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Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse Is Too Darn Hot for Sure!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Kiss me, Kate is classic Cole Porter! Originally premiering in 1948, the musical won five Tony awards and undoubtedly was the show that propelled Cole Porter into the spotlight.

Exciting Above the Fold Opens at Pasadena Playhouse!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

In newspaper parlance, a story that is above the fold means that it is on the front page of a newspaper above the centerfold of the page, indicating t...

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

James Sims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report.

Theater Review: Sleepless in Seattle at the Pasadena Playhouse

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by Jim Cox After a long journey from the screen to the musical stage - which included numerous comings-and-goings of composer/lyricist teams -...

Stand By Them

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

I've written about Mike Stoller a few times before, always with his longtime partner Jerry Leiber of 60 years, one of the great songwriting teams in music history. When I say "legendary," and one of the great songwriting teams in music history, that is not hyperbole.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

December is well underway so, whether your shopping is done or not, take a breather and enjoy the splendors of the season as expressed in theaters and museums around town.

The 'Sleepless In Seattle' Musical Is About To Sound Different

Posted 07.28.2012 | Home

Yes, that "Sleepless in Seattle" musical is still happening, and it now has a new musical team behind it. Ben Toth and Sam Forman will be the composer...

Fun Things To Do In LA This Weekend!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.18.2011 | Los Angeles

FRIDAY: "Blues for an Alabama Sky" What: "Blues for an Alabama Sky" takes a vivid and powerful look at a pivotal moment in the 20th century Africa...

The Presentment -- Father Doesn't Know Jack!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts
Ellen Snortland

I highly recommend The Presentment, though I would love this show to play in areas that aren't "the choir" but rather the persecutors and haters of its message.

Save the Pasadena Playhouse

Pamela Ezell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Ezell

The Playhouse has a storied past as the official state theater of California and a training ground for several well known actors -- Nick Nolte, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman and others.

Fond Look Back at Pasadena Playhouse

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Sims

Actors including Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman trained at the Pasadena Playhouse -- it was at one point known as the 'Star Factory.' Sadly, it has announced it will close due to money troubles.

Save the Pasadena Playhouse

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

If the Pasadena Playhouse closes, we all lose. The actors, the production staff, and most of all, the community.