Saturday, September 21, 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.

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...

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...