Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue
626-356-7529

The Pasadena Playhouse was established in 1917 and is the official State Theatre of California. In recent years, The Playhouse has become instrumental in launching new works and landmark revivals for the American Theatre. The Playhouse has displayed a commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity, which is reflected in seasons featuring Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.

Mission:

Built on a tradition of innovation and excellence, The Pasadena Playhouse is committed to continue to be the premiere theatrical experience in Southern California showcasing the most exciting theatrical entertainment in the state and being an amazing forum for launching new work onto the national stage


Upcoming Events at Pasadena Playhouse

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - Little Shop of Horrors

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at 7:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:00pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - A Kid Like Jake

Performance - The Great Leap

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 2:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Performance - The Great Leap

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Pasadena, CA
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Performance - The Great Leap

Recent News

Performance: Romeo Juliet - Bad Actors

By Culture Clash: Ric Salinas & Herbert Sigüenza with new material by Richard Montoya Directed by Diane Rodriguez Twenty years after their searing hit Bordertown premiered, LA’s very own Culture Clash returns to the southern…

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The Madwoman In The Volvo

South Coast Repertory's Production ofTHE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVOWritten by and starring Sandra Tsing LohDirected by Lisa PetersonIn the throes of her own mid-life change, Loh wrote an essay for the Atlantic Monthly, which later became the basis for…

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Casa Valentina

West Coast PremiereCasa ValentinaBy Harvey FiersteinDirected by David LeeFrom four time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots comes the West…

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'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin' Announced for Summer 2016!

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announces a special presentation for the 2015-2016 Season. The director is Trevor Hay who collaborated with Hershey Felder, performer and creator, on An American Story, Abe…

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Constantine Maroulis Replaced by Matt Magnusson in the Role of 'Scorpio' in Breaking Through

Pasadena, CA -- Matt Magnusson joins the company of BREAKING THROUGH, opposite Alison Luff at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps). Matt Magnusson’s credits include last season’s Ovation Award winning production of Floyd…

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Cast Announced For Breaking Through A World Premiere Musical

PASADENA, CA---The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) announced today full casting for BREAKING THROUGH, a world premiere musical, with book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz. The…

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Performance - A Night With Janis Joplin

Starring Mary Bridget DaviesWritten and Directed by Randy JohnsonA Night With Janis Joplin has been hailed by critics and has audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles.  Heres a sampling of some of the critical acclaim for the show…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Presents 'A Conversation With Patricia Morison' - 100th Birthday Celebration

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) presents A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICIA MORISON, a 100th Birthday Celebration. This special event, honoring Broadway legend Patricia Morison…

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Holiday Presentation Package At The Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announce the debut of the “Holiday Presentation Package.” Playhouse guests who have purchased tickets for the Panto at the Playhouse…

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South Coast Repertory’s The Whipping Man Set For The Pasadena Playhouse 2014-2015 Season

Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran Executive Director) announced that they will present Matthew Lopez’s multi-award winning play THE WHIPPING MAN, which will replace the previously announced…

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Casting Announced for Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight

PASADENA, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announce cast members for this year’s Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Presents 'Lavender Night Out'

A benefit in support of art, inclusion and equality Featuring a Premiere Week performance of STOP KISS Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) presents Lavender Night Out a…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Presents The U.S. Premiere Of ‘Waterfall’ An Epic New Broadway Musical

PASADENA, CA---The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced on  September 29, 2014 that they will present the U.S. premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway musical love story, featuring…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Announces the Cast for 'STOP KISS' By Diana Son

Starring Sharon Leal and Angela LinWith John Sloan, Brandon Scott, Amanda Carlin and Jeff De SerranoDirected by Seema SuekoSueko to Make Playhouse Directorial DebutPasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 'Pasadena Day' with a Performance of Stoneface

Special offer – select seats for the 6/26 performance at 8pm are $20 at The Pasadena Playhouse For Pasadena Residents and Employees -- for Vanessa Claire Stewart's Stoneface Starring French Stewart.Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon…

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Renewal Telemarketers: Hiring at The Pasadena Playhouse

The Pasadena Playhouse is looking for energetic telemarketers or a 2 week renewal campaign, June 14th-28th.  If you have a passion for theatre and the ability to woo and motive 2013-2014 Season subscribers to secure their favorite seats for our…

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Performance - Kiss Me, Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole PorterBook by Bella and Samuel SpewackDirected by Sheldon EppsKiss Me, Kate represents the legendary Cole Porter at his very best.  It is without a doubt one of the great classics of the American musical theatre,…

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Performance - Stop Kiss

By Diana Son Directed by Seema SuekoStop Kiss features The Pasadena Playhouse's Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko as she makes her directorial debut at The Playhouse. Originally produced Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, with a cast…

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Performance - Two For The Seesaw

By William GibsonDirected by Sheldon EppsRarely produced, this celebrated American romantic comedy by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Golda’s Balcony) is bound for London in association with Nigel Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe, and Becky Lythgoe. Two…

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The Broadway Musical 'Kiss Me, Kate' Completes The Pasadena Playhouse 2014--2015 Season

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced that the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE, directed by Epps, will open the 2014–2015 Season and run from September…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Critically-Acclaimed Production of A Song at Twilight By Noël Coward

Pasadena, CA -- A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noël Coward is in its final week, presented by The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director).  The production stars Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Announces The Cast For Vanessa Claire Stewart's 'Stoneface' Starring French Stewart

Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), announced the full cast of Vanessa Claire Stewart’s STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season.   The cast of…

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Gene Kelly: The Legacy - An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly

The Pasadena Playhouse is pleased to bring back by popular demand GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly.Gene Kelly was a joyous performer. A legendary dancer, director and choreographer, he brought astonishing grace, athleticism…

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The Pasadena Playhouse Announces its 2014-2015 Season

Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran Executive Director) announced their 2014-2015 Season today, which includes the critically acclaimed STOP KISS by Diana Son; William Gibson’s rarely produced…

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Back by Popular Demand! The Pasadena Playhouse Presents The One Pearl And A Sphinx Production Of 'Letters From Zora'

Starring VANESSA BELL CALLOWAYWritten by GABRIELLE PINADirected by ANITA DASHIELL-SPARKSOriginal Music by RON McCURDY PASADENA, CA - The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), announced that…

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Gene Kelly: The Legacy - An Evening With Patricia Ward Kelly At The Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Playhouse Theatre is pleased to present GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY  An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly for two performances only. Gene Kelly was a joyous performer. A legendary dancer, director and choreographer, he…

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The Pasadena Playhouse And Lythgoe Family Productions Announce Bruce Vilanch As Widow Twankey In Panto At The Playhouse's Aladdin And His Winter Wish

PASADENA, CA---Bruce Vilanch has been announced to play Widow Twankey in The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP), ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH, starring…

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Performance - Sleepless In Seattle: The Musical

Book by Jeff ArchMusic by Ben TothLyrics by Sam FormanDirected by Sheldon EppsBased on the Tristar Pictures film Sleepless In Seattle.Featuring a sparkling musical score by Ben Toth and Sam Forman, a new stage adaptation by Academy Award-nominee…

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One Night with Janis Joplin

Now extended! Save 10% On* TicketsUse Code: JAN10  The Pasadena Playhouse in association with Daniel Chilewich and Todd Gershwin of One Night Productions, LLC. presents: One Night with Janis Joplin Created, Written and Directed by…

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Fallen Angels At The Pasadena Playhouse

Save 20% On* Tickets To The Pasadena Playhouse Production of Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels"Directed By Art Manke Julia and Jane are the best of friends and happily married. But before they tied the knot, they each had a brief, torrid…

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