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April 2018

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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December 2018

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2018)

Dec. 8 to Dec. 23, 2018
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Phie and Larry Mura

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Director: Directed by Larry Mura
Run: Dec. 8 to Dec. 23, 2018 Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

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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HEROES OF THE WEST

Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2019

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Run: Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

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

Synopsis

The Studio Collaborative: HEROES OF THE WEST Company: Up & Coming Actors Dates: Jan. 11 & 12 @ 8pm, Jan. 13 @ 2pm, 2019 Tickets:  $15 Description:  HEROES OF THE WEST is a campy, feminist comedy that revolves around protagonists Betsy and Daisy. The two young women become apprentices to the town hero Hank, who they soon realize is a narcissistic, attention seeker. Under these conditions, the trio must find a way to take down evildoer Toothnose. Company Statement: Up…

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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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LOOKING UPON VENUS/ BLACK PHOENIX

Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2019

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Run: Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

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

Synopsis

The Studio Collaborative: LOOKING UPON VENUS/BLACK PHOENIX Company: The CRayProject Dates: Jan. 18 & 19 @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets:  $15 Description: “Looking Upon Venus/Black Phoenix” is an evening length production; exploring the beauty, soul and essences of the black WOMAN and “BLACK MALE EXCELLENCE”. A great representation of beauty, strength and resilience while unfolding all of the societal notions place upon this particular group of people. Company Statement: CRay Project is a Black empowerment movement that allows artist to have…

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FISTFUL OF IMPROV: A COMEDY IMPROV SHOW

Jan. 26 to Jan. 26, 2019

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Run: Jan. 26 to Jan. 26, 2019 Saturday at 8pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

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

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The Studio Collaborative: FISTFUL OF IMPROV: A COMEDY IMPROV SHOW Company: Fistful of Improv Dates: Jan. 26 @ 8pm,  2019 Tickets: $7 Description:  Born and bred on the streets of Long Beach, A Fistful Of Improv, have been regularly performing together for 7 years. Using the parameters of the show “Who’s Line is it anyway?”, Fistful uses short form improv comedy to create a show based entirely on audience suggestions and participation. Company Statement: Just trying to change the world,…

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February 2019

Acting for the Stage & Beyond: Teen Acting Workshop

Feb. 5 to May. 2, 2019

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Run: Feb. 5 to May. 2, 2019

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Tuesday Feb 5th 4pm

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This program will expand participants’ knowledge of performance art and stagecraft. This lively and highly interactive program will feature scene study, improvisational exercises, and character study. Ages 14 – 17 Feb 5 – May 2, 2019 Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Instructor David P. Lewis 26 Classes Total $200 per student (payment plan options available) Call or Email Executive Director Madison Mooney at 562-494-1014 ext 503 and Madison@LBPlayhouse.org if you have questions, or are interested in a…

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STAFF AND FRIENDS CABARET: 90TH BIRTHDAY KICK-OFF FUNDRAISER

Feb. 16 to Feb. 16, 2019

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Run: Feb. 16 to Feb. 16, 2019 Saturday at 8pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating except for VIP Tickets.

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

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The Studio Collaborative: STAFF AND FRIENDS CABARET: 90TH BIRTHDAY KICK-OFF FUNDRAISER Company: LBP, Madison Mooney producing. Dates: Feb 16 @ 8pm, 2019 Tickets: $20 Regular $35 VIP Description: The Staff, Volunteers, and Friends are coming together again to raise some money for LBP while having fun onstage! Come see songs, scenes, dances, and maybe even a bagpipe! Making this year’s event even more special, is the celebration of our 90th Birthday! Come for the performances, stay for the Birthday Cake!

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MGM IN CONCERT

Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2019

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Run: Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2019 Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

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All Studio Collaborative Shows are Festival Seating meaning there is no assigned seating, it is first come, first serve.

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

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The Studio Collaborative: MGM IN CONCERT Company: P3 Theatre Company Dates: Feb 22, 23 @ 8pm, Feb. 24, @ 2pm, 2018. Tickets: $25 Description:  MGM in Concert is a musical tribute to the wonderful musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Other studios were producing musicals, but none could compare to MGM. New songs and standards from legendary original musicals: Singing in the Rain-American in Paris-Gigi. Wonderful Broadway shows were brought intact to the screen: Annie Get Your Gun-Showboat-Kiss Me Kate and many, many more.…

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