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Carpernter Center for Performing Arts

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September 2019

Sandra Bernhard – Quick Sand

September 21 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$52 – $60

The actress, comedian, singer and radio talk-show host Sandra Bernhard tells it like it is—riffing on politics, family, entertainment and everything in-between. Bernhard’s hilarious new show “Quick Sand” is a mélange of musings, music, and whimsy, “never boring, j’adoring,” is her motto. Covering the outrageous, quotidian, and glamorous, Sandy is “a brief respite from the endless madness of the ever more stressful news of the world.” (Time Out NY). Backed by the Sandyland Squad Band.

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October 2019

Cabaret Series: Mandy Harvey

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - October 3 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 3, 2019

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

Cabaret series: The Carpenter Center's most unique performance experience, where the stage is transformed- offering patrons table seating less than 40 feet from the artists! Plus you can add dinner or bar service before enjoying the show! A breakout star on America’s Got Talent, Mandy Harvey weaves through a songbook of breathy jazz standards, growling blues and heartbreaking originals with her pitch-perfect voice. “Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation,” proclaims LA Times. Dinner/Beverage Service 6 PM Performance 7…

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

STARDUST: A Tribute to David Bowie WOKE (SoCal Premiere) Complexions is back to rock the Carpenter Center stage! Experience the brilliance of David Bowie with STARDUST, an “utterly transfixing” (Billboard) dance tribute to the late rock icon—his beloved hits and glam rock-inspired costumes transformed by the award-winning company into powerful, poignant movement. Plus the SoCal premiere of Dwight Rhoden’s galvanizing protest rally of a ballet, WOKE—set to a remix of music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and more.

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The Everly Brothers: Live at Royal Albert Hall [Revisited]

October 6 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

Award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate the magical night in 1983 when the Everly Brothers triumphantly reunited at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With the immaculate phrasing of such hits as “All I Have to Do is Dream,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” rediscover why the duo was known as “the Architects of Harmony!”

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November 2019

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

November 10 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$15 – $25

Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 2pm & 6pm They’re back! With star performances on Ellen, Oprah, and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, these adorable athletes thrill with their delightful antics. From world-class high jumping and barrel racing, to weaving around poles and catching flying discs, these are some of the most athletic and talented dogs in the world!

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Stacy Sullivan – A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee

November 13 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

Wed/Thu, Nov 13 & Nov 14, 2019 at 7pm Celebrating the centennial birthday of Miss Peggy Lee, Stacy Sullivan reveals the seductive charm and complexity of one of the most successful singer-songwriters in history. The New York Times calls Sullivan “spellbinding” and “darkly sultry” in this captivatingly authentic tribute.

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Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad: The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$53 – $60

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of the award-winning public radio program Radiolab- his popular podcast is second only to This American Life. A journalist and composer, Abumrad orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews, and sound effects to draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics such as the nature of numbers or the evolution of altruism. Join Jad in an immerse evening of music, video, and storytelling, and discover the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change, and…

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December 2019

David Benoit – A Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

December 21 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $45

Celebrate the holidays with a Carpenter Center favorite—an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes from A Charlie Brown Christmas! Five-time Grammy nominee and jazz pianist David Benoit is joined by a special guest, jazz singer Sara Gazarek, in a must-see show featuring the beloved holiday songs that have charmed generations.

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January 2020

Capitol Steps – The Lyin’ Kings

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$40 – $50

The Capitol Steps return with fresh political satire, song parodies, and sketches that take aim at the outrageous goings-on at the White House, in Congress, and on the never-ending campaign trail. Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House—and the Senate!

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An Evening with Davis Gaines

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

Los Angeles’ longest-running Phantom of the Opera, Davis Gaines brings his intimate evening of song to Carpenter Center. “A breathtaking concert artist,” (The New York Post) Gaines will sing his favorite Broadway show tunes and share stories from his long career on Broadway and beyond.

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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

One of today’s most in-demand choreographers—recently commissioned to create a premiere for New York City Ballet—Abraham was born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporates an artistic upbringing of classical music and visual arts into his work. Abraham’s acclaimed company A.I.M stuns with its diverse range of styles, “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers.” (The New York Times)

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OH WHAT A NIGHT! – A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

An exhilarating musical revue with boundless energy, engaging humor and hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Working My Way Back to You,” and “Who Loves You” and more from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey!

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February 2020

One Night Of Queen

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, is a spectacular live concert that recreates the look, sound, pomp, and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With sold-out performances across the UK, US, and Europe, this tribute to the spirit and passion of icon Freddie Mercury is rocking audiences worldwide. In this note-for-note experience of mega-hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Radio Ga…

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March 2020

Live From Laurel Canyon – Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

Journey into the music and stories of the legendary artists who lived in Laurel Canyon between 1965 and 1975. Celebrating the beloved songs of The Byrds, Carole King, James Taylor, The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and others who forever changed the look, sound, and attitude of American music!

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Ann Hampton Callaway – The Streisand Songbook

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$45 – $55

Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most powerful musical artists, singing timeless classics from five decades of Streisand’s multifaceted career. Callaway puts her pop/jazz spin on the unforgettable songs of the Streisand songbook in a musical portrait of the iconic performer.

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An Evening with Anne Lamott

March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$58 – $65

Utterly disarming and laugh-out-loud funny, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. With wisdom and forthrightness, she is “a writer who has perfected the art of saying the unsayable,” (The New York Times). In this evening, Anne Lamott lifts, comforts and inspires—all while keeping us laughing.

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April 2020

DRUM TAO 2020

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

Internationally acclaimed percussion artists TAO bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Combining highly physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of the all-new production, DRUM TAO 2020, deliver an unforgettable, pulsating production that has audiences and critics raving about their “extraordinary talent.” (Chicago Tribune)

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The Doo Wop Project

April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

From the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today, The Doo Wop Project takes us on a journey from the Belmonts through Smokey Robinson, all the way to Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring stars of Broadway hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the DWP reimagines some of the greatest music in American history!

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An Evening with Bill Nye The Science Guy

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$65 – $250

Scientist. Engineer. Comedian. Author. Inventor. Bill Nye is on a mission to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance man’s infectious 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,” the author of The New York Times bestselling book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Nye brings…

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May 2020

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers – The Soul of Mexico

May 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$30 – $40

It’s never too early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble, Grammy-nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, along with classically trained protégés the Villalobos Brothers for an evening of incredible musicianship and vitality. The Villalobos Brothers bring jazz harmonies and classical virtuosity to Mexican folk music and have collaborated with artists from Bruce Springsteen to Regina Carter. Mariachi Reyna have performed for Oprah and Barack and Michelle Obama and delight audiences everywhere with their groundbreaking contributions…

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Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano – Cruzando Fronteras

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815 United States
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$35 – $40

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles, the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, bring their graceful choreography and colorful, elaborate costumes to Carpenter Center. Sharing the stage is Jarabe Mexicano, whose dramatic, harmonized vocals have gained them acclaim across the country. A joyride through the songbook of Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, and Tex-Mex, including a special performance to “Remember Me” from Disney’s Coco, the two Southern California break-out ensembles join together for a joyous, one-of-a-kind performance.

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