Venue Details

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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There is no bad seat. Theybonly have seats upto U.
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The parking is very disorganized at MTW. Be sure to allow time going in and getting out. On the Atherton side, they are usually line up into the street. It appears there is only one line, but there is normally two. There is just no sign or person to let you know . You may see someone a block away swing their arms, if anything.
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 11 2007

simple-------no costumes or scenery. The actors had great voices and acting skills though. But----why were they holding the scripts in their hands throughout the entire performance.

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attended Jun 11 2007

It was a fabulous event, you became very attached to the characters and I wouldnt be shocked at a tear or two. Even with little props and the use of scripts due to 25 hours of preparation it was one of the best shows I have seen.

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Quotes & Highlights

Winner of the 1983 Olivier Award for Musical of the Year
“Unmissable and unbeatable” —International Herald Tribune
Blood Brothers is still one of the best pieces of popular theatre around.” —The Times of London

Description

Blood Brothers, by award-winning playwright Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine), takes the classic story of twins separated at birth and transforms it into a moving musical tragedy.

Mrs. Johnstone has been deserted by her husband, who has left her with seven children to raise. When she learns that she is expecting twins, she is close to despair. Mrs. Johnstone cleans the house of Mrs. Lyons, who is rich and childless. When Mrs. Lyons hears that Mrs. Johnstone is to have twins, she begs one of her twins from her at birth.

The two boys grow up separately, never knowing the truth about their birth. In time they become firm friends—blood brothers—and even fall in love with the same girl. Mrs. Lyons tries to keep the boys apart, but fate brings them together again.

This is a staged reading. The actors will have scripts in hand.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California’s oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 62nd season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.