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July 2017

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COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI

Jul. 22 to Aug. 19, 2017
Written by Michael Golamco

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Director: Shinshin Yuder Tsai
Run: Jul. 22 to Aug. 19, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

What if the classic romantic comedy, Cyrano DeBergerac, was set in modern day Wyoming?  What if the large-nosed protagonist was now an Asian American High School English teacher and his love interest was the beautiful new Asian American teacher with a preference for dating white guys? Will he help his cowboy friend win the girl, or make his own feelings known?  With quick-paced banter and witty repartee, this delightful romantic comedy addresses the issues of inter-racial relationships and platonic loyalty.…

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August 2017

The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You Introductory Level!

Aug. 5 to Sep. 16, 2017

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Run: Aug. 5 to Sep. 16, 2017

Synopsis

The Upperclassmen present Yes And So Can You, Introductory Level! Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 am August 5 – Sept 16 , 2017 (Skipping August 12th) 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! Instructed by the Upperclassmen’s Fernando Huerta, long time performer and graduate of Groundlings,…

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September 2017

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedic short plays combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. David Ives’ collection of six fast-paced glimpses into the eccentricities of life, love, communication, and dating will shine a light at just how absurd our daily lives can become.  The characters you will meet are diverse, bizarre, complex and unerringly familiar as the audience is taken on a joy-ride through the human condition – a couple on their first date, a room of…

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THE UPPERCLASSMEN

Sep. 3 to Sep. 3, 2017

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Run: Sep. 3 to Sep. 3, 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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AUDITIONS: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2017
by Joseph Kesselring

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Director: Jeff Brown
Run: Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2017 , Performances are Nov. 4th - Dec. 2nd, 2017

Synopsis

TITLE: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE AUTHOR: Joseph Kesselring DIRECTOR: Jeff Brown RUN:  November 4th  – December 2nd, 2017 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 and Tuesday, September 11th & 12th, 2017 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date and Time: Wednesday, September 13…

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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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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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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 Gregory Cohen, Jeff Brown, ‘Phie Mura, and Ryan Holihan.

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Run: Dec. 9 to Dec. 17, 2017 Fridays, selected Thursdays, & 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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