Pasadena Playhouse rolled out the red carpet last Sunday for the Premier of the vibrant Head Over Heels, an Elizabethen play adapted with the music of The Go-Go’s. The play was originally written in the 16th century by Sir Philip Sidney and adapted into a musical with the pop magic music of the Go Go’s in 2018. It managed to successfully take new wave and bring it into a new age, with all sorts of gleeful nostalgia. Fluid gender identity and sexuality that normally don’t …
The classic story of Romeo and Juliet was given a very modern twist in the PCC theater departments virtual play, Romeo and Juliet in Quarantine. The play, streamed live on twitch, showed what love is like when two people are separated by dire circumstances except this time those circumstances depicted the reality of living through a global pandemic.
There is nothing like pulling up to the colossal movie screen, and reclining the car seat, with the windows rolled down and that melted buttery popcorn smell in the air, while the starry night sky shines above. In Los Angeles, there are only a few more options for a vintage themed movie night like this, at the classic drive-in theater.
In the dark room of the Westerbeck Recital Hall, a woman in red stands in front of a crowd, no longer afraid and tired of remaining silent. The silence covers the whole room. She describes one of her worst moments of her life for the first time and the audience stands in solidarity. “The Vagina Monologues” was hosted for the fourth time at PCC on Feb. 25 and 26. It is a play written by Eve Ensler that celebrates the V-Day movement, which began on …
There’s a sense of harmony in Laemmle Playhouse 7 on Colorado. Maybe there’s harmony in the warm colors of paintings that line the gray walls, or perhaps it’s instilled in the moments caught in photographs. Maybe it’s in the smell of popcorn just down the hall. Wherever it is, there’s an eyeful at the theater, and it’s bringing local artists, filmmakers, and their enthusiasts together. April 16 marked the opening of the Pasadena Art Show ’15 at the historic theater. The exhibit was borne out …
Surprising new twists and turns will revitalize Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for modern audiences in the theater department’s upcoming production. Featuring a more recent time period, the cast will recapture the humorous tone of original play in such a way that anyone can follow along with the three storylines.
PCC’s fall production “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” opened Friday, so it is rare to see any of the talented cast break character for very long, if at all.
PCC instructor Dr. Christopher Jimenez y West was featured in last week’s “Talkback Tuesday” at the Pasadena Playhouse following a dazzling performance of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” starring Wayne Brady and directed by Sheldon Epps.
“What would my life be if I had married someone else?” This is the question posed by Alan Ayckbourn’s play “Family Circles” which opened on Nov. 22.
“Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the show. Goodnight,” director Whitney Rydbeck said to loosen up the crowd before the start of the show.
Laugh Lines, directed by Will Ahrens and Whitney Rydbeck, is the first set of One Act shows in which students perform a selection of one-act plays. The seven plays were chosen from a book of the same title with a collection of short comic plays written by Shel Silverstein, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Rand and more.