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December 2018

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

About the Play

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


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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February 2019

In one of the best modern American farces to hit the stage, a madcap mix of mistaken identity, drugged-enduced confusion, lustful shenanigans, and operatic impersonation will leave audiences gasping for their next breath!  In 1934 Ohio, the world famous tenor known as Il Stupendo, has fallen to a double dose of tranquilizers.  The fate of the Cleveland Grand Opera hangs in the balance.  Can the company’s young go-fer succeed in impersonating the famed opera legend?  And what in the world…

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April 2019

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May 2019

From the master playwright of Fences, August Wilson, comes this story in his decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America. In a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn the sudden death of a blues guitarist who has died on the verge of his musical success. Flashing back to the busy week preceding Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton’s demise, we learn the reasons for his tragic fall. Mixing the genres of dark elegy, bawdy comedy, and mystery, Schoolboy’s story has…

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June 2019

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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