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2022 Season Announcement

Homecoming: Celebrating 20 Years in Bixby Knolls

2022 will mark LBSC’s 20th year as Long Beach’s full-time classical theatre company. Though the name of the theater itself has evolved from the fledgling Black Box Theater to the Richard Goad Theater and now The Helen Borgers Theater, LBSC’s mission has stayed the same: bringing the classics to life for the people of Long Beach. After 20 years of serving our community from our home in the heart of Bixby Knolls, we present a year exploring the idea of coming home.

  • Charlotte’s Web (Radio) January 14th-23rd
  • Macbeth February 25th- March 20th
  • The Thin Man / X Minus One (Radio) April
  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Radio) April
  • Peer Gynt May 27th – June 18th
  • Wizard of Oz (Radio) July 15th- 24th
  • The Tempest August 26th – September 17th
  • Halloween Horror Radio

The Lodger and On a Country Road October 14th, 15th, 16th

W is for Werewolf and Night Must Fall October 21st, 22nd, 23rd

War of the Worlds October 28th, 29th, 30th

  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales November 25th – December 11th
  • The Christmas Carol (Radio) December 16th, 17th, 18th


Dates and productions subject to change


Upcoming Shows

Christmas Classics with Puppets

Stories and songs almost forgotten, revived with a puppet twist. Featuring: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Origin of Poinsettias, The Happy Prince, and Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 04 - December 12
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A Christmas Carol Radio Style

Visitor to Scrooge: "A time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt and Abundance rejoices” This Christmas broadcast was an annual tradition, first performed on Christmas Eve, 1939, starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and produced by Orson Welles. The LBSC is proud to continue the yearly tradition, bringing you the classic tale of charity, hope and redemption through the Christmas spirit.

December 17 - December 19
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