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Colorful characters, flowery plot in The Violet Hour at LB Playhouse

July 9, 2010

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

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer I sometimes grow weary of characters who “like to hear themselves talk." And to that extent, The Violet Hour, by no fault of cast or director, bogs down in places. So shame on playwr...

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...

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...

Van Hooten resigns as LB Playhouse executive director

April 30, 2010

Filed under News, theater, theatre

David Haberbush, president of the board of directors for the Long Beach Playhouse has announced the appointment of Andrew Vonderschmitt as the interim managing director effective immediately. Vonderschmitt replaces Joan Van Hooten,...

‘Real Women’ has verve at LB Playhouse

April 23, 2010

Filed under Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre

By Neena Strichart Publisher The opportunity to review a production at the Long Beach Playhouse (LBPH) is usually a treat, especially when I take along my favorite date, my mother. We were so looking forward to the latest ...

LB Playhouse performance to benefit animal-support group

April 16, 2010

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The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., will host a “Benefit for the Animals" on Thursday, April 22. The event will begin at 6:30pm with a reception and entertainment, along with drawings, a door prize and silent auction....

LB Playhouse brings vintage Agatha Christie to its stage with ‘The Hollow’

March 19, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Famous fictitious sleuth Hercule Poirot makes no appearance in this rendition of The Hollow, but the crafty whodunit is vintage Agatha Christie all the way. And it's yummy. Rea...

LBP’s ‘Betty’s Summer Vacation’!

March 5, 2010

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Warning: This is NOT your typical play review. By Neena Strichart Publisher I have been intrigued by “Recommended for Mature Audiences" (RFMA) movie and play warnings since I was old enough to know about the birds an...

LB Playhouse celebrating its 80th with speakeasy

January 22, 2010

Filed under Community, Entertainment

The Long Beach Playhouse will “turn the clock back" to 1929 to celebrate its 80th anniversary at Joey “The Saint" Valentine's Speakeasy on Saturday, February 13. Vintage attire is encouraged at the celebration, which will...

TV tries to kill the radio stars in ‘Lutz Radio Hour’

December 18, 2009

Filed under theatre, Uncategorized

By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer Long Beach Playhouse's Lutz Radio Hour is a perfect holiday show for audiences who like a strong dose of nostalgia infused into their seasonal entertainment. Unfortunately, those seeking an engaging plot, distinctive ...

In showing effects of war, ‘Fifth of July’ examines collateral damage on relationships

April 24, 2009

Filed under Art, Arts, theater, theatre

(clockwise from top left) Cort Huckabone, Jenn Robbins, Sean Gray and Katherine Prenovost as the burned-out radicals of Fifth of July. By Cory Bilicko Entertainment Writer Relishing her second opportunity to direct Fifth of July a quarter ...

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