Saturday, January 18, 2020

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.

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...

FROZEN Melts Hearts at Hollywood Pantages

If you’re thinking you’ve seen the movie a dozen (or a hundred?) times so you don’t really need to see it on stage, think again. The current Disney production of Frozen that opened Friday...

SPHS DANCE | Winter Dance Concert Dazzles

The South Pasadena High School Dance Department is back with their winter dance spectacular, replete with dynamic, show stopping performances of ballet, tap, hip hop, hula, flamenco and contemporary. They opened on Friday and...

METAMORPHOSES | Ancient Myths For A Modern World

Metamorphoses at South Pasadena High School is something so thoroughly unexpected and unabashedly theatrical as to defy categorization. Based on the Roman poet, Ovid’s, fifteen books of mythology written in 8 A.D., Mary Zimmerman’s...

Key Largo at Geffen Playhouse

On a slow, hot, summer day in post WWII Key Largo, Frank McCloud arrives at the D’Alcala’s hotel looking for the family of one of his fallen men from the war. McCloud is disillusioned...

Broadway Actress Anjali Bhimani Visits Cast of Metamorphoses Ahead of Opening

The South Pasadena High School cast of the upcoming production of Metamorphoses had the rare privilege of meeting one of the actors who was in the original Broadway production of Mary Zimmerman’s critically acclaimed...

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....