In the News: Press Telegram and Grunion Gazette feature RENT in “Things to Do” as show enters final weekend

Landmark has been featured in this week’s Grunion Gazette and Press Telegram as the show prepares to enter its final weekend. In “The Showbuzz” feature, Landmark’s production is outlined along with Landmark’s mission to produce shows that are relevant to the city of Long Beach and that resonate with our local community.

As always, Landmark is dedicated to telling stories that reveal the human condition and resonate within the current social climate, which falls squarely in line with First Congregational Church’s passion for social justice.

– Sean McMullen, Grunion Gazette, Nov 10, 2022

Having experienced a global pandemic the effect of which on the performing arts cannot be understated, and with their 108-year-old theater space dwarfed by brand-new housing construction reaching ever-upward in both size and price, Landmark is uniquely positioned to tell this story with what they say is a personal and current perspective.

O’toole and Dysart say they are convinced that audiences will be profoundly moved, whether seeing the show for the first time, or seeing it again from this new vantage point. This will be the last weekend for theater-goers to find out if they are right.

– Sean McMullen, Grunion Gazette, Nov 10, 2022

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In the News: Beachcomber Q&A with Landmark’s Megan O’Toole

Landmark’s Artistic Director Megan O’Toole was interviewed by the Beachcomber, talking about the current production of RENT and Landmark’s emergence as an artistic institution in Long Beach.

I recently conducted an interview, via email, with the Landmark Theatre Company’s artistic director, Megan O’Toole and the theatre’s marketing director, Jay Dysart. Ms. O’Toole also directs the company’s current production of “Rent.” Here’s what their collaborative interview had to state regarding the Landmark Theatre Company and its reopening after closing down in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

– The Beachcomber, Ben Miles, Nov 4, 2022

In The News: RENT featured in The Beachcomber

RENT has been featured in the Beachcomber in advance of the opening on October 28. Here are a few excerpts:

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is proud to present their next musical production: “Rent” by Jonathan Larson, featuring emerging local performers and a live orchestra. Originally written as “theater for the MTV Generation, “Rent” is a modern pop version of the classic Puccini opera “La Bohème,” retelling the story about young artists in a big city searching for their voice, and their future.

The Beachcomber

Read the Full Article here: Beachcomber Community News

In The News: RENT in “Things to Do This Weekend” in LB Post

Landmark’s production of RENT has been featured in the Long Beach Post’s “Things to do This Weekend” in their Hi-Lo Arts & Entertainment section.

Long Beach’s Landmark Theatre Company, is returning to the stage with its production of “Rent” Friday, Oct. 21 at First Congregational Church.

For the production, Landmark has enlisted a talented group of local and regional actors to bring to life the popular Broadway rock musical version of Puccini opera “LaBohème,” which reimagines the classic story about young artists in a big city searching for their voice and their future.

Long Beach Post

Read the Article here: Things to Do in Long Beach This Weekend

Performance Cancellation & New Dates

Opening Weekend Performances Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a Covid outbreak within the company of Landmark’s production of RENT that was scheduled to open tonight, this weekend’s schedule of performances has been cancelled.  We are heartbroken that our amazing company of actors and artists will not be able to open this show tonight, as this week of rehearsals has been tremendously exciting.  But this difficult decision is in the interest of the health and safety of our company and our audiences.

Additional Week added

We have extended our run for an additional week.  RENT will now open on October 28 and run through Sunday November 13.

Information for Ticket Holders

If you are a ticket holder for opening weekend, we hope you can still join us for RENT and our team is standing by to assist you with one of the options below.

  • Exchange Your Tickets – Simply email us at [email protected] with your preferred new show date and our team will exchange your seats for the closest possible seating match and email you your new tickets.
  • Request a Refund – We are happy to refund your order – just email us to let us know you’d like this option and we will process the refund right away.

Optionally, you can leave us a message by phone at 562-366-0085

Catch a peek behind the curtain of RENT!

The cast of RENT is hard at work in rehearsals! Believe it or not, we are nearly two-thirds of the way through our rehearsal schedule… just a few short weeks until opening night! Be sure to grab your tickets while you can! Meanwhile, please enjoy this introduction to our talented group in action as they sing “La Vie Bohème”!

Tickets Now On Sale for RENT

Tickets Now On Sale

Landmark is pleased to announce that tickets for our upcoming production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT are now on sale.

Tickets Now On Sale

Now through Sunday, October 2, you can get 20% OFF Opening Weekend tickets with Landmark’s early bird special.

To get the tickets you can enter the code “EARLYBIRD” before selecting your seats to receive the promotional price on any seat in the house.

This offer is only good for Opening Weekend tickets.

Use this link to automatically apply the code and grab tickets today.

Long Beach Gives – special Rent Promo!

A Note to Our Beloved Patrons:

As we have continued to rebuild our company post-pandemic, we ran up against a number of factors that prevented us from hosting a fundraising Gala over the summer as we’d planned to, and now our time and labors are focused wholeheartedly on our upcoming production of Rent. As a result, the Long Beach Gives event is Landmark’s only fundraising event for 2022 and we truly need to make the most of it. 

This is your chance to make your donation count DOUBLE due to the donation match we’ve secured this year. Help us continue to bring inspiring, heartfelt and community-oriented theatre to Long Beach for years to come.

As a special THANK YOU, when you give $100 or more through
Long Beach Gives, you’ll receive a promotional code good for 50% off
2 tickets for any Opening Weekend performance of Rent!

Our heartfelt thanks to you for giving to Landmark Theatre through Long Beach Gives, and we’ll see you at the show!