Stage Raw: Pasadena Playhouse Back in Business
PASADENA PLAYHOUSE BACK IN BUSINESS
Sheldon Epps and Stephen Eich, respectively the Pasadena Playhouse's Artistic Director and Executive Director, have just announced production plans through January, 2011.
A production for the fall, 2010 is still undecided, but the Playhouse will host Intimate Opera Company's production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Pasadena Dance Theatre production of Nutcracker Ballet in December, 2010
In January, 2011, the Playhouse has announced the premiere of a new musical, Dangerous Beauty, by Jeannine Dominy, Amanda McBroom and Michele Brouman. It tells the tale Veronica Franco, a celebrated courtesan/poet of 16th century Venice.
Check back this evening (Monday) for reviews of the following:
BROOKLYN, USA A true story based on real events of Murder Incorporated, the enforcement arm of America's crime syndicate. Write Act Theater, 6128 Yucca St., L.A.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru July 31. (323) 469-3113.
CIRCLE OF WILL Bill Cakmis and Jack Grapes' story of the "lost years" of William Shakespeare. Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood; opens July 16; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Aug. 15, www.plays411.com/circleofwill. (323) 960-7822.
FABRIC Company of Angels presents Henry Ong's play about Thai garment workers exploited in El Monte. Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring St., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4:30 p.m.; thru Aug. 8. (866) 811-4111.
LOVE, CONNIE Multimedia dance comedy thriller by the Nellie Olesons' John Cantwell. Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A.; opens July 16; Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.; thru July 24, cavernclubtheater.com.
NANO NATION Poor Dog Group's investigation of the American Myth. Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Fri., July 16, 9:30 p.m.; Sat., July 24, 10 p.m., brownpapertickets.com/event/119059. (800) 838-3006.
OTHELLO Presented by Shakespeare & Veterans. West Los Angeles Bandshell, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Sat.-Sun., 6 p.m.; thru Aug. 8, shakespeareandveterans.org. (310) 694-7233.
PHIL THE VOID: THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY Phil van Hest's one-man philosophical comedy. Elephant Theatre Lab, 1078 Lilian Way, L.A.; Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Aug. 7, philvanhest.com. (866) 811-
PLAY DATES Sam Wolfson's comedy of the sexes. Elephant Space Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Aug. 1, plays411.com. (323) 960-7776.
PROCREATION World premiere of Justin Tanner's child-rearing comedy. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A.; opens July 16; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Aug. 15, plays411.com. (310) 477-2055.
RENDEZVOUS Lindsley Allen choreographs a burlesque with Commedia at King-King Club, 6555 Hollywood Blvd; last Thursday of every month, 9 p.m. (doors open at 8). (323) 960-5165
[title of show] "Musical about making a musical." Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell. Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; opens July 16; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Sept. 5. (323) 957-1884.