‘Fiddler on the Roof’ tops list of productions coming to SSU
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The Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance this year will showcase the emerging talents of its students studying dance, theater and music with productions including the beloved Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

The season begins in October with Melanie Marnich's whimsical comedy "Blur," directed by Jennifer King, running Oct. 17-26 in Studio 76 at Ives Hall.

Also, audiences will be seated on-stage for an integrated experience when the drama unfurls in “Ghost Sonata,” the groundbreaking modernist play written in 1907 by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. Judy Navas directs this play, a masterpiece of modern theater, which opens Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31 and plays though Nov. 9 in Evert B. Person Theatre. 

The sounds of SSU’s Nature Preserves will be brought to the stage for “Soundscape Project,” part of the annual Fall Dance Concert performance presented Nov. 21-24 at Evert B. Person Theatre, with a special free Soundscape-Only matinee offered at noon on Dec. 6 at Weill Hall.

The 50th anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be celebrated with a co-production by the SSU Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance presented Feb. 6-16, 2014 at the Evert B. Person Theatre.

Tickets for the SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance 2013-2014 performance season are on sale at www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/productions. Box office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. For tickets or more information, call the box office at (707) 664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu.

Other productions include:

• Fifth annual “Super Mega Molten Hot Lava New Play Festival” (Nov. 14-16, Studio 76 at Ives Hall): Scott Horstein directs this annual presentation of script-in-hand readings of new plays written by Sonoma State University student playwrights. 

 • “She Kills Monsters” (March 5-8 and March 26-29, 2014, Studio 119 at Ives Hall): A young high school teacher’s teenage sister has just died. She tries to come to terms with the untimely death of the little sister she never knew by discovering her sister’s gamer world of Dungeons and Dragons. 

 • “Spring Dance Concert 2014” (April 11-19, 2014, Evert B. Person Theatre): The original choreography for this production is by SSU dance students. 

 Admission prices to performances range from $10-$17. SSU students are admitted free for all performances. 

The cost for non-SSU students and seniors is $10, $15 for SSU faculty and staff and $17 general admission. Tickets also sold at the door one hour prior to curtain.

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