The Friends at the 96th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony & Winter Arts & Crafts Festival in Altadena.
On Saturday, December 10, 2016 the Friends of the Pasadena Playhouse had sponsored a table at the 96th Annual Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony & Winter Arts & Crafts Festival in Altadena. Patti La Marr had organized volunteer help, managed communications with the Altadena Public Library Foundation and Chamber of Commerce, and decorated a table.
A dedicated crew of seven Friends worked in shifts from 2 pm to 7 pm. They distributed the Pasadena Playhouse advertisements and flyers featuring an Altadena Public Library Foundation fundraiser. Anyone, who purchases a ticket for A Cinderella Christmas using the discount code ALF, receives a 20% discount. The Altadena Library Foundation receives 10% of from ticket sales purchased with the code. It is a good deal for a great cause: you can support your local library and get to see the Panto.
The Friends invited guests at the festival to sign up for an opportunity drawing for a free family pack of tickets for “A Cinderella Christmas” that was sponsored by The Playhouse. A winner will receive four tickets, 2 adult and 2 children's, for the show.
A Cinderella character, who was sponsored by the theatre, greeted guests of the festival. The minute this lovely lady arrived, she charmed kids and adults alike. Everyone wanted to take a picture with the Cinderella! Even Santa could not pass this opportunity.
Many people enjoyed this event and had a chance to hear about The Playhouse. We hope they come to see the show and have a wonderful time!
Special thanks to hostesses and hosts of this event:
K. Barrows, D. Basillo, A. Frey, P. Oliva, N.Pashkova, P. Marr, and L. Yu (The Friends of the Pasadena Playhouse), Armanie Miranda, Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Cinderella, the Friends of the Altadena Public Library and the Altadena Public Library Foundation, and Christmas Tree Lane Association, Altadena, CA.
* The article and photos courtesy of N. Pashkova.
Hip, hip, hurrah to the cast and companies of Fly (2015-2016 Season), Casa Valentina (2015-2016 Season), The Fantasticks (2016-2017 Season) on nominations for 2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards.
The Pasadena Playhouse shows has been nominated in the following categories:
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On Saturday, October 22nd, the Pasadena Playhouse and Zona Rosa Caffe presented the 22nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Event Art Exhibition and Celebration.
El Molino Avenue was transformed into a festive Dia De Los Muertos evening of fun that’s both free and family-friendly! The Friends of The Pasadena Playhouse have made flowers for decorating a patio and a story board honoring Gilmor Brown and famous actors-alumni of the Playhouse College of Theatre Arts. The Friends had Bake and Crafts Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm and joined the festivities around the courtyard, in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, and Playhouse Plaza later.
Events and activities included mini-tours at the Playhouse, children’s calaca face painting and crafts by Little June Bugs, sounds from Gonzophonic and Friends with special guests along with visual projections by Julian Felix from Culture Remixed, fresh marigolds from Jacob Maarse, Quetzal Folklorico Dancers, Calavera screen printing by Pasadena City College Graphic students, Bob Baker Marionettes, candle-making with artists from L.A.’s iconic Olvera Street, and polaroid photos from Walt Girdner Photo Studio & Gallery.
The Playhouse neighbors at Zona Rosa Caffe, TLT Foods, redwhite+bluezz, and Monopole Wine had offered delicious coffee, wine tasting, and food.
Art exhibition featuring works of Jose Ramirez, Cathy Ashworth, and Kalli Arte can be viewed at Zona Rosa Caffe until November 13th.
Photos and a story board by Patti La Marr.
Our story board paid special tribute to the stars, who walked the Halls of the Pasadena Playhouse with Gilmor Brown:
Raymond Burr/Perry Mason, Ironside;
Carolyn Jones/The Addams Family;
Victor Jory/Gone with the Wind, The Miracle Worker, The Green Hornet;
Rue McClanahan/Golden Girls; Leonard Nimoy/Star Trek;
Gloria Stuart /Titanic, and ... Siki, Gilmor Brown's cat/Pyewacket in the Playhouse production of Book, Bell, and Candle.
On September 24, 2016, the Friends of the Pasadena Playhouse hosted a reception for the Alumni of the School of the Theatre Arts. Cast members of The Fantasticks (1969) had joined an ensemble of current production for a cast call and a sing-along of "Try To Remember".
Patti La Marr, Ross Clark, and Valerie Amidon had created a special display dedicated to Alumni productions of The Fantasticks. Stop by at the Georgia McClay Friendship Center and see a journey of The Fantasticks from Off-Broadway to Pasadena and beyond ...
The current show and the exhibit close on October 2nd.
Photo Album of the Alumni Reunion (via The Pasadena Playhouse Facebook).
Do you know that the longest running Broadway musical was produced by the Pasadena Playhouse before 2016?
The Pasadena Playhouse at Catalina: The Fantasticks Summer of 1965.
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