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The Great Leap at Pasadena Playhouse




Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Avenue
Los Angeles + OC,

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San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history.

News About The Great Leap at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Free Ticket Initiative for SANCTUARY CITY
September 28, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse has announced a Free Ticket Initiative for its critically acclaimed production of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living) which is now in its last two weeks through October 9 only.

Cast Announced for the Los Angeles Premiere of SANCTUARY CITY at Pasadena Playhouse
August 02, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse will present the Los Angeles premiere of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living). Performances are scheduled from September 14 through October 9. The production stars Ana Nicolle Chavez (Apple TV +’s Truth Be Told) as “G,” and Miles Fowler (HBO’sWinning Time) as “B.”

Jennifer Chang Joins The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television's Department Of Theater
July 27, 2022

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) Interim Dean Brian Kite and Department of Theater Chair J.Ed Araiza has announced that multi-hyphenate storyteller and educator Jennifer Chang HAS joined the school as an associate professor.

George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez and More Nominated for LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards
January 28, 2021

Nominees for the 31st Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards were announced today and some familiar Broadway names are among the nominations.

Pasadena Playhouse Frequently Asked Questions

What shows are coming up next at Pasadena Playhouse

Where is Pasadena Playhouse located?
Pasadena Playhouse is at 39 S. El Molino Avenue, Los Angeles + OC.

What shows have played recently at Pasadena Playhouse
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (9/17/2019-10/13/2019)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (9/17/2019-10/20/2019)
RAGTIME (2/6/2019-3/3/2019)
THE FANTASTICKS (9/6/2016-10/2/2016)
Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (9/17/2013-10/13/2013)
A Snow White Christmas (12/13/2012-12/23/2012)
Dangerous Beauty (2/13/2011-3/6/2011)

What is the history of Pasadena Playhouse ?
The Pasadena Playhouse is a place where people have gathered for 100 years to experience bold and important theater. We are one of the most prolific theaters in American history with a legacy of profound theatrical impact and courageous new work. As the state theater of California, our mission is to enrich people’s lives through theater, community programs and learning. As the new century dawns, the Playhouse is undergoing a renaissance which includes new staff and board leadership and a reimagined vision for the future. Moving from a place where the community goes for entertainment, to a destination they seek out for enlightenment is a core purpose. New pillars of groundbreaking theatrical experiences, authentic community engagement and life-long dramatic learning, are set against a business model based on current drivers.

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