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International City Theatre kicks off its 35th Anniversary Season with a madcap musical salute to the swinging ’40s.
Created by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream), and with director/choreographer Jamie Torcellini at the helm, The Andrews Brothers opens on Feb. 21 at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue through March 8, with two low-priced previews set for Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.
A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show up, so it’s left to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. Mistaken identities, zany adventures, a bit of cross-dressing and the music of an entire generation highlight this valentine to the heroes of World War II.
A triple-threat cast of four is accompanied by a sizzling live band. Together, they deliver over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.”
Bean is best known for the long-running off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (18 months at the Westside Theatre), along with the sequels Wonderettes: Caps & Gown Winter Wonderettes and Wonderettes: Dream On. The Marvelous Wonderettes received the 2007 Ovation award for best musical for its long-running Los Angeles production, and it continues to be an audience favorite, having had over 600 productions across the country. Mr. Bean also wrote and created the popular jukebox musicals Life Could Be A Dream, Summer of Love, Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry and Why Do Fools Fall In Love?. He is the president of Steele Spring Stage Rights, a leading independent theatrical publisher in the United States.
The Andrews Brothers runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Feb. 21 through March 8. Two preview performances take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and $52 on Sundays, except for Feb. 21 (opening night) for which tickets are $55 (includes a post show reception) or $125 (includes a pre-performance dinner in addition to the post-show reception). Low-priced tickets to previews are $37. International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 330 East Seaside Way in Long Beach, CA 90802. For reservations and information, call 562-436-4610 or go to InternationalCityTheatre.org.
Presenter / Producer: International City Theatre
Theater > Musicals
Event Phone: 562-436-4610
International City Theatre
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach CA 90802
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 2/19/2020 - 3/8/2020
Thurs., Fri.,Sat. 8:00 pm Sun. 2:00 pm (Previews Wed. 2/19, Thurs. 2/20)
Previews $37 Opening Night Gala $55-$125 Thurs.,Fri.,Sat. $49 Sunday matinees $52
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