A Grand Night for Singing

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Sun Oct 17, 1:00pm
Thu Oct 21, 7:30pm
Fri Oct 22, 8:00pm
Sat Oct 23, 2:00pm
Sat Oct 23, 8:00pm
Sun Oct 24, 1:00pm
Sun Oct 24, 6:00pm
Fri Oct 29, 8:00pm
Sat Oct 30, 2:00pm
Sat Oct 30, 8:00pm
Sun Oct 31, 1:00pm

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the world by storm, it was this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season, gaining wildly enthusiastic reviews. Rodgers & Hammerstein probably never imagined “Shall We Dance?” as a comic pas de deux, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” but with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrew Sisters-esque “I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair”, a swingin' “Honeybun” and a jazzy “Kansas City”, this exhilarating revue leaves no question about how terrifically up-to-date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

Jason Graae originally starred in the Broadway production, and now brings his talents as director to this show. Jason will be familiar to MTW audiences from his recent appearance in FOREVER PLAID 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. Dennis Castellano, a staple at MTW since 1983, will the Musical Director and DJ Gray best known for Broadway's THE PRODUCERS, will make her choreographer debut and round out the creative team. The cast includes Joan Almedilla, Broadways Kim in MISS SAIGON, Richard Bermudez MTW’s Ché in EVITA, Kelley Dorney seen in MTW NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Jacob Haren from Broadway’s BOOK OF MORMON and Frank in MTW’s CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and Natalie Wachen from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE and MTW’s 2005 production of RAGTIME.

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING runs October 15-31, 2021
Tickets start at $20.00
Tickets now on sale for the 2021-2022 Season
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD, GREASE, SMOKEY JOES CAFÉ, and CINDERELLA
Performances are at The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street. Long Beach
Ticket and season information is available at www.musical.org or contact the box office at (562) 856-1999 ext 4
New Health & Safety Information
Musical Theatre West and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center have joined together to provide their audiences with the safest spaces possible to enjoy live entertainment once again.
Together they will require ticket holders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, provide proof of vaccination, and continue to wear masks while enjoying shows.
Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
- Physical Covid-19 record card
- A clear photo of the Covid-19 record card
- Digital record of Covid-19 vaccination (available at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov)
Patrons without a vaccine due to medical reasons sincerely held religious beliefs, or are under the age of 12 will be admitted with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled performance.
We are excited to invite audiences back for all indoor performances in a safe space for attendees, artists, crew, and staff