Here's Your Chance to Get to Know the Pasadena Playhouse's Dynamic Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman

Published : Monday, January 28, 2019 | 5:46 AM

Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of Pasadena Playhouse, will be guest speaker on Wednesday, January 30, at the Rotary Club of Pasadena’s regular weekly luncheon meeting.

He will be offering his insights into the Pasadena Playhouse’s recent growth and program’s, and will provide an insider view on the future of this cherished community treasure.

The event is open to the public and no RSVP is required.

Feldman joined Pasadena Playhouse in 2016 to oversee both the artistic and business operations of the organization. Since then, he has worked to stabilize operations while ensuring the highest quality productions.

His first season of programming, including “Our Town,” “King Charles III,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Belleville” and “Bordertown Now” was lauded by audiences, members and critics alike, receiving the company’s first Ovation Awards nomination for Best Season.

Prior to the Playhouse, Feldman was Executive Director at Labyrinth Theater in New York City, where he oversaw the company’s first Broadway production, instituted an audience development plan that doubled the audience, and increased contributed income to resolve the organization’s long standing debt.

As Managing Director at Reprise Theatre Company, he increased artistic programming, created a city-wide festival, launched a concert series featuring lesser known Broadway musicals, and created an education program that gives at-risk high school students an introduction to classic American musicals.

The Pasadena Playhouse has been regarded as one of the top theaters in America over the past century. Its impact has included producing more plays than any other theater in the world, serving millions of patrons, being designated the State Theater of California, creating one of the top acting schools in the country, and being a leader in the production of new plays.

Like all great dramas, the Pasadena Playhouse’s recent past has been marked by its share of struggles. Feldman was engaged two years ago to bring a bold vision, infuse new energy, and to return the Pasadena Playhouse to its rightful place as leading theater in America.

Feldman will be introduced by Scott Vandrick.

Wednesday’s meeting, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., will be at University Club Pasadena, at 175 N. Oakland Avenue.

Buffet lunch is $33. Valet parking is complimentary.

For inquiries, email office@pasadenarotary.com.

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