Carpenter Performing Arts Center



The Carpenter Center is proud to be the home of Musical Theatre West.


Musical Theatre West

Founded in 1952 as the Whittier Light Opera Association, Musical Theatre West is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form and enriching the cultural life of Southern California. The resident musical theatre company at Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center since 1997, Musical Theatre West continues to receive critical acclaim and national recognition. Many perfomers who cut their teeth on the MTW stage have gone on to successful careers on Broadway and in television and films, while stage and screen veterans also come to MTW to perform finding it to be one of the friendliest and most fun venues to work. The company’s latest season includes:


Elf: The Musical

November 30, 2018 - December 9, 2018



February 8 - 24, 2019


Catch Me If You Can: The Musical

March 29, 2019 - April 14, 2019


Disney's The Little Mermaid

July 12 - 28, 2019


For tickets and information, call (562) 856-1999 x4 or visit