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By VERONICA AN

2:21 pm | January 15, 2016


Music is like a fine meal – something to be enjoyed in person with full attention and in good company. In fact, these things are even better together.

Now you don’t have to choose between a fine dinner and a live concert in Pasadena. The Rose, a new dinner theater and chef incubator concept is filling this untapped need on Green Street in Pasadena.

“Sometimes you just want to listen to good music in a comfortable chair and eat a good dinner,” said Lance Sterling, the owner of The Rose. He sees Pasadena as an ideal community that will be receptive to The Rose.

Sterling is an old hand in the music business- he already has The Canyon Club and The Saban under his belt. This experience doesn’t curb his excitement for the blossoming of The Rose or his dedication to making this a Pasadena-centric theater.

From the name to small details like locally made art, Sterling is excited to revive Pasadena’s music scene and add to its dining venues. The space includes funky music details like guitar lamps and armoires from Sterling’s home collection.

He expects patrons of The Rose to be similar to the concertgoers at his other theaters. “Most of the people who come visit about twelve times a year,” he added.

“It’s not a special occasion that costs hundreds of dollars – tons of tickets are less than $30,” he said. These concerts are no small potatoes – confirmed performers include Three Dog Night, Judy Collins, Rickie Lee Jones, Lou Gramm Of Foreigner, Paul Stanley of KISS, and Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, plus John Hiatt, Wilson Phillips, and more.

Not only is The Rose booked 60 shows deep before even opening its doors, their Chef’s Market has a confirmed list of creative cooks ready to prepare lunch and dinner seven days a week, and also features California’s first CaliBurger. The Chef’s Market and lobby bar – which will have a singing bartender and karaoke are additional draws to the space.

“I want to do for chefs what other people did for me,” said Sterling in reference to his music industry mentors.

The Rose Dinner Theater is located at 345 E. Green Street Pasadena.