Long Beach Announces 80th Anniversary Main Stage Season

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California's Long Beach Playhouse will present the classic stage comedy Auntie Mame, N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker and Kaufman and Hart's George Washington Slept Here during its 80th anniversary main stage season.

The season – rich with comedies – gets underway with Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Auntie Mame, running Sept. 19-Oct. 25. Following will be John van Druten's The Voice of the Turtle, from Oct. 31-Dec. 6.

The New Year gets underway with N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, which will pour onto the stage Jan. 2-Feb. 7, 2009. The Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy George Washington Slept Here is up next, playing Feb. 13-March 21, 2009.

Samuel Taylor's Sabrina Fair – which inspired the 1954 Billy Wilder film "Sabrina" – runs March 27-May 2, 2009. Another offering from John van Druten, I Remember Mama, will be produced May 8-June 13, 2009.

The season ends with a thriller, James Yaffe's Cliffhanger, running June 19-July 25, 2009.

For younger audiences, Long Beach Playhouse will offer a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Adapted by Joseph Robinette, the production runs July 31-Sept. 5, 2009. Additional titles for the Long Beach studio season will be announced at a later date.

For tickets to the Long Beach Playhouse Season – located at 5021 East Anaheim Street in Long Beach, CA – phone (562) 494-1014 or visit www.lbph.com.

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