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474 Star Starred
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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Order your drinks for intermission BEFORE the show. They will be ready at the right end of the bar as intermission begins.
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4.4 average rating
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13 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 18 2008

It was a very low cost production compared to many performances at the Carpenter Center. No orchestra, very little staging. Reminded me of a high school performance.

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37 reviews
25 stars
attended Apr 19 2008

This musical was fantastic. My husband was born during the forties so this just brought many memories back to him. The show starts were all equally fabulous. The performance were top notch and I highly recommend this show for anyone. It was...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 19 2008

FABULOUS show. VERY, very funny. I had tears rolling down my face, and my sides ached from laughing so hard. Second half of the show was the funniest. Great performers. HIGHLY recommend this show!

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Stationed during World War II on a South Pacific Army base, three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of their lives when a certain trio of singing sisters fail to show up for their USO gig.  Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, The Hut Sut Song, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and A Slow Boat to China are just a few of the wonderful songs that highlight this valentine to the heroes of World War II.

Nick DeGruccio (recently awarded “Best Director” honors by the LA Drama Critic’s Circle for Zanna, Don’t!) will direct The Andrews Brothers, with choreography by Roger Castellano and musical direction by John Glaudini.  Roger Bean, creator of The Andrews Brothers, will be in residence, overseeing the production.  Stan Chandler, David Engel and Larry Raben, all original cast members of the hit Broadway show Forever Plaid, will star as the three hapless G.I.s, with Darcie Roberts (Broadway’s Curtains and Millie in the National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie) rounding out this all-star cast.

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.