Long Beach Playhouse has resumed producing plays live on its main stage and will begin in 2022 with the classic “Murder on the Orient Express”.
“It’s great to finally be able to produce some of the amazing shows that we are planning for 2020,” Madison Mooney, executive director of Playhouse, said in a statement. “One of our challenges was to get back on track for a regular season on the main stage. We have decided to have five shows in 2022 and when ‘Company’ ends in August we will be announcing a full season for 2022. -23. “
After closing its doors in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company returned in October 2021 with a full series of “Sister Act” and then the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”. The two were also streamed online for those who were uncomfortable returning to the theater.
The five-show season begins with Agatha Christie’s best-known mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express” from January 15 to February 12.
Next up will be another well-known classic, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams. Artistic director Sean Gray had found his cast and started preparations for the show in 2020 when the pandemic brought it to a halt. It runs from February 26 to March 26.
Then it’s Moss Hart and George S. Kaugman’s comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You”. It runs from April 9 to May 7.
A drama ensues, with “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage. The story of an African-American seamstress serving both wealthy white clients and big-city prostitutes in 1905 begins on May 21 and ends on June 18.
Gray and Mooney try to put together at least one musical per season, and this year’s selection is Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”. The summer show runs from July 2 to August 6.
Five-room subscriptions are available for $ 90 Friday nights, $ 105 for Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, and $ 127 for opening night, including the after-play reception. Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling 562-494-1014, option 1.
COVID-19 safety protocols – proof of vaccination or negative test and wearing a mask throughout – will be followed indefinitely.