Theatre
Pasadena Playhouse Announces Its New Main Stage Season Lineup Through 2020

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces four main stage productions for 2019/2020 including new productions of favorite musicals – Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, directed by Mike Donahue, and Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun with book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, directed by Sarna Lapine – and two plays – the…

A Noise Within Announces 2019-2020 Season: They Played with Fire

A Noise Within (ANW) announces its 2019-2020 season with the theme, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE. A Noise Within’s current season subscribers and donors were invited to hear the news first at an exclusive event held…

Documentary on ‘Running Man of Pasadena’ Well-Received at Pasadena Film Fest

Haik Zakarian. Courtesy photo If you know Pasadena then you likely know the white-bearded runner Haik Zakarian, who at 75, still clocks the miles around town and is known as “The Running Man of Pasadena.”…

Shakespeare, Today: A Noise Within Reimagines Othello in the 21st Century

A Noise Within Theatre has just wrapped its first run of Othello, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of forgotten love. For those unfamiliar: Othello, a black general of the Venetian army, promotes Cassio to lieutenant instead of…

Is Ragtime the Pasadena Playhouse’s Most Ambitious Show Ever?

The Pasadena Playhouse is about to debut what is arguably the most ambitious show in its storied 101-year history. Ragtime runs from February 5th to March 3rd at the Playhouse, and tickets are on sale…

Wednesday, July 10

Classic Movie Musicals Series Starts at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Sierra Madre Playhouse inaugurates a projected ongoing film series, Off the Screen @ SMP, in which midweek screenings of films that are in some way…

Sunday, July 21

Dames at Sea: Happy, Tappy Summer Musical Sets Sail at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Sierra Madre Playhouse presents the hit musical, Dames at Sea on Saturday, June 15, 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 21. Book and lyrics by George…

Sunday, July 21

Players Set for “Spider Man” Scribe’s ‘Good Boy’ at Pasadena Playhouse

From Top clockwise: Ben Ahlers (Brandon Hardy), Betsy Brandt (Elizabeth Hardy), James Carpinello (Russell Shay), Annamarie Kasper (Cheryl Moody). Photo courtesy: The Pasadena Playhouse The…

Sunday, August 18

Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival Returns with “Much Ado About Nothing”

“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me” – Beatrice Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival returns for…

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Two Pasadena Institutions Create Perfect Blend of Art and Science With a Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

In the current age, most professional playhouses are constrained by union rules as to who can perform in front of an audience, but it wasn’t always that way. The nearly-centennial-old Pasadena Playhouse is harkening back to days of old with a new spin, as it presents “MACH 33: A Festival of New Science” in conjunction with instructors and students from Caltech’s Theatre program. Danny Feldman, the Producing Artistic Director of Pasadena Playhouse, said the plays, performed on three consecutive Mondays starting April 30, feature “theater students at Caltech, professional actors and JPL experts. To make it a true community festival,…

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