Thursday, April 9, 2020

Alisa Hayashida

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Alisa Hayashida has been covering arts, culture, & events in the greater Pasadena Metro area and Los Angeles Metro area for the past seven years. She is a valuable arts advocate in South Pasadena, with an extensive background in theatre arts. She has been a proud South Pasadenan for over 25 years.

The Verdi Chorus Streams “The Force of Destiny” April 18

In place of its previously scheduled Live Concert on April 18, The Verdi Chorus will offer its first online concert:  a streaming of its Spring 2018 program The Force of Destiny led by Founding...

Art For This Time

Suffice it to say, these are unusual times. But one thing I think we all can agree on is that we need each other and we thrive when we uplift one another. The arts...

The Art Couple | Kirk Douglas Theatre March 18 – 29, 2020

UPDATE 3/12/2020: All remaining performances of The Book of Mormon, Antipodes, and Block Party at the Ahamanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre are cancelled due to a directive from the...

The Imaginary Invalid | Parson’s Nose Theater

It’s another rollicking evening of Moliere as Parson’s Nose Theater takes on The Imaginary Invalid! Lance Davis’ delightfully hysterical portrayal of  Moliere’s overbearing hypochondriac is the linchpin of this delirious night at the theater....

Alfred Molina is THE FATHER at Pasadena Playhouse

The brilliant actor Alfred Molina gives an exquisite performance in The Father, which opened this week at Pasadena Playhouse. He plays the titular character in this searing drama written by French playwright Florian Zeller...

VOLTA Invites Us To Find Our Free

It has always been a magical endeavor, eliciting oohs and ahhs, seeing a Cirque du Soleil tent going up in Los Angeles ever since those incredible first shows at Santa Monica Pier back in...

The Last Ship | Sting’s Homage to Ordinary Folks Doing Extraordinary Things

The North American tour of “The Last Ship” has pulled into The Ahmanson theatre for a 4 week stint, starring its songwriter, Sting. The story is somewhat autobiographical in that it is based on...

Sweeney Todd | A Deliciously Dark Musical Thriller

Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece gets a deliciously dark, spine-tingling retelling at Fremont Centre Theatre in a new production that is beautifully spare and positively sinister. Once a year, the local youth theatre company, Young...

Meet Two New Instructors at South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy

South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy is proud to announce the addition of two new instructors. The academy formerly known as Green Brooms reminds us they are the “same great people. Brand new name!”...

SPHS “Metamorphoses” Places Top 3 High School Shows in LA County

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) announced that South Pasadena High School Drama Department’s production of “Metamorphoses” placed in the top three in Los Angeles County and the...