The Queen Mary is arguably one of the finest examples of the art deco style. Her salons, from the original air vents to intricate woodcarvings to hand-cut marquetry mosaics, are physical examples of the aesthetic philosophy behind the art deco style—so it naturally makes sense why Her Majesty hosts the Art Deco Festival every year.
For Andrew Vonderschmitt, a perfect theatre season is like creating a good, balanced meal. "I was hoping to bring some classics to the stage while still offering a new play or two," said Vonderschmitt, Long Beach Playhouse artistic director, referring to the upcoming season. "I think I've found a good mix."