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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 present Yes And So Can You

Jun. 17 to Jul. 22, 2017

About the Play

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 Long Beach improv and comedy troupe The Upperclassmen present “Yes And So Can You”, a 6-week introductory course on the art of improv. Providing a fun, unique, and nurturing environment through exercises, games, and instruction, “Yes And So Can You” is perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to think on their feet better, whether performers looking to…

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July 2017

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GUYS AND DOLLS

Jul. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

About the Play

Director: Gregory Cohen, Musical Director: Stephen Olear, Choreographer: Kysa Cohen
Run: Jul. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

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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AUDITIONS: ALL IN THE TIMING

Jul. 10 to Jul. 12, 2017
By David Ives

About the Play

Director: 'Phie Mura
Run: Jul. 10 to Jul. 12, 2017 , Performances Sept. 2nd - Sept. 30th, 2017

Synopsis

TITLE: ALL IN THE TIMING AUTHOR: David Ives DIRECTOR: ‘Phie Mura RUN:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd – Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Thursday and Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. AUDITION DATES: Open Call:  Dates: Monday, July 10th and Tuesday July 11th Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12th at 7pm –…

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Summer Youth Musical Theater Conservatory

Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, 2017

About the Play

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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August 2017

AUDITIONS: CABARET

Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2017
Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb

About the Play

Director: Sean Gray
Run: Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2017 , Performances Oct. 14th - Nov. 18th

Synopsis

TITLE: CABARET (1998 Revival Version) AUTHOR: Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb DIRECTOR: Sean Gray MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Stephen Olear CHOREOGRAPHER:  Halley Hardy RUN:  Oct.14th – Nov. 18th, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Thursday and Sunday night benefit shows may be booked by private organizations, so keep available for the run. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity. …

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September 2017

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedic short plays combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. David Ives’ collection of six fast-paced glimpses into the eccentricities of life, love, communication, and dating will shine a light at just how absurd our daily lives can become.  The characters you will meet are diverse, bizarre, complex and unerringly familiar as the audience is taken on a joy-ride through the human condition – a couple on their first date, a room of…

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Sep. 3 to Sep. 3, 2017

About the Play

Run: Sep. 3 to Sep. 3, 2017

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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October 2017

In the pre-Nazi Germany of the 1930s, decadence is rampant.  The raucous entertainment of the seamy Kit Kat Club reflects the lives of those drifters that frequent and perform on its stage. From the enigmatic Emcee, to the wounded Sally Bowles, to a mature couple dealing with the difficulties of the prevalent antisemitism that flourishes around them, these familiar characters will reignite the sense of despair and danger so commonly found in fascist regimes.  All balanced with the unforgettable songs…

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