Posts Tagged ‘Pasadena Playhouse’

OUR TOWN

Deaf West Theatre and Thornton Wilder prove a match made in heaven as Pasadena Playhouse debuts an exquisite seventy-ninth anniversary revival of Wilder’s classic bit of Americana, Our Town, as it has quite literally never been staged before.
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SHOUT SISTER SHOUT

The cast is sensational as all get-out and the life story they have to tell, that of Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973), is well worth a stage or screen bio, but the late great gospel/R&B pioneer deserves far better than the ill-conceived World Premiere musical Shout Sister Shout.
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HOLD THESE TRUTHS

The time could not be riper for Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths to make its powerful, compelling, inspiring Pasadena Playhouse debut, the extraordinary tale of one American’s fight for his inalienable rights at a time when his own government wished to deny them.
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A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS

There’s only one place in town where you can see Disney Channel teen idols, a ‘70s/‘80s TV diva, ugly stepsisters in drag, a gender-bending fairy godmother, a pygmy horse, magic effects and transformations galore, and some terrifically danced production numbers; hear over a dozen Top-40 hits (and more one-liners than a Henny Youngman set); and perhaps most excitingly, get to cheer the heroes and boo the villains—and that’s at the Pasadena Playhouse, once again treating L.A. audiences to the British tradition known as “Panto” with this year’s A Cinderella Christmas, the fifth annual Panto At The Playhouse.
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THE FANTASTICKS

The world’s longest-running musical (aka The Fantasticks) makes for a crowd-pleasing Pasadena Playhouse season opener thanks not only to its time-tested appeal but also to an excitingly contemporary director’s concept and cast choices that celebrate diversity in the most refreshing of ways.
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CASA VALENTINA

Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein’s fact-inspired gender-bending trip down Catskills memory lane, now gets a sensational Pasadena Playhouse West Coast Premiere, one you’ll be talking and thinking about long after the 2014 Best Play Tony nominee’s stunning final fade to black.
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FLY

The Tuskegee Airmen take off to exhilarating, spellbinding, emotionally powerful effect as the Pasadena Playhouse presents Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s Fly, a West Coast Premiere destined to be one of the year’s most lauded, most unforgettable productions.
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PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS

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The distinctively English form of musical entertainment known as Panto is back for its fourth annual visit to the Pasadena Playhouse as Lithgoe Family Productions bring Southland audiences their delightfully performed and choreographed Peter Pan And Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas, a surefire child-pleaser, albeit one less likely than pantos past to attract audiences thirteen and older.
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