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Craig Johnson and Robbie Danzie bring poignancy to an old couple's look back at their lives in "The Chairs," the more accessible of a twin bill of early plays by dada/absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco---including his first, "The Bald Soprano"---at The Garage Theatre through June 8
"Machinal" is playwright Sophie Treadwell's 1928 expressionistic telling of a woman's struggle to find her way in a world she experiences as cold and absurd. Theatre critic Greggory Moore says it's the best thing he's seen at the LB Playhouse. Cold, absurd and Greggory Moore? We're in!
Five years ago, the restaurant across the street from the Art Theatre—the space was a constant succession of grand openings and quiet closing for places that drew their specialties from across the food spectrum—became Lola’s Mexican Cuisine. Only five years ago? Exactly five years ago, says owner Luis Navarro, whose calendar confirms that Lola’s opened [...]
The groundbreaking silkscreen techniques and designs that David Weidman introduced during the Eisenhower presidency are still shaking the earth today. On May 4, the ninetysomething artist will be in Long Beach for a meet-and-greet (and show-and-sell) at In Retrospect on Retro Row.
Adam Bock's bizarre black comedy, "The Thugs," touches on nearly every weary observation about modern life---a variety of topics and characters and depth and silliness that adds up to everything that Cal Rep does best. On the Queen Mary through April 30.
It's Earth Day, dedicated to the proposition that people really should remember not to shit where they eat---at least on one day each year, and we've come up with a short list of fun and healthy things to do, which we hope you won't poo-poo.
"A Chorus Line" is promoted as the greatest musical ever, but true or not, the question is what Musical Theatre West does with whatever it is. The answer is on stage at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center through April 28.
"A Flea in Her Ear" is the kind of farce the Long Beach Playhouse knows how to do from years and years of doing it. If it's the kind of production you like to see, go see it. Through May 11.
Downey officials seem to be tempering their enthusiasm---and the easy approval process---for hookah bars and cigar lounges in its downtown, which GreaterLongBeach.com totally predicted in February when one hookah club offered free admission to women wearing lingerie. Just sayin'.
The Observation Bar on the Queen Mary is commonly promoted as a "blast from the past," but if GreaterLongBeach.com contributor Bill Cwiklo were to blast the place for anything, it would be for not sufficiently honoring more of its past.
Maria Callas was one of the most galvanizing figures in opera history, and in International City Theatre's production of "Master Class," Gigi Bermingham gives the great diva all the crazywonderful she is due. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 14.
Father Junipero Serra, the beloved Franciscan padre best known for leading the establishment of Spanish missions in California, never quite gets his due as a plunderer. How does he feel about that? You can ask him Thursday when Forest Lawn presents "A Visit With Father Serra" at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Even enthusiastic and deftly executed performances by the CSULB Players couldn't sufficiently sharpen the script of the Tony Award-winning musical "Spring Awakenings" so that its lines and lyrics could convincingly make its points. Playing through arch 30.
Robots built from a pile of parts by teams of high school kids will do battle on the floor of the Long Beach Arena from Thursday to Saturday in the regionals of the Robotics World Championships. Go! It's free!
Forget about the Tyler Perry film version, to feel the power of "for colored girls ...," you've gotta get back to the source of the 1974 Obie Award-winning play by Ntozake Shange---and it's at the Manazar Gamboa Theatre (behind Homeland Cultural Center) through March 24.