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Theater Review: ‘The Father’ Isn’t Afraid of the Dark

Sue Cremin as “Anne” and Alfred Molina as “André” in The Father at Pasadena Playhouse. Photo by Jenny Graham For a harrowing continuous 90 minutes, the audience of “The Father” is forced to confront the grim reality of the once dapper André as his mind deteriorates. One can’t escape the possibility that this might be our fate in the distant or not so distant future.…

William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Comes To A Noise Within

Photo by Daniel Reichert A Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to present William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, directed by ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott. The Winter’s Tale will…

Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces 2020 Season

From Top clockwise: Charlotte's Web, King of the Yees, Silent Sky, A Christmas Story Sierra Madre Playhouse plans four mainstage productions for its 2020 season. Two plays are return engagements of audience favorites. The other…

Bob Baker Marionettes Will Prance and Dance Into Children’s Hearts Every Tuesday in Old Pasadena

The Southland’s most famous puppet show troupe whose performances evoke squeals of laughter from children (and often their parents) brings their brand of magic to One Colorado’s Courtyard in Old Pasadena every Tuesday in September,…

One-Woman Show About Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer Presented to Encourage Pasadenans to Vote, Get Involved

Acclaimed playwright, director and actor Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye (at right above) portrays civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (left) in one-woman show. A play based on the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer…

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Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Father' Isn't Afraid of the Dark

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Father' Isn't Afraid of the Dark

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Father' Isn't Afraid of the Dark

Renovated Pasadena Performing Arts Center Ups Its Game With Ambitious New Season

[Updated] A newly-refurbished Pasadena performing arts center plans a higher-profile lineup of new shows featuring comedy, music, holiday theater and … zombies. “We really had…

When is a Podcast, Art? Installation-Broadcast Series Aspires to Artful Communication With Inaugural Performance

Pulitzer Prize winning biographer and professor Jeffrey Stewart will conduct the Keynote Conversation at the Armory Center [Updated] Podcasts have found their place in society…

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Its New Main Stage Season Lineup Through 2020

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces four main stage productions for 2019/2020 including new productions of favorite musicals – Little Shop of Horrors…

A Noise Within Announces 2019-2020 Season: They Played with Fire

A Noise Within (ANW) announces its 2019-2020 season with the theme, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE. A Noise Within’s current season subscribers and donors were invited…

Dedication and Belief Pays off for A Noise Within

Geoff Elliott (Don Quixote) and Kasey Mahaffy (Sancho Panza). Photo by Craig Schwartz. Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the husband-and-wife founders and producing artistic directors of A Noise Within, should be found in the dictionary under “dedication,” with their smiling images beaming out to all would-be theater directors, and anyone else who sets out in pursuit of a lofty, seemingly unreachable goal. In 1991, along with a partner, Art Manke, Geoff and Julia founded the now-Pasadena-based theatrical company a few years after graduating from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (ACT). Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the husband-and-wife founders…

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