On Sunday, March 19 the Sierra Madre Playhouse will host a musical extravaganza on the sidewalk stage outside its theater at 87 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The event is part of the City of Sierra Madre’s Annual Wistaria Festival, which celebrates the world’s largest wistaria vine, located in Sierra Madre.
The musical line-up features a variety of acts, including Daniel Rodriguez, “America’s Tenor” and former New York City “Singing Policeman,” who will sing the national anthem and perform with his wife, soprano and opera singer Marla Kavanaugh.
Other acts include the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, who will share traditional song, dance, drumming and blessings; Copper Lantern, an indie rock band with Sierra Madre’s Molly J. McDevitt; AKT Academy Youth Theatre, a local troupe that makes its home at the Playhouse; Ikes Creek, a bluesy Americana band that features Cori Cable Kidder, who starred in several Playhouse productions; and L.A. Taiko Ichiza, a Japanese drumming ensemble that is a regular guest at the Wistaria Festival.
The musical entertainment is free to the public, but donations to the Playhouse will be gratefully accepted. The Wistaria Festival also 19offers 100 crafters and food vendors and an auto show for visitors to enjoy.
For information about street closures, parking, vine tours and shuttles, go to sierramadrechamber.com/#!wistaria-festival/c1cxc.