Long Beach Theatre Reviews

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

By Anita W. Harris, published in the Signal Tribune newspaper (2019 to 2021):



Long Beach Ballet's "The Nutcracker" (Photo by Christopher Launi)

Long Beach Ballet delivers winter magic, prepares for summer romance with “Don Quixote” (Dec. 22, 2021)


Prancer and puppets perform in Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s ‘Christmas Classics’ (Dec. 1, 2021)


Nuns take center stage in Long Beach Playhouse’s vivacious ‘Sister Act’ (Oct. 27, 2021)


International City Theatre’s ‘Blues in the Night’ showcases sultry talent (Oct. 27, 2021)


Long Beach Playhouse rises to the challenge of ‘Angels in America, Part One’ (Oct. 7, 2021)


‘Noises Off’ redux revives the Long Beach Playhouse post-pandemic (Sept. 15, 2021)


International City Theatre reopens with timely 9/11-themed “Closely Related Keys” (Aug. 31, 2021)


Long Beach Shakespeare Co.’s exuberant ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brings theatre back to life (Aug. 24, 2021)


Long Beach Opera ends pandemic season on high yet deep note (Aug. 18, 2021)

Long Beach Opera offers binge-worthy art in ‘Desert In,’ a collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera (June 30, 2021)


Actors take center stage in LB Shakespeare’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” (June 7, 2021)


International City Theatre’s “The Last Five Years” serenades from the heart (June 1, 2021)


Long Beach Opera breaks boundaries with “Les Enfants Terribles,” promising innovative season (May 27, 2021)


International City Theatre’s “Slow Food” delivers fast-paced fun (May 5, 2021)


Long Beach Shakespeare Company wields wild spy story in ‘The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax’ (April 14, 2021)


Passions run high in Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (March 4, 2021)


International City Theatre’s ‘Art’ paints a witty and deep portrait of friendship (Feb. 25, 2021)


Long Beach Opera’s innovative ‘2020 Songbook’ exhilarates (Nov. 18, 2020)


International City Theatre’s ‘Daisy’ stuns with clarity and insight (Nov. 2, 2020)


Theatre review: Long Beach Shakespeare Co.’s “As You Like It” (Sept. 17, 2020)


Long Beach doubles down on Shakespeare (Sept. 2, 2020)


Theatre review: LB Shakespeare Company’s A Woman of No Importance (July 9, 2020)


Long Beach theatres go dark amid virus scare (March 19, 2020)


Theatre review: Long Beach Shakespeare Co.’s “As You Like It” (Sept. 17, 2020)


Theatre review: Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet (March 3, 2020)


Theatre review: Long Beach Playhouse’s Noises Off (Feb. 25, 2020)


Theatre review: Day After Day (The Life and Music of Doris Day) at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre (Jan. 28, 2020)


Theatre review: Long Beach Opera’s King Arthur (Jan. 15, 2020)


Theatre review: Cal Rep’s Move: The History of a Hand at Cal State Long Beach (Nov. 27, 2019)


Theatre review: Long Beach Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Nov. 6, 2019)


Theatre review: Musical Theatre West’s Something Rotten! (Oct. 23, 2019)


Theatre review: Cal Rep’s production of Mud at Cal State Long Beach (Sept. 20, 2019)


Theatre review: Othello at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre (Sept. 11, 2019)


Theatre Review: Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Titus Andronicus (Aug. 30, 2019)


Theatre review: Musical Theatre West’s The Little Mermaid (July 19, 2019)


Theatre review: International City Theatre’s ‘Bestseller’ (June 24, 2019)


Theatre review: Long Beach Opera’s The Central Park Five (June 19, 2019)


Theatre Review: Seven Guitars at the Long Beach Playhouse (May 31, 2019)


Theatre Review: Long Beach Opera and CalRep’s In the Penal Colony (May 3, 2019)


Theatre review: Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Othello (Feb. 28, 2019)


Long Beach Opera’s The Black Cat (Jan. 24, 2019)





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