Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Musical Theatre West 2013-2014 Season


If you regularly read my blog you may have seen how much I loved the Musical Theatre West shows I have been to this year. I just renewed my season tickets for the 2013-2014 season, and from what they have on tap it looks like it will be another great season!

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 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach, which is a lovely venue with plenty of conveniently located parking.

So far, this season’s shows have been fantastic and their casts, choreography, costumes, sets and music were all top shelf. 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 2013-2014 season consists of four neat shows, three of which have been announced already. These include:

∙ Young Frankenstein

∙ The Music Man (my favorite!)

∙ ‘S Wonderful (The New Gershwin Musical)

And one show to be named later. Based on rumors and hints, I think I have figured it out and it is a real winner – shoot me a message if you want to hear my guess…

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 as an opportunity to issue traffic citations like there is no tomorrow.

You can check out ticket and venue details at


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