Though two star-crossed lovers were supposed to be the focus of West Side Story, in Musical Theatre West’s opening night performance (Feb. 13) at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, all eyes were on a supporting character. As a quick synopsis, West Side Story is set in mid-1950s in an Upper West Side New York neighborhood…
Closer Than Ever is a catchy name for your garden-variety musical, but that’s hardly what it is. Sans dialogue, identifiable characters or plot line, it may more accurately be called a revue. This is not to say you shouldn’t see it. Just the opposite. But don’t expect Oklahoma or Madame Butterfly. The set is simple:…
FreeSpirit Yoga, 3910 Atlantic Ave., will host artist Marilyn Geyer during the First Fridays art walk on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6pm to 10pm.
A new addition to Long Beach Arts Month in October, with 11 world-premiere plays from local talent, the 4th Annual Long Beach Poppin’ Play Festival, produced by Alive Theatre, will include:
Daniel Adams Culture Writer California Repertory Theatre starts its 2011-12 season with a great bang by presenting the internal and external turmoil of the man who brought to life, and death, the most destructive man-made force the 20th Century has ever known, in The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer.
2nd City Council Gallery + Performance Space will host a mosaic artwork exhibition entitled Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic, juried by George Fishman, from Sept. 17 to Oct. 16 with an opening reception Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7pm to 9pm.
Mike Deovlet and Burke Gumbiner, co-chairs of the Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLAA) board of directors, announced the appointment this week of Stuart A. Ashman as MOLAA’s president and CEO. His appointment is the result of a six-month international search, and his tenure will begin on Sept. 6.
The Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach and Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride will present the Long Beach Q Film Festival 2011 from Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18 at the historic Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., and the neighboring Gay and Lesbian Long Beach Center, 2017 E. Fourth St.
As part of its free summer concert series, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Rd., will host The Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra on Sunday, July 24, from 5:30pm to 7pm.
The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., will screen the documentary The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, which is about New Zealand’s beloved cultural icons, on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 8pm, and on Sunday, July 24 at 3pm.
Bringing together quilt artists and aficionados from all over the world, the summer edition of the International Quilt Festival will return to the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, with a preview night and classes beginning Thursday, July 28.
During the 2nd Saturday Art Walk in downtown Long Beach on July 9, Clay on First pottery studio sponsored a raku-firing on Linden Avenue of ceramic works created by local artists.
Following a successful season that brought Long Beach Opera (LBO) increased ticket sales, a 20-percent growth in its subscriber base, and an unprecedented number of sold-out performances, the company has announced its plans for 2012.
Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., will continue its search for “The Greatest Storyteller in the 562” with the second in a series of four story slams on Sunday, July 31 from 7pm to 9pm.
Cory Bilicko Culture Writer Considering that both her maternal and paternal grandfathers served on the Signal Hill City Council and that she now owns the home that her grandparents had built in 1940, Signal Hill artist Dyana Andersen has quite a legacy to follow.