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September 2017

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DRACULA

Sep. 23 to Oct. 21, 2017
Written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, from Bram Stoker’s novel

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Director: James Rice
Run: Sep. 23 to Oct. 21, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Celebrate the Halloween season with the Long Beach Playhouse in the company of the most classic monster ever to roam through literature, film, and stage – Count Dracula! As Lucy Seward succumbs to a mysterious illness which is draining her life force, her father and his long-time associate, Dr. Van Helsing hunt the true cause of her malady – a vampire stalking London.  Be part of the chase as the undead terrify the countryside.  Will the virtuous triumph, or will…

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The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You

Sep. 30 to Nov. 11, 2017

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Run: Sep. 30 to Nov. 11, 2017

Synopsis

The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You!   Two Separate Classes this Fall   Improv Introduction Level: Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 am Sept 30 , 2017-Nov 4, 2017 Long Beach Playhouse $125.00 Long Beach improv and comedy troupe The Upperclassmen present “Yes And So Can You”, a 6-week course on the art of improv for intro level students.  Perfect for anyone looking to improve their performance skills, funnybones, or social acumen! Click Here to Enroll Now   Improv Character Development:…

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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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AUDITIONS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2017)

Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2017
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Chris Mertan

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Director: Chris Mertan
Run: Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2017 , performs Dec. 9th - Dec. 17th, 2017, with possible extension to Dec. 20th - Dec. 23rd, 2017

Synopsis

TITLE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL  AUTHOR: Charles Dickens, adapted by Chris Mertan DIRECTOR: Chris Mertan RUN:  Dec. 9th – Dec. 17th, 2017, with possible extension to Dec. 20th – Dec. 23rd, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Wednesday and Sunday nights at 7:30pm maybe added for private parties and special events. This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. AUDITION DATES: Open Call: Dates: Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 Times:…

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Gregory Cohen’s Actors’ Workshop – “The Basics”

Oct. 21 to Nov. 11, 2017

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Run: Oct. 21 to Nov. 11, 2017 Saturdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Synopsis

Theatre Veterans: Want to hone those acting chops? Beginners: Want to learn valuable skills? The Curious: Want to try something new and exciting? Gregory Cohen’s Actors’ Workshop is for the “newbie” and veteran alike. Enter this supportive and safe atmosphere to learn (or re-invigorate) the skills needed to be comfortable, creative, and convincing – whether on a stage, in a lecture hall, or in a boardroom. From text analysis to improvisation to basic stage protocol and communication skills, director Gregory…

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Oct. 29 to Oct. 29, 2017

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Run: Oct. 29 to Oct. 29, 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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November 2017

If you are a lonely, elderly gentleman, steer clear of the old Victorian rooming house that Abby and Martha Brewster run – it may be your last room on Earth!  When these two sweet old sisters feel the need to release a worthy roomer of his lonely suffering, just a sip of their homemade Elderberry wine will do the trick.  Added to their misguided mayhem, is their delusional charge who believes he’s Teddy Roosevelt, their lovesick nephew, and his disfigured…

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December 2017

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2017)

Dec. 9 to Dec. 17, 2017
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Chris Mertan

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Director: Christ Mertan
Run: Dec. 9 to Dec. 17, 2017 selected Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Returning for its sixth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will delight the entire family.  In 19th century England, 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…

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Dec. 10 to Dec. 10, 2017

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Run: Dec. 10 to Dec. 10, 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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January 20182018

In this seldom seen and intricately crafted mystery, Agatha Christie weaves scientific discoveries, international espionage, and unimaginable murder together to give the audience a night of unraveling the knots of danger and suspense.  Christie’s master sleuth, Hercule Poirot, teams up with Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp to solve the murder of accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory, who has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atomic bomb.  Not only must Poirot…

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