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Stephen Rockwell: It’s Funniest When it Touches on the Truth

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, now in its third week of a four-week run, has been making audiences laugh since it began performances June 8. Our Tony-winning Best Play can owe much of the show’s success to its endlessly talented cast. One of those cast members, Stephen Rockwell, who plays Vanya, was asked […]

Mary Jo DuPrey Loves Command of Complex Language

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, now in its second week of a four-week run, has received a wonderful response from audiences since it opened. Our critically acclaimed production is led under the direction of Mary Jo DuPrey. We asked her some questions about her work on this side-splitting show, and she was kind […]

Kevin Bailey: Never Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Closer Than Ever opened at International City Theatre on February 12. After wooing audiences for almost a month, the show will close this Sunday. We were lucky enough to meet with veteran actor and cast member Kevin Bailey to ask him some questions about the show and theatre as a w hole. Please enjoy! 1. […]

Valerie Perri Can’t Ask For Anything More

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Closer Than Ever opened three weeks ago at International City Theatre. Response has been fantastic, and many comments have been made about the cast and their beautiful voices. We checked in with veteran actress and Closer Than Ever cast member Valerie Perri to ask her some questions about the show. She was sweet enough to […]

Adam von Almen is Happy to be Standing

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Closer Than Ever, which opened two weeks ago to kickoff International City Theatre’s 2016 season, has been winning fans nightly. Much of that can be attributed to the endlessly talented cast. We were able to sit with cast member Adam von Almen and ask him some questions about his work on this show, and he […]

Why Beverly O’Neill Means so Much to ICT

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

International City Theatre (ICT) has a lot to celebrate these days. Not only are they kicking off their 31st Anniversary season with the award-winning musical Closer Than Ever, but they are also celebrating the renaming of their home. ICT is hosting a gala to honor former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, paying tribute to her […]

Gerald Sternbach: Nothing Comes From a Vacuum

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Sondheim on Sondheim, now in its final week of a four-week run, has been dazzling audiences nightly. Much of that is due to wonderful musical numbers performed by our amazing cast, who have been under the guidance of the endlessly talented Musical Director Gerald Sternbach. We asked him some questions about his work on this […]

5 Reasons Why You Should See Sondheim On Sondheim

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

As we prepare for our last production of the season, Sondheim On Sondheim (we open in one week), our excitement to be presenting a Sondheim musical is overflowing and it is becoming difficult to control it any longer. Some of that enthusiasm has created this list of five reasons why you should see this show. […]

Celebrating Sondheim

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

It says quite a bit about one’s prestige when an award-winning stage director wants to create and produce a biographical musical about someone’s life while said person is still living. International City Theatre’s next and final production of the season, James Lapine’s Sondheim on Sondheim, highlights Stephen Sondheim’s personal life and professional success and struggles […]

Gregg T. Daniel Finds Truth in Fences

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Fences, now in its final week of a four-week run, has received standing ovations every performance. Our critically acclaimed production is curated under the direction of Gregg T. Daniel. We asked him some questions about his work on this powerful show, and he was kind enough to respond. Enjoy! 1.  Since this is your first […]

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