The new musical at the Pasadena Playhouse about pop music ambition, "Breaking Through," never breaks out. One-dimensional characters, self-conscious darkness and a story derived from every…
"Waterfall," the new cross-cultural, lushly romantic tuner at the Pasadena Playhouse, has admirable ambition, visual splendor and patchy dramaturgy. Working from a Thai source novel, stage veterans…
The 1993 romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" has been turned into a stage musical that can best be described as pointless in Pasadena.
It is Dead Lady Singers Week in the Southland. Tracie Bennett opens Wednesday night as Judy Garland in “End of the Rainbow” at the Ahmanson. And Mary Bridget Davies essays the late, great rocker in…
For Noel Coward aficionados who don't exactly need another production of "Private Lives" or "Hay Fever," there's "Fallen Angels" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
In Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser's "Under My Skin," an inept angel (Yvette Cason) causes the soul and spirit of an arrogant health-care mogul (Matt Walton) to enter the body of a shrill temp…
The fabled thoroughfare circa 1997 is a generic, conflict-free fantasyland characterized by random hugs and unmotivated high spirits.
The Pasadena Playhouse will cease operations Feb. 7, after the final perf of its current show, a pared-down revival of "Camelot."
The Pasadena Playhouse is to be lauded for its riveting revival of one of the iconic works of the American stage.
Anatomizing a pop star's life through his catalog of No. 1 hits worked for Frankie Valli, and it works in "Ray Charles Live!" the world premiere musical bio helmed by Sheldon Epps at the Pasadena…
Oh dear, oh dear. Where to begin? The first sign of trouble in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Tennessee Williams' gossamer memory play, "The Glass Menagerie," is John Iacovelli's gorgeous--but…