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Always…Patsy Cline

Always…Patsy Cline
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Houston housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline in 1957 on the Arthur Godfrey show and became an instant fan. The two met before a 1961 concert, struck it off immediately, and passed the whole night chatting in Louise’s kitchen. After that night, they kept up an active pen-pal relationship. Years after the 1963 plane […]

Stoneface

Stoneface

In the 1924 classic silent comedy, Sherlock Jr., its dreaming protagonist, played by the picture’s star and director, the great Buster Keaton, literally walks into a movie he’s watching and becomes part of the action. It’s a theme that’s had many a variation played on it since then—Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, for […]

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

There is a line midway through Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra that neatly sums up the plot: “We have kiss’d away kingdoms and provinces.” Recently added to A Noise Within’s inaugural season, Antony and Cleopatra takes full advantage of the new theater, conjuring Imperial Rome, luxurious Egypt, and battles on land and sea. But the real […]

ART Night

ART Night

Every mother knows that a playdate involving three kids is a recipe for disaster. Two kids gang up to pick on or exclude the third; there are bound to be hurt feelings, tears, and maybe a fight. In Art, now at the Pasadena Playhouse, this triangle is played mostly for laughs, with plenty of serious […]

A Noise With-off Would Sound as Sweet

A Noise With-off Would Sound as Sweet

If you love a good laugh, if you love theater, if you are an connoisseur of comedy and want to get in on a great night of all of the above, get thee to A Noise Within for their annual production of Noises Off, a riotous English farce that sends up theatrical conventions while astonishing […]

Singing Their Way to Broadway

Singing Their Way to Broadway

How good is it to be a teenager? Really, really good if you are one of the ten students chosen to perform a musical theatre number for Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. On Saturday, November 26th at the Pasadena Playhouse, these kids will perform and be critiqued by Brown. One of the students chosen, […]

A New Home for A Noise Within

A New Home for A Noise Within

There’s nothing like moving up. For A Noise Within, this means a 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art home in Pasadena for its classic repertory theater. The former Stuart Pharmaceutical Company site, built in 1958 by architect Edward Durell Stone (known in particular for designing the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.), is listed on the National Register. […]

South Street Premieres

South Street Premieres

Not only is the Pasadena Playhouse back, but it’s more ambitious than ever—it’s launching its second original musical in six months. This one is called South Street, and it’s a musical comedy set on Philadelphia’s South Street. The music and lyrics are by songwriter Richard Addrisi (best known for the Association hit “Never My Love”), […]

A Noise Within Cleans House

A Noise Within Cleans House

A Noise Within (ANW), Southern California’s celebrated classical repertory theatre company, says farewell to its Glendale home of 19 years at a “Garage Sale” on Saturday. They’re cleaning house before moving to a permanent location in Pasadena this fall. Here’s your chance to get that perfect Halloween costume you can wear for years, as well […]

Shakespeare’s Summer Festival

Shakespeare’s Summer Festival

A Shakespeare festival in… La Cañada? At a Catholic girls’ high school? Sure, why not! This summer Vanguard Repertory Company is staging the La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare’s Summer Festival, and they’ve rented the spectacular, view-rich Flintridge Sacred Heart campus for the duration. This year brings three productions, two of which are world premieres developed by Vanguard Rep. […]

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