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Shakespeare’s King Lear Starts Feb 12 at A Noise Within

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, announces two spring productions in their 25th Anniversary Season, Shakespeare’s King Lear and Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, and based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote. ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs both productions. Lear performs February 12-May 6, 2017; La Mancha performs March 26-May 21, 2017.…

Ferrell Marshall Stars in the Belle of Amherst, Opening March 18 at Sierra Madre Playhouse

The Belle of Amherst, written by William Luce, directed by Todd Nielsen is presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse and Honey B Productions. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Starring Ferrell Marshall. The Belle…

A Lesson From Aloes at Sierra Madre Playhouse

For the twelfth entry in its Off the Page series of staged readings, Sierra Madre Playhouse will present A Lesson From Aloes. From Tony Award –winning playwright Athol Fugard comes this story, set in 1963…

Sierra Madre Playhouse Wins Two Ovation Awards

The Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards from the Los Angeles Stage Alliance earlier this week. The prestigious awards are among the most significant recognitions bestowed on Los Angeles-area theatre. Sierra Madre Playhouse’s winners…

Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

In the coming season, Sierra Madre Playhouse continues its focus on exclusively American playwrights, offering a mix of solidly entertaining mainstage shows and a variety of fascinating special events. Mainstage Shows Sept. 23- Oct. 22,…

Saturday, March 04

Theater Arts Caltech Presents Company By Stephen Sondheim

Clockwise from the center: Steve Markham (center), Elizabeth Freeman, Giuliana Viglione, Regina Colombo, David Hodge, Casey Handmer, Ian Garcia, Jake Mattinson, Olivia Hindera, Lydia Kivrak…

Monday, March 06

Duck Variations and Whisper Into My Good Ear at Sierra Madre Playhouse

For the fourteenth entry in its Off the Page series of staged readings, Sierra Madre Playhouse will present two one-act plays: Duck Variations by David…

Sunday, March 19

The Pasadena Playhouse Partners with TodayTix on “God Looked Away” Starring Al Pacino

The Pasadena Playhouse announces a new partnership with TodayTix, the theater ticket app, to launch a mobile Rush program for Dotson Rader’s “God Looked Away”,…

Saturday, April 22

A Wrinkle in Time Opens March 10 and March 11 at Sierra Madre Playhouse

A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved fantasy adventure will open on March 10 and 11 at Sierra Madre Playhouse. Adapted for the stage by John…

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When Science Mentors Art, and Art Plays with Science

Performing a staged reading of The Chisera on Earth Day in April are (from left): Lydia Kivrak, Caltech undergraduate astrophysics student; Robert Vestal, an actor with the Native Voices Artists Ensemble at the Autry; and Carrie Ancker, artistic associate at Theater Arts Caltech. Credit: Courtesy of Arden Thomas When Tira Palmquist wrote her play “Two Degrees,” focusing on a female climatologist dealing with personal grief and professional strain, she knew she had to get the science—and the scientist protagonist—just right. Fortunately, the Orange County playwright discovered a ready resource in a four-year-old theater festival called “MACH 33: The Festival of…

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