The Writer of the JukeBox Musicals

If you saw or heard about International City Theatre’s Life Could Be a Dream last year, you are in luck because the same writer, Roger Bean, has created a new original musical, with music from a different era. The Andrews Brothers will debut at the International City Theatre this February, featuring toe-tapping music from the 1940’s. Beans’ musical theater plays …

Until Every One Comes Home

Perhaps you listened to the radio in the 1940’s or your grandparents have shared with you some of the music from their youth. In February, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the songs in a fun twist on one of the most iconic musical groups of the era, The Andrews Sisters. International City Theatre will be debuting …

The Life & Times of Billie Holiday

   With the commencement of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, just around the corner, we believe it is only necessary to introduce (or re-introduce) Billie Holiday to our fellow theatre enthusiasts. Billie Holiday, dubbed “Lady Day” by saxophonist Lester Young, was an African American jazz singer with an illustrious career of over thirty …

International City Theatre Fosters Growth in Long Beach Youth and Artists

International City Theatre has been entertaining Long Beach audiences since 1985 and throughout their 34 years, ICT has also had a strong commitment to the growth and development of youth and artists.  Over the years, ICT has given more than 20 young people their union cards and hired them back as professionals.  One of the first young people benefiting from …

A Review by ICT’s Fall Intern – Julian Cao!

24 August, 2019 Beast on the Moon written by Richard Kalinoski—who was in attendance on opening night at the Beverly O’Neill Theatre—is a play revolving around the delicate, oft-tense relationship, spanning from 1921 to 1933, between Aram Tomasian, an immigrant refugee dwelling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an illimitable passion for photography, and Seta, his teenage mail-order bride. The scenes that …

Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski

This August, International City Theatre is producing the play Beast on the Moon; a story of two young immigrants in the 1920’s who escaped the Armenian Genocide and work together to start a new life in America. Our previous blog post (click HERE to read!) explains the historical significance of the play and the history behind the Armenian Genocide. In …

Being an Usher at International City Theatre

                Being a non-profit professional theatre is no easy feat – especially for a theatre that believes artists should be paid. One way that our community assists ICT is by giving their time as an usher to greet patrons, help them find their seats and ensure a positive theater-going experience. This helps ICT better serve their audiences while also providing …

The Armenian Genocide & Why You Didn’t Learn About It in School

This fall, ICT is producing Beast On The Moon by Richard Kalinoski; a beautiful play about two survivors of the Armenian Genocide and their journey to make a new life in America. This play has brought a tragic historic issue to light, and was even awarded the Khorenatsi Medal (the highest Armenian Cultural Award) in 2005. This play is not …

Arts Education Month at ICT!

March is Arts Education Month in California, which means we are trying to raise awareness about the importance of supporting not only our educational programs, but programs within the community and schools that provide quality arts education for people of all ages. Here at International City Theatre, we are proud to offer SIX different opportunities to make theatre accessible to …