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Friday, April 28, 2017

Final Performances- THE FANTASTICKS – The Pasadena Playhouse

FINAL PERFORMANCES! MUST CLOSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 THE FANTASTICKS Book and lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey Schmidt Directed by Seema Sueko PASADENA, CA (September 26, 2016) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) production of THE FANTASTICKS...

An Evening with Barry McGuire and John York at SoPas Library

Along with Bob Dylan in the mid-'60s came countless other folk singers, including Barry McGuire. Born in Oklahoma, McGuire relocated to New York City and joined the New Christy Minstrels. He became the band's lead...

A Taste of South Pasadena

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena hosted its sixth annual "Taste of South Pasadena" last week with participating restaurants throughout the city. The community fundraiser was an outdoor strolling event where people enjoyed seeing their...

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards®

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards® from the Los Angeles Stage Alliance earlier this week. The prestigious awards are among the most significant recognition's bestowed on Los Angeles-area theatre. Sierra Madre Playhouse’s winners include...

Winter Arts Crawl at Bissell House Features Unique Jewelry

When she's not busy as the innkeeper at the Bissell House Bed & Breakfast, Juli Hoyman is creating unique jewelry creations in her studio/cottage at the property in South Pasadena or else she is...

Talent Authors at South Pas Library

A Library Author Night on Thursday, April 20, in the South Pasadena Library Community Room focused on new anthology “Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine” published by Rare Bird Books....

Nationally Acclaimed Director Samantha Cheng Presents “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” for...

A Library Film Night showcasing the extraordinary documentary “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” will be presented in the Community Room on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.  The very special event will...

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan’s new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as...

Snap. Whistle. Pose.

Celebrating the opening weekend of Sierra Madre Playhouse’s holiday production of A Little House Christmas based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s  Little House on the Prairie series of books, we are holding a crafty, old...

Meet Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi; Now Teaching at Green Brooms Music Academy

Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi is currently teaching violin and voice on Wednesdays at Green Brooms Music Adacemy. Yasmeen began her studies of violin at the age of six under the instruction of Fudeko Takahashi at the...

Laughter and Fun at Middle School Fathers’ Follies Event

It was a night full of laughter and fun as the South Pasadena Middle School PTA presented its 13th annual Fathers’ last Friday night. top, left, Perry Li sang “Danny’s Song,” while the Band...

Screening of ‘Wait Until Dark’

An Author/Film Night with Matthew Arkin will be presented in the Library Community Room on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. It will feature a presentation by author and actor Matthew Arkin and...

A Christmas Carol tradition at A Noise Within

The tradition of A Christmas Carol at A Noise Within feels like wrapping yourself in the comfort of an old, cherished friend and yet it also takes you on a new and wondrous journey....

Thought Provoking Stories at Word NOW!, Fremont Centre Theatre

There’s been buzz around town that something exciting is happening every other month on Sunday evenings at Fremont Centre Theatre and indeed it is. Word Now is the brain child of actress/producer Jill Remez...

Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Public Library – Nov. 13, 2016

The New Hollywood String Quartet  - Quartet in Residence of the Restoration Concerts - will perform Beethoven’s  String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 74, (“Harp”); and Bedrich Smetana’s  String Quartet No. 1 in...

Special Benefit Concert for Friends of South Pas Library

1965 was a transformative year in America. Top historians now point out that it was truly the pivotal year of the iconic Sixties. It was the year of the military escalation in Vietnam, the...

The Originalist opens at Pasadena Playhouse

When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor.  As the country watched...

“PETER PAN” Flies Into South Pasadena High School

Opening April 28, a timeless classic flies into South Pasadena for three performances only! “Peter Pan”, one of the most beloved musicals in history, comes to South Pasadena High School, April 28-30. Join the...

Legendary Cartoonist at South Pas Library

Legendary "Bizarro" Cartoonist Dan Piraro Meets Carrie Adrian of the City Finance Committee at the Library Arts Crawl event that drew more than 100 enthusiastic audience members.

Pacific Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker – A Christmas Tradition

It’s always a pleasure to see a performance at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse with it’s breathtaking, painted ceilings,Spanish lighting fixtures and architecture that transports you to another time. Add to that the exuberance of...

The Man Behind South Pas High Music

Even if you have never heard of Howard Crawford, he in one way or another has probably affected you. He is the head of instrumental music and the deputy chair of the Visual and...

