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Rachel Bloom Headlines Pasadena Playhouse’s First-Ever “Family Play Day” This Saturday

Event will usher in major Playhouse expansion of productions aimed at young and family audiences
Published on Sep 22, 2023

Rachel Bloom will headline the first-ever Playhouse Family Play Day which will also feature performances by Books and Cookies, Pasadena Conservatory’s Young Musicians, Dallys Newton Circus Performer, DrumatiX Dance and Creative Percussion, and other artists. [Courtesy Pasadena Playhouse]

Actor, writer, and comedian Rachel Bloom, best known for her role as Rebecca Bunch in The CW’s musical comedy-drama series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” will head the bill of featured performers when Pasadena Playhouse holds its first-ever Playhouse Family Play Day on Saturday, Oct. 21. 

The Play Day event is planned as a  street party full of free entertainment and fun events tailored to people of all ages in the community. The Playhouse announcement described arts and crafts stations, face painters, balloon animal artists, food trucks, and more up and down El Molino Avenue.

Also planned: children’s musicians, dance, and circus acts for a day sure to entertain the young (and young at heart).

The family-oriented event will usher in sweeping changes at the Pasadena Playhouse.

“After one of our biggest seasons ever, we’re delighted to begin a new journey with a major expansion of our programs for youth and families,” said Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of Pasadena Playhouse. “Our first ever Family Play Day will kick it all off in our signature Playhouse style.” 

The event, free and open to the public, will kick off Pasadena Playhouse’s largest expansion to date: a commitment to providing access to productions, classes and workshops specifically created for youth and family audiences. 

This return to youth and family programming will include fully produced, professional productions for families, classes, camps, and more, said Pasadena Playhouse. Specifics of the 2023-2024 youth and family programming activities will be announced during the Family Play Day event. 

Pasadena Playhouse is the official State Theater of California and is one of the most prolific theaters in the country. Recently, it was given the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

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