Carpenter Performing Arts Center




2019-2020 Season Press Releases

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2019-20 Season Announcement


YouTube Sensation Miranda Sings Brings Her New Show Who Wants My Kid? to the Carpenter Center


Sandra Bernhard Kicks off Carpenter Performing Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season


America’s Got Talent’s Mandy Harvey Returns to the Carpenter Center


Complexions Contemporary Ballet Illuminates Injustices in SoCal Premiere of “WOKE”


Arts for Life 2019-2020 Season Announcement


Cabaret Favorite Stacy Sullivan Celebrates the Life and Music of Peggy Lee


Radio Host and Composer Jad Abumrad Reimagines Storytelling


Jazz Pianist David Benoit Returns to the Carpenter Center for a Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown


Broadway Star Davis Gaines Shares Stories and Songs at the Carpenter Center on Jan. 15-16


Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M Brings Bold Contemporary Dance to the Carpenter Center


“OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons” Returns to the Carpenter Center on Jan. 26


Cirque FLIP Fabrique Conjures a Winter Circus Spectacular at the Carpenter Center on Feb. 1


Writer Anne Lamott Brings Stories of Hope to the Carpenter Center on March 14

2018-19 Season Press Releases

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Awarded California Arts Council
“Arts Education: Exposure” Grant


2018-19 Season Announcement Release


2018-19 Season Fall Preview


2018-19 Arts for Life Program


Carpenter Performing Arts Center to Present joyUS justUS, a Dance-Theatre Experience by CONTRA-TIEMPO with Live Music By Las Cafeteras


Deck the Halls with David Benoit As He Returns to the Carpenter Center with a Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown


CAFÉ SOCIETY Singer Kat Edmonson Brings Jazz Standards into Modern Age at Carpenter Center


Female-Focused TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY Gets Loud On Stage at Carpenter Center, Mar. 2


Carpenter Center’s Fourth Annual President’s Party Honors CSULB President’s Continued Commitment to Education and the Arts




STORM LARGE With Le Bonheur Reinterprets the American Songbook at Carpenter Center


Beloved Children’s Classic THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Comes to Life On Carpenter Center Stage


CHE MALAMBO Storm Carpenter Center Stage With Percussive Power


2017-18 Season Press Releases


The Stray Cat Lee Rocker performs in Long Beach


South Carolina’s Ranky Tanky Brings Gullah Music to Southern California


Martha Redbone Explores Appalachian Roots in Bone Hill—The Concert


Legendary Singer Mavis Staples at Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Frank Warren Brings PostSecret Experience to a Live Audience


Celebrating the Emerald Month of March with Danu


Third Annual President’s Party Celebrates Commitment to Arts and Education


Pirates, Patter-Songs, and Parodies Arrive at Carpenter Center


America’s Got Talent’s Mandy Harvey returns to the Carpenter Center


Megan Kline Crockett Appointment Annoucement


CNN Analyst and Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Toobin


The High-Kicking Rebels on Pointe Are Back at Carpenter Center


The Capitol Steps Bring ORANGE IS THE NEW BARACK to the Carpenter Center


Momix Returns to Long Beach With Opus Cactus


2017-18 Dance Series


2017-18 Season Announcement Release


2016-17 Season Press Releases


An Evening of Insights and Inspiration with Nicholas Kristof: Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks on How to Make the World a Better Place


John Cleese Shows Us Something Completely Different - Again - Twice


Tafelmusik Keeps Bach Fresh and Relatable for a New Generation


Jose Feliciano Live at the Carpenter Center


 President's Party Celebrates Acheivements and Goals in the Arts


Michael Feinstein at the Carpenter Center - One Night Only


Boyz Breathe Meaning Into Life


Chinese Acrobats Dazzle with One Shimmering Show


Second Show Added As Capitol Steps Offer A Double Dose of Laughs


David Benoit + Vince Guaraldi = One Cool Yule


Puppets Pull Heartstrings to Teach and Delight


Get Hip for the Holidays with Zoot Suite, Jive and Jam


Mr. Sulu Brings Big Issues Down to Earth


Carpenter Center Announces Interim Executive Director


Carpenter Center Arts for Life Offers New Program


2016-17 Season Announcment Release


2015-16 Season Press Releases


David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown Release


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party Release


Gene Kelly: The Legacy Release


An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Release


In Recital Roger Wilkie, violin Joanne Pearce Martin, piano Release


Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience Announcement Release


Neil Gaiman Announcement Release


AJ Croce Announcement Release


Cirque Zuma Zuma Announcement Release


Bill T. Jones Announcement Release


Jane Monheit in Two Play Two: Monheit & Kanan play Ellington & Gershwin Release


The Edwards Twins Announcement Release


Jane Lynch in See Jane Sing Announcement Release


N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk Announcement Release


Shakespeare Aloud Changing Locations


2015-16 Arts for Life Announcement Release


2015-16 Season Announcement Release



2014-15 Season Press Releases


Air Force Concert Band Announcement Release


Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Announcement Release


Academy of St. Martin Announcement Release


ABBAmania Announcement Release


Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu


Julian Sands Announcement Release


David Sanborn Announcement Release

Mummenschanz: Musicians of Silence Release

Al Jardin Joins Brian Wilson Announcment Release

2014-15 Arts for Life Announcement Release


2014-15 Season Announcement Release



2013-14 Season Press Releases


2013-14 Season Announcement Release

Arts for Life Announcement Release

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Release

Brain Bangers featuring members of I.aM.mE. and ABCD Champions Release

Rachel York: Let's Fall in Love Release

Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY Announcement Release

Aquila Theatre Company Release

Annie Moses Band Outdoor Concert Release



2012-13 Season Press Releases


2012-13 Season Announcement Release


NEA Four Press Release


Bill T. Jones Lecture


2012-13 Dance Series


Circus Zoppe Press Release


Pieter Meijers Quartet with Brady McKay Press Release


Judy Collins Holiday Concert Press Release


NEA Grant Announcement Release


Clint Black Press Release