Monday, April 20, 2015

Musical Theatre West 2015-2016 Season at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, California


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 2015-2016 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).

Musical Theatre West surveyed their fans to see what kind of shows they wanted to see, and as a result the 2015-2016 season consists of four neat shows, two classics and two modern. These include:

∙ My Fair Lady

∙ West Side Story

∙ Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

∙ Sister Act

In the past, single tickets have been available from as low as $20, and season tickets from 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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