Theatre fans rejoice for a variety of shows all across the Greater Pasadena area.
By Carol Edger Germain
39 S. El Molino, Pasadena 626-683-6883 pasadenaplayhouse.org
Pasadena Playhouse recently received the 2023 Regional Tony Award, and is continuing that standard of excellence with its next mainstage production, “Stew” (July 12 – August 6), which is brimming with award winners. Playwright Zora Howard was a 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Director Tyler Thomas is a New York based award winner, and the actors who play Mama and her three daughters have appeared in numerous series and productions. As the stew keeps cooking, the story keeps adding ingredients – history, joy, heartbreak, determination, choices, and above all, family.
70 N. Mentor, Pasadena
20th Anniversary Season! Explore new music in a series of one-night eclectic musical performances. Also, various National Theater Live filmed theater events with one-night showings are available. New mainstage theater events start in September.
A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill, Pasadena anoisewithin.org
Mainstage full productions resume at the end of August. Meanwhile, check the website for information on various one-time events, classes, discussions, etc.
95 N. Marengo, Suite 110, Pasadena parsonsnose.org
See website for various upcoming events.
Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena fremontcentretheatre.com
See website for upcoming productions.
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre sierramadreplayhouse.org
The Turn of the Screw, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher from the story by Henry James and directed by Jeramiah Peay, July 14-30.
Lineage Performing Arts Center
930 E. Mountain, Pasadena lineagepac.org
See website for upcoming productions.
Antaeus Theatre Company
Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center 110 East Broadway, Glendale antaeus.org
June 16 – July 17 – A new twist on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” bringing out the musicality of the text by incorporating original music, live musicians and on-stage Foley effects.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel missionplayhouse.org
See website for upcoming events.
Atwater Village Theater
3269 Casitas Drive, LA atwatervillagetheatre.org
Atwater Village Theater is a rental theater with several performance spaces which hosts productions by the following theater companies, well known for their unique and excellent productions. For more information and tickets, go to the websites of the theaters.
- IAMA Theatre Company – iamatheatre.com – Staged readings of six new plays written by members of the company’s 2022-23 Emerging Playwrights Lab. Readings will take place over the course of two weekends, July 21 through July 30. Admission is free.
- Echo Theater Company – echotheatercompany.com – July 12 – August 21 “Crabs in a Bucket” (yes, a story about two crabs, Amargo and Pootz, living in a shucking bucket; let your imagination run from that starting point).
- Circle X Theatre Co. – circlextheatre.org
- Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA – estlosangeles.org
- Open Fist Theatre Company – openfist.org – June 2 – July 8 “Starmites, the Space Age Musical,” a Tony-nominated sci-fi fantasy musical that’s “a comic book come to life, a joyous, space-age, pop rock adventure is set to save the universe one song at a time.”
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