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June 2019

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THE HATMAKER’S WIFE

Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2019
by Lauren Yee

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Director: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
Run: Jun. 7 to Jul. 6, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor, it is only accessible by stairs, there is no elevator.

 

Synopsis

In Lauren Yee’s comic fairy tale inspired by the Jewish folktales of Sholem Aleichem, we are introduced to a young woman who moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss. Instead, she finds discomfort, displacement, and the realization that she needs more.  In this witty and often deeply touching comedy, she finds assistance and guidance from the unlikeliest of sources — a wall in her new home. As the wall shares with her the magical tale of an old hat-maker…

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RADIO HOUR FUNDRAISER

Jun. 21, 2019

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Run: Jun. 21, 2019

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Friday, June 21 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm Written by Gazette Executive Editor, Harry Saltzgaver, The Annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour proves to have the humor, wit, and self reference that makes it a must -see evening out. Attracting the political hard-hitters is easy when it is so much fun and for such a good cause. The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates 90 years in operation and intends to be here, serving Long Beach, for at least 90 more.    …

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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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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Jun. 29 to Aug. 3, 2019
Book by Harvey Fierstein, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Based on the play by Jean Poiret

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Director: Sean F. Gray
Run: Jun. 29 to Aug. 3, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In this much loved musical that inspired The Birdcage, we peer into the living quarters of a famed drag nightclub where two men partnered in love as well as show-biz, Georges and Albin have their self-worth challenged after twenty years of un-wedded bliss when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative, right-wing politician. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the family of the bride-to-be, but Albin has other plans, which escalate with…

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July 2019

AUDITIONS: OTHELLO

Jul. 8 to Jul. 10, 2019
By William Shakespeare

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Director: Aurora Culver
Run: Jul. 8 to Jul. 10, 2019 , Performs Aug. 31 - Sept. 28, 2019

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TITLE: OTHELLO AUTHOR: William Shakespeare DIRECTOR: Aurora Culver RUN:  Aug. 31- Sept. 28, 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: Monday, July 8th & Tuesday, July 9th Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks: Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm – 10pm, by…

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Summer Youth Musical Theater Conservatory

Jul. 15 to Aug. 3, 2019

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Run: Jul. 15 to Aug. 3, 2019 Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

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Ages 7 – 17  July 15 – Aug 3, 2019 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday August 3rd, 2pm Performance Tuition: $600 Family discount: Buy one student’s tuition; get $100 off the second! 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…

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WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

Jul. 19 to Aug. 17, 2019
by Quiara Alegrîa Hudes

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Run: Jul. 19 to Aug. 17, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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In this 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama,  Quiara Alegrîa Hudes, writer of the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, introduces us to Elliot, a veteran of the Iraq war. As he struggles to find his place in the world, we are also introduced to the members of an addiction chat room just trying to get through the day. When Elliot’s mother dies, cyber meets reality, anger gives way to understanding, and the resistance to their pasts and each other…

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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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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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