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June 2019

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Fistful of Improv

Jun. 22 to Feb. 1, 2020

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Run: Jun. 22 to Feb. 1, 2020

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A Fistful Of Improv is a comedy troupe born and bred on the streets of Long Beach.  They were founded in January of 2011 and have been performing at many stages across Los Angeles and Orange Counties since April of that same year. They are continuously looking for new ways to push the limits of improv comedy and strive to reach new frontiers with each performance. They are proud to call the Long Beach Playhouse their home and look forward…

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August 2019

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Aug. 1 to Apr. 30, 2020

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Run: Aug. 1 to Apr. 30, 2020

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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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November 2019

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MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

Nov. 2 to Nov. 30, 2019
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

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Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin
Run: Nov. 2 to Nov. 30, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In this holiday sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, presented so successfully by LBP last season, we now focus on Mary, the middle sister in the Bennet household.  Utilizing the same droll humor and intellectual romantic spirit as the Austen classic, enjoy a frolicking good time in this highly entertaining and warm-spirited welcome to the holiday season.  As the verbal sparring and intellectual challenges abound, Mary Bennet breaks away from her past to discover the delicious possibilities introduced when…

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HAIR

Nov. 16 to Nov. 23, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Nov. 16 to Nov. 23, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

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Seating is very limited.  Please call the Box Office at 562-494-1014, option 1 for seating Options.

 

  • Friday, November 22nd, 8pm – Extension!
  • Saturday, November 23rd, 8pm – Extension and Absolute Final Show!

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

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Rediscover the wonders, pains, and joys within “the age of Aquarius.” HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. With an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show explores ideas of identity, community, global responsibility, and peace, as it remains as relevant as ever, examining what it means to be a young person in a changing world.  Once a mirror held up to the explosive and experimental life of young people in the 1960s,…

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December 2019

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MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET

Dec. 6, 2019

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Run: Dec. 6, 2019 Friday at 8pm

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All Collaborative Shows do not have assigned seating, so it is first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

 

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The Studio Collaborative: MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET Company: Held2Gether & LBP Dates: Dec. 6, @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets: $20 Description: Long Beach Playhouse and Held2gether, Improv for Life are teaming up for the 5th Annual MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET, a holiday variety to show to benefit the WomenShelter of Long Beach. Long Beach’s premiere comedy troupe, Held2gether will perform a dozen holiday themed comedic improv scenes, sketches and musical numbers to ring in the holiday sprit and celebrate WSLB’s great mission. The LBP…

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)

Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gregory Cohen, ‘Phie Mura, and Evan Battle

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Director: Evan Battle
Run: Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

The perennial favorite returns for its eighth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse. In this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? Come spend time with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself.  This…

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IT’S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2019

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Run: Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm

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All Collaborative Shows do not have assigned seating, so it is first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

 

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The Studio Collaborative: IT’S A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS Company: Bravo Company Dates: Dec. 13 & 14 @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets: $20 Description: It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol is a comedy melodrama that parodies your favorite Christmas classics such as “A Christmas Carol”, “Its a Wonderful Life”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, “The Martin/Crosby Christmas Specials” and more! Lots of audience interaction fun for the whole family. Company Statement: Bravo Company was founded in 2014 to provide a brand of…

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AUDITIONS: NOISES OFF

Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, 2020
by Michael Frayn

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Director: Gregory Cohen
Run: Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, 2020 , Performs Feb. 22 - March 21, 2020

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Audition Notice: NOISES OFF AUTHOR: Michael Frayn DIRECTOR: Gregory Cohen RUN:  February 22th – March 21st, 2020 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay.  AUDITION DATES: Open Call:   Dates: Monday, December 30th, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks: Date and Time: Thursday,…

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January 2020

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SAMSON AND THE BURNING BUSH

Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2020

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Run: Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2020 Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

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All Collaborative Shows do not have assigned seating, so it is first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

 

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The Studio Collaborative: SAMSON AND THE BURNING BUSH Company: SBB Productions Dates: Jan. 10 & 11 @ 8pm, Jan. 12 @ 2pm, 2020 Tickets:  $25 Description: Old Testament spoof that centers around Sam Sbalding and his wife Liona whose marriage is on the rocks but thanks to the power of a dream, recovers after Sam is shocked into changing his ways.  Musical is original and topical as it addresses struggling malls, immigration, and hair loss. Company Statement: Silent Letter Productions…

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Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police suspect a man who died two years previously; a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. …

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