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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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In this tragic masterpiece by Shakespeare, Othello, a powerful Moorish general, elopes with the Venetian lady Desdemona, inciting his envious friend Iago to put into motion a scheme to end their nuptial happiness through the poison of false accusations, distrust, rage, and eventually murder.  With powerful themes of love, jealously, race, and toxic masculinity, the story of OTHELLO is just as relevant to our culture today as when it was written over 400 years ago. Come experience the passion, terror,…

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September 2019

AUDITIONS: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2019
Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, based on characters from Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE

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Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin
Run: Sep. 9 to Sep. 11, 2019 , performs Nov. 2 - Nov. 30, 2019

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AUDITION NOTICE: TITLE: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY AUTHOR: Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon DIRECTOR: Phyllis B. Gitlin  RUN:  Nov. 2 – Nov. 30, 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: Mon., Sept. 9 & Tues., Sept. 10, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse…

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Come join us this Halloween season for one of the most terrifying supernatural thrillers of all time. During a paranormal investigation, Dr. Montague and his small team of volunteers visit Hill House, an unwelcoming mansion with a history of secrets and tragedies.  As each guest is affected by the house’s psychological manipulations, their minds, souls, and very lives become endangered.  Based on Shirley Jackson’s chilling novel, this dramatization is sure to leave the audience shivering with delightful terror! JOIN OUR…

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October 2019

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HAIR

Oct. 12 to Nov. 16, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado, Music by Galt MacDermot

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Oct. 12 to Nov. 16, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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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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November 2019

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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December 2019

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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

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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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January 2020

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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February 2020

For those who love a good British farce, imagine the joy of being able to watch the mayhem going on behind the scenes.  Imagine no longer as we bring you “backstage” during the rehearsals and performances of a comedy that goes hilariously wrong over its months of production.  As this troupe of actors presents an awful flop called Nothing’s On, doors slam, cues are missed, and lives and careers dangle in the balance during what has been called “the funniest…

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