The Carpenter Center Announces 25th Anniversary SeasonThe Carpenter Center Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Executive Director of the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Megan Kline Crockett, unveils the 2019-20 season featuring a captivating collection of music, dance, comedy, speakers and family shows across five different performance series: Wit & Wisdom, Dance, WOW!, Sunday Afternoon Concert, and Cabaret. Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the Carpenter Center launches its 25th anniversary season on Saturday, September 21, 2019. New series subscriptions are on sale now with single tickets on sale starting May 21, 2019. The Carpenter Center showcases a dazzling array of talent every year, enriching the Cal State Long Beach campus and the Southern California community, says Executive Director Megan Kline Crockett. We're inviting back some of our favorite performers for our 2019-2020 season as well as welcoming extraordinary artists new to our stage who reflect the broad cultural landscape of Southern California. As we begin our 25th anniversary season, we renew our commitment to celebrate wonder, diversity, and exceptional artistic achievement today and for the next 25 years. Find all the upcoming events from the new season below, along with artist links and date information. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's MAMMA MIA!VIDEO: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia! (more...)

Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia! (more...)

International Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! Set To Sparkle At The Maltz Jupiter TheatreInternational Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! Set To Sparkle At The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia! (more...)

Chase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTChase What Flies Presents William Shakespeare's Hilarious And Heartfelt LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

From the team that brought you last year's chilling and poignant production of RICHARD the SECOND comes a hilarious and heartwarming new venture: William Shakespeares Love's Labour's Lost. LA classical theatre ensemble Chase What Flies welcomes you to the court of Navarre, where love is forbidden (and all but inevitable). Come join some of Shakespeares most lovable oddballs as they navigate big feelings, big plans, and the uncertainty of life. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Kicks Off Season with STEEL MAGNOLIASMaltz Jupiter Theatre Kicks Off Season with STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Have you ever had friends who were more like family? The ones that knew everything about you, loved you anyway and gave you strength when you had none? (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Maltz Jupiter TheatreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jan 15, 2018

Maltz Jupiter Theatre welcomes you to the 60's with their production of the musical Hairspray. Featuring music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, the musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY at the Maltz JupiterPhoto Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY at the Maltz Jupiter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

You can't stop the beat in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's big and bold Broadway blockbuster about one girl's inspiring dream to dance! (more...)

Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD IIChase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Fresh from their celebrated and sold-out run of Cymbeline last November, LA's newest classical theatre ensemble, Chase What Flies, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD the SECOND, a timely tale of misrule and rebellion, performed at Hollywood's Studio/Stage Theatre, November 17th-December 3rd. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMASThe Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre gets into the holiday spirit with Soulful Sounds of Christmas, book, music and lyrics by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, based on a concept and title by Greg Williams, Jr, and directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris; Opening Night and Media Receptitoday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Lights Up The Holidays With World Premiere Musical SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMASThe Ensemble Theatre Lights Up The Holidays With World Premiere Musical SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre lights up the holidays with the world premiere musical Soulful Sounds of Christmas, book, music and lyrics by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, based on a concept and title by Greg Williams, Jr, and directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris; Opening Night Media Reception Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Chase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD IIChase What Flies to Explore Personhood & Power in RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Fresh from their celebrated and sold-out run of Cymbeline last November, LA's newest classical theatre ensemble, Chase What Flies, presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD the SECOND, a timely tale of misrule and rebellion, performed at Hollywood's Studio/Stage Theatre, November 17th-December 3rd. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMASThe Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre gets into the holiday spirit with Soulful Sounds of Christmas, book, music and lyrics by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, based on a concept and title by Greg Williams, Jr, and directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris; Opening Night and Media Reception Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHESPhoto Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant - and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHESPhoto Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE WITCHES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant - and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse!Evil Witches Squelch Children at the Lewis Family Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

City Staff have reported an unusual sight around the halls of the Lewis Family Playhouse. Normal-seeming women have been seen squelching unsuspecting children, who then seem to disappear forever. In some instances, instead of being squelched, children have been rumored to be transformed into other creatures, including mice! Staff urges all patrons to the Playhouse and the Library to be vigilant and to purchase tickets to MainStreet Theatre Company's production of Roald Dahl's The Witches, opening October 14th and running through October 29th. (more...)

THANKSGIVING Will Play Four Encore! Producer's Award Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Samovar Subway Ensemble's Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere comedy by Tiffany Cascio, is the winner of three Fringe Awards (out of five nominations) and also received Pick of the Fringe designation from Combined Artform and Fringe Management. The acclaimed comedy will play four Encore! Producers' Award performances on Friday, July 14 at 8pm; Sunday, July 16 at 2pm; Saturday, July 22 at 2pm; and Sunday, July 23 at 2pm. Running time is 90 minutes. (more...)

Samovar Subway Ensemble Presents THANKSGIVING At The Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Thanksgiving, a world premiere play by Tiffany Cascio and directed by Kitty Lindsay. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award-winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, which has been inspiring and delighting generations of children for more than 100 years. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MainStreet Theatre Company's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company begins the New Year with a stage adaptation of The Secret Garden, the beloved 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The award-winning adaptation stays true to the original novel, which has been inspiring and delighting generations of children for more than 100 years. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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