2003 Theatre Archive

A Chorus Line

  • February 28, March 1, 7-9 2003
  • Conceived and originally directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Music by Hamlisch & Lyrics by Edward Kleban
  • Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
  • Directed by Laura Ellis & Kimiko Guthrie
  • Musical Direction by Heidi Dahms
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.

  • March 3, 2003
  • By Aristophanes

Theatre Professor Regina Cate will hold a reading as part of a world-wide protest against the war.

  • March 15 2003

Theatre & Dance present the annual festival were high school students from around the area compete for best individual scene and best design.

Monkey Magic

  • April 11-12 2003
  • By Arand Harris
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Studio Theatre)

Is a collection of six Chinese folk tales in which Monkey uses his magical powers to rescue those in distress and make dreams come true. The lively performance incorporates mimes, puppets and marionettes with actors in ornate Chinese costumes, bright stage lighting and noisemakers such as gongs and clappers.

Boys in the Band

  • May 2-3, 9-11 2003
  • By Mart Crowley
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • (Univ. Theatre)

“This scathing but ultimately sympathetic group portrait of a gay birthday party that virtually self-destructs before the terrified eyes of mainstream audiences. Words are both the weapons and the armor in their endless skirmishes.”

  • May 30 2003
  • By Rhoda Kaufman
  • Dramatic and interpretive readings from women’s and ethnic literature.
  • June 5-8 2003
  • Supervised by Edgardo de la Cruz and Thomas Hird
  • (Studio Theatre)

A festival of short plays and choreography by advanced students Program A: June 5 & 6. Program B June 6 & 8.

Highlands Summer Theatre Roar of the Grease Paint

  • Aug. 1-2, 8-10 2003
  • By Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
  • Directed by Edgardo de la Cruz
  • Musical Direction by Marianna Wolff
  • Choreography by Kimiko Guthrie
  • (Studio Theatre)

The musical is part of the Highlands Summer Theatre Program. The score of “The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd,” written in 1965, is a musical filled with big songs, big ideas and bigger-than-life characters.

Highlands Summer Theatre As You Like It

  • August 22-23, 29-31 2003
  • By Shakespeare
  • Directed by Melissa Hillman
  • (Univ. Theatre)

CSUH Department of Theatre and Dance Can a girl passing as a boy find true love by pretending to be a girl? Shakespeare’s classic comedy is produced with a modern twist.

  • October 3-5 2003
  • By Euripides
  • Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
  • (Studio Theatre)
  • October 11 at 2 p.m. Greek Festival
  • Centenial Hall, Hayward

What becomes of the displaced spoils of war? Euripides makes use of Homer’s epic poems, the “Illiad” and the “Odyssey,” to recreate the legendary tale of the Trojan War. In so doing he answers that question and puts a human face to war.

Uncle Vanya

  • November 14-15, 21-23 2003
  • By Anton Chekhov
  • Directed by Mary Gibboney
  • (Studio Theatre)

A play written in 1888 contains elements of both humor and drama. The backdrop is turn-of-the-century Russia, where a retired professor lives on his ex-wife’s estate with his new wife Yelena and the professor’s daughter Sonya, who is almost the same age as her step-mother.

  • December 5-6 2003
  • (PE 140)
  • Innovative new works by Student choreographers and faculty.
  • December 5 2003

A Christmas Carol

  • December 12-13 2003
  • Adapted by Ed Wright
  • Directed by Christine Plowright
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The timeless tale of the miserly Scrooge and his heartwarming transformation one Christmas Eve.