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International City Theatre kicks off its 2019 season with Roger Bean’s award-winning jukebox musical about a ‘60s doo-wop singing group.
SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group Denny and the Dreamers as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time, International City Theatre opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musical Life Could Be A Dream, written and created by Roger Bean. Performances take place Feb. 22 through March 10 at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.
Rodd Farhadi (Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl), J. Thomas Miller (touring production of Game of Thrones parody Musical Thrones), Josey Montana McCoy (Disney’s Frozen — Live at the Hyperion) and Trevor Shor (The Hunchback of Notre Dame for 5-Star Theatricals) make up the singing foursome. Trouble comes in the form of Lois, played by Marisa Matthews (The Threepenny Opera at A Noise Within), who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny and Wally fall in love, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. The ’60s doo-wop songs say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.”
“Some of our favorite, feel-good memories sweep over us when we hear a song on the radio,” says director Jamie Torcellini. “Life Could Be A Dream transports us back to a simpler time, floods us with nostalgia and reminds us of those important times that helped shape our lives.”
Life Could Be A Dream runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Feb. 22 through March 10. A talk back with the cast will follow the matinee performance on Sunday, March 3. Two preview performances take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $49 on Saturdays and Sundays, except for Feb. 23 (opening night) for which tickets are $55 (includes a post show reception) or $125 (includes a pre-performance dinner in addition to the post-show reception). Low-priced tickets to previews are $35. International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 330 East Seaside Way in Long Beach, CA 90802. For reservations and information, call 562-436-4610 or InternationalCityTheatre.org.
Presenter / Producer: International City Theatre
Theater > Musicals
Event Phone: 562-436-4610
International City Theatre
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach CA 90802
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 2/20/2019 - 3/10/2019
Thurs - Sat 8:00 pm Sun. 2:00 pm Preview Wed. 2/20, 8:00 pm
Previews $35 Thurs., Fri. $47 Sat., Sun. $49 Opening Night $55-$125
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