Arts & Entertainment
A&E News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 15
Long Beach Playhouse Technical Director Sean F. Gray is trying his hand at the Bard this summer with his own adaptation: A Midsummer Night’s Gay Dream, July 27 through August 24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Whether you like the Bard or not this production is sure to catch your attention from the sexy fairies to the imposing nobles to the mischievous Puck you can’t take your eyes off the stage. This show will prove to be an excellent example of how relevant Shakespeare’s words are even today. Adults are $24, seniors $21 and students $14. Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling (562) 494-1014.
New Blues Revolution is among headliners at the second annual Latin Jazz & Blues Fest on Saturday July 27, from noon to 8 p.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. Free to the public; all ages. Kids Zone, food trucks and a vendor fair. Info: (562) 570-6137 or log onto www.facebook.com/events/539911929390636.
Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company, premieres new works along with audience favorites for the ninth season in a row in an evening entitled “Trajectorie” one night only on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre, California State University Long Beach, 6200 East Atherton St. Tickets are $14 presale, $18 at the door, $10 for students/seniors. All purchases at the door are cash/check only. Tickets are available at www.kwdp.brownpapertickets.com
A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees is offered on August 13 at 8 p.m. at the Terrace Theater. The trio’s set list will feature a selection of their classic hits, deep cuts from their first five platinum albums and fan favorites from the soundtrack to their cult film classic, Head, and their Emmy award-winning television series. Plus, a few surprises. Ticket prices are $35 to $70. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Garage Theatre presents “Ravens & Writing Desks,” August 2-31, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Twofer Sutherland Thursdays (2 for 1 tickets). Come see Alice and all the little woodland creatures, and ask yourself the most important question out of all the questions there are: Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk? The theater is located at 251 East 7th Street Long Beach. Tickets are $20 opening/closing, $18 general and $15 students/seniors/teachers Info: www.thegaragetheatre.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 433-8337.
Long Beach Opera announces revised dates for Peter Lieberson’s King Gesar and Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie. LBO’s final production of 2013 will be King Gesar on Sept. 7, 13 and 14, 2013. (The dates originally announced were Sept. 7, 14 and 15, 2013.) Info: www.longbeachopera.org.