Arts & Entertainment
A&E News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 1
Winter Concert -- Three professional musicians from the Long Beach area, Sally Curry, soprano, Manon Robertshaw, cello, and Rob Woyshner, piano, will perform compositions by Handel, Bach, Lecuona, Mozart, Donaudy, Charpentier, Duparc, Faurè, Brahms, Wolfe, Beethoven, Poulenc, Louiguy, Bernstein, Sondheim and Gershwin. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. Free will offering. Call (562) 431-9670 for more details.
Long Beach Playhouse presents Agatha Christie’s best-selling book and play And Then There Were None, Jan. 17 thru Feb. 16 on Thursdays through Sundays with a cast that includes eight marooned murderers, house servants and a mysterious voice from the gramophone. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $14 for students and are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or call (562) 494-1014, option 1.
The Theatre Guild & SE Civic Light Opera, long-time residents of the Liberty Theater on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, has found a new home at 729 Pine Ave., in Long Beach. “We were at the Liberty Theater for nearly 11 years,” says founder, Jeff Hathcock, “and we loved the place. But it’s a 70-year-old building, in bad need of a new roof, heating, air conditioning and other major improvements, and we just weren’t drawing in the audiences like we thought we would.” For more information visit their website at www.seclo.org or call (714) 827-9141.
Long Beach Opera takes audiences to the edge of madness in Edgar Allan Poe’s horror masterpiece, The Fall of the House of Usher, Jan. 27, Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. It marks LBO’s first co-production with Chicago Opera Theater, both of which are under the direction of Andreas Mitisek, who is entering his 10th season as LBO’s artistic and general director. Purchase tickets by calling (562) 432-5934 or by going online to www.longbeachopera.org/tickets.