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Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626.356.7529
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Pasadena
Type: Theaters
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Discover the Playhouse Making an Impact on the American Theatre Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We saw the most wonderful play titled "Stoneface". It was a play about the life and time of Buster Keaton... fabulous play... We also very much enjoyed the Q & A session with the entire cast after the play. The music in the play was wonderful!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Loved the area, Urth caffe, and the Pasadena Playhouse. It was fun to go back in time to Buster Keaton with the silent films.

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Pasadena, CA
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pasadena Playhouse is a jewel in the Playhouse District. it is a great mid-size venue; went to see Stoneface, and felt close to the action. Metered parking in back and street side parking as well. Lot's of great restaurants within walking distance-Roy's, Settebello, Pizza, Mexican. Vroman's independent bookstore is across the street too, support local business. Great places to hang... More

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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been subscribers for more than 15 years and we always enjoy the performance. Sheldon epps has done a miracle with bringing the playhouse to a high standard. Fabulous area for after dinner and plays are always good.

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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It's been a while since i attended a play here, in either of the theaters, but I would say that the building itself is worth at least one visit. And if you can make your way backstage to the visitors waiting area, you'll get a better idea of how actors are treated in a first-class venue. I wish I could... More

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Glendora, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This theater is an historical landmark and is a beautiful venue. It is intimate and has wonderful acoustics. It is very similar to the iconic smaller theaters on Broadway. The Playhouse always offers high quality productions. It is a place and an experience not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have season tickets and love all that we've seen. Aladdin and One Night with Janice Joplin were superb! Not a bad seat in the house. Lots of history here and many of the greats have acted here. Don't miss it. There is always a ticket to be had.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The theater reminds me of the Fox Arlington in Santa Barbara but much much smaller. Couldn't hear a word of the play. Others in our group had the same problem even though they, like me didn't have hearing aids due to poor hearing to start with. I was disappointed that when, at intermission I asked about amplified hearing they were... More

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Moorpark, California
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166 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'm a Noel Coward fan and it was delightful to see this presented by such wonderful actors. I'm sure Noel would have been very pleased with every aspect of this production. The set is quite elegant and ambitious and really adds to the play. We had absolutely no trouble hearing. We've been to this theater many, many times and always... More

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Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We saw this play on the second night of the performance and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pacing, acting and sets were so engaging that the time sort of flew by. The play, though not complex in its themes, certainly engendered a lot of discussion between us after the performance. We also had no trouble hearing any of the dialogue. I... More

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