LONG BEACH, CA (Nov. 16, 2020) — Breaking news! Christmas is not canceled! International City Theatre is partnering with producer Hunter Arnold to stream a special filmed version of 
A Christmas Carol, the beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens, starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays. The world premiere live capture of Mays’ performance will begin streaming Nov. 28 and remain available for replay on demand through Jan. 3. ‘Tis the season for giving — when you stream this production, you’re also helping to sustain your local theater community through these extraordinary times.
Tickets are $50 at

The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is brought to thrilling new life as Mays plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that has to be seen to be believed. Directed by Michael Arden, one of Broadway’s most imaginative voices, Mays’ performance was staged exclusively for this production and captured with breathtaking clarity to create a streaming event that brings all the magic of live theater home for the holidays.
Radio station KCRW 89.9 FM calls Mays’ performance “A tour-de-force… Every bit of theater magic you can think of. You’ll find yourself transported, hanging on every word and relishing every last image.” Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty wrote, “Jefferson Mays not only got me to see A Christmas Carol, something I’ve vowed never to do again. But he got me to rave about it. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift.”

The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Maceo Bishop (director of photography), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Lucy Mackinnon (projection design), Joshua D. Reid (sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design), James Ortiz (puppet design) and Nikki M. James (assistant director). A Christmas Carol is produced by Hunter Arnold, with George Bamber, Kayla Greenspan, Carl Daikeler, Roberto Quiroz Mata and Tom Kirdahy serving as executive producers for the film.

Jennifer Holliday — Broadway’s original Dreamgirl — celebrates her 60th birthday with you, direct to your living room!

Holliday is a Tony and two-time Grammy Award-winner whose career spans over four decades. Her 60th birthday show will feature hit songs from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, tributes to her childhood idol Aretha Franklin, Etta James and original works from her own albums. She’ll be joined by a six-piece band with special celebrity birthday shout-outs from Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey and of course the original ‘Dreamgirls’ Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Jennifer Lewis.

But while it may be the Broadway star’s birthday, she’s the one giving gifts this time. Through a partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition, the birthday concert doubles as a fundraiser for “Healthy Housing Foundation.”

The concert will stream Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at 5 p.m. PST. For more information, visit


By Emily Bohannon

Directed by Valentina Fratti

Streaming live Friday, October 16 @ 7pm ET

Available after as a 48-hour rental


When her empowerment guru boss outsources her bookkeeping job to the Philippines, Keira is forced to train her replacement, Efren. As she attempts to “get into agreement,” Keira must redefine her self worth, recognize her limitations, & discover what she values most in the world.

Broadway On Demand requires pre-registration.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Presents 15th Anniversary Virtual Party “Moving People, Moving Mountains” Sunday, October 11, 7:30 pm. Featuring stars of stage and screen - Brian Stokes Mitchell, Roseanne Cash, Michael Feinstein, Paul Taylor Dance Co, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, Jason Danieley, and many more, with appearances by Annette Bening, Judy Collins, Beanie Feldstein, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, Yo-Yo Ma.

Produced and directed by Jeremy Handleman, this event is Free.


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Josh Groban: The Virtual Concert Series

$25 - $65


Unprecedented times like these call

for moments that raise us up — and

no one is better suited for the job than Josh Groban. Having one of the best voices in the biz, Groban has uplifted audiences around the globe with his angelic baritone pipes and moving lyrics. Join him as he continues to share his many musical gifts with this series of livestreamed concerts.

October 3, 2020 – Stages Unplugged Livestream: The Intimate Concert of Broadway Favorites
1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern Time
November 26, 2020 – Album Release Livestream Celebration: A Concert Celebrating His New Album Harmony
1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern Time
December 19, 2020 – NOEL Holiday Livestream: His First Ever Holiday Concert!
1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern Time

Queen Tribute: Queen Nation Rocks Garden Grove


$12 - $20

Freddie Mercury may be gone, but Queen will always be with us — and that’s partly because Queen Nation does such a great job re-creating their musicality and spirit.

The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts. In 2013 Queen Nation was recognized as The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and their cutting edge network AXS TV.

Get ready to feel like a champion when “The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute” rocks Garden Amp.

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 / 5:00pm

A Time to Sing: An Evening with Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams presented by The Kennedy Center




Isolation and harmony, fragility and resilience, oppression and hope. These are the emotions of our time, and the subjects explored in A Time to Sing — a very personal collection of songs to be performed by two of America’s most celebrated vocalists in a unique event at the Kennedy Center. Featuring vocalists Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams, this online performance is a rare opportunity to view these artists and experience the healing power of the performing arts.


On Demand Recording (Available Through December 31, 2020)

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Chris Daniels, Arts Reviewer

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