The Carpenter Performing Arts Center Announces New Season of Performances On Sale Now!

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center 2022-2023 Season

Tickets and subscriptions are now on sale for performances and special events at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB. With special celebrities, a bit of magic and spectacle, comedy, dance, nostalgia, and Broadway luminaries this season promises a wide variety of entertainments and exciting events. The full roster of events is below or enjoy this special video spotlighting this upcoming season of shows.

Performances begin in September, so don’t delay in getting your tickets and securing your seats for your favorite shows.
Visit for complete details and to order your tickets now.

Lorna Luft: A Garland Musical Celebration
Wed/Thu, Sep 21-22, 2022 At 7pm
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Judy Garland’s Daughter, Lorna Luft, As She Leads Us Through A Celebration Of Her Mom’s Career On The Year Of Her 100Th Birthday. More.


An Evening With Al Franken
Sat, Sep 24, 2022 At 8Pm
Al Franken Brings Comedy And Insight To Important Issues Facing The Country, From The Supreme Court To The State Of Our Democracy, Voicing His Ideas With His Trademark Intelligence And Humor. More.


Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr—A Whirlwind Of Circus
Sat, Oct 1, 2022 At 8Pm
Cirque Mechanics’ Ingenious Contraptions, Exhilarating Acrobatics, And Emotive Storytelling Captures All The Excitement Of Modern Circus. More.


The Doo Wop Project
Sun, Oct 2, 2022 At 2Pm
Featuring Stars Of Broadway’s Smash Hits Jersey Boys And Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project Reimagines Some Of The Greatest Music In American History. More.


Ann Hampton Callaway Sings The '70S
Wed/Thu Nov 2-3, 2022 At 7Pm
Platinum-Selling Singer/Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Performs Favorites By Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters, And More In This Feel-Good Trip Through The Decade Of Melody. More.


Ballet Folklórico De Los Ángeles And Mariachi Garibaldi De Jaime Cuéllar: Ofrenda: A Día De Los Muertos Celebration
Sat, Nov 5, 2022 At 8Pm
Celebrate One Of Mexico’s Most Beloved Holidays, Día De Los Muertos, With The Nation’s Premier Mexican Folk Dance Company And The Musicians Of Mariachi Garibaldi De Jaime Cuéllar. More.


Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time
Sat, Nov 12, 2022 At 8Pm
In An Evening Filled With Candor And Laughter, Maron Riffs On His Eventful Personal Life And The More Peculiar Side Of Happenings In Our World. More.


Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 At 2Pm & 6Pm
These Canine Daredevils Return With Their Doggone Amazing Tricks. All Former Rescues, The Adorable Animal Athletes Are Some Of The Most Talented Dogs In The World! More.


The Queen's Cartoonists: A Cartoon, Comedy, Holiday Hurrah!
Sun, Nov 20, 2022 At 2Pm
Join Us For A Holiday Treat Packed With Singing, Comedy, And Instrumental Pandemonium As The Queen’s Cartoonists Pay Playful Homage To Two Of America’s Great Art Forms, Jazz And Cartoons. More.


Capitol Comedy
Sat, Jan 21, 2023 At 8Pm
Political Satire And Musical Comedy Return In This Lively Musical Program Skewing Both Sides Of The Aisle! From The White House To Congress, Everyone Is Fair Game! More.


Superstars Of Magic
Sat, Jan 28, 2023 At 8Pm
Superstars Of Magic Brings Together Five Award-Winning Las Vegas Illusionists For A Thoroughly Entertaining Evening Of Magic, Comedy And Variety! More.


Cirque Flip Fabrique: Muse
Sat, Feb 4, 2023 At 8Pm
In This All-New, High-Energy Production, The Acrobats Of Flip Fabrique Tackle Gender Archetypes Circus-Style In A Dazzling, Gravity-Defying Performance Sure To Inspire And Amaze! More.


The Purple Xperience: A Prince Tribute
Fri, Mar 3, 2023 At 8Pm
From “Little Red Corvette” To “Purple Rain,” Charloff’s Uncanny Channeling Of Prince’s Magic—From His Inimitable Appearance, To His Thrilling Vocal Imitation, To His Electrifying Mastery Of The Guitar And Piano—Will Have You Partying Like It’s 1999! More.


Tig Notaro Standing Beside A Window At Night.
An Evening With Tig Notaro
Sat, Mar 11, 2023 At 8Pm
Recognized For Her Courage, Frankness And Wit, Comedian, Writer, And Actor Tig Notaro Brings Deadpan Delivery To An Evening Of Uniquely Hilarious Comedy, Ranging From Life’s Realities To The Absurd. More.


Yesterday Once More: Celebrating The Music Of Abba, The Carpenters, The 5Th Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas
Sun, Mar 12, 2023 At 2Pm
From Abba’s “Dancing Queen” To The Carpenters’“Close To You,” Enjoy The Non-Stop Hits Of The ‘60S And ‘70S From This Dynamic Foursome! More.


Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana - De La Frontera
Sat, Mar 18, 2023 At 8Pm
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Returns With Their New Evening-Length Work Exploring The Depths Of Human Connection And Unity Through The Art And Vitality Of Flamenco. More.


Posing In A Feathery Costume Meow Meow
Wed/Thu Mar 22-23, 2023 At 7Pm
International Siren And Comedienne-Extraordinaire Meow Meow Mixes Up A Glorious Cocktail Of The Subversive And The Sublime In This Hilarious Night Of Wickedly Divine Comedy And Exquisite Music. More.


An Evening With Bill Nye The Science Guy
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 At 8Pm
Best Known For His Emmy-Winning Run As “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” Nye Brings His Love Of Science And Flair For Comedy To This Appearance. More.


Supreme Reflections: A Tribute To Diana Ross And The Supremes
Sun, Apr 2, 2023 At 2Pm
A Loving Tribute To The Timeless Music Of The World's Most Popular And Beloved Female Vocal Group—Diana Ross & The Supremes! More.


Terron Brooks - The Soul Of Broadway, Unplugged
Wed/Thu, May 10-11, 2023 At 7Pm
Terron Brooks Reinterprets Favorite Classic And Contemporary Broadway Songs In This Journey Of Love, Loss, And The Hope Of A New Tomorrow. It’s An Evening That Reimagines Broadway’s Best! More.