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CSULB University Players Present The Colored Museum


The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players is proud to present The Colored Museum, written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kysia Bostic, and directed by Trevor Biship. Playing October 17th through November 1st, The Colored Museum, in a series of vignettes, explores stereotypes through African American stories and history.

Four Clowns Hosts Beginner Workshop at Arts Council for Long Beach A LOT Event


On September 28, 2014, Four Clowns will be conducting a beginner’s clowning workshop at one of the four Arts Council for Long Beach’s (ACLB) upcoming A LOT Initiative events. Four Clowns company members will be facilitating the workshop with undergraduate student cast members from the upcoming production of Ubu the Sh*t that the company is co-producing this fall with the Theatre Arts Department at CSU Long Beach.

Long Beach Playhouse 86th Mainstage Season Opens With The 39 Steps


The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years.

John DeMain Takes the Podium to Open LB Symphony’s 80th Season


With its majestic brass,  Aaron Copland’s beloved 3-minute Fanfare for the Common Man will begin Long Beach Symphony’s 2014-2015 80th Anniversary Classical Series on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8 pm, masterfully led by guest conductor John DeMain, Madison Symphony’s Music Director and former Music Director of Orange County’s Opera Pacific.

Celebration of Native American Music and Culture Coming to Long Beach

Rita Coolidge will headline a Native American Music concert at the Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach.

Rita Coolidge will headline a Native American Music concert at the Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Raindance, in collaboration with Whirlwind Studios, is hosting a major Native American Music concert at the Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach on November 15th, 2014.

University Players Begin 2014-2015 Season With Merrily We Roll Along


The CSULB Theatre Arts Department’s University Players open the 2014-2015 season with Merrily We Roll Along, with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, running October 3rd through 12th in the Studio Theatre.

Long Beach Playhouse Stage Door Canteen Opens For One Night Only


Please join us on September 13 as the Long Beach Playhouse steps back in time to 1943 when this was a Navy town and Stage Door Canteens were the place to be! The downstairs stage, bar and solarium will be transformed into a USO-type canteen complete with 1940s-era celebrities, a floorshow, casino tables, food, a tattoo parlor, fortune teller and celebrities around every corner.

City’s Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at Color Me Long Beach Event


USA Today has called Long Beach the most diverse city in the United States. COLOR ME LONG BEACH: A Multicultural Urban Arts and Video Experience, offers the community an opportunity to experience that diversity in a celebration of multicultural urban arts and video representing the many communities that call Long Beach home.

1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park Continues Sept. 6


1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell held its inaugural event earlier this month.

Brilliant Colors of Van Gogh Shine at Mural Under the Stars


Gregorio Luke will end his summer series “Mural Under the Stars” at the ArtExchange (ArtX) on Saturday, August 23rd from 8pm-midnight.  With the urban landscape as the backdrop; attendees will experience an evening of live music, stunning images projected on a large screen, an enlightening lecture, and a chance to view the work of local artists.

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