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.