September 23, 2020, 4:13 am

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.

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment This Week | July 10 – 17

Live from Lincoln Center presents Broadway Fridays and beginning July 10, they will premiere Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel”, which will stream through September 8. “Carousel” was hailed by Time Magazine as “the best musical...

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment | July 3 – 10

Our unofficial “Nighttime Mayor” Brad Colerick brings us the Wine & Song Podcast #15. So grab your beverage of choice, sit back, relax and spend the evening with selections from Nathan McEuen, Chelsea Williams,...

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment | June 26 – July 3

Premiering July 3 on Disney+ is the highly anticipated film version of Broadway’s mega-hit “Hamilton”. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney+ decided to release the film a full year ahead of schedule due to Covid-19....

What We’re Checking Out This Week in Arts & Entertainment | June 19 –...

The National Theatre in the UK is streaming their epic production of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel, “Small Island” to mark Windrush Day 2020. The play embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain,...

YST Approved to Livestream “The Sound of Music” Summer Camp Production

While YST wrestled with ideas on how to preserve their summer camp schedule in the age of COVID-19, thankfully, theatrical licensing companies were busy coming up with their own survival strategies. YST committed to...

THE ARTS Online This Week | June 12-19

Arts Online This Week | June 12- 19 With the 2020 Tony Awards cancelled this year, what is a musical theatre lover to do? The folks over at have assembled what they consider to...

Young Stars Theatre Commits to Virtual Summer Camps

Two months ago, YST was in the middle of a run of “Seussical Jr”, had just started rehearsing “The Wizard of Oz”, and was planning four summer camps. Just like any other spring. Business...

Art Happenings This Week | May 29 – June 4

The National Theatre presents its much loved production of “This House” which enjoyed a West End run, a national tour and two sold-out runs at NT. It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament....

Art Happenings This Week | May 18-23

Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song lineup at the Blue Guitar podcast #9 this week features Jodi Siegel, David Plenn, Daniel Neihoff, Catharine Beck, Poppa's Kitchen, Bliss Bowen and Words With Chauncey. Jazz at the Blue...

“The Present” is a Gift

The Geffen Playhouse premiered their first production in the newly launched series Geffen Stayhouse, “THE PRESENT”, an interactive, virtual play starring master illusionist and storyteller Helder Guimarães. It’s an innovative way to keep theatre...
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