Sunday, May 26, 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.

East West Players MAMMA MIA! The Unabashedly Emotional, Feel-Good Disco Dance Party We Never...

There is so much to love about Mamma Mia! at East West Players, it’s difficult to even know where to begin but one thing is sure, this show is a bona fide must-see in...

FROZEN JR. at Young Stars Theatre | A Show Worth Melting For

A talking snowman who dreams of summer, the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood, a princely suitor, a castle made of ice, magic trolls and snow! Frozen Jr. at Young Stars Theatre has it all! South...

Parson’s Nose Theater Brings A Provocative Merchant of Venice to Pasadena

For the final production of the season, Parson’s Nose Theater brings us one of Shakespeare’s more controversial and challenging plays to perform in our modern era, The Merchant of Venice. Its themes of religious...

GUYS AND DOLLS A Smash at SPMS!

It’s been 13 years since the middle school put on Guys and Dolls, so it was with great anticipation that audiences piled into the SPMS auditorium to hear favorite tunes like “Luck Be A...

FALSETTOS at The Ahmanson

UPDATE: Don't miss this stellar production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical "Falsettos". The intimate cast of an unconventional, beautiful, messy family is fantastic. You do not want to miss the...

South Pasadena High School Drama Delivers A Big-Hearted LEGALLY BLONDE

South Pasadena High School’s production of Legally Blonde is a fizzy, pink, sugar rush of a cocktail that serves up plenty of high octane singing and dancing while delivering a message of self-love with...

Broadway Star, Laura Bell Bundy, Original Elle Woods, Drops in on SPHS Legally Blonde...

Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway’s Legally Blonde original Elle Woods, was minding her own business, living her best life in Pasadena when a friend mentioned that the South Pasadena High School Drama Club was doing...

Legally Blonde Opens Friday April 25 | A Heartfelt Musical That Continues To Resonate

“Expect to see something fun!” exclaims senior Wressey Baugham, “I firmly believe that this show is going to make you laugh, you’ll be amazed, and entertained, above all. We're all excited to share the...

Outgoing SPEF President, Megan Steelman Dostal Says SPEF Changed Her Life

Megan Steelman Dostal has a familiar face for a reason. With the energy and enthusiasm of the Energizer Bunny, South Pasadenans have become accustomed to seeing Dostal all over town, at every school, speaking...

SPHS Drama and Production Design Students Head To Fullerton Theatre Festival

After a fun-filled, successful showing at last year’s event, SPHS Drama and Production Design students are headed back to Fullerton Theatre Festival on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23 to compete against close...