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After sweet Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to wealthy Tony Kirby the only thing standing in their way is the approval and blessing of their families. Easier said than done during the dinner between the eccentric Sycamore family and the strait-laced Kirby family. Will they be able to embrace each other’s quirks and faults to get … Continue reading YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU


From Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, writer of Crumbs from the Table of Joy and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, comes this tale of love and desire at the turn of the 20th century.  Esther, a talented black seamstress, saves her money as she works toward her future sewing intimate apparel for wealthy matrons and prostitutes alike.  Even … Continue reading INTIMATE APPAREL

Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY

On his 35th birthday, the confirmed bachelor Robert celebrates yet again with his collection of married friends, and begins to question his place in their lives.  As it becomes clear that he is using these relationships as a shield to fully committing in his own life, he makes self-discoveries, both crushing and highly comic, that will … Continue reading Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY


By Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Mitchell Nunn Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the Reichenbach Falls with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But when a telegram arrives informing Dr. Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum … Continue reading HOLMES AND WATSON


Long Beach Playhouse

By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Allen Sewell Greg and Ginny find themselves most compatible.  But when Greg finds a pair of men’s slippers under Ginny’s bed that aren’t his, she tells him they are her father’s. Ginny is reticent to introduce him to her parents, so Greg decides to surprise her and his future in-laws … Continue reading RELATIVELY SPEAKING


A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted from Charles Dickens’ Novella  Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater Dec. 10 - Dec. 18, 2022 Adapted & Directed by Lauren Velasco The perennial favorite returns for its eleventh incarnation at the Long Beach Playhouse. In this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Agatha Christie’s TOWARDS ZERO

TOWARDS ZERO By Agatha Christie with Gerald Verner Jan. 14. - Feb. 11, 2023 Directed by Holland Renton When a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, her nephew, tennis star Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay.  In this nail-biting thriller … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s TOWARDS ZERO


SHE KILLS MONSTERS By Qui Nguyen Feb. 25 - Mar. 25, 2023 Directed by Shinshin Yuder Tsai After Agnes Evans loses her family in a car crash, she leaves her childhood home in Ohio, haunted by the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. But when Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook and decides to start playing … Continue reading SHE KILLS MONSTERS


THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman April 8 - May 6, 2023 Directed by Phyllis B. Gitlin In this undeniably moving new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history, a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror … Continue reading THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK


BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY By Pearl Cleage Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater May 20 - June 17, 2023 Directed by Sonya Randall In the summer of 1930 in Harlem, NY, the creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Guy and Angel, … Continue reading BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY


Long Beach Playhouse

  IN THE HEIGHTS Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegrí­a Hudes July 1 - Aug. 5, 2023 Directed by Miguel Cardenas Musical Direction by Gabrielle Maldonado and Stephen Olear Choreography by Anthony Tuason This joyful Tony award-winning musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood … Continue reading IN THE HEIGHTS