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April 2018

THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Apr. 1 to Dec. 9, 2018

About the Play

Run: Apr. 1 to Dec. 9, 2018

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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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Apr. 7 to May. 5, 2018
Written by Rick Elice, with Music by Wayne Barker, Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

About the Play

Director: Gregory Cohen
Run: Apr. 7 to May. 5, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

In this highly imaginative and theatrical origin story, we discover how a mysterious trunk filled with a mysterious substance known as starstuff is about to shape the destinies of all who encounter it.  As the orphan boy Peter encounters Molly the Starcatcher-in-Training, they must thwart the fearsome pirate, Black Stache, irrevocably changing their futures forever.  In this recent Broadway hit, the reimagining of the Peter Pan myth brings the audience along on a journey of adventure, comedy and music, as…

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From the fertile mind of Lynn Nottage who brought us the popular By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, comes this timeless tale of a family’s struggles in 1950s America.  The Crump family, having recently lost their mother, moves from Florida to Brooklyn in search of a better life.  As they struggle to rebuild, they are faced with religious division, racism, and the stresses that come from political, sexual, and social differences.  A cross between The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin…

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Fistful of Improv

Apr. 29 to Dec. 31, 2018

About the Play

Run: Apr. 29 to Dec. 31, 2018

Synopsis

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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May 2018

AUDITIONS: MY FAIR LADY

May. 1 to May. 3, 2018
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe

About the Play

Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin
Run: May. 1 to May. 3, 2018 , Performs June 30 - Aug. 4, with a possible extension to Aug. 11, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: MY FAIR LADY AUTHOR: Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe DIRECTOR: Phyllis B. Gitlin MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Stephen Olear CHOREOGRAPHER: Kysa Cohen RUN:  June 30 – Aug. 4, with a possible extension to Aug. 11, 2018, 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:…

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In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance,  their community shares the rich history that makes them so much more than slaves.  Sharing this rich oral tradition not only comforts the father and son, but heals and strengthens the entire community as the audience has the privilege of going along for the ride.  Flight is an inspirational theatrical…

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AUDITIONS: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY

May. 29 to May. 31, 2018
by Tom Jacobson

About the Play

Director: Reed Flores
Run: May. 29 to May. 31, 2018 , Performs July 20th - August 18th, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY AUTHOR: Tom Jacobson DIRECTOR: Reed Flores RUN:  July 20th – August 18th, 2018 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: May 29th & May 30th, 2018 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date and Time: May 31st, 7pm – 10pm, by…

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June 2018

Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality,  the writer of Almost, Maine, John Cariani, brings us an evening of nine bittersweet romantic comedies. Simultaneously hilarious and heart-wrenching, these vignettes provide the audience with the full spectrum of being in love, exploring the joy and the pain surrounding relationships ranging from first meetings to long-term marriages. It seems that “happily ever after” may not be in the cards for all relationships, but brief successes may just make the…

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Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady by a professor of linguistics who molds her and falls in love with his creation. Featuring one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” and “I Could’ve Danced All Night,” this classic American piece of musical theatre…

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July 2018

Summer Youth Musical Theater Conservatory

Jul. 9 to Jul. 28, 2018

About the Play

Run: Jul. 9 to Jul. 28, 2018 Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

Synopsis

Ages 7 – 17  July 9 – 28, 2018 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 camp…

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