Christmas Belles Review | Holiday show offers Texas-flavored humor

22 Nov

 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

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Odd Couple | Luchsinger and Quimby: Dynamite Duo at PLT

03 Oct

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

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‘Man of La Mancha’ does more than joust windmills

31 Aug

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,

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‘Goodbye Charlie’ hello scandalous fun at Pasadena Little Theater

17 Jun

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

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‘Sound of Music’ is over the top entertainment!

11 May

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

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

27 Jan

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

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Pasadena Remembers Mal Morley

20 May

Unique ‘Monique’ a tantalizing mystery at Pasadena Little Theatre

13 May

In one of the most attractive and interesting sets I’ve seen in community theater lately, we are introduced to Fernand and Lucienne Ravinel, a sophisticated married couple in rural France. It’s obvious immediately, neither is a ‘happy camper’, with Fernand (Manny R. Longoria) wanting a divorce and Lucienne (Renea Runnels) refusing. Playwrights Dorothy and Michael Blankfort gave Director Greg Brown

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