Smile and Nod meets greek life, hemlock and condoms

“Am I boxing using condoms as boxing gloves, but instead of the condoms, I’m creating a religion based around ‘Mean Girls’ and instead of my opponent, I’m fighting the saying, ‘that’s the way the cookie crumbles?’”

Meet the men behind the blue

Aryn Sanderson The Blue Man Group broke its silence April 8. In a rare treat, Cal Poly students were able to interact with the Blue Man Group unmasked and outside of character. Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department, in…

“Hair”-raising Broadway show to rock PAC

Aryn Sanderson Does a futile war, a disappointed younger generation and an outrageous anti-establishment movement sound a little too familiar? “Hair” — a groovy musical jam-packed with sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll — will hit the Christopher Cohan…

The hour we knew nothing of a play

A madwoman runs wildly across the University Union (UU) Plaza after dark. A firefighter appears for 15 seconds before disappearing without a word as a beauty in mirrored clothing glances through a hole in a leaf. Couples come together and break…

Sixties musical hits SLO

The ‘60s saw an American launched into space, a wall built through Berlin and one of the biggest cultural revolutions our nation has ever seen. Now fans of the bygone era can revisit their roots with San Luis Obispo’s rollicking…

Rocky Horror Picture Show hits SLO Little Theatre

When people say they’re going to see the Rocky Horror Picture show, they’re not just going to sit down with a bucket of popcorn to watch a movie.

Theatre and dance department puts modern twist on classic play

In Greek, the word “antigone” means unbending. And in the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by Sophocles — which will be performed in the Spanos Theatre Nov. 18 to Nov. 20 — that’s just what the main character Antigone had to be to honor her brother.

‘Shimmy Shake Shine!’ dazzles crowds with dance and song

From July 8 to July 31, Shimmy Shake Shine! by accomplished choreographer Suzy Miller dazzled crowds with its seemingly random yet unified collection of 35 dance and song numbers.

“Side Show” invites students to come look at the freaks

From the eerie start, Side Show, a four-time nominated musical opening tonight at Cal Poly, is disturbingly intimate as the lights fade up to a stoic crowd of carnies starring at the audience inviting to ‘come look at the freaks’.

One act play festival runs this weekend

Cal Poly’s theatre and dance department is presenting student directed one act plays. The play festival will be June 6 and 7 in the black box theatre room 212 in the H.P. Davidson Music Center. Showtimes are at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.