Musical Theatre West won top musical direction honors for its 2010 production of Sweeney Todd when John Glaudini took the prize for Best Musical Direction Monday night at the Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for the 2009-2010 awards season, at the Fred Kavli Theatre at The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
International City Theatre’s (ICT) founding artistic director Shashin Desai has announced to the board of directors that he will step aside as of Tuesday, March 15.
The Long Beach Playhouse (LBP) will offer Acting Entourage, a year-round youth theater school for children in grades 3 through 12, each Saturday beginning on Jan. 22, divided into three five-week sessions.
GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company, as part of its participation in the Long Beach Fire Department’s (LBFD) Hug-A-Bear program, will collect new and gently used stuffed animals at all performances of its upcoming production of The Velveteen Rabbit, Jan. 16 through Jan. 23 at Cal State Long Beach’s University Theatre.
By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer After seeing the Long Beach Playhouse’s outstanding production of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore, I became aware that some audience members objected strongly to the play’s subject matter.
The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., is presenting the family-friendly classic melodrama The Plight Before Christmas now through Sunday, Dec. 26.
The Found Theatre will present a concert celebrating what would have been the 70th birthday of prolific folk singer and songwriter Phil Ochs on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7pm.
The Long Beach Shakespeare Company (LBSC) will turn back the clock and transform an empty warehouse in Bixby Knolls into a Victorian hamlet, complete with ghosts and yuletides, for three weeks of A Christmas Carol, now through Sunday, Dec. 19 at the Expo Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach theatres are reaching out to audience members to find out what they think about productions on local stages.
From the folks who put the “fun” in A Dysfunctional Family Xmas comes a brand-new comedy that puts the “nuts” in The Nutcracker. Everybody’s seen the classic, but nobody’s seen it like this. When a young man performing community service decides to put on a production of the world’s most famous ballet in a rest…
The Long Beach Playhouse will offer a special dress-rehearsal performance of The Plight Before Christmas, a Christmas melodrama adapted by Fred Cusick and Diane Moore, on Thursday, Dec. 2. As part of this year’s Long Beach Community Food Drive, the public is invited to bring human or pet food in exchange for free admission to the…
By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Call me a product of contemporary American culture. I am guilty as charged, as I couldn’t help imagining Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock outsmarting opponent after wily opponent as I watched The Lion in Winter at the Long Beach Playhouse.
Long Beach Opera (LBO) this week announced the appointment of Bill Eisentraut as its new director of Development.
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will present Wicked Divas on Saturday, Oct. 30, featuring Principal POPS! Conductor Steven Reineke and starring special guests Julia Murney and Erin Mackey from the Broadway show Wicked.
By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Richard Kaye promised his dying father, lyricist Buddy Kaye, that he would see that the elder Kaye’s last work made it to the stage. Knowing of the son’s earnest vow, how could one help wanting When Garbo Talks! to be a great success?