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February 2019

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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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BRAVO COMPANY’S IMPROV FOR WARRIORS TOUR

Feb. 9 to Feb. 9, 2019

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Run: Feb. 9 to Feb. 9, 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: BRAVO COMPANY’S IMPROV FOR WARRIORS TOUR Company: Bravo Campany Dates: Feb. 9 @ 8pm,  2019 Tickets: $15 Description: Show your support for the men and women of United States armed forces by joining Bravo Company for an evening of improv comedy.  All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Company Statement: Bravo Company was founded in 2014 to celebrate the arts and our country. Check out their Facebook page HERE. The LBP Studio Collaborative Season…

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January 2019

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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December 20182018

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2018

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Run: Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2018 Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 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: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Company: Alethia Theater Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13 @ 8pm, Dec. 9 @ 2pm 2018. Tickets: $15 Description: One Christmas Eve, an angel desiring to earn her wings stops George Bailey before he jumps off a bridge and walks with him from childhood to this moment in time. Together, they learn what makes a wonderful life, and that no one is a failure who has friends. Company Statement: Alethia Christian Theater aims to provide young…

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MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET

Dec. 1 to Dec. 1, 2018
by Held2gether

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Run: Dec. 1 to Dec. 1, 2018 Saturday, December 1, 2018 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: MIRACLE ON ANAHEIM STREET Company: Held2Gether & LBP Dec. 1 @ 8pm, 2018.  Tickets: $20 Description:  Long Beach Playhouse and Held2gether, Improv for Life are teaming up for the 4th Annual “Miracle on Anaheim Street”, a holiday variety to show to benefit the WomenShelter of Long Beach.  Long Beach’s premiere comedy troupe, Held2gether will perform a dozen holiday themed comedic improv scenes, sketches and musical numbers to ring in the holiday sprit and celebrate WSLB’s great mission.…

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October 2018

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Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS

Oct. 12 to Nov. 17, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman

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Director: Sean F. Gray
Run: Oct. 12 to Nov. 17, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This Production Closed November 17, 2018.

 

 

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What’s the outcome when The American Dream of success, celebrity, and free speech becomes warped in a madman’s mind?  In this highly thought-provoking musical, musical genius Stephen Sondheim and playwright John Weidman bend time and space to allow the nation’s nine successful and would-be assassins to meet, interact, and inspire each other to try to make their mark in the American history books. Using his signature blend of insightful lyrics and unforgettable music, Sondheim sheds a light on the peculiarly…

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August 2018

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THE TEMPEST

Aug. 31 to Sep. 29, 2018
By William Shakespeare

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Director: Mary Schaugh
Run: Aug. 31 to Sep. 29, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This Production Closed Sept. 29, 2018.

 

 

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Trickery, romance, and revenge set the stage for one of Shakespeare’s late masterpieces, in which sprites, goddesses, monsters, and fools hold court. In this fanciful classic that is often described as the darker twin to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a deposed noble turned sorcerer uses powerful magic to raise a great storm, shipwrecking the vessel bearing a group of conspirators onto the sorcerer’s mysterious island home. There, attended upon by a daughter, a magical sprite, and a deformed servant, the…

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July 2018

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THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY

Jul. 20 to Aug. 18, 2018
By Tom Jacobson

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Director: Reed Flores
Run: Jul. 20 to Aug. 18, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This production Closed on Aug. 18th, 2018

 

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

 

 

 

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Based on the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms, this highly theatrical tour-de-force brings to life a little known episode in Long Beach history and the history of LGBTQ rights.  As these two actors become absorbed within their play-within-a-play, they explore sexual identity, institutional corruption, self-deception, and the mysteries of the craft of the theatre. This timely look at another time warns…

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