Monday, November 11, 2019

Alisa Hayashida

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.

METAMORPHOSES | Director Nick Hoffa and SPHS Drama Explore How Tragedy Transforms

There is something really exciting going on at South Pasadena High School that you are not going to want to miss. Drama Department Head, Nick Hoffa, has once again made a bold choice in...

ANNIE JR. Delivers Adorable Shenanigans at Fremont Centre Theatre

South Pasadena’s resident youth theatre company, YST, kicks off their 2019-2020 season with a darling new production of Annie Jr. If you’ve never seen the show, this is a delightfully heartfelt show that’s fun...

Show Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

A fresh, pulsating and wholly re-imagined “Little Shop of Horrors” opened at Pasadena Playhouse Wednesday evening to a packed house that was brimming with excitement.  Director Mike Donohue has a decidedly contemporary, unique take...

Mj Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Amber Riley Talk About An Unexpected “Little Shop of...

Certainly one of the most buzzed about casts on a major stage right now is the decidedly different and fresh ensemble of Little Shop of Horrors set to premiere this week at Pasadena Playhouse....

Sexy, Sardonic “Skintight” at Geffen Playhouse

Tony award winning actress, Idina Menzel, delivers a richly nuanced, tightly wound performance as Jodi Isaac, a woman seemingly on the verge of falling apart in Joshua Harmon’s new play, "Skintight", at Geffen Playhouse....

Geffen Playhouse | WITCH

A savagely devilish WITCH opened this weekend at Geffen Playhouse. Jen Silverman’s new play weaves the tale of a darkly-clad stranger named Scratch, basically an emissary of the devil himself, who is keen on...

Riveting FRANKENSTEIN at A Noise Within

The opening twenty minutes of Nick Dear’s play, Frankenstein, which opened at A Noise Within on Saturday, is a fascinating, wordless ride, watching a man-like creature come to life and then figure out how...

Enchanting Evening at Hollywood Bowl’s “Into The Woods”

There is something about dining at the Hollywood Bowl on a balmy, summer night while listening to music under the stars that is so uniquely “L.A.”, especially when you realize you are sharing the...

Meet Grace Newberry | New Voice Teacher at Green Brooms Music Academy

Grace Newberry has a passion for storytelling; sharing emotional journeys with one another through music and finding freedom through artistic expression. As a new South Pasadena resident, Newberry is bringing that passion to music...

SPHS Dance Delivers High-Octane Entertainment with “Four Seasons”

The South Pasadena Dance Department finished out the 2018-19 season in spectacular fashion with their high-octane performance of “Four Seasons”. Under the direction of dance teacher and choreographer, Courtney Cheyne, the department has grown...