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Pasadena Playhouse

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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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What a great little theater. Rows were spacious in between so lots of leg room. Drinks were allowed inside but no cup holders. No cell phone use was enforced. We saw several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What a great little theater. Rows were spacious in between so lots of leg room. Drinks were allowed inside but no cup holders. No cell phone use was enforced. We saw several people getting in trouble just for taking selfies. That was fun! All seats appeared to have a great view. Can't wait to see more shows here.

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited here for our first time tonight for a Musical play. Really cool old building ,built in 1917. Its not great big inside so even cheap seats have a good view etc. Parking structure is right across street for $7, short walk.

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Loma Linda, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A fun time to be had, and get dressed up to see a play. Always a pleasure to go to the playhouse. The shows are great! Never a disappointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

After watching the musical love story "Waterfall" with my folks, I was pleasantly surprised to come back at the Playhouse to find that Ms. Seema Sueko is now a part of the family. I hope that she can contribute to the diversity that is so needed by the organization and the community! It is about time to present more multi... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We both thoroughly enjoyed this romantic love story that is headed for Broadway in 2016, where it will cost at least three times more to see. Very good story, acting, singing, costumes, and the waterfall set was one of the prettiest sets we've seen during over 40 years of theater going. The playhouse is beautiful, comfortable, and has a friendly... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have gone to five or six plays here. Some have been significantly better than others. I was hoping to absolutely love it and while all of the set designs have been fabulous I have found the quality and scripts to be hit or miss.

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Glendora, California, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love this theatre because it is relatively small compared to many other professional theatres and it's very easy to like. It's a wonderful, historical building. The courtyard is inviting and a small adjoin bar and restaurant with live jazz helps tremendously to add to the ambiance. Productions are always first rate and satisfying.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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