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April 2017

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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

Apr. 29 to May. 27, 2017
Written by Christopher Durang

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Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: Apr. 29 to May. 27, 2017 Friday & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Comedically employing many themes from Anton Chekov’s works, we are treated to an examination of sibling rivalry, redemption, voodoo, and showbiz. When Vanya and Sonia’s quiet life is disrupted by their movie star sister Masha’s return to the family home, not even Disney can come to the rescue. A collection of…

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May 2017

This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Revived in 2010 starring Denzel Washington in the lead role. CAST: Damon Rutledge (TROY MAXSON) Rayshawn Chism…

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AUDITIONS: COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI

May. 30 to Jun. 1, 2017
by Michael Golamco

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Director: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
Run: May. 30 to Jun. 1, 2017 , Performances take place July 22nd - Aug. 19th

Synopsis

TITLE: COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI AUTHOR: Michael Golamco DIRECTOR: Shinshin Yuder Tsai RUN: July 22nd – August 19th, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Keep Thursday and Sunday nights available for shows for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. AUDITION DATES: Open Call: Dates: Tues. May 30th and Wed. May 31st, 2017 Times: 7 pm – 9 pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Sides will be emailed Date and Time:…

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June 2017

An incessantly ringing cell phone disturbs a woman sitting at a café table. She is furious at the owner for not picking up the call, until she discovers he’s dead. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new dramatic comedy. This work about how we memorialize the dead, and how that remembering changes us, is the odyssey of a woman confronting her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.  This…

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Jun. 11 to Jun. 11, 2017

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Run: Jun. 11 to Jun. 11, 2017

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Sunday, June 11th at 7pm

Synopsis

The Upperclassmen come to the Long Beach Playhouse for another year of comedy and improv! Playing in the Studio theater. Tickets are $5.00 presale*, $10.00 at the door. (For online tickets, click the $5 dollar presale discount option in the process of purchasing tickets.)

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RADIO HOUR FUNDRAISER

Jun. 16 to Jun. 16, 2017

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Run: Jun. 16 to Jun. 16, 2017

Synopsis

Friday, June 16 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm Written by Gazette Executive Editor, Harry Saltzgaver, The Annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour proves to have the humor, wit, and self reference that makes it a must -see evening out. Attracting the political hard-hitters is easy when it is so much fun and for such a good cause. The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates over 85 years in operation and intends to be here, serving Long Beach, for at least 85 more.  …

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The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You

Jun. 17 to Jul. 22, 2017

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Run: Jun. 17 to Jul. 22, 2017

Synopsis

The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 am June 17 – July 22 , 2017 Long Beach Playhouse $125.00   Click Here to Enroll Now  

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July 2017

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes us from…

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Summer Youth Musical Theater Conservatory

Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, 2017

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Run: Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, 2017 Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

Synopsis

Ages 7 – 17  July 17 – August 5, 2017 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This unique three-week day camp invites each young actor, singer and dancer to develop his or her skills in daily classes. Every student will also make the journey through the rehearsal process guided by a team of arts educators. In the end, we add the final theatrical element, the audience, and share our talents through public performances of scenes and songs. The…

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What if the classic romantic comedy, Cyrano DeBergerac, was set in modern day Wyoming?  What if the large-nosed protagonist was now an Asian American High School English teacher and his love interest was the beautiful new Asian American teacher with a preference for dating white guys? Will he help his cowboy friend win the girl, or make his own feelings known?  With quick-paced banter and witty repartee, this delightful romantic comedy addresses the issues of inter-racial relationships and platonic loyalty.…

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