Sheldon Epps News

Pasadena Playhouse to Host PREMIERE GALA - TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today the planning and honorary gala committee members leading the best party in Pasadena annual fundraiser entitled PREMIERE GALA -TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE. The Pasadena Playhouse's gala will be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:30p.m. (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Completes Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE, directed by Epps, will open the 2014 - 2015 Season and run from September 16 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

A SONG AT TWILIGHT Plays One More Week at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noel Coward is in its final week, presented by The Pasadena Playhouse, closes April 13, 2014. The production stars Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart and is directed by Art Manke. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Presents Amy G in ENTERSHAMEMENT and Joe Orrach in IN MY CORNER, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents two one-person unusual shows in repertory - Amy G inEntershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. With these shows, that perform May 15 to May 31 [press opening Friday, May 16], The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Present Two Solo Shows to Re-Open The Carrie Hamilton: Joe Orrach and Amy G, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents two one-person unusual shows in repertory - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. With these shows, that perform May 15 to May 31 [press opening Friday, May 16], The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

Jan Saiget Named Pasadena Playhouse's New Director of Institutional Advancement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the appointment of Jan Saiget as the Director of Institutional Advancement for the organization. (more...)

STOP KISS, WHERE WE BELONG World Premiere and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2014-2015 Season today, which includes the critically acclaimed STOP KISS by Diana Son; William Gibson's rarely produced TWO FOR THE SEESAW; a new production of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noel Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed tonight, March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Vanessa Bell Calloway to Star in LETTERS FROM ZORA at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present the hit production of Gabrielle Pina's LETTERS FROM ZORA, in association with One Pearl and a Sphinx. The production, which returns by poplular demand, will play a limited engagement of eight performances and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. LETTERS FROM ZORA is directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks with original music composed by Ron McCurdy. Performances run May 10 - 18, 2014 with a press opening on Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Partners with the Lythgoe Family for TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE Gala, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that the best party in Pasadena annual fundraiser entitled PREMIERE GALA -TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE will be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:30p.m. (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart to Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, 3/18-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by NoŽl Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Hosts DIVERSITY: THROUGH THE DIRECTOR'S EYE Forum Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation, The Pasadena Playhouse, and East West Players will present a forum to explore the current state of diversity in Southern California theatre focusing on the director's role and the questions: What's working? What aren't we doing? How can we work together to increase diversity in Southern California theatre? DIVERSITY: THROUGH THE DIRECTOR'S EYE is set for Today, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Host DIVERSITY: THROUGH THE DIRECTOR'S EYE Panel, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation, The Pasadena Playhouse, and East West Players will present a forum to explore the current state of diversity in Southern California theatre focusing on the director's role and the questions: (more...)

Taraji P. Henson to Star in World Premiere of ABOVE THE FOLD at Pasadena Playhouse, Begin. 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Academy Award and Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson (Starred on "Person of Interest" on CBS, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and new "No Good Deed" oppsite Idris Elba) to star as "Jane" in the World Premiere of ABOVE THE FOLD, the fourth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. Written by Bernard Weinraub and directed by Steven Robman, ABOVE THE FOLD plays January 28 - February 23, 2014. Opening night is February 2, 2014. (more...)

Michael Arden, Loretta Devine, Andy Mientus & More Set for Philippines Benefit Concert at Pasadena Playhouse, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

In response to the devastating typhoon and its aftermath in the Philippines, producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick have announced A Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines at The Pasadena Playhouse, a one-night-only event on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30pm. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Host DIVERSITY: THROUGH THE DIRECTOR'S EYE Forum, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation, The Pasadena Playhouse, and East West Players will present a forum to explore the current state of diversity in Southern California theatre focusing on the director's role and the questions: What's working? What aren't we doing? How can we work together to increase diversity in Southern California theatre? DIVERSITY: THROUGH THE DIRECTOR'S EYE is set for Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Kicks Off Talkback Todays for TWELVE ANGRY MEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Honorable Lance A. Ito, Honorable Lance A. Ito, Curtis Silver of United Negro College Fund, Daniel Mayeda, Co-Chair of Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, Dr. Jorge Huerta, UC-San Diego Professor of Theatre Emeritus California, and Twelve Angry Men cast member Jason George, Chair of the National Diversity Advisory Committee for SAG/AFTRA lead the list of community members discussing the play as part of the new Talkback Tuesdays series at The Pasadena Playhouse. Ito, Mayeda, Huerta and George will join six other esteemed panel members for these post-performance discussions tonight, November 12 and November 19 and 26. The Pasadena Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps, who is the director of Twelve Angry Men will participate in all three Talkback Tuesday events. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse is currently presenting Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. The show began previews November 5 and will continue through December 1, 2013, officially opening tonight, November 10. (more...)

STONEFACE, Starring French Stewart, Rescheduled at Pasadena Playhouse for June 3-29, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that STONEFACE, originally part of the 2013-2014 season and then postponed, has been reinstated, with its original star French Stewart. STONEFACE is performed June 3 to 29, 2014. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Host Talkback Tuesdays for TWELVE ANGRY MEN, 11/12, 19 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

The Honorable Lance A. Ito, Honorable Lance A. Ito, Curtis Silver of United Negro College Fund, Daniel Mayeda, Co-Chair of Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, Dr. Jorge Huerta, UC-San Diego Professor of Theatre Emeritus California, and Twelve Angry Men cast member Jason George, Chair of the National Diversity Advisory Committee for SAG/AFTRA lead the list of community members discussing the play as part of the new Talkback Tuesdays series at The Pasadena Playhouse. Ito, Mayeda, Huerta and George will join six other esteemed panel members for these post-performance discussions on November 12, 19 and 26. The Pasadena Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps, who is the director of Twelve Angry Men will participate in all three Talkback Tuesday events. (more...)

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