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June 2018

RADIO HOUR FUNDRAISER

Jun. 15 to Jun. 15, 2018

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Run: Jun. 15 to Jun. 15, 2018

Synopsis

Friday, June 15 @ 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 over 85 years in operation and intends to be here, serving Long Beach, for at least 85 more.  …

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May 2018

AUDITIONS: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY

May. 29 to May. 31, 2018
by Tom Jacobson

About the Play

Director: Reed Flores
Run: May. 29 to May. 31, 2018 , Performs July 20th - August 18th, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY AUTHOR: Tom Jacobson DIRECTOR: Reed Flores RUN:  July 20th – August 18th, 2018 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: May 29th & May 30th, 2018 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date and Time: May 31st, 7pm – 10pm, by…

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FLIGHT

May. 19 to Jun. 16, 2018
Written by Charlayne Woodard

About the Play

Director: Rovin Jay
Run: May. 19 to Jun. 16, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance,  their community shares the rich history that makes them so much more than slaves.  Sharing this rich oral tradition not only comforts the father and son, but heals and strengthens the entire community as the audience has the privilege of going along for the ride.  Flight is an inspirational theatrical…

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AUDITIONS: MY FAIR LADY

May. 1 to May. 3, 2018
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe

About the Play

Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin
Run: May. 1 to May. 3, 2018 , Performs June 30 - Aug. 4, with a possible extension to Aug. 11, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: MY FAIR LADY AUTHOR: Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe DIRECTOR: Phyllis B. Gitlin MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Stephen Olear CHOREOGRAPHER: Kysa Cohen RUN:  June 30 – Aug. 4, with a possible extension to Aug. 11, 2018, 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:…

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April 2018

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CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY

Apr. 27 to May. 26, 2018
by Lynn Nottage

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Director: Diane Benedict
Run: Apr. 27 to May. 26, 2018 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.

Synopsis

From the fertile mind of Lynn Nottage who brought us the popular By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, comes this timeless tale of a family’s struggles in 1950s America.  The Crump family, having recently lost their mother, moves from Florida to Brooklyn in search of a better life.  As they struggle to rebuild, they are faced with religious division, racism, and the stresses that come from political, sexual, and social differences.  A cross between The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin…

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AUDITIONS: LOVE/SICK

Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2018
by John Cariani

About the Play

Director: ShinShin Yuder Tsai
Run: Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2018 , Performs June 9th – July 7th, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: LOVE/SICK AUTHOR: John Cariani DIRECTOR: ShinShin Yuder Tsai RUN:  June 9th – July 7th, 2018 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: April 16th & April 17th, 2018 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date and Time: April 18th, 7pm – 10pm, by invitation…

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Apr. 7 to May. 5, 2018
Written by Rick Elice, with Music by Wayne Barker, Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

About the Play

Director: Gregory Cohen
Run: Apr. 7 to May. 5, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

In this highly imaginative and theatrical origin story, we discover how a mysterious trunk filled with a mysterious substance known as starstuff is about to shape the destinies of all who encounter it.  As the orphan boy Peter encounters Molly the Starcatcher-in-Training, they must thwart the fearsome pirate, Black Stache, irrevocably changing their futures forever.  In this recent Broadway hit, the reimagining of the Peter Pan myth brings the audience along on a journey of adventure, comedy and music, as…

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March 2018

AUDITIONS: FLIGHT

Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2018
by Charlayne Woodward

About the Play

Director: Rovin Jay
Run: Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2018 , Performs May 19th – June 16th, 2018

Synopsis

TITLE: FLIGHT AUTHOR: Charlayne Woodward DIRECTOR: Rovin Jay ASST DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Sonya Randall ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Evan Battle RUN: May 19th – June 16th, 2018 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: Mon. March 26 & Tues. March 27, 2018 Times: 7pm – 9pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks: Date…

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LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2018

Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2018

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Run: Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2018 Friday and Saturday at 8pm

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LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2018 Company: LBP New Works Committee producing Tickets: $10 DESCRIPTION: The annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a staged reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back. THIS YEAR’S WINNING PLAYS: HAPPY THANKSGIVING by Tim Boland – Stage Reading Friday, March 23 SNYPOSIS: Full-length play set on Thanksgiving Day, 2016, two weeks…

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TROJAN WOMEN: A Love Story

Mar. 9 to Mar. 18, 2018

About the Play

Run: Mar. 9 to Mar. 18, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

The LBP Studio Collaborative Season offers outside, local theatre companies and performing arts organizations the opportunity to produce their own shows in our Studio Theater. TROJAN WOMEN: A Love Story Company: Alchemy Theatre Company Tickets: $20 DESCRIPTION: Fusing elements of Euripides’s Greek tragedy, high art, and pop culture, playwright Charles Mee examines the aftermath of the burning of Troy by focusing on the plight of the women who survive and raising the question of who really suffers in war: those who…

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