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Dance & Theatre Events

Tickets and information for Theatre Arts Department Events are available over the phone (562-985-2256)
All other College of the Arts performance tickets or information is available at the College of the Arts Ticket Office
(562-985-7000) or through the COTA website


CSULB Arts Ticket Office:
Hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and one hour prior to ticketed performances. Ticket prices are listed with general public admission costs first, senior/student/alumni/CSULB ID discount costs listed next.

Parking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $10-day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Patron parking outside of performance venues is available for $10 in attended lots on the afternoon or evening of performances. Additional information is available at


 CSULB Dance

Variance – the BFA Concert

October 10-11 at 8pm, October 12 at 2&8pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater        
Tickets: $22/$16        

BFA in Dance majors Aisha Barge, Jeffery Finnerman, Jasmyn Hamblin, Allie Miks, and Nancy Rivera present original choreography. Also on the program is guest choreographer Micalea Taylor creating new work. Professor Rebecca Bryant will present work created for a dance festival in Quito, Ecuador.



CSULB Dance in Concert

November 20-22 at 8pm
November 23 at 2&8pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater        
Tickets: $22/$16

The Department of Dance presents original dance works choreographed by faculty members Keith Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, and Andrew Vaca and a new work by guest choreographer Marjani Forté.


Theatre Events

Mud by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by BJ Dodge

September 12-29
Players Theatre

An unflinching look at rural poverty and the quest for self-improvement against all odds. In Mud, Maria Irene Fornes has created a stark and uncompromising drama that looks at the challenges faced when working to break out of a toxic environment.


Diversifying the Classics

September 16 at 6pm
Players Theatre

Diversifying the Classics promotes the vibrant, Spanish-language theatrical tradition developed on both sides of the Atlantic by playwrights such as Spaniards Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca, or Mexicans Ruiz de Alarcón and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The project seeks to foster awareness and appreciation of Hispanic classical theater in Los Angeles and beyond, expanding the canon to include the heritage of US Latino communities. The evening features script-in-hand reading of a new translation of one of the comedias of the Hispanic Golden Age, and is presented in collaboration with the Donato Center at CSULB and professors from CSULB and UCLA.


Hookman  by Lauren Yee
Directed by Lisa Sanaye Dring

September 26-October 6
Studio Theatre

Slasher comedy about the emotional perils of college life. In this existential look at freshman year through the lens of the horror genre, a young woman and her friends learn what it means to grow up. It’s not pretty.


Romeo and Juliet: Hard Way Home by William Shakespeare
Featuring music by Brandi Carlile
Directed by Beth Lopes

November 7-16
University Theatre

Shakespeare’s classic text is presented in a different context, and infused with the music of Brandi Carlile’s album, Bear Creek. Set in a dusty, isolated locale, this production focuses on the longing of young lovers looking to find something greater than their small-town world. The songs of Brandi Carlile – woven throughout the story - encapsulates the heartbreak, frustrations, and unending hope of growing up.


Move: The History of a Hand a devised work created by the ensemble
Directed by Ezra LeBank

November 21-December 8
Studio Theatre

MOVE is a multi-year arts project to investigate the unexpected possibilities of our bodies in action, and to inspire our Long Beach community to move in creative and collaborative ways. In The History of a Hand, the company explores the cultural, scientific, and personal histories of our hands. The Hand is the most dexterous part of the body, and our most frequent tool to interact with the world. But what is a Hand capable of if used to its full potential? MOVE: The History of a Hand will take you on a journey to better understand your own body, and give you a new appreciation for the 27 bones, 48 nerves, and 123 ligaments that are just past your wrists.