Bay Area actresses relish zany roles in comedy

07 Jan

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

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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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Pasadena Little Theatre Begins 62nd Season

13 Jun

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

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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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Find the BEST Christmas Pageant Ever On Stage.

12 Dec

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

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Pasadena Little Theatre celebrates 60th

08 Jul

It’s the little theater that has chugged on, chugged on and chugged on. Pasadena Little Theatre, chartered in 1955, is celebrating its 2014-15 60th anniversary season featuring classics voted on by its audiences during its 59th season. The upcoming program will feature “Steel Magnolias,” “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” “Driving Miss Daisy,”

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Who is the ‘Christmas Visitor’? Find out at Pasadena Little Theatre

16 Dec

A couple of hours of senseless silliness is what we’re all needing about now in the mindless frenzy most of us find ourselves…in spite of our good intentions! “The premiere of the new Christmas play, “The Christmas Visitor” by Mike Orenduff at Pasadena Little Theatre, is all about fun. In its 59th season, PLT wants you to relax and plunge

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