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    Bird Cage Theatre Returns (but not to Knott's)

    Knott's Bird Cage Theatre is returning at the newly opened “All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall”, in Long Beach’s Shoreline Village.

    www.allamericanmelodrama.com.


    The show entitled “Knott’s Preserved” will feature two classic melodrama plays and vaudeville, comedy revue from the famous Southern California attraction.

    The Long Beach Theater Company began operation in June 2008 under the ownership and artistic direction of Ken Parks, who worked for years with Knott's Bird Cage.

    "The Bird Cage was one of my favorite acting gigs," says Parks.
    He has fond memories of going to the theater as a child. "As a kid, my siblings and I would play Bird Cage Theater on my grandmother’s back porch and I would always play the villains. After all, they always have all the best lines."

    The Bird Cage, he adds, introduced him to, and fostered his lifelong affection for, the melodrama genre.

    "It's an art form where the audience is always involved," he says. "I really enjoy the constant interactivity of these shows
    When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday through May 30.

    Where: The All American Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall, 429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach.

    Tickets: $20, $18 students and seniors, $14 children.
    Information: (562) 495-5900, www.allamericanmelodrama.com.

    Reservations are recommended by calling the theater at: 562 495-5900.
    (Thanks to Robb Alvey for posting this over at TPR so we could share it with all of you as well).


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    Re: Bird Cage Theatre Returns (but not to Knott's)

    Thanks for the info!

    I miss the old melodramas they used to show at Knotts Bird Cage Theatre.

    I know Disney likes to capitalize on the fact the Steve Martin was a CM at Disneyland, but Steve Martin was also an employee of Knott's. He was one of the performers at the Bird Cage way back when.

    Thanks again. I'll have to check this out!

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