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Published on April 9th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Theater Listings: April 9, 2013

April 10
Class Clowns
The Laugh Factory will be hosting Class Clowns on April 10, at 8 p.m. Class Clown is a professional college comedy produced by Grant Cotter. Tickets will cost $17 and $27 depending on seating. Go to the website to reserve tickets.
Details: (562) 495-2844; www.laughfactory.com
Venue: Laugh Factory Long Beach
Location: 151 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach
 
April 12
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Grab your best girl…and best guy friends for another Girls Night Out, at 8 p.m. April 12, at the Warner Grand.
Enticed by ads for the restored Marigold Hotel, a group of retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to seemingly exotic India.
Details: www.warnergrand.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
April 12
A Chorus Line
Musical Theatre West presents A Chorus Line, April 12 through 28, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
A Chorus Line is locally-produced in Long Beach with professional actors from Broadway, national tours, film and television.
A Chorus Line is one singular sensation.  The hopes, dreams and lives of a group of dancers at an audition for a Broadway show are exposed by the director in an effort to get to know the people “on the line.”
Details: (562) 856-1999 ext. 4; www.musical.org
Venue: Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Location: 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach
 
April 14
Master Class
Join International City Theatre as they present, Master Class, the award-winning play by Terrence McNally, through April 14, in Long Beach.
Internationally renowned soprano Maria Callas had a legendary voice and an equally legendary life as one of the world’s most celebrated (and gossiped-about) opera stars.
In 1971, Callas taught a series of master classes at Juilliard. Outspoken in her artistic beliefs and uncompromising in the musical understanding she sought to communicate to 25 fortunate students, Callas worked through her legendary arias from Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and others.
McNally’s play finds Callas near the end of her career, her voice almost gone, as she instructs a group of young singers aspiring to the heights of fame and fortune with wicked humor, unrelenting criticism and deeply personal stories – stories that include her life with Aristotle Onassis.
Details: Click here
Venue: International City Theatre
Location: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
 
April 15
Stories from an Undeclared War
Community members are invited to a free documentary screening of the new Freedom Writer’s Foundation film, Stories from an Undeclared War, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 15, at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
The film is a powerful story of 150 at-risk students from Long Beach, who were once considered unteachable. Inspired by their teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the writings of Anne Frank, the students discover a new way to express themselves.
The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community where adolescents have been exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen. To do this, she juxtaposes their typical reality in urban America with some of the worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The once-hardened teens have an epiphany that they live in an undeclared war, and writing becomes their salvation. You may remember this narrative from the larger Hollywood film version of this story from the 2007 movie, “Freedom Writers” with Hillary Swank. This is the first local Long Beach community screening of this documentary and it’s mostly filmed right in our own backyard.
Venue: Aquarium of the Pacific
Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
 
April 22
Rock the Boat
Marymount College presents a screening of the documentary, Rock the Boat, at 7 p.m. April 22, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
The screening of the film is in honor of Earth Day.
How do we transform our city landscapes to actually benefit the environment? How do we manage our natural resources to create livable, sustainable cities in our immediate future? For more information about the film visit: http://rocktheboatfilm.com The director and kayakist from the film will be in attendance to facilitate a Q&A after the screening. Recommended for adult audiences. Free. 
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.marymountpv.edu
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
April 26
Who Kidnapped the Easter Bunny?
The Peck Park Theater Academy presents Who Kidnapped the Easter Bunny? April 26 through 28, at the Peck Park Community Center in San Pedro
Who Kidnapped the Easter Bunny? is musical “whodunit” by Alan Dale Monroe. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Details: (310) 548-7580
Venue: Peck Park Community Center
Location: 560 N. Western, San Pedro

April 26
Spring Festival of One-Act Plays
Marymount College Theatre presents Spring Festival of One Act Plays, at 8 p.m. April 26 and 27, at the Grand Annex in San Pedro.
The presentation features several one-act plays that will showcase Marymount College student talent. Tickets are $10 general, $5 student or senior.
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.brownpapertickets.com 
Venue: Grand Annex
Location: 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
May 2
LA Harbor International Film Festival 
Don’t forget to attend this year’s LA Harbor International Film Festival, May 2 through 5, at the Warner Grand Theatre.
Details: www.laharborfilmfest.com/new/laharborfilmfest/
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location:  478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
June 8
The 2013 Long Beach QFilm Festival
Submissions now being accepted through June 8, for the 2013 Long Beach QFilm Festival, which will take place Sept. 6., at the Art Theatre and The Center in Long Beach.
There is a nominal fee for each submission
Submit via www.withoutabox.com.
The full festival line up of films as well as passes and tickets for purchase will be available beginning in mid-August through the Long Beach QFilm Festival website, www.qfilmslongbeach.com.
The Long Beach QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features,
documentaries and short films that embody the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
 
Aug. 19
SPIFFest Calls for Entries
The San Pedro International Film Festival is calling for entries for the Oct. 4 through 6, film festival.
Festival is organized in partnership with the Croatian Cultural Center of Greater Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Call for Entries are open until Aug. 19.
The San Pedro International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the diverse culture and community of San Pedro with a wide spectrum of independent film, documentaries and shorts.
Details: www.spiffest.org

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