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Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
626.356.7529
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Ranked #15 of 28 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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Glendora, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Glendora, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We (4) went to see last night's play with high expectations since Noel Coward's works are genuinely excellent but was VERY disappointed with the play. The major problem which has occurred several times is the sound. We were not able to hear the words of any of the performers and even the ear piece I checked out wasn't working. My... More

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Highly recommend the play, Above the Fold in adobe-style early California theatre with charming courtyard; comfortable seats with plenty of leg room, in walking distance to numerous excellent dining options. Free street and reasonably priced pkg lot nearby. Drive the neighborhood to view the manses and Getty Library/gardens.

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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Beautifully restored theatre. Comfortable seating. Small, intimate setting. Also has a nice patio area to mingle during intermission. Creative productions, with top-caliber talent.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our visit to the playhouse was actually four years ago. We try to attend local theaters when traveling, and this is one of the best.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Just saw this Panto and it is a great show with Ben Vareen and some Disney-Nickelodean stars. Fun music. Take your kids age 7 and up. Comedy is awesome.

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