Musical Theatre West announces celebratory 65th season

LONG BEACH - Musical Theatre West has announced its 65th anniversary season of shows, including the award winning musical “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton” fame.

Season subscription tickets are now on sale to the public. Season ticket prices range from $80 to $260 for all five shows. To order, call (562) 859-1999, ext. 4 or go to the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.

 In The Heights
October 20 -November 5, 2017

Before there was Hamilton, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cutting edge musical masterpiece In the Heights. 

The winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for “Best Musical,” Best Score,” “Best Choreography” and “Best Orchestrations,” In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights. A young storeowner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit neighborhood as they pass through his bodega, and experience the hopes, dreams and pressures of life, discovering where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
December 1 – 10, 2017

This holiday season, discover a timeless tale of joy and goodwill. Based on the beloved film, the stage production features 17 of Irving Berlin’s classics, from “Blue Skies” to “I Love a Piano” and the perennial classic “White Christmas.” 
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance following WWII. After meeting a stunning sister act, they follow the girls and their hearts to a magical Vermont Inn, owned by their old Army commander. Will Spirit of the holidays bring together families old and new?

Guys & Dolls
February 16 – March 4, 2018


New York’s most infamous crap game organizer, Nathan Detroit, is desperate for funds to secure a venue for his illicit gambling enterprise, so he wagers the perfect bet against high roller Sky Masterson: he must convince missionary Sarah Brown to have dinner with him in Havana, Cuba. 

While gambling with Sky’s moves, Nathan must deal with his own situation – his 14-year fiancé, Adelaide, who’s tired of waiting for a wedding. With money and hearts at stake in this game, there’s no telling how the dice will land.

Nice Work If You Can Get It
April 6 – April 27, 2018

The hilarious song-and-dance Broadway spectacular pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all to the music of George Gershwins’ glorious score. 

Charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix on the weekend of his wedding to Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be, and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, screwball shenanigans ensue, with hijinks galore!

Yankee Doodle Dandy
July 6-July 22, 2018

“Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Over There,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway” are only a few of the timeless classics by George M. Cohan. Filled with show-stopping production numbers, lighting tap moves and spirited music, Yankee Doodle Dandy brings to the forefront the story of the man who became the heart and soul of American music. 

Set against the colorful backdrop of Old Broadway, this story highlights the brash, colorful, cocky, charismatic and uncompromising man, from his humble beginnings with his hard-knock days with his family on the vaudeville circuit to his reign as the star-spangled ‘King of Broadway.’ Cohan’s life was a roller coaster ride of professional highs and lows and personal triumphs and heartbreak. Featuring 25 songs, including some new music and adaptations of the classics.