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PHOTO: Justin Bettman | The South Pasadenan | Amanda Warren as Camae and Jon Michael Hill as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Mountaintop" at Geffen Playhouse.

“The Mountaintop” Seeks to Pass the Baton

It’s a rainy night -  April 3, 1968 in room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has just...

Elizabeth McGovern Lights Up The Stage as Ava Gardner

Imagine being a fly on the wall as an aging, boozy and forever glamorous Ava Gardner regales her ghost writer with stories, thoughts and...

Kiss of the Spider Woman at A Noise Within

Manuel Puig’s 1976 seminal novel, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, was first adapted by the author into a play and subsequently became an Oscar...

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – A Fizzy, Pop-fueled Delight

Has there ever been a time when we needed a jolt of feel-good escapism more than right now? I went to opening night of...

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...

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...

Parson’s Nose Takes an Enthralling Journey Down The Mississippi in MARK TWAIN AND FRIENDS

Pasadena has the good fortune to be the landing spot for Parson’s Nose Theater, specifically in the beautiful Marston and Van Pelt 1911 building...
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