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November 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the ’70s

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2022

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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“Ann Hampton Callaway is astonishing.” – LA Weekly Tony-nominated Broadway star and platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway transports us back to the 1970s as she and an all-star trio revel in the rousing hits by the decade’s greatest songwriters! Relive classic hits like “Killing Me Softly,” “I Will Survive,” and “The Way We Were” along with favorites by Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, the Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Roberta Flack, and more in this feel-good trip…

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Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

November 5 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Celebrate one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays, Día de Los Muertos, with the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, and the musicians of Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, led by three-time Grammy award-winner Jimmy Cuéllar. In an unforgettable visual and musical experience, OFRENDA pays tribute to traditional music and dances from different regions, including “La Bruja” from Veracruz and “Retablo Purépecha” from the state of Michoacán, along with amazing music from the Disney movie Coco,…

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Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time

November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Marc Maron’s raw, honest, and thought-provoking comedy has garnered him millions of fans, including those who tune in to his WTF podcast for revealing interviews with iconic personalities, from President Obama to Keith Richards. He starred in the Netflix original series “GLOW,” and his stand-up comedy special “End Times Fun” was nominated for a 2021 Critics’ Choice Award. In an evening filled with candor and laughter, Maron riffs on his eventful personal life and the more peculiar side of happenings…

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Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

November 13 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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They’re back! With star performances on The Tonight Show and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, the adorable animal athletes thrill with their delightful antics. It’s a high-energy treat from some of the most talented dogs in the world!

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The Queen’s Cartoonists: A Cartoon, Comedy, Holiday Hurrah!

November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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The Queen’s Cartoonists pay playful homage to two of America’s great art forms, jazz and cartoons, in this wild ride through the Golden Age of animation, including cult cartoon classics and modern favorites. Featuring the music of Danny Elfman, John Williams, Alf Clausen and more, it’s a holiday treat packed with singing, comedy, and instrumental pandemonium! Yule love it!

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January 2023

Capitol Comedy

January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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“The sharpest current events lyrics since Tom Lehrer.” —Hollywood Progressive Political satire and musical comedy return to our stage! Featuring fresh parodies and timely original compositions, Capitol Comedy’s new show is a lively musical program skewing both sides of the aisle with hilarious and insightful political satire. From the White House to Congress, everyone is fair game!

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Superstars of Magic

January 28, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Superstars of Magic brings together five award-winning Las Vegas illusionists for a thoroughly entertaining evening of magic, comedy and variety! These master prestidigitators combine spellbinding illusions and sleight of hand with hilarious hijinks and mesmerizing feats that’ll leave you amazed!

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February 2023

Cirque FLIP Fabrique

February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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“This troupe offers acts that don’t seem humanly possible…” —The New York Times In this all-new, high-energy production, the seven renowned acrobats of FLIP Fabrique don high heels and football shoulder pads to awe audiences of all ages. Muse playfully pirouettes around while tackling the perennially complicated questions of gender archetypes—circus-style. Set to an original score by beatmaker Millimetrik and featuring live onstage vocals by singer Flavia Nascimento, the acrobats’ dazzling, gravity-defying performance is sure to inspire and amaze!

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March 2023

The Purple Xperience

March 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Since its inception in 2011 by Marshall Charloff (who recorded with Prince on the album 94 East) and the Revolution’s Matt “Doctor” Fink, this five-piece band from Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis has been bringing the most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations. From “Little Red Corvette” to “Purple Rain,” Charloff’s uncanny channeling of Prince’s magic—from his inimitable appearance, to his thrilling vocal imitation, to his electrifying mastery of the guitar and…

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An Evening with Tig Notaro

March 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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“Weird and silly, with a joyful light-heartedness” —The Guardian Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, podcast host, and actor. Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time,” and she’s a favorite on numerous talk shows. She appears in Army of the Dead and Star Trek: Discovery, and wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show One Mississippi. Recognized for her courage, frankness and wit, Tig brings deadpan delivery to…

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Yesterday Once More: Celebrating the Music of ABBA, the Carpenters, the 5th Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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From the creators of Oh What A Night! comes a new musical revue capturing one of the greatest eras in pop music! From ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” to the Carpenters’“Close to You,” enjoy the non-stop hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s, complete with soaring harmonies, lush melodies, and colorful choreography from this dynamic foursome!

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – De la Frontera

March 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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One of the nation’s premier flamenco companies, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to our stage with a stunning new work choreographed by two of flamenco’s most exciting artists: Jose Maldonado and Karen Lugo—with an original live score by guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz. De la Frontera asks: “What is stronger—what unites us, or what separates us?” Flamenco Vivo’s star-studded cast includes Maldonado, praised by The New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance,” and Lugo, lauded by The Washington…

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Meow Meow

March 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until March 23, 2023

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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From New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End, international siren and comedienne-extraordinaire Meow Meow mixes up a glorious cocktail of the subversive and the sublime in this hilarious night of wickedly divine comedy and exquisite music. Prepare for a riot of original chansons—along with Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel, and even Radiohead—from one of the “Top Performers of the Year” (The New Yorker).

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April 2023

An Evening with Bill Nye The Science Guy

April 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Engineer. Comedian. Author. Inventor. Audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance man’s irresistible blend of humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he is also the bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and Everything All At Once. Bill Nye brings his love of science and flair for comedy to every appearance— deftly translating complex issues to help…

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May 2023

Terron Brooks – The Soul of Broadway, Unplugged

May 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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Star of Broadway and TV, Terron Brooks reinterprets favorite classic and contemporary Broadway songs in this journey of love, loss, and the hope of a new tomorrow. From an R&B take on “Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd to a Bruno Mars-inspired “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story, to Broadway hits from The Phantom of the Opera and Annie, it’s an evening that reimagines Broadway’s best!

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