Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
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About

Founded in 1917, the Pasadena Playhouse, a 686-seat house, produces more than 300 performances per year and is designated the State Theatre of California. It is also listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. Founded by Gilmor Brown and housed in its present building since 1924, the Pasadena Playhouse has made an indelible mark on American theater. During its first four decades, the non-profit Pasadena Playhouse produced hundreds of plays, presented 477 world premieres and was the first American theater to present all 37 of Shakespeare's plays. The theater hosts a season of five plays.

The Pasadena Playhouse is committed to continue to be the premiere theatrical experience in Southern California showcasing the most exciting theatrical entertainment in the state and being an amazing forum for launching new work onto the national stage. The 2012 - 2013 season is highlighted by the World Premiere of Sleepless in Seattle - The Musical, based on the beloved movie, which is slated to then have a life on Broadway. Other Broadway productions that originated at The Pasadena Playhouse include: Sister Act, Baby It's You!, Looped and Mail. Unchain My Heart, The Ray Charles Musical, which premiered at The Playhouse, is scheduled to open on Broadway in the 2012-13 Season. The Pasadena Playhouse is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times 2012 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Dramatic Theatre," the Pasadena Star-News' "San Gabriel Valley's Best Live Theatre" 2012 Reader's Choice Award and the Pasadena Weekly 2012 Reader's Choice Award for "Best Live Theatre."

Current Productions

Jelly’s Last Jam

Final performance: June 23, 2024

Past Productions

Light Up The Sky

Closed: December 19, 1999

Kiss at City Hall, The

Closed: February 20, 2000

People vs. Mona, The

Closed: April 16, 2000

Glass Menagerie, The

Closed: June 18, 2000

The Good Doctor

Closed: August 20, 2000

Ikebana (Living Flowers)

Closed: October 22, 2000

Blithe Spirit

Closed: December 17, 2000

How the Other Half Loves

Closed: February 18, 2001

Side Man

Closed: June 17, 2001

Do I Hear a Waltz?

Closed: August 19, 2001

A Life In Theatre

Closed: October 21, 2001

Now You See It

Closed: October 21, 2001

Forever Plaid

Closed: December 16, 2001

Plaid Tidings

Closed: December 16, 2001

Biloxi Blues

Closed: February 24, 2002

The Blue Room

Closed: April 21, 2002

The Waverly Gallery

Closed: June 16, 2002

A Class Act

Closed: June 16, 2002

Blue

Closed: October 13, 2002

Enchanted April

Closed: May 23, 2004

110 in the Shade

Closed: July 25, 2004

Side By Side By Sondheim

Closed: November 21, 2004

Doubt

Closed: April 10, 2005

The God Botherers

Closed: April 24, 2005

Private Lives

Closed: June 5, 2005

Purlie

Closed: July 31, 2005

Tea at Five

Closed: October 2, 2005

Diva

Closed: February 19, 2006

As You Like It

Closed: April 16, 2006

Back of the Throat

Closed: August 13, 2006

The Last Five Years

Closed: August 6, 2006

I Do! I Do!

Closed: August 6, 2006

Fences

Closed: October 1, 2006

Grace

Closed: November 11, 2006

Sister Act: The Musical

Closed: December 23, 2006

Defiance

Closed: February 18, 2007

Cuttin’ Up

Closed: April 15, 2007

The Constant Wife

Closed: June 10, 2007

Can-Can

Closed: August 8, 2007

Matter of Honor

Closed: September 30, 2007

Canned Peaches in Syrup

Closed: November 17, 2007

Orson’s Shadow

Closed: February 17, 2008

Let Your Spirit Live

Closed: February 11, 2008

Mask

Closed: April 20, 2008

Of Mice and Men

Closed: June 8, 2008

Looped

Closed: August 3, 2008

Vanities

Closed: September 28, 2008

The Night Is a Child

Closed: October 11, 2008

Maria Cassi

Closed: September 28, 2008

U.S. Drag

Closed: November 22, 2008

The Night Before Christmas

Closed: December 20, 2008

Babes In Toyland

Closed: December 21, 2008

Hunter Gatherers

Closed: February 28, 2009

Stormy Weather

Closed: March 8, 2009

Mauritius

Closed: April 26, 2009

The Little Foxes

Closed: June 28, 2009

Ennio!

Closed: August 28, 2011

South Street

Closed: October 16, 2011

Impro Theatre

Closed: November 13, 2011

Impro Theatre

Closed: November 13, 2011

Blues For An Alabama Sky

Closed: November 27, 2011

Art

Closed: February 19, 2012

The Heiress

Closed: May 20, 2012

Jitney

Closed: July 15, 2012

Under My Skin

Closed: October 7, 2012

Bend in the Road

Closed: October 7, 2012

Intimate Apparel

Closed: December 2, 2012

Fallen Angels

Closed: February 24, 2013

Cirque-A-Palooza

Closed: August 10, 2013

Road to Palooza

Closed: August 10, 2013

The Magic Castle Night

Closed: August 4, 2013

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Closed: October 13, 2013

Twelve Angry Men

Closed: December 1, 2013

Gene Kelly: The Legacy

Closed: April 19, 2014

Letters From Zora

Closed: May 18, 2014

Stop Kiss

Closed: November 30, 2014

Sleeping Beauty

Closed: January 4, 2015

Clown Bar

Closed: January 29, 2015

The Whipping Man

Closed: March 1, 2015

Waterfall

Closed: June 28, 2015

Real Women Have Curves

Closed: October 4, 2015

An Evening With Groucho

Closed: January 10, 2016

Fly

Closed: February 21, 2016

The Fantasticks

Closed: October 2, 2016

God Looked Away

Closed: March 19, 2017

Twelfth Night

Closed: April 23, 2017

The Originalist

Closed: May 7, 2017

Hold These Truths

Closed: June 25, 2017

Shout Sister Shout!

Closed: August 20, 2017

Ann

Closed: May 28, 2020

Annie Get Your Gun

Closed: August 25, 2020

Head Over Heels

Closed: December 12, 2021

Ann

Closed: April 24, 2022

Uncle Vanya

Closed: June 26, 2022

Sanctuary City

Closed: October 9, 2022

Stew

Closed: August 6, 2023

The Sound Inside

Closed: October 1, 2023

Inherit the Wind

Closed: December 3, 2023

Kate

Closed: February 11, 2024

One of the Good Ones

Closed: April 7, 2024

The Rink

Closed: June 12, 2000

Take Me Along

Closed: February 7, 2000