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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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Try the Fish Company in Los Alamitos. No reservations but worth the wait.
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$5 for the lot in front, but some street park and walk
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"Blood Brothers In Concert"
5 ratings
4.6 average rating
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22 events
8 reviews
14 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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2 reviews
0 stars
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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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


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.