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December 2019

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2019)

Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019
Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gregory Cohen, ‘Phie Mura, and Evan Battle

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Director: Evan Battle
Run: Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2019 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

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This Production Closed Dec. 22, 2019
Synopsis

The perennial favorite returns for its eighth incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse. In this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future show Ebenezer Scrooge the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? Come spend time with the characters you’ve come to love – Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and of course the irascible miser himself.  This…

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January 2020

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Agatha Christie’s THE UNEXPECTED GUEST

Jan. 11 to Feb. 8, 2020
By Agatha Christie

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Director: Jeff Brown
Run: Jan. 11 to Feb. 8, 2020 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Synopsis

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police suspect a man who died two years previously; a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. …

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June 2020

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VIRTUAL SCENE COLLABORATION CHALLENGE: Plays in 72 Hours!

Jun. 28 to Aug. 14, 2020

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Run: Jun. 28 to Aug. 14, 2020

Synopsis

We found a way to do theater online!  Welcome to the VIRTUAL SCENE COLLABORATION CHALLENGE: Plays in 72 hours!  Like our PLAYS IN A DAY, the writers and actors had a limited amount of time to write, then learn the scripts, and then record their performances to bring you this online virtual festival of short scenes! On Day One of the 72 hours, writers were given an audience suggested theme: Deep, Dark Secrets.  They then had 8 hours to write…

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August 2020

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Scene From CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Aug. 22, 2020
Tennessee Williams

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Director: Sharyn Case
Run: Aug. 22, 2020 One Day Only!

Synopsis

Our production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF was planned to be performed on our Mainstage in April 2020, but due to COVID-19 we have had to postpone our full production. So it is with great pleasure we are able to present a dynamic scene from the show with some of our cast for you to enjoy! With special permission from Dramatists Play Service we are offering a chance to see the scene on the online video show platform,…

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September 2020

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Long Beach Gives 2020

Sep. 24, 2020

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Run: Sep. 24, 2020

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  September 24th 2020   City Wide Giving Day! Over 150 Long Beach focused non-profits Donate to LBP here : https://donate.longbeachgives.org/long-beach-playhouse   Our 2020 ‘Not Quite Live All The Time-A-Thon’!  4 – 10 pm 4:15 Special Announcement from Stacy Stone 5:00 Artistic Director Sean Gray talks online programing! 5:15 & 8 Interview with Michael Hernandez-Phillips 6 & 8:45 Performances from Stephen Olear, Jerry Barba, & Serena Bottiani-Henderson 6:30 & 9:15 Interview with Aurora J. Culver Messages from LBP Volunteers, Throwback…

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October 2020

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DRACULA – A Radio Play

Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, 2020
Bram Stoker, Adapted by Cruz Flores

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Director: Cruz Flores
Run: Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, 2020 Online Radio Play

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DRACULA – A RADIO PLAY:

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If you liked this Free Online Program, Consider Donating a few dollars to the Long Beach Playhouse.  DONATE HERE

 

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Synopsis

DRACULA: A RADIO PLAY Written by Bram Stoker, Adapted in to a Radio Play by Cruz Flores Directed by Cruz Flores DRACULA – A Radio Play is sinking its fangs into the Long Beach Playhouse for Halloween this year! Evil has come to the seaside town of Whitby. Now four men and two women must come together to stop it.   Adapted, Directed, and Produced by Cruz Flores, this radio play adaption attempts to counteract a century of pop culture…

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December 2020

UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD se estrena en línea aquí el 18 de diciembre a las 8 p.m./ Premiering Online here on December 18 at 8 p.m.   UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD Promo 1: UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD (A Christmas Carol) Estreno en línea el 18 de diciembre de 2020 Written by Charles Dickens Original English adaption by Gregory Cohen Traducción al español de Mariana Herrera Adaptación al español de Juan Parada Dirigido por Juan Parada El favorito cuento eterno regresa…

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February 2021

2021 Annual Member Meeting

Feb. 20, 2021

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Run: Feb. 20, 2021

Synopsis

Happy New Year! Every February we have our Annual Member Meeting, for 2021 the meeting will look very different, it will be online! Saturday February 20th at 2pm The meeting will include board elections, a breakdown of our 2020 efforts and what is planned for 2021. Board and staff members will be available to answer your questions. RSVP by Registering for the Zoom Meeting CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Everyone is allowed to attend but there will be board elections which…

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April 2021

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Staff And Friends Cabaret Fundraiser 2021

Apr. 17, 2021

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Run: Apr. 17, 2021

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This Year Online! Will be streamed live, and will be available to watch after the initial live stream for two weeks. Tickets: Only $10 to help the Playhouse. Description: The LBP Staff and Friends Cabaret moves Online this Year! Watch the live stream, see the great acts, and help us to raise some much needed money as we prepare to reopen in the coming months! See the Staff, Volunteers, and Friends of the Long Beach Playhouse come together again to…

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June 2021

LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL – 2021 WINNERS!

Jun. 4 to Jun. 30, 2021

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Run: Jun. 4 to Jun. 30, 2021 Friday and Saturday at 8pm

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No need to buy tickets or register, just check back on this page, or our YouTube page for the  festival to start at 7pm Pacific Friday and Saturday Night!!

 

BOOK CLUB premieres, Friday June 4th at 7pm

LEON’S WARNING premieres Saturday, June 5th at 7pm!

Synopsis

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 stage reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and audience talk back. This year, due to the pandemic, the stage readings of the 2021 Winners will be prerecorded and presented online with a live online talkback after the showings.  The readings themselves will be available on here and on…

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