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May 2019

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Young Playwrights Workshop Showcase

May. 25, 2019

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Run: May. 25, 2019

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LBP has partnered with I.C.E.S Education to present scenes written by youth participants in their after-school program.   Young Playwrights Workshop Showcase will present works written by: Ryan Irwin Sha’naiya Smith Noel Chavez Athena Pearson Kailee Hines Devyn Hart Sofia Hernadez Emily Park Holden Vaysfeld J’Lon Carroll Sha’riya Smith Destiny Cortes   Youth Tickets $5 Adult Tickets $10      

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AUDITIONS: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

May. 28 to May. 30, 2019
By Quiara Alegria Hudes

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Director: Ryan Holihan
Run: May. 28 to May. 30, 2019 , Performs July 20th - August 17th, 2019

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TITLE: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL AUTHOR: Quiara Alegria Hudes DIRECTOR: Ryan Holihan RUN:  July 20th – August 17th, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. 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: Tuesday & Wednesday  Dates: Tuesday, May 28th & Wednesday, 29th, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse   Callbacks:…

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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.

 

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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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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Jun. 29 to Aug. 10, 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. 10, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This production closed August 10th, 2019.

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

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This production closed August 17th, 2019.

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

 

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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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AUDITIONS: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

Jul. 29 to Jul. 31, 2019
Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson

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Director: Holland Renton
Run: Jul. 29 to Jul. 31, 2019 , Performs Sept. 21 - Oct. 19, 2019

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TITLE: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE AUTHOR: Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson DIRECTOR: Holland Renton RUN:  September 21, 2019 – October 19th, 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 29, and Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Times: 7pm – 9pm…

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August 2019

AUDITIONS: HAIR

Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2019
Music by Galt MacDermot, Lyrics and Book by Gerome Ragni and James Rado

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Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2019 , Performs Oct 12 - Nov. 16, 2019, with a possible extension Nov. 23, 2019

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TITLE: HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical MUSIC: Galt MacDermot LYRICS & BOOK: Gerome Ragni and James Rado DIRECTOR: Rovin Jay MUSIC DIRECTOR: Stephen Olear CHOREOGRAPHER: Sonya Randall RUN: Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2019 with at possible extension to Nov. 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…

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