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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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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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September 2018

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB

Sep. 22 to Oct. 20, 2018
by Jeffery Hatcher

About the Play

Director: Mitchell Nunn
Run: Sep. 22 to Oct. 20, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

  What if Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective found himself in a plot inspired by Robert Louis Stephenson? Enter The Suicide Club and find out.  In the heart of London, there stands a windowless house where Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a murderous game. On this particular night, the club welcomes a new member, Sherlock Holmes. Does Holmes actually wish to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? In this new stage thriller, the audience will become immersed…

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October 2018

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Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS

Oct. 12 to Nov. 17, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman

About the Play

Director: Sean F. Gray
Run: Oct. 12 to Nov. 17, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

What’s the outcome when The American Dream of success, celebrity, and free speech becomes warped in a madman’s mind?  In this highly thought-provoking musical, musical genius Stephen Sondheim and playwright John Weidman bend time and space to allow the nation’s nine successful and would-be assassins to meet, interact, and inspire each other to try to make their mark in the American history books. Using his signature blend of insightful lyrics and unforgettable music, Sondheim sheds a light on the peculiarly…

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November 2018

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic novel come to life in this fast-paced, humorous, and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with an overzealous match-making mother it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it…

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AUDITIONS: Agatha Christie’s SPIDER’S WEB

Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2018
By Agatha Christie

About the Play

Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2018 , Performs January 12th - February 9th, 2019

Synopsis

TITLE: SPIDER’S WEB AUTHOR: Agatha Christie DIRECTOR: Ryan Holihan RUN:  January 12th – February 9th, 2019 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: All Roles Open Dates: Mon., Nov. 5th & Tues. Nov. 6th, 2018 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks:  Date and Time: Wed.…

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December 2018

The perennial favorite returns for its seventh incarnation at the 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. …

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January 20192019

AUDITIONS: Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR

Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2019
by Ken Ludwig

About the Play

Director: Gregory Cohen
Run: Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2019 , Performs February 23, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Synopsis

TITLE:  Ken Ludwig’s LEAD ME A TENOR AUTHOR: Ken Ludwig DIRECTOR: Gregory Cohen RUN:  February 23, 2019 – March 23, 2019 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: Tues. Jan. 1st & Wed. 2nd, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks: Date and Time:…

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Come be part of the joke as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, pokes fun at the genre that made her famous.  Mixing equal parts of tension and laughter, enjoy as Clarissa, diplomatic spouse, finds her normally entertaining and unflappable self smack dab in the middle of a drawing room murder. Desperate to dispose of the body, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord.  In this…

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February 2019

In one of the best modern American farces to hit the stage, a madcap mix of mistaken identity, drugged-enduced confusion, lustful shenanigans, and operatic impersonation will leave audiences gasping for their next breath!  In 1934 Ohio, the world famous tenor known as Il Stupendo, has fallen to a double dose of tranquilizers.  The fate of the Cleveland Grand Opera hangs in the balance.  Can the company’s young go-fer succeed in impersonating the famed opera legend?  And what in the world…

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