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Musical Theater West Announces 2023 Season Featuring THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE WIZARD OF OZ and More

The Musical Theater West in Long Beach has announced its lineup for the upcoming 2023 season. Promising to be one of its most exciting seasons yet, MTW’s 2023 season features an outstanding collection of beloved classics from the screen, which come to life on stage. Subscriptions are now available via the ticket office. Dial 562-856-1999 to reserve your seats for the season. Season pass packages start at $60.

“This is a season full of big, beautiful, and ambitious stories. We have a fantastic collection of iconic Broadway classics that we’re excited to be able to bring to Southern California next season,” shared Paul Garman, Executive Director/Producer of Musical Theater West. “We couldn’t be more excited for our audience to experience the kind of magic that only live theater can deliver.”

Musical Theater West’s 2023 season lineup includes:

9 to 5: The Musical | February 10 – 26, 2023

Based on the hit movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book of Patricia Resnick, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The musical is a hilarious tribute to corporate sisterhood and workplace revenge! Shortly after three co-workers share their fantasies of how they would give the boot to their sexist, selfish and oppressive boss, events conspire to allow them to take control of the company that is holding them back. Hey, a girl can plot, can’t she?

An American in Paris | April 14 – 30, 2023

An American soldier, a seductive French woman, and an indomitable European town each yearn for a fresh start in the aftermath of World War II. Inspired by the Oscar-winning 1951 film, An American in Paris features an enchanting score by George and Ira Gershwina fresh and sophisticated book by Pulitzer Prize nominee and finalist Tony Craig Lucasand stunning choreography, from tap dancing to ballet, that will blow your mind!

The Wizard of Oz | July 7 – 23, 2023

We are going to see the magician! This timeless story of a Kansas farm girl who journeys across the rainbow – to find there’s no place like home – has captivated audiences for generations. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in this charming stage adaptation of L. Frank Baumis a timeless classic. Filled with brains, heart and courage, and featuring the iconic music from the MGM movie, The Wizard of Oz is sure to be fun for the whole family!

The sound of music | October 20 – November 5, 2023

A story of hope in the face of mounting horrors, this ultimate collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein He became known and loved all over the world. Maria, a free-spirited postulant, is sent to govern seven motherless children. Through patience, kindness and a love of music, she eventually wins the hearts of the children and their father, but the family soon has to make the unthinkable choice of fleeing their homeland.

MTW performances will be held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 E. Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815.

This season will see the return of MTW’s Full Season Subscription Package, which guarantees customers tickets to all four productions at up to 35% off the regular ticket price. To purchase a season pass for the 2023 season, call the box office at 562-856-1999.


The story of Musical Theater West is the 70-year journey from a group of volunteers performing in a high school auditorium to one of Southern California’s largest and most respected theater production companies. Utilizing professional talent and producing regional and even global musicals while continuing to honor the tradition of classic musical theater, MTW is the largest artistic producer in the Long Beach area. The company continues to receive critical acclaim and national recognition – and many performers who cut their teeth on the MTW stage have gone on to successful careers on Broadway, television and film. Equally important, stage and screen veterans now come to Musical Theater West to perform, finding it one of the friendliest and most fun places to work. A key aspect of the company is its dedication to education, and education and awareness Musical Theater West’s programs bring the joy and magic of musical theater to more than 17,000 children each year through special performances of student matinees, traveling shows and school assemblies, as well as at the Youth Summer Conservatory. Musical Theater West’s mission is to enrich the community with quality Broadway productions, to preserve musical theater as a uniquely American art form, and to expose people of all backgrounds to the excitement of musical theatre. We hope you will join us.