If you love the theater, there are a number of locations to see stage performances. These include:
Long Beach Playhouse Theatre: Established in 1929, this small, two-stage theater produces 13 shows a year.
International City Theatre: This professional, award-winning, nonprofit theatre stages five musicals and plays a year and offers educational outreach programs.
Musical Theatre West: Southern California’s Premier Musical Theater Company began in the 1950s as all-volunteer organization housed in Whittier High School’s auditorium.
Long Beach Shakespeare Company: Established in 1990, this company presents traditionally-designed productions of stage, literary and radio classics.
Terrace Theater: With seating for more than 3,000 attendees, this space often hosts a variety of Broadway touring productions, local theater, dance competitions, operas and is home to the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center: Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach where Richard was once a student, this venue hosts a variety of events, including musical and theatrical performances.
The Garage Theatre: With a capacity of about 30 seats, it’s always a good idea to purchase tickets in advance for performances.