MATTER OF TIME at Lineage Performing Arts Center

PHOTO: Brian Elerding | South Pasadenan News | Caterina Mercante, Teya Wolvington and Brittany Daniels in Matter of Time at Lineage Performing Arts Center.

Step back in time at Pasadena’s Lineage Performing Arts Center and experience a time traveling show. Matter of Time is taking over Lineage’s 6,200 square foot theater space and using dance, theater, and music to transport guests back to their favorite eras. This nostalgic trip from 1950 to 1999 takes place throughout the entire Lineage building, with each room themed to its own decade.

When audiences arrive, they’ll be split into “Forwards” and “Backwards” groups that will start at different ends of time and explore past each other, meeting for a dance party in the 1970s theater, completely decked out with blacklight art and a giant disco ball.

PHOTO: Brian Elerding | South Pasadenan News | Brittany Daniels and Ericalynn Priolo in Matter of Time at Lineage Performing Arts Center.

Each room features performances from Lineage’s roster of professional dancers, actors, musicians, and designers, who bring each decade to life. Every wall is a gallery exhibit featuring primary sources from each decade–from Disneyland E-Tickets, vinyl records, prom photos, Rubik’s cubes, and more–including a special focus on Pasadena history, thanks to a collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History.

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“I hope this show leaves people inspired,” says the show’s director, Hilary Thomas, “and asking themselves, how have I been shaped by the past? What parts can I bring to my present? My future? Which parts should we just leave behind?”

Matter of Time runs March 3rd-16th, and tickets range from $25-40, and teens are able to see the show for $5 with a free membership to TeenTix LA ( for more information).

The Lineage Performing Arts Center is fully ADA accessible. Guests with mobility aids can expect to encounter gentle ramps throughout the space.

The Lineage Performing Arts Center has over 200 free on-site parking spaces. Masks are required inside the building at all times. Due to some difficult subject matter, parental guidance is suggested. The performance runs two hours with an intermission.

Lineage Performing Arts Center, 920 E. Mountain St., Pasadena, CA 91104. For tickets, map and directions visit