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Address: 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626.356.7529
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Discover the Playhouse Making an Impact on the American Theatre Pasadena...
Discover the Playhouse Making an Impact on the American Theatre Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This commitment is reflected in seasons featuring Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays as well as in outreach and artistic programs, which have doubled in size in the last two years.
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Being one full- and one part-time Angelinos we made Pasadena and the Playhouse our “Mini Vacations” destination this time. We started with the highly acclaimed “Union”. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Being one full- and one part-time Angelinos we made Pasadena and the Playhouse our “Mini Vacations” destination this time. We started with the highly acclaimed “Union”. The “Whipping Man” at the Playhouse was the central ingredient for our stay. We were lucky with a brilliant performance as we actually came just to enjoy a live acting effort in a place... More 

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Moorpark, California
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268 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very good production with top notch directing, acting, and writing. Set in Richmond just after the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier returns to his ruined plantation where two former family slaves wait. They were raised in the "master's" religion - they were all Jewish. Without giving anything away, it makes for a thoughtprovoking story that had us talking all... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was my first visit to this lovely old theater. Just walking into the courtyard with the bubbling fountain was pure joy. Since it was the day after Christmas everything was festive and everyone was in the holiday mood. Really enjoyed walking into the Playhouse as it is older, has such a history, and the architecture is so beautiful and... More 

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Northridge, CA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We attended a performance at the Carrie Hamilton theater portion of the playhouse. We saw an improv troupe perform 4 holiday scenes in the style of the Twilight Zone and had a great time!

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La Canada, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A neighborhood theatre with amazing offerings at incredible prices. The plays just keep getting better.

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
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685 helpful votes 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

The Pasadena Playhouse has been around forever. It is very well maintained. The number of people who have been "discovered" here is amazing. Go!

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Redwood City, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The playhouse has educated many well known actors and actressed, including my Mother. I am very glad that the building will be restored and preserved.

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San Gabriel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This old playhouse is a wonderful place to enjoy a theatre outing. With Red, White and Bluze right next door for food and drink, what else could you want. The playhouse is putting on some interesting plays with top notch directing and acting. Subjects are interesting and compelling. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. Definitely a... More 

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Burbank, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went last weekend to watch "Kiss Me Kate" and it appears to me that every seat in the place has a great view of the stage. Apparently a remodel has just been completed, my seat was comfortable. Nice to have refreshments on the patio at intermission.

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First, the Pasadena Playhouse set out to stage this classic Cole Porter musical comedy with a mostly African American cast. Brilliant! The song stylings add a fresh, lively soul energy to familiar tunes; in some cases bringing them up to date with today's R&B. Next, the cast, headed by TV's Wayne Brady adds hilarious and poignant touches throughout to keep... More 

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