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Pasadena Playhouse

39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
+1 626-356-7529
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Avoid “Belleville”

Long drawn out play about two self centered people without a clue. Writing is slow and unclear... read more

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Pirate's of Pensance

Saw the last showing of the Pirate's of Pensance at the Pasadena Playhouse. It was interactive and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
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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.
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39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long drawn out play about two self centered people without a clue. Writing is slow and unclear, actors made the best of a bad situation. The directing was awful, slow and painful. The plot never develops the tension it’s trying to build. Love big periods...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Saw the last showing of the Pirate's of Pensance at the Pasadena Playhouse. It was interactive and a lot of fun.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Lovely theater with many restaurants nearby. Seats are quite cheap and the quality is excellent. Lots of street parking in walking distance.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Attended the Pasadena Playhouse to see "Shout, Sister, Shout!", and was immensely impressed by the facility and the quality of the production. It's not a large theater, would guess it's capacity at 800-900 seats; the small size gives a feeling of intimacy with what's happening...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

My family and friends and I have been to several shows and we never cease to be amazed by the obvious amounts of creativity and talent shown on the stage. The tickets aren't cheap, but they are definitely worth it.

Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Been loving going to the Pasadena Playhouse. It is an intimate setting and acoustics are excellent. Watched The Originalist last weekend and it was an excellent production.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We've been annual subscribers to the Pasadena Playhouse for over twenty years. This a very professionally run theater. The productions are generally good, the venue is beautifully restored, and I look forward to each play.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had seasons tickets for years and then I did not. This is a lovely theatre. It's small. Almost any seat is a good seat. Lovely historic building. Lots of bars and coffee places in the area for a bite before or after theatre. During...More

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though watching Al Pacino was a great experience... the first act of "God looked away" was a painfully slow disappointment. I felt duped for paying so much money for a matinee ticket ($120)! I can't imagine how the entire cast is unaware of the...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ridiculously expensive tickets for a matinee and the performance was interrupted multiple times by: late arrivals who should not have been seated because they disrupted those of us who had arrived on time - ushers talking - someone's medical device alarm going off - rattling...More

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