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Arts & Entertainment

A&E News Briefs

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 19
9/20/2013




The Long Beach Playhouse opens its Mainstage Theater season with “The Foreigner” on Sept. 28. Written by Larry Shue, the play explores the comedic possibilities when a “foreigner” is assumed to have no understanding of what is being said around him. The secrets and truths that are told under an erroneous assumption of privacy weave a hilarious storyline that ends in a wildly funny climax with the “good guys” triumphing over the bad. Patrons for this show will also have the pleasure of being the first to see the LBP’s newly revamped foyer. The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 6:30. Tickets are $24 for adults, seniors $21 and students $14. Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling (562) 494-1014.

The Arts Council for Long Beach is gearing up for Long Beach Arts Month, the city’s annual celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month. If you’re hosting an arts event this October -- whether a gallery exhibition opening, play, musical, live music, dance, concerts, open mic, reading, festival, or cultural events -- the Arts Council for Long Beach invites you to add your event to the Long Beach Arts Month calendar. The Arts Council for Long Beach will promote all the events listed on the Long Beach Arts Month calendar with news releases, advertisements, email blasts, postcards and social media. Adding events to Long Beach Arts Month is free and takes just minutes. To add events to the Long Beach Arts Month calendar, get started at www.longbeachartsmonth.org/about/participate

Indian Singer Shreya Ghoshal comes to the Long Beach Terrace Theater Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India, Shreya Ghoshal began humming every song her mother sang before she even started speaking proper words. By the age of four, she started learning music from her first Guru - her mother. Tickets range from $49 to $179. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

CSULB Dance Department presents “Evolute: An Evening of Dance,” featuring choreography by Graduate Dance Artists: Liz Curtis, Alison Hart, Kathleen Helm, and Maggie Phillips. This concert runs October 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 2 and 8 p.m. in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre on the CSULB campus. This show features innovative premiers by MFA candidates in the Department of Dance. Tickets are on sale for $20 for the general public, and $16 for students, seniors, CSULB faculty and staff, and DRC members. Tickets can be purchased by calling (562) 985-7000 or online at www.csulb.edu/dance.

International City Theatre presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind, and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside. Performances Oct. 11 thru Nov. 3 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Tickets $38-$50. Order by phone: (562) 436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.com

Terrace Theater welcomes “Mike Epps Live: Come Get Eppsie Tour,” on Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. With a career that shot straight to stardom, Mike Epps is lauded as one of the funniest comedians in the business today. In addition to his notoriety as a stand-up comedian, Epps has made a name for himself in Hollywood with a host of recent hit films. Tickets range from $49 to $69. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.