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Relive the chart topping dance hits of one of the world's biggest musical acts, ABBA. All your favorite songs from Mama Mia are in this concert including "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "SOS," "Mama Mia," "The Winner Takes It All," and, of course, "Dancing Queen!"
This British company has played all over the world and returns to Los Angeles for our end of year holiday performances and celebrations. Join the fun!
And if you really want to party, join us for the New Year's Eve Party performances featuring, open wine and champagne bars, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, party favors, and special added entertainment! It's the best grown-up New Year's Eve party in Los Angeles!
Witness the legacy of the American roots tradition, as the blues-drenched voice and wry vocal style of singer, songwriter and pianist A.J. Croce—son of soft rock icon Jim Croce—brings his artistry to the cabaret stage.
Fall under the spell of the soulful sound of Allan Harris! After two sold-out performances at Carpenter Center, the award-winning jazz vocalist, guitarist and songwriter from New York City returns to perform an enticing blend of songs inspired by the tracks he heard emanating from jukeboxes while living in Harlem—from jazz classics like "I Got a Lot of Livin' to Do" and "You Make Me Feel So Young," to Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and more!
Always the cat's meow, America's premiere doo wop group delivers mid-century favorites blending tight harmonies, and universal humor, with endless a cappella energy!
The great trumpet legend can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth the soul with a luscious ballad—leaving audiences cheering!
Add some sizzle to your holidays as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swings into Carpenter Center with irresistible grooves of yuletide classics guaranteed to keep the season cool!
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Experience an evening of performances by the finest students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Curated by Bob Cole Conservatory faculty, this showcase highlights the individual talents of their leading classical and jazz students.
This performance is generously made possible by an anonymous donor.
Two acclaimed ensembles join forces to perform a repertoire of work inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet that includes pieces by Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Elvis Costello and Leonard Bernstein!
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
Fast becoming a Carpenter Center favorite! Get your family into the holiday spirit with an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes, starring jazz pianist David Benoit and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!
Get set for an energetic performance of mimicry and music as the Edwards Twins meticulously morph into dozens of your favorite celebrities! With a repertoire of more than 100 stars—from Streisand to Stevie Wonder, from Tina Turner to Pavarotti—identical twins Anthony and Eddie Edwards bring boundless exuberance and flawless vocals and visuals to create one dynamite showstopper after another!
Join Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch for an evening of musical comedy as she explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of American standards and show tunes.
VIP Gala ticket gets a private pre-show dinner with CSULB President Jane Close Conoley, exclusive access to a post-show reception with Jane Lynch, and the best seats!
Proceeds benefit Carpenter Center's free Arts for Life program.
The spellbinding and propulsive drum sounds of San Jose Taiko join forces with the six-person DJ collective The Bangerz—known for their future-forward electronic/hip-hop sonics—to create cross generational, cross-cultural mash up of music and theatre that honors the rich tradition of the Japanese art form while unleashing powerful pop of digital electronica!
Delight in the masterful stylings of tenor Joshua Carswell, whose stunning interpretation of beloved American classics ranges from Johnny Mercer to James Taylor! Joshua is back by popular demand after appearing at Carpenter Center with Annie Moses Band in 2013!
Marilyn Forever Blonde - The Marilyn Monroe Story In Her Own Words & Music is a one-woman play with music written by Greg Thompson and directed by Stephanie Shine. It takes place in a photographer's studio on what might be the last day of Marilyn's tumultuous life. The photographer and the many pivotal characters in Marilyn's life are heard but not seen.
The play utilizes 17 songs that are interwoven with the dialogue, which is constructed entirely of documented quotes from Marilyn Monroe and pivotal characters from her personal life and career. The songs are all songs sung by Monroe in her films and include: "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," "I Want Be Loved By You," "Running Wild," "That Old Black Magic" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend."
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends.
Experience stories and poems recorded by the late Pete Seeger as an ensemble of singers and musicians play a combination of new music and memorable tunes popularized by the American folk music hero!
Discover this amazing nine-piece group consisting of pipers, guitarists and keyboards that have fast become a global phenomenon—putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off—guaranteed to captivate any audience! Their signature 'Bagrock' sound fuses traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems with a sizzling hot song list from Deep Purple and AC/DC to Queen and Coldplay to timeless classics from Scotland!
Don't miss this joyous and potent parade of rapid-fire tap, humor, and infectious grooves—accompanied by a swingin' seven-piece funk band and vocal percussionist Aaron "Heatbox" Heaton! This percussive-dance phenomenon electrifies audiences with a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit!
Pianist/composer Robin Spielberg delights audiences with traditional favorites and original compelling melodies that come alive through her storytelling about the origins of music pieces.
Long Beach Symphony Concert: Master Roger Wilkie is joined by Los Angeles Philharmonic Keyboardist Joanne Pearce Martin for a sublime program that includes Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Franck, and more!
Free for CSULB students due to generous support from an anonymous donor.
Prize winning author and radio host Sandra Tsing Loh presents The B**** is Back: An All-Too Intimate Conversation at The Edye. Inspired by her best-selling memoir The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, Loh's solo comedy show is a hilarious, roller-coaster ride through menopause … and back. A self-styled Virgil to the menopause journey, Loh shares her usually poignant, often painful, always funny wisdom on this very turbulent time in a woman's life. There is, thankfully, a happy conclusion: it gets so much better. So grab your friends and head to The Edye where you can sip on drinks at our cabaret-style tables and experience one of the most rollicking shows of the summer. For mature audiences only.
The 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mitch Glickman, is the country's only ensemble exclusively dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music. Now in its second decade, the SJO has performed at leading concert halls across Southern California including UCLA's Royce Hall, the Ford Amphitheatre, and the Carpenter Center.
The silky voice of Jane Monheit is matched by the piano virtuosity of Michael Kanan with a repertoire of unbridled romance and swing by great American masters!
Sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords and hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies, New Zealand's Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is in hot demand for its winning combination of charming Kiwi humour, disarmingly small instruments and sublime musicality. The band's number one rule is: "If you know the words, sing along. If you don't know the words, sing along!"