It’s a Beautiful ‘Our Town’ at South Pasadena High School

As patrons take their seats, an actor walks on stage to adjust a chair, pick up a prop and look about as the lights dim. He steps forward into the light and begins telling...

‘The Music Man, Jr.” Slated Feb. 10-12 Performed by Fifth Graders at SPHS

“The Music Man Jr.” will be performed by 5th graders from February 10 to 12 by local elementary school students at the South Pasadena High School. The play features some of musical theater's most beloved...

Empowerment Day Coming to Fremont Centre Theatre on August 27

The 4th annual solo Performer Empowerment Day on Saturday, August 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is coming to the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Avenue. The event features workshops and panels tailored to...

Umbrellas Add to Outdoor Decor at Monterey Hills School

SPHS art students recently painted outdoor umbrellas for Monterey Hills Elementary School.  Collaboration between the Monterey Hills Elementary School (MHS) PTA and SPHS art students resulted in several beautifully painted outdoor umbrellas, which are...

The Fascinating “Casa Valentina” Playing Now at Pasadena Playhouse

Harvey Fierstein’s Tony nominated play, “Casa Valentina”, gets its West Coast premiere at Pasadena Playhouse with a luminous cast full of Broadway & television veterans and directed with grace and pathos by David Lee. The...

Author & Music Black History Month Celebrated at Library

A very special Author and Music Night in honor of Black History Month with Charles Wright, legendary LA musician and bestselling writer of the bestseller “Up From Where We’ve Come: An Eventful Journey” will...

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops at Boston Court

From the moment you enter the theatre at Boston Court, there are a dozen or so cartoons running of Betty Boop, the sexpot of made for adults 1930’s cartoons who was held captive by...

SPCC Moon Festival Draws Large Crowd

The annual community favorite, the  Moon Festival,  organized by the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club and co-sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, was held  last...

Teachers Reenact Children’s Books at Monterey Hills School

Students of all ages, encouraged to wear robes and pajamas, bottom left, joined in at the Monterey Hills Elementary School Pajama Story Night last week on campus. While many snuggled up with pillows and teddy...

“Company” Enthralls at SPHS

Drama students at South Pasadena High School gave an electrifying performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” this weekend. The story of Bobby, a seemingly footloose and fancy free bachelor in 1970’s New York City who...

Black History Month Event with Charles Wright and Petrella at Library

A special Author and Music Night in honor of Black History Month with Charles Wright, legendary LA  musician and bestselling writer of the bestseller “Up From Where We’ve Come: An Eventful Journey” will be...

‘King Lear’ opens at A Noise Within Theatre

The classical repertory theatre, A Noise Within, continues their 25th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s “King Lear” directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. “King Lear” tells the story of an elderly King who has decided to end his...

SPMS Presents “Young Frankenstein” This Weekend

This weekend only, the South Pasadena Middle School students will take the stage to bring the community, "Young Frankenstein". They are working hard to bring you a fun-filled musical that is guaranteed to bring...

A Poignant King Lear on Stage at A Noise Within

A Noise Within’s superb repertory company takes on Lear as a contemplation of one family’s journey through the devastating effects of dementia. It is at once disturbing and powerful as we watch the ravages...

An Inspiring Performance of Handel’s Glorious Messiah

Backed by talented soloists,  veteran musicians and a solid, local chorus, “Handel’s Messiah” energized an appreciative audience last Sunday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, leaving them singing, “Hallelujah!” The beloved holiday tradition of Handel’s celebrated...

‘A Cinderella Christmas’ is Festive Fun for the Whole Family!

The Panto tradition is alive and kicking at Pasadena Playhouse as their fifth collaboration with Lythgoe Family Productions “A Cinderella Christmas” opened this weekend to raucous cheers and jeers! For the uninitiated, a “Panto”...

YST’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ Dazzles at Fremont Centre Theatre

South Pasadena’s finest young thespians along with performers from all over the Southland are currently on stage at Fremont Centre Theatre in a dazzling production of “Aladdin Jr.” Once a year Young Stars Theatre...

South Pasadena Represented in ‘La La Land’ Movie

A portion of “La La Land,” the winner of seven Golden Globes including best picture comedy or musical, was filmed in South Pasadena on August 18, 2015 at the historic Rialto Theater, along with...

Get Ready for Some Fun as SPUSD Fifth Graders Present Meredith Wilson ‘The Music...

On Friday night, the curtain goes up on the debut of this year’s Fifth Grade Musical – a rousing rendition of the 1957 classic, the Music Man Jr. Nearly 100 fifth graders from all three...
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