Old Time Radio "The Lodger" and "Night Must Fall"

Oct 20 - Oct 22 2017

Few experiences are scarier than a stranger in the house…especially when he might be a murderer! LBSC presents two tales sure to make you lock your doors. “The Lodger,” originally directed by Alfred Hitchcock for Suspense radio on CBS in 1940 and “Night Must Fall,” a psychological thriller that’s been produced for stage, film, television, and radio.

Old Time Radio "the War of the Worlds"

Oct 27 - Oct 29 2017

LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast. The original 1938 broadcast covered the Martians invading the earth and created a nation-wide panic as a result. On the Sunday, October 29th performance of The War of the Worlds, the Planetary Society’s Mat Kaplan (Host of Planetary Radio) will open the show with his popular “State of the Universe” presentation. The radio play will follow.

The Wakefield Second Shepherds Play

Nov 24 - Dec 17 2017

A 14th century Christmas pageant written by the man known only as “The Wakefield Master.” The production features comedy and ritual, and original and classic holiday music. A Yuletide feast for the eyes and ears.

A Christmas Carol

Dec 21 - Dec 23 2017

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company will present the classic 1939 radio edition of A Christmas Carol. It was originally produced by Orson Welles for his Campbell's Playhouse (which is what The Mercury Theatre on the Radio became after The War of the Worlds broadcast. The Mercury Theatre saved their weekly series from cancellation with the success of that broadcast, and won a sponsor, Campbell's Soup). This Christmas broadcast was an annual tradition, first performed on Christmas Eve, 1939, starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge.

Sherlock Holmes & The Scandal in Bohemia

Jan 12 - Jan 21 2018

Celebrate Sherlock Holmes’ birthday month of January with our own Old-Time-Radio adaptation of the Great Detective’s investigation of “The Scandal in Bohemia,” in which Holmes meets “the Woman,” opera star Irene Adler.
The ultimate in flexibility and convenience. This ‘open’ pass is redeemable for 10 tickets to the Richard Goad Theatre. Attend 10 individual performances throughout the season (Jan-Dec 2018), or bring a companion to five performances, or use your pass for one or two family nights out…it is good for any combination amounting to ten tickets. It's up to you! Just call the Theatre at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your seats. Price: $100
Mini Flex Pass
The Mini pass is $50 for 4 entries to the theatre.

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