Monday, March 18, 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.

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...

The Glass Menagerie | A Noise Within

Tennessee Williams’ breakthrough autobiographical play, The Glass Menagerie, gets a fresh, poignant production at A Noise Within. The character of Tom Wingfield, as Williams, reminds us in his opening monologue that we are about...

It’s A Big, Bright, Beautiful SHREK JR

This delightful mash-up of fairytale misfits from Pinocchio to the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, Peter Pan and more, who collide with a mean, little, wannabe king, a dragon, a donkey, a...

Searing and Timely “Othello” at A Noise Within

I can’t recall a more potent “Othello” than A Noise Within’s current production starring Wayne T. Carr and Michael Manuel in Shakespeare’s story of betrayal and manipulation. Breathtakingly audacious  with themes of racial injustice...

Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole | A Quiet Revolution

I’m going to start by saying I could watch Dulé Hill play Nat King Cole all night long. Far more than an impression, in “Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole” at Geffen Playhouse, Hill gives...

‘Ragtime’ at Pasadena Playhouse is the revival we need right now

From the very first notes of the magnificent Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score you will be swept up into gently-tinted photographs that explode into a vibrant, achingly relevant story that is the soaring...

Parson’s Nose Serves Up A Delicious Romp With “The Servant of Two Masters”

The Parson’s Nose experience is always a party and their latest offering of “Servant of Two Masters” is a delightful commedia dell’arte escapade! The Lance Davis adaptation of a Carlo Goldoni play has all...

CINDERELLA is Matthew Bourne’s Evocative Modern Fairy Tale

Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella”, now on stage at The Ahmanson, is an evocative modern fairy tale told through dance. What begins as a dark story set in London in 1940 as bombs fall on the...

Willy Wonka Jr. Delivers Lots of Chocolate, Oompa-Loompas and Everlasting Gobstoppers!

It’s another bona fide hit for South Pasadena Educational Foundation’s annual 5th grade musical and a hundred or so families across all three elementary schools in town as they opened their delightful production of...

Bernadette Peters in Concert is Pure Magic

I always say that people are stars, or in this case, a legend, for a reason. There is an unmistakable charisma, stage presence and unique quality they possess that sets them apart. To say...