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Southern California’s Premier Musical Theater Company in residence at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

A Grand Night for Singing

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING – October 15 – 31, 2021

Imagination abounds in this clever spin on the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon. This 1994 Tony nominee for Best Musical features 36 songs from 11 R+H shows ranging from the lesser-known like Allegro, Pipe Dream, and Me and Juliet, to classics including South Pacific, Oklahoma!, and Cinderella. A Grand Night for Singing is definitely one enchanted evening.

NEW WORKS NEW VOICES – September 18 & 19

Three brand new musicals are celebrated and performed in this festival held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19.

  • Angels of the Southern Accents about events in the life of Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind”
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – A Wilde New Musical, a hilarious ride thru the classic Oscar Wilde story
  • On this Side of the World, an 8,000 mile journey telling the stories of Filipino immigrants and their new American lives. – THIS READING IS SOLD OUT.

Tickets for the readings are free.


Our 2021-2022 Season is our biggest season EVER!

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing – October 15 -31, 2021
  • The Andrews Brothers – February 11 – 27, 2022
  • On This Side of The World (full production) – March 25 – April 10, 2022
  • Grease – July 8 – 24, 2022
  • Smokey Joe’s Café – October 14 – 30, 2022
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – December 2 – 18, 2022

See all six shows starting at just $120.  Subscriptions currently only available by phone at 562-856-1999. (open Thu-Fri 12-5p)

Cultural Equity and Inclusion Statement

Musical Theatre West strives to provide every resident of Long Beach and the surrounding area with opportunities to encounter and engage with musical theatre.

As an arts leader in one of the most culturally rich and diverse areas in the United States, our community has launched us into a leading professional, award-winning regional theatre with national recognition. For over 65 years we have been a champion of introducing broader audiences to Broadway caliber musical theatre in Southern California.

We aspire not only to reach diverse demographics through our onstage productions, traveling performances, and numerous educational opportunities, but also to be inspired and influenced by those we serve, in an attempt to reflect our community and elevate our art form.