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LB Playhouse announces its new staff of directors

June 18, 2010

Filed under Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre

David Haberbush, president of the board of directors of the Long Beach Playhouse, recently announced that Lauren Morris has accepted the position of managing director as of June 7. In addition, Sue Snead has been named the marketing dir...

Garage Theatre says ‘OMG’ with its 4th student production

June 18, 2010

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The Garage Theatre will present its 4th annual Student Showcase Spectacular, with its production of Oh My Gods! through Saturday, June 26. Written and directed by Garage Theatre Board Member Amy-Louise Sebelius and Orange County H...

LB Opera announces its line-up for next season

June 18, 2010

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At the finish of an acclaimed 2010 season which saw increased audience attendance, a 35-percent jump in its subscriber base, and a year of financial stability, Long Beach Opera (LBO) announces its plans for 2011. Commenting on...

Pride festival celebrating its 27th year in LB this weekend

May 14, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Leisure, News

The 27th Annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration will take place Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, from 11am to 10pm along Shoreline Drive. Over the past several years, the festival has become one of the premiere...

ICT presenting farce that shows ‘How the Other Half Loves’

May 7, 2010

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Three couples, two dinner parties, one adulterous affair. International City Theatre is now presenting How the Other Half Loves, the comedy by Alan Ayckbourn that ingeniously juggles time and space to create a whirlwind of chaos...

Killer cast in LB Playhouse production has audiences dyin’ with laughter

May 7, 2010

Filed under Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

Wanna forget about politics, the economy, natural disasters and all of life's other stresses? See a performance of Daddy's Dyin'—Who's Got the Will? The last time I saw a cast this spectacular on the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstag...

Found Theatre goes to pot with ‘Telethon’

May 7, 2010

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By Jeff Strichart Contributing Writer From first toke to last choke, this is one performance that will have you rolling in the aisles. (And, if you follow the example of the cast members, there will be plenty of other typ...

Altruism will be ‘in the mix’ at Bixby jazz concert

April 30, 2010

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By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer When the next Expo jazz concert returns to Bixby Knolls this Sunday, a good cause will come along with it. Chris Williams, a local jazz singer and percussionist, has been performing ...

Where the gin is cold but the piano’s hot

April 30, 2010

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By Kelly Nielsen Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to experience an evening of deception, dancing, singing, women who murder their lovers, and all that jazz. Welcome to 1920s Chicago. Read More »...

Theatre company to perform Mother’s Day variety show

April 30, 2010

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Stearns Musical Theatre Company will present “A Mother's Journey: A Tribute to Moms Through the Magic of Song and Dance" on Monday, May 8 at 2pm and 7:30pm. The performances, which will be musical variety shows to raise money...

Community Action Team presenting free Mother’s Day concert

April 30, 2010

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Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) will host their second annual Mother's Day Concert, which will feature professional opera, piano, harp, viola, flute, and trumpet performances. The concert's seven professional...

Two-wheeled activities rolling down Retro Row for Mother’s Day

April 30, 2010

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The first “4th Street in Motion" Festival will roll onto 4th Street/Retro Row (between Cherry and Junipero avenues) on Mother's Day, May 9, from 11am to 5pm. The free event, part of the Long Beach Bike Festival, will showcase...

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