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PHOTO: LPAC | South Pasadenan News | Kat Mercante, Ericalynn Priolo, Hilary Thomas, Jana Souza, M. Cantu, and Keila Joy Fisher in The Curiosity Tales at Lineage Performing Arts Center.

Curiosity Tales is a show for the whole family!

Curiosity Tales is a hit! Lineage presents a dance and theater romp about growing up with your individuality intact in the age of social media. The Curiosity Tales explores the well-known stories of curious characters like Alice and Pandora through a humorous and exciting multimedia theater and dance performance. Curious kids of all ages will love this original production, featuring the critically acclaimed Lineage Dancers. The Curiosity Tales follows three young girls as they dive into their imaginations to discover what they’re curious about. In the age of social media influencer onslaught, the show encourages kids to look up from their devices and make an impact in the real world.

Check for tickets and showtimes on this once a month Sunday show. For a limited time, use the code “curious” at checkout for 50% off! Check out our full story on Curiosity Tales at

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PHOTO: Brian Elerding | South Pasadena News | The company players of Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in “What You Will” at Descanso Gardens.

What You Will – A Shakespearean Unplay

Twelve different takes on Shakespeare in one hour. Totally original. When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? After a sold out run at Descanso Gardens, What You Will is coming to The Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of Shakespeare.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

​This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of some of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words.

Every performance of What You Will is different from the last, with at least 30% of its content replaced with new material each month, guaranteeing a new experience and new surprises upon each return to the theater. No one turned away for lack of funds. Check out our review at What You Will performs every second Thursday of the month. Next show April 14.

Mother Places – April 8-16, 2022

Lineage Artistic Director Hilary Thomas is known for crafting stories through dance and theater that are at once both personal and universal. Hilary debuts her latest autobiographical piece, Mother Places, April 8-16th, and you won’t want to miss it. Mother Places is a deeply personal and inspirational performance of dance and theater that explores one of the most challenging and universal parts of our lives: losing a parent.

Hilary Thomas, Artistic Director, weaves together the universal themes of a mother’s boundless love while processing the experience of confusion and devastation when that love is ripped away.

Through it all, a deep feeling of safety and comfort, “The Mother Place” can never be taken away.  From the wounded and broken places to the brilliant shining moments, this creative work will touch the depths of your emotions.  At times funny, at times sorrowful, the piece combines the artistry of theatre with the talents of Michelle Kolb and Elizabeth Gracen, live music with Jana Nakoa and Lauren Wilmore, and beautifully rendered dance on film, featuring Hilary Thomas.  Mother Places puts into words and into dance, emotions that the rest of us struggle to define.  You won’t want to miss this journey of healing and hope.

Stephen Sondheim, 1977

A Sondheim Celebration

Join the stars of Lineage for an informal evening of stories, live music and dance celebrating the great composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

March 26th at 7:00 pm at the Lineage Performing Arts Center.