Media Alert: Five Professional Performing Arts Companies To Call Beverly O’neill Theater Home

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and former Mayor Beverly O’Neill, along with city officials and arts leaders gathered today for a special announcement luncheon in the Beverly O’Neill Theater today. Charlie Beirne, General Manager of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, told the audience of more than 80 that for the first time in the theater’s history, five professional Long Beach arts groups are lined up to perform in the venue for their 2016/2017 seasons.

MEDIA ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 9, 2016

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Bob Maguglin
Director of Public Relations
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Loren Simpson
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FIVE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS COMPANIES TO CALL BEVERLY O’NEILL THEATER HOME

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and former Mayor Beverly O’Neill, along with city officials and arts leaders gathered today for a special announcement luncheon in the Beverly O’Neill Theater today. Charlie Beirne, General Manager of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, told the audience of more than 80 that for the first time in the theater’s history, five professional Long Beach arts groups are lined up to perform in the venue for their 2016/2017 seasons. 

International City Theater (ICT) has been the principal company using the theater for their performance seasons for the past two decades. In 2015 Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra moved its headquarters to Long Beach and began staging concerts in the theater. Three additional Long Beach performing companies will begin using the venue for their 2016/2017 season: Long Beach Opera, Camerata Singers and Musical Theatre West.

As part of the official announcement, there were musical performances by Long Beach Opera, Musical Theatre West, Long Beach Camerata Singers and the Musical Angelica Baroque Orchestra.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES FOR THE BEVERLY O’NEILL THEATER

INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE

February 10/March 6, 2016
Closer Than Ever

April 27/May 22, 2016
A Walk in the Woods

June 8/July 3, 2016
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

August 17/September 11, 2016
Doubt, A Parable

October 12/November 6, 2016
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:
The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont
(as told by himself)


LONG BEACH OPERA

January 22 & 28, 2017
Title: To Be Announced
An opera in collaboration with Musica Angelica and Culture Clash

May 13/20/21, 2017
The Invention of Morel
A co-production World Premiere with Chicago Opera Theater


MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
MTW BROADWAY IN CONCERT SERIES:

October 1, 2016
Davis Gaines

March 11, 2017
Susan Egan

MTW REINER STAGED READING SERIES:

November 13, 2016
The Boys From Syracuse

December 3, 2016
She Loves Me

March 12, 2017
TBA


LONG BEACH CAMERATA SINGERS

October 2, 2016
Music of Downton Abbey

December 4, 2016
Handel’s Messiah

March 19, 2017
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610


MUSICA ANGELICA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

October 8, 2016
Vienna Splendor:
Haydn: Symphony #6 “Le Matin” Hob.1/6
W.A. Mozart: Famous Arias from Figaro, Don Giovanni, and the Magic Flute
Franz Schubert: Symphony #5 in Bb-Major, D 485

November 12, 2016
W.A. Mozart and the Forte Piano:
Serenade G-Major “A Little Night Music,” K 525
Quartetto for Pianoforte and Strings g-minor, K 478
Piano Concerto C-Major, K 467


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