Saturday, October 20, 2012

Musical Theatre West 2012-2013 Season


I love going to the show, and though I already have tickets for the 2012-2013 Pantages season, after I saw what Musical Theatre had on tap, I had subscribe to their season too.

Musical Theatre West has been around since 1952, when it started out as the Whittier Civic Light Opera. Their productions evolved over time, and they went from being an all-volunteer operation to producing full seasons. They now perform the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach, which is a lovely venue with plenty of conveniently located parking.

I have attended their shows before and their cast, choreography, costumes, sets and music are always up to snuff. It is great to have the opportunity to see quality entertainment this close to home (and avoid the hassles of heading to Hollywood).

The Musical Theatre West 2012-2013 season consists of four oldies but goodies, and if your musical theatre experience is limited, this would be a great way to get some experience with genre. The season includes:

∙42nd Street

∙A Chorus Line


∙Sunset Blvd.

Single tickets are available from as low as $20, and season tickets can be had for under $100. Parking is only $5 in the university parking lot, but be careful when you leave because the university police take events like this to be an opportunity to issue traffic citations like there is no tomorrow.

You can check out ticket and venue details at


1 comment:

  1. Musical West Theatre apparently has no respect for live musicians playing the musical Sunset Boulevard. Shame on you! You get a big zero in my book. Give your musicians a pay raise if they want it. They are worth more than the management that runs this company.

    Tom Tally, member in good standing, Local 47