Venue Details

390 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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Member Tips

sharon
Casual to very nice
info Nov 06 2009 star this tip starred
sharon
Coffee and desserts
info Nov 06 2009 star this tip starred
sharon
Good.. cost $5.00.. little surprise that a university charged for parking
info Nov 06 2009 star this tip starred
-M
Well-lit and located right in front of the theater.
info Nov 07 2009 star this tip starred
-M
Not much in the way of snacks.
info Nov 07 2009 star this tip starred
Amy
For this performance, vendors were available to shop for merchandise not related to the show.
info Nov 16 2009 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

34 ratings
4.8 average rating
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15 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

My wonderful girlfriend and I enjoyed this show very much. It was a colorful set with very talented performers. We also thought the Carpenter theatre was exquisitely designed. The bar is nicely outfitted - we enjoyed the champagne.

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1 review
13 stars
attended Oct 30 2009

We really enjoyed this feel good musical. We saw the movie version prior to attending this performance, and while we did not have Judy Garland on stage, the performers... continued

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9 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

What can I say. Here is a show you leave humming and/or singing some of the great songs featured in the show. The cast is outstanding and the entire show is stunning. ... continued

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Description

Meet Me in St. Louis is the stage version of the memorable 1944 MGM motion picture which tells the story of four sisters living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair in 1904. It played for 252 performances on Broadway at the George Gershwin Theatre and starred Betty Garrett, George Hearn, Charlotte Moore and Milo O’Shea.  It was directed by Louis Burke with choreography by Joan Brickhill. The musical varies from the film with additional songs and some additional character development; the focus is not primarily on the character of Esther, as in the film.

The MGM film version of “Meet Me in St. Louis” stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll. The movie was adapted by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe from a series of short stories by Sally Benson, originally published in The New Yorker magazine and later in the novel 5135 Kensington.

The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met his future wife, Judy Garland, on the set. In the film, Garland debuted the standards “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” which became hits before the film was released.

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 60th 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.