Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Jul 13, 2009

crowns web early art 202x300 Crowns Opens at Playhouse Regina Taylor Pasadena Playhouse L.A. theatre Crowns  photoNewly opened on the main stage at Pasadena Playhouse is Crowns, a musical that premiered in Washington D.C. and won four Helen Hayes awards. Written by Regina Taylor, the play is based on an acclaimed coffee-table book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. The play uses musical portraits to explore the lives of six Southern “hat queens.” A co-production with the Ebony Repertory Theatre, this production made its local premier in Los Angeles in May and earned excellent reviews and a Critic’s Pick designation from the Los Angeles Times.

By Regina Taylor
Directed by Israel Hicks
July 10 – August 16
Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena