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Review of Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse
Ranked #16 of 67 things to do in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We went to 'A Night with Janis Joplin'. I am not a big fan of hers but... The show was great! It was a mix of Janis and others who influenced her music. The gal performing as Janis was very good. The music and diaglog were right on. Don't want to say much about what's going to happen but if you like Janis - don't miss this. One friend called today to ask if we could go again! Everyone loved it! The theater is so incredible. If you are in Pasadena, don't miss seeing the Playhouse. Someone told me it was built around 1917.. it's so cool!

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

If you were/are a Joplin fan, do yourself a favor and RUSH to the Pasadena Playhouse to see/hear Mary Bridget Davies. She's amazing! There were times during the show that we thought Janis had returned from Rock N' Roll Heaven to entertain us - she's THAT good. We listened to Janis' CDs all the way to Pasadena and all the way home afterwards, so it was easy to compare the singing of Mary and Janis - Mary nails it! Hubby saw Janis live in concert eons ago, and said it was like turning back the clock. We walked out of the show decades younger. Get tickets now!

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse is a lovely intimate theater with no bad seats. I'm sure the enjoyment depends on the play you see and we saw a very funny Noel Coward play that I enjoyed immensely. It would be nicer if there were better refreshments and facilities for them but that is my only complaint.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

The beautiful Pasadena Playhouse, refurbished to its original turn of the century elegance is a favorite of ours. It is intimate, ticket prices are reasonable, and performances are outstanding. A must visit when in Pasadena.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Went to a performance of Snow White's Enchanted Christmas. It was a very nice show. We thoroughly enjoyed it and I liked this theater. It was small but had a very cozy feel to it. Would see another show at this theater in the future.

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