The place definitely has Old California Charm. We frequently travel for entertainment in the "LA area", and the Pasadena Playhouse is one of many theaters we go to (though not a complete list, our main sites are all the theaters at the LA Music Center, artsy movie theaters all around LA, El Portal Theater in NoHo, Broad Street theater in Santa Monica, OC Performing arts on occasion, and least frequently to Cerrritos Performing Arts). The Pasadena Playhouse definitely has shows of interest, including the recent Cirque Palooza 2 week extravaganza.
What the theater needs badly though is a refurbishing of the seats inside. They are completely cheezy and "squalorous"!
I still love it though, and it is still on my list.
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