Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘San Gabriel Mission Playhouse’


Keaton’s The General

Keaton’s The General
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Roger Ebert wasn’t even sure if Buster Keaton’s The General (1927) was his best film, yet it appears to be one of his favorites. “Keaton defies logic with one ingenious silent comic sequence after another.” “Keaton was ambitious and fearless.” Buster Keaton was not the Great Stone Face so much as a man who kept […]

Don Quixote and Snow White

Don Quixote and Snow White

As a member of the Shanghai Ballet she was awarded Best Ballerina of pas de deux in 1988, and, along with Shi Hui, Zhang Li won the Gold Prize of pas de deux in the 7th France Classic Dance (Ballet) Championship. In 1993, Li and her husband opened Li’s Ballet Studio and this weekend their troupe will […]

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

One show remains to complete the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse’s season—and it’s free. Friday, July 12th, students from Wlutont Elementary in Beijing, China will present an evening of traditional Chinese dance and music—and interestingly enough, performances of Auld Lang Syne and It’s a Small World. On July 27th, the Playhouse will offer aspiring or established photographers […]

Peter Pan—with a Tinker Bell Tea

Peter Pan—with a Tinker Bell Tea

Tink? Peter? Wendy? Tiger Lilly? Captain Hook, maybe? Who’s your favorite character in J. M. Barrie’s famous work Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, or Peter and Wendy? The Pasadena Civic Ballet will perform Peter Pan as a full length ballet at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, directed by Diane De Franco-Brown, Tania […]

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. Beethoven’s 1st Symphony. Cal State L.A. Huh? It does make sense, really. Conductor Fung Ho is not only a former Concermaster  for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra and West L.A. Symphony, current conductor of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), but is also currently “on the violin faculty” (their […]

Dancers Needed!

Dancers Needed!

Come dance right this way… The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is looking for Spanish, Flamenco, and Folklorico Dancers for The Mission Play.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 17th at 7 p.m. The Mission Play will be presented April 5-7 of this year. It “charts the beginnings of […]

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Pasadena Master Chorale will present its Baroque Christmas concert this Saturday with the music of Monteverdi and Handel. The first part of Handel’s famous “Messiah” will be paired with the “sublime” and not often heard “Magnificat” by Claudio Monteverdi. Then, welcome 2013 with energy and bombast with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. PMC is teaming up with the Los […]

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built solely for The Mission Play, which was last produced in the 1940s. The story focuses on the beginning of California’s “modern history as Father Junipero Serra and his followers struggle to build 21 missions throughout the Golden State.” The current interpretation of the play is a musical based on […]

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