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In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. Despite being his tenth wedding anniversary party, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Has met with such a resounded response that the Long Beach Playhouse has extended the run for one weekend only.
“Sweeney is enormously popular and our production has been met with critical success,” explains Andrew Vonderschmitt, executive and producing artistic director for the Long Beach Playhouse.
Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by ‘Phie Mura in the Studio.
Allison Aoun _SMITTY, Monica Beld _ROSEMARY, Steven Alcantar _FINCH, Mallory Kerwin _HEDY LaRUE
Climbing the corporate ladder has always been easy for some and difficult for others. In 1961, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying explained the secrets off success included luck, charm, connections and a willingness to use those things to personal advantage.
On June 15 at 5:30 P.M., the Long Beach Playhouse will present the sixth annual Return to the Long Beach Home Companion at the offices of Keesal Young and Logan. This truly unique event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse which at 87 years is one of the city’s oldest arts organizations.
As the country finds itself enmeshed in current events and a political cycle in which race and racism have center stage, the Playhouse presents A Raisin in the Sun. It is one of America’s most enduring works about the African American experience as viewed through the Younger family in Chicago in the 1950s.
Stephen Alan Carver, Rick Reischman, and Lisa March. Photography by Mike Hardy.
The Long Beach Playhouse is taking audiences on the journey of a lifetime with their production of Around the World in 80 Days. Playing to their great strengths in set design and costuming, Phileas Fogg’s fast paced romp will be a visual delight.
The Studio at Long Beach Playhouse continues to push the envelope with a lineup of five disparate plays that all have something to say.
Wilhelm Peters as Henry Higgins and Tiffany Topner as Eliza Doolittle Photography by Mike Hardy
Long Beach Playhouse brings George Bernard Shaw’s Masterwork, Pygmalion to its Mainstage
Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech.
The Long Beach Playhouse staff and friends will be letting their hair down, so to speak, for their (mostly) annual Staff and Friends Cabaret. It’s an evening of fun, letting off some steam, and some good old fashioned theatrical fun.