Long Beach Gives 2020

Landmark is thrilled to be a part of Long Beach Gives 2020. Early Donations begin on September 17 and the big day is September 24.

Long Beach Gives is our city’s annual day of online giving. The 24-hour online fundraiser provides an easy and fun way for our entire city to give together. It also provides Long Beach nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors. 

Our goal is to inspire individuals and businesses in our community to come together to make a difference in the exemplary work of the 150+ local, participating nonprofits. The success of Long Beach Gives last year helped raise awareness about nonprofits and the critical role they play in our community. We surpassed our $350,000 fundraising goal and raised over $822,000 for the 93 participating organizations. 

Long Beach Gives is returning on Thursday, September 24, 2020 with a $1 million goal and 150+ participating nonprofits serving the city of Long Beach!

Visit longbeachgives.org to learn more about how you can support this citywide effort!

Upcoming – A “Summer Celebration” & Assassins!

Next at Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company will be a summertime special event on June 27 – Landmark’s “Summer Celebration”. Details about this event will be forthcoming, but save the date!

Landmark’s next major production will be Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins – opening October 23 and running into November. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

Community and Civic Leaders Take the Stage… to Spell!

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is proud to announce that multiple community and civic leaders will be taking the stage as competitive spellers in the upcoming 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening May 10.  

The production is a hilariously irreverent affair as a quirky group of pre-teen spellers (portrayed by adult actors) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  As each contestant steps to the microphone, they open their hearts – in sometimes hilarious and often touching stories of life as a 12-year-old.  

It’s an unpredictable evening, as some members of the audience just might find themselves a part of the craziness on the spelling bee stage.  And Landmark is proud to announce that our line-up of guest spellers includes such notable Long Beach community and civic leaders as: community activist Justin Rudd, 3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price, and Director of Economic Development John Keisler.  Each performance will feature at least one different surprise guest – it’s an evening not to be missed.

Landmark Announces Three Productions for 2019!

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is proud to announce three new productions in 2019.

First, coming in May is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this show has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.  

Experience the joys and heartbreaks of bare-knuckled competition as an eclectic group of entrants vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” that signals a spelling mistake. Each contestant steps to the microphone to confront ever more difficult words, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives.  It’s fast-paced, wildly funny and touching, with a fresh and vibrant score.

This Bee is one unforgettable experience! 

Performances: Friday through Sunday, May 10th -12th and 17th-19th

November will once again be the time for Landmark’s big Fall Musical.  This year we’re proud to present the deviously delicious classic, Little Shop of Horrors!

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delectable Broadway smash hit about a man-eating plant.  Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over thirty years.  Nerdy floral shop worker Seymour would give anything to gain the love of Audrey.  The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity.  Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

This show is one not to be missed—You’ll eat it up!

Performances: Friday through Sunday , November 8th-10th and 15th-17th.

And as a special treat this summer, the Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company will present a magical Gala Concert, filled with the big, sweeping, beloved music that Landmark does best.  Stay tuned for more details!

Full Music Video Released!

We have released the first of FOUR full music videos that we shot in studio for our production of Little Women the Broadway Musical.

This video features Natalie Gissell as Beth and Laurel Bollard as Jo.  The full video is available exclusively for Ticket Holders and members of the Producer’s Circle.  To get access, grab your tickets now, or join the Producer’s Circle today!