April 14, 2021, 9:30 pm

Alisa Hayashida

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.

Arts Are Essential | April 9 – 16

Lineage is partnering with the world famous Gamble House to present a Covid-safe Drive-in performance! “Next to Normal”, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban...

Arts Are Essential | April 2 – 9

Films.Dance premieres their newest release April 5 from director Nur Casadevall, featuring Gonzalo Garcia, “Galope” from Barcelona, Spain. New York City ballet principal dancer Gonzalo Garcia’s energy is like a hundred thousand horses as...

Local Acting Student, Cielo Valenzuela-Lara, Chosen as Spotlight Semi-Finalist

Following two rounds of virtual auditions, The Music Center has selected Cielo Valenzuela-Lara as one of the semi-finalists in their 33rd annual Spotlight program, a free nationally acclaimed arts training and scholarship program for...

Arts Are Essential | March 26 – April 2

“Tango The Musical by Sergei Tumas” comes to Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage March 25 through March 28, 2021. Presented Thursday at 5 pm; Friday at 5 and 8 pm; Saturday at 5 and...

Arts Are Essential | March 19 – 26

Streaming this week at Center Theatre Group is Matthew Bourne’s production of “The Red Shoes” premiering Friday, March 19 at 8 pm and streaming Saturday, March 20 at 5 and 8 pm; and Sunday,...

The Verdi Chorus Presents The Fox Singers in “Amore della Vita”

Anne Marie Ketchum, founding Artistic Director of The Verdi Chorus, is not about to let something like a pandemic stop her from moving forward with the organization’s 38th season, even with the unimaginable dilemma...

Arts Are Essential | March 12 – 18

In this week's Films.Dance release “DADU”, captured on Super 16mm film and utilizing natural light, four dancers explore abstraction through the framing of movement set against the terrain of the Dutch hamlet of Spaarnwoude. Ian Robinson,...

Arts Are Essential | March 5 – 12, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s Bookstore  presents  the live streaming of Another Day’s Begun: Exploring Our Town on PlayhouseLive, March 11, 2021 at 6:30pm and available on demand beginning March 12. This special event celebrates...

The Actors’ Gang Presents “Axis Mundi | In Conversation with Ariane Mnouchkine and Tim...

The Actors’ Gang Theater announces additional free programming as part of its digital season: Axis Mundi – In Conversation with Ariane Mnouchkine and Tim Robbins. The free event, produced in partnership with Fundación Teatro...

“…make lemonade!” Parson’s Nose Pivots to Radio and Thrives

Catching up with Parson’s Nose Theatre’s artistic director and South Pasadenan, Lance Davis, we can report that the local favorite company has pivoted to offering radio plays featuring all your favorite company actors. Last May,...
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