diane Schuur, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Broadway musical, "Ain't Misbehavin" and nine time Grammy winner Asleep at the Wheel.
- Additionally, each semester, the Performance Hall hosts concerts and events with the Department of Music, university-based groups and student organizations.
- The Performance Hall also serves as the venue for many local and regional performance groups and features multi-cultural events from diverse communities.
- Free brochures are available as well as an updated website at www.artsnorthridge.csun.com
- The Performance Hall is available for rental by campus and community organizations. For rental information, go online to www.artsnorthridge.csun.com or call the Performance Hall at (818) 677-5768.
Peter Grego, chair (818) 677-3086, For Performances and Tickets (818) 677-2488, www.csun.edu/theatre
- Stages eight plays a year, from classic drama to contemporary comedy, all open to the public at modest prices.
- Also annually presents one musical, such as “Into the Woods,” and one opera in conjunction with the Music Department.
Teenage Drama Workshop
(818) 677-5811, http://www.csun.edu/tadw
A six-week program that develops theater skills both in the classroom and through performance.
- Trains up to 100 performers, ranging from 12–18 years old, principally in acting, voice and movement.
- Culminates in two or three fully staged productions.
- Participants selected by audition.
- Cost is $900
Among workshop participants: Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series), actress Mare Winningham, Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, and performance artist Bill Irwin.
KCSN 88.5 FM
Fred Johnson, general manager, (818) 677-3090
- A nonprofit, campus-based public radio station with a format that blends the symphonic works of Bernstein and Copland and the traditional European classical composers such as Mozart and Mahler with new music of the 21st Century from the likes of John Adams, Phillip Glass, and Joan Tower.
- Presents news produced by CSUN journalism students, who consistently have won prestigious Golden Mike Awards for excellence.
- Also programs music from many specific genres, from opera to jazz to cocktail music. On weekends, focuses on America’s musical heritage as found in regional genres like Bluegrass, Folk, Cajun, Americana, non-commercial Country and Swing.
- Fully interactive web site, streaming audio at KCSN.org.
- New KCSN programming includes "Afterburn" and "Hawaiian Eye."