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  • Final Weeks: Meet Janis Joplin’s Soulful Influences!

    Aug 14, 15 by Press at Pasadena Playhouse Leave a comment


    *Mary Bridget Davies evokes the electric energy of the late Janis Joplin in the Pasadena Playhouse’s current production of “A Night With Janis Joplin” by Randy Johnson, who created, wrote and directed the production. In recanting Joplin’s life and musical journey, Johnson found it fitting to note the ladies of soul who  also had an […]

  • Hurry! Don’t Let Black History Month End Without Seeing ‘The Whipping Man!’ at Pasadena Playhouse

    Feb 27, 15 by By DeBorah B. Pryor Leave a comment


    *If you’re wondering what you should do this weekend to ring out Black History Month – we’ll give you a clue: Run, don’t walk, to the Pasadena Playhouse. It’s the closing weekend for Matthew Lopez’s multi-award winning play “The Whipping Man.” The play takes place around 1865. The Civil War has ended, leaving destruction in its wake. As […]

  • Sharon Leal Stars in ‘Stop Kiss’ at The Pasadena Playhouse

    Oct 30, 14 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby 1 Comment


      *With same sex relationships being more public and even politicized, it is not uncommon to see more of these romantic story lines on screen and on stage.  The Pasadena Playhouse welcomes “Stop Kiss” a play written by Diana Son that has been widely received and is the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for […]

  • Wayne Brady Set for ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Revival at Pasadena Playhouse

    Jul 25, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *“Let’s Make A Deal” host Wayne Brady will star with Merle Dandridge (Spamalot) in the Pasadena Playhouse season opener, a revival of Cole Porter’s 1951 Shakespeare-inspired, Kiss Me, Kate. Staged by longtime artistic director Sheldon Epps, the production “will view the work through a new lens to showcase the trailblazing African-American actors and entertainers of […]

  • Ben Vereen Stars in ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ at The Pasadena Playhouse

    Dec 11, 13 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment


    *It’s about one o’clock in the afternoon in Pasadena, California, and EURweb writer, DeBorah B. Pryor has been invited to the actor’s rehearsal for the upcoming theatrical production of “Aladdin and His Winter Wish,” which opens on December 11 at The Pasadena Playhouse. They are using an old bank building as a rehearsal space. Seriously, […]

  • Taraji P. Henson Signs on for Pasadena Playhouse Production

    Dec 5, 13 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment


    *Fresh off her incredibly powerful farewell from Person of Interest, Academy Award and Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to star as “Jane” in the World Premiere of ABOVE THE FOLD, the fourth production of the  2013 – 2014 Season at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California.  Written by Bernard Weinraub and directed by […]