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145 Star Starred
International City Theatre
at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center 330 East Seaside Way Long Beach, CA 90802
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456 reviews
634 stars
unlike the event description, the play is actually closer to 90 minute with NO intermission
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8 reviews
33 stars
Intimate theatre but fully equipped with professional staging facilities. Not a bad seat in the house!
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"Songs for a New World"
11 ratings
4.5 average rating
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12 events
8 reviews
28 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

This was fabulous!! I knew that the music would be wonderful; anything written by Jason Robert Brown is always great, but I was surprised by the
Broadway quality singers. If you have a chance to see this show, don't miss it!!!!

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0 stars
attended Nov 12 2009

The music is FABulous!!! The composer has a wonderful way of weaving so much emotion and meaning throughout his music - an absolute joy to hear - and absolute joy to sing. The cast captured the multiple levels within the songs almost...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

The casting, stage set, and music were delightful. Each member of the cast displayed an abundance of enthusiasm and talent. Their vocals were terrific. The stage set was sufficiently subdued so as not to distract the audience from the natural...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Songs for a New World is a Los Angeles Times Critic’s Choice.


Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Jules Aaron

Songs for a New World does not tell one story; in fact, it tells a whole collection of stories. Says composer and Tony Award Winner Jason Robert Brown of this riveting musical, “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” Audiences are transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters. These are the stories and characters of today, told with a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today’s popular music.