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Founding Fathers merit fireworks in Musical Theatre West’s 1776

July 16, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer In 16 years of reviewing theater, I've given no more than three standing ovations. Well, I stood without hesitation at the conclusion of 1776, Musical Theatre West's phenomenal mu...

Audience gives well-deserved ovation to ICT’s beautiful A Shayna Maidel

June 25, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer A shayna maidel— in Yiddish it means “a pretty girl." Imagine how pretty you would feel as a young Jewish woman from Poland having survived Auschwitz or Dachau. Would you feel lucky to have survived? Arguable. But pretty? You are more than half-s...

LB Playhouse announces its new staff of directors

June 18, 2010

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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...

Legendary African singer who overcame being outcast to perform at Terrace Theatre

June 11, 2010

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The descendant of warrior princes, the son of two black African parents, Afro-pop pioneer Salif Keita was born “white." Inheriting albinism, a lack of skin pigmentation, Keita instantly stood out among other Africans and stood...

Documentary about LB skateboarders’ lives after shooting to premiere at Art Theatre

May 14, 2010

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In 2006, director James Cheeks and photographer Kevin Campbell, both Los Angeles residents, came to Long Beach to capture its thriving skateboard scene in the aftermath of a gang-related shooting that ended the life of one o...

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

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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...

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...

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