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Christmas Belles Review | Holiday show offers Texas-flavored humor

 A church’s Nativity pageant spins hilariously out of control in “Christmas Belles,” with live performances Dec. 4-20 at Pasadena Little Theatre. “In addition, we are filming one of the performances, and it will be available for streaming Dec. 18-20,” said director Julie Owen of Clear Lake. “You can buy a ticket, get a code and watch it in the comfort of

Covid-19 Policy and Procedures

Following the recommendations of local and federal government officials, Pasadena Little Theatre is making necessary health safety changes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus. At this time,we are requiring masks to be worn by all patrons and volunteersupon entry into the theater building. Keeping You Safe, is our Priority We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these

Bay Area actresses relish zany roles in comedy

Two busy Bay Area actresses, performing together for the first time, portray sisters in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which is on stage Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 at Pasadena Little Theatre. “My character, Sonia, is very funny – unintentionally (funny) most of the time,” said Barbara Winburn of Santa Fe. Jean Ciampi

Odd Couple | Luchsinger and Quimby: Dynamite Duo at PLT

Even as good as what is taking place ON Stage may be, there are those rare theater experiences where thirty percent of your enjoyment is listening to and watching the faces of the people around you in a full house audience. Such was the case at Pasadena Little Theater’s smash hit comedy “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. It was

Pasadena Little Theatre Begins 62nd Season

Pasadena Little Theatre has recently embarked on its 62nd season, making it the oldest community theatre in the Greater Houston area and placing it among the longest operating theaters in the state of Texas. Established in 1955 and chartered by a group of proactive residents seeking to promote theater culture and arts to the city of Pasadena, the Pasadena Little

‘Man of La Mancha’ does more than joust windmills

Attending Community Theater is a little like shopping in the super market. You’re pleased to find your staples, but you don’t want them stale. When you view the misted fruit and vegetables, you want them to be FRESH and inviting. “Man of La Mancha” has certainly been a staple on stages and in film for a very long time. Therefore,

‘Goodbye Charlie’ hello scandalous fun at Pasadena Little Theater

What a way to open a show! Beautiful, sophisticated set, the background music of some of the best of Frank Sinatra in the 50’s …and then you witness the demise of the central figure, Charlie Sorel, in about three seconds! Okay, Charlie was shot by the enraged husband of ONE of Charlie’s paramours, Rusty (Rose Trauschke). As they say, “Thereby

‘Sound of Music’ is over the top entertainment!

How can something so familiar be so fresh and full of delightful surprises? That’s the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ageless musical, “Sound of Music,” as presented by Pasadena Little Theater. Basically, it’s the story … real people, real events filled with the emotions known to everyone … innocence and fear, confusion and human need, beauty and darkness… but always

Triple-Treat at Pasadena Little Theatre with the return of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

One of the cleverest and most successful decisions Pasadena Little Theatre has made was composing the survey last season. Patrons chose their favorite productions from past years at PLT to comprise the schedule for 2015’s celebration of their 60th Anniversary. The Diamond Jubilee of outstanding presentations, ever since 1955, reprises memories of their best work. Certainly, in the top three

Find the BEST Christmas Pageant Ever On Stage.

As Pasadena Little Theatre continues its 60th year – the Diamond Jubilee – by showcasing its Yuletide special, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, the audience wonders if the theater and they are going to be disappointed. The obvious reason would be the DREADED SIX HERDMAN CHILDREN have come to the church! The church thought surely the worst

Patron's Reviews

Pasadena Little Theatre was one of ten local theatres mentioned in the Houston Press online Christmas list of praise.

“Candy canes and full stockings to the many Houston theaters which do such brilliant work. Here’s a small sampling from a cornucopia of talent, in no particular order: “Pasadena Little Theatre for an excellent To Kill a Mockingbird and for the hand rails in the aisles that aid the elderly. “Best wishes, and thank you for the good work.

Jim Tommaney


 

Special note to the cast of “The Little Town of Christmas” from the Playwright.

Subject: Great Show!

Dear Greg,
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a delightful time Rose Ann and I had on Friday night. You put together SUCH an excellent production and your direction was right on point. One of my bugaboos about staging comedy is pacing – seems as if so many directors these days never heard of it. But you have the knack and also the ability to transfer your energies to your cast. Also, you have SUCH a wonderfully talented, skilled and, best of all, enthusiastic group there. I can’t speak for other authors but I just can’t write enthusiasm into a play – that has to come from the performer. And your group really put forth that extra, and decidedly valuable, effort that makes a script a play, even a revue such as this one.
Thank you and your cast and crew. Really made our Christmas season to see your remarkable and, if i may say so, very funny show! I don’t feel the least bit awkward about saying that last part because SO much of the comedy came from your cast!

Merry Christmas, Pat and Rose Ann Cook

 


To: Greg Brown

Subject: Praise for theatre seating
Dear Manager, There’s rarely space to mention a theater’s physical facilities in a review but I do like your space.

“Just a note to say how much I appreciate the generous tiered seating, which provides such good sightlines for the audience. And the handrails in the aisles are useful to the older folk – I wish some of the larger theaters would copy! It’s always a pleasure to see a well-designed theater.”

Jim Tommaney, theatre critic for the Houston Press