Theater & Shows in Belmont Shore

Pirates Dinner Adventure – Up to 52% Off

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Buena Park

$60.15 $29

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Guests feast while cheering for their section's mascot as Broadway-scale, pyrotechnics-enhanced pirate show unfolds on indoor lagoon's ship

Up to 50% Off "Gotham Vixens" Burlesque

"Gotham Vixens"

Yost Theater

$30 $15

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Acclaimed burlesque performers put on a saucy "Batman"-themed show featuring classic comic-book villains

Up to 32% Off Murder Mystery Dinner at The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

$144 $99

Guests enjoy a three-course meal while playing along with the detective during murder mystery dinner show

Brea Improv – Up to 81% Off Standup

Brea Improv

Brea Improv

$100 $20

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Up-and-coming comics take the mic in a storied comedy chain that has showcased Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Up to 60% Off at The Belasco Theater

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

$75 $30

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Sip drinks in a 40,000-square-foot venue with a ballroom, theatre, basement lounge, and tapas bar

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show – Up to 43% Off

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show

333 Live

$31.74 $18

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while watching a runway show displaying designers' 2015 collections; after-party with DJs

ComedySportz Los Angeles – Up to 48% Off Improv

ComedySportz Los Angeles

The ComedySportz Theatre

$19.26 $10

Improv teams face off against each other in ComedySportz shows; the theater also sends up Miami Vice, Shakespeare, and action movies

"The Trial of Dali" – Up to 55% Off Comedic Play

The Trial of Dali

Lounge Theatre

$16.75 $10

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Satire set in Spain in 1948 pits surrealist painter Salvador Dali against an attorney charging him with violating the moral code

The Meatballs of Comedy – Up to 67% Off Standup

The Meatballs of Comedy

Maggiano's Little Italy

$30 $10

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Two Italian-American comedians riff on everything Italian from large families to hearty meals

Up to 57% Off Standup Comedy

ComedyJuice

Irvine Improv

$30 $15

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ComedyJuice shows pair national headliners with up-and-comers on Tuesday night bills at storied comedy-club chain

Up to 54% Off Magic Show

Close Up Magic & Comedy-Live

The Santa Monica Little Theatre

$32.37 $15

Frequent Magic Castle performer shares close-up sleight of hand and dry wit

Up to 51% Off Hollywood Heist Dinner Show at Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

$75 $37

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Guests dine on three courses as a theatrical heist provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

Latino Fashion Runway Show to Benefit Unlikely Heroes

Latino Fashion Show

Hollywood

$25 $22.50

Four Latino fashion designers show off everything from active wear to haute couture in a night benefiting Unlikely Heroes

Up to 40% Off Interactive Dating Debate

"The Great Love Debate"

The Laguna Playhouse

$41.99 $25

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

ComedyJuice

Hollywood Improv

$28 $14

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Weekly Wednesday night shows bring big names in comedy

Inside Jokes Comedy Theater – Up to 44% Off Standup

The Extravaganza Official 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

Inside Jokes Comedy Club

$26.87 $15

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Comedian Clayton Thomas hosts an evening of jokes, music, and spoken-word performances

Chippendales – Up to 50% Off Male Burlesque Revue

Chippendales

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$46 $23

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Legendary troupe of bowtie-clad buff dancers perform in their resident theater

Up to 78% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Up to 87% Off Standup Show at Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Valley Village

$191.90 $25

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Showcases held seven days a week feature headlining comics from around the world, high-energy hosts, and surprise celebrity visits

"Always, Patsy Cline" with Sally Struthers – Up to 31% Off

"Always, Patsy Cline"

Valley Village

$91 $63

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Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert stars in a musical tale of friendship between Patsy Cline and fan Louise Seger

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Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

5236 E Los Altos Plz
Long Beach,
CA
US

MMSD has been training dancers in the LA and Orange County areas for over 50 years. Based in Long Beach, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent well rounded curriculum including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Conditioning, and pilates.

324 Redondo Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Musical Theatre West is Southern California's Premier Musical Theatre Company. All of our performances are at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center (6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach 90815 on the campus of CSULB).

6200 East Atherton Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Each year, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach presents a season of music, dance, comedy, and more! We offer five subscription series: Wit & Wisdom, Dance, Spectacle, Cabaret, and Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, plus a variety of other events for the greater So Cal community.

6200 E Atherton St
Long Beach,
CA
US

Flaunt houses its knowledgeable squad of beauty defenders in a modern, upscale habitat, where they impart a variety of compliment-corralling hair services. Entrust your threads to passionate, expert hair sculptors who carefully shape and snip women's locks ($50+) or men's manes ($30+) to match a desired style, highlight facial features, and compliment trouser cut. The full menu of color services bathes hair in new hues ($55+) or tone and glazes ($25+) coiffures with a shine rivaled only by breakfast pastries. Textural-restructuring techniques iron out frizz with above-shoulder straightening ($95+) and aluminum support girders, and allow you to reinvent a bygone decade on your head with a classic permanent wave ($85+). Flaunt Salon's creative stylists continually expand their mop-top moxie through continuing education that plugs them into the latest trends without sculpting pairs of scissors out of Play-Doh.

2204 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US

Improv Comedy: Making it Up as They Go Along

You never know what you're going to see at an improv comedy show—and that's the beauty of it. Read on to see what you should expect at a show or class and to learn just how it is that actors can put their scenes together so fast.

Even when their characters are arguing, improv comics are working from a philosophy of trust and agreement—necessary ingredients for acting together with no script. Improv comedy encompasses a broad array of styles, with the major division between short form—quick, self-contained games—and long form—a series of multiple, interconnected scenes featuring distinct beats. Accordingly, a given performance might resemble a one-act play, a Saturday Night Live–style sketch scene, or a high-energy game show. Most rely on audience suggestions to spark the flow of fresh ideas, however, and some even weave brave audience members into the action.

Perhaps the most famous long-form style is the Harold, in which performers build continuous scenes that develop and intermingle in surprising ways. The unusual name arises from a joke, according to developer Del Close's biography, The Funniest One in the Room. As Close asked his collaborators what to call the new form, someone sarcastically yelled, "Well, Harold's a nice name." Appropriately for a form devoted to spontaneous absurdity, the name stuck.

This comic form also has roots in one of America's darkest eras: the Great Depression. While working for the Works Progress Administration, Viola Spolin needed a way to teach basic theater precepts to unschooled actors of various ages and backgrounds, so she created a series of theater games that focused on the playfulness at the heart of acting. In the 1950s, her son, Paul Sills, applied her principles at the short-lived but influential Compass Players on Chicago's South Side, and, later, at The Second City—one of the most prominent comedy companies of the 20th century, with alumni including John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Steve Carell.

2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach,
CA
US