The Long Beach Playhouse Presents The Return Of Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical

One night a year spirits dead n’ gone rise up to walk the earth trying to find their way home. These wandering spirits are lost in limbo as penance for something they’ve left undone in life, unless they can find a sympathetic ear to life the burden. But don’t be fooled, they’re not innocent and havoc will arise when jealous lovers, ambitions ingénues and drunk has-beens clash, threatening to recreate the turmoil of their lives and keep them locked in limbo eternally. Ushered into the land of the living by Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, these celebrity ghosts are given one last chance to heal their “past life issues” or remain in limbo forever. Featuring the ghosts of John Barrymore, Jayne Mansfield, Edgar Allen Poe & more!


With campy music, slapstick comedy and heartfelt discoveries, Olio Theatre Work’s original musical comedy “Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical” was performed annually in LA and Orange Counties from 2003 – 2007 in a variety of venues from former Seal Beach restaurant Bayou St. John (now 320 Main), Immanuel Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach, and the Costa Mesa Playhouse, among others, proving to be one of OTWs most successful and memorable shows.

Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical runs January 31st – February 9th, 2014 at The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Thursday, 1/30/2014 – Special pay what you can performance. Remaining Performances cost $15.

Show times are Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.

Tickets for the show are available at the Box Office: (562) 494-1014 or Online at: Seating is limited.

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The Rabbit habit script for sale



Unsigned script for the play The Rabbit Habit, which starred Mansfield. This 1965 play was one of her last stage performances and opened less than two years before she died.Script unsigned. 143 singled-sided pages, 8½x10¾, bound in 8¾x11¼ blank green cardboard covers. Copy of The Rabbit Habit by Rex Carlton. This three-act play was one of Mansfield’s last stage performances, and it opened less than two years before she died. It opened in Denver, Colorado on December 1, 1965 – after the birth of her fifth child and a year before her divorce from her third husband Matt Cimber in 1966 – and was directed by Cimber. According to the cast page, Mansfield was supposed to play Miko Marlowe; however, the name “Miko” has been crossed out and replaced with “Jill” by an unknown hand in blue ink on the cast page.

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