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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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$5 for the lot in front, but some street park and walk
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The weather was warm. I wore dressy casual outfit.
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"Radio Days"
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4.8 average rating
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26 events
8 reviews
21 stars
attended May 21 2006

It's a great nastalgic show, I enjoyed it along with my boyfriend and his parents who are in their 70's.

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Radio, music, and World War II were deeply interwoven into the fabric of America’s tapestry from 1941-45. The console radio was the sole source of immediate information while big band remotes turned living rooms into make-believe-ballrooms with streamlined imagery of skyscrapers and nightclubs.

Honoring America’s greatest generation, Five by Design recreates a poignant time capsule of American life during the war years. As “Sentimental Journey” opens the production, the audience is transported to a seemingly simpler time when an evening’s entertainment emanated from the amber glow of vacuum tubes in a wooden cabinet. Five by Design’s Radio Days is an affectionate look at the children’s programming, soap operas, game shows, adventure serials, commercials, and the songs that were etched in the nation’s psyche.

Combining musical selections with celebrity appearances from big band leader Kay Kyser, Betty Grable, and the diva of the tutti-frutti hat, Carmen Miranda, Five by Design has meticulously crafted a musical retrospective from radio’s golden age. The show reaches its climax as a soldier and his bride embrace for a farewell dance to “I’ll Be Seeing You.” So climb aboard the “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” as Five by Design’s RADIO DAYS takes its audiences on a ride over the radio airwaves.

About the Ticket Supplier: Long Beach Community Concert Association

Since 1958 the Long Beach Community Concert Association (LBCCA) has offered affordable and high quality musical entertainments for the Greater Long Beach community. A selection of professional performers is presented each season, providing audiences with a range of choral, instrumental, variety and ethnic dance concerts. The LBCCA is committed to providing high quality entertainment experiences at the lowest possible prices, ensuring that Long Beach area citizens have access to the performing arts.