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‘A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN’ – TheStageReview.net

The show is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among others…

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LAST CHANCE…WATERFALL CLOSES THIS SUNDAY!

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WATERFALL ends its amazing run this weekend! Don’t miss your chance to see this thought-provoking and drama-filled show. Haven’t seen WATERFALL yet? Great savings below!

“Be one of the first to see ‘Waterfall.’ You will be glad you did.” -Pasdena Star News

“A gloriously staged, gorgeously performed World Premiere production.” -Stage Scene LA

Waterfall is sumptuously breathtaking with an extraordinary director and ensemble.” -Broadway World

Book and Lyrics by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon)
Music by Academy Award winner David Shire
Co-Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges
Directed by Tak Viravan

WATERFALL is an epic love story set in Bangkok and Tokyo between the turbulent years of 1933 and 1939, as a monarchy falls in Thailand and Japan is on the brink of war. A young Thai student falls in love with the American wife of a Thai diplomat, and the story of their forbidden love parallels history as the new democracy of Siam moves into the vortex of the increasingly anti-American Japan. With a gloriously romantic score, WATERFALL is a modern love story of timeless scale.

$45 WEEKNIGHT TICKETS*
Front Orchestra/Mezzanine
(Regular Price = $77)
Use Code: SE45

$55 WEEKEND TICKETS**
Front Orchestra/Mezzanine
(Regular Price = $87)
Use Code: SE55

*Code SE45 is valid for $45 front orchestra/mezzanine tickets to the 7 p.m. performance on Sun., June 28. **Code SE55 is valid for $55 front orchestra/mezzanine tickets to all remaining weekend performances (Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 2 p.m.). Codes expire on Sun. June 28 . Excludes Row C and Hot Seats. All seats are best available. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. All tickets are subject to availability. Service charges and theatre restoration fee apply to all orders.

WATERFALL tickets may be purchased online or by calling 626-356-7529.

MUAY THAI DEMONSTRATION

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Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Before the 8:00 p.m. performance
The Engemann Family Courtyard at The Pasadena Playhouse
Free Admission

Enjoy an action-packed Muay Thai Demonstration…click here for more information on before-and-after-show activities.

MUAY THAI DEMONSTRATION
From Seuua Daao and Kronphet Phetrachapat of
S&K Muay Thai Gym!

Join us for a special pre-show Muay Thai demonstration with Seuua Daao and Kronphet Phetrachapat of S&K Muay Thai Gym! Seuua hails from Great Britain. He has studied with Kru Yai John Steele and Grandmaster Sken Kaewpadung, and has trained extensively in Thailand. Kronphet “Diamond Hands” Phetrachapat hails from Mahasarakham, Thailand, and began his studies at age 11, competing for money to support his family. He has since competed at the top stadiums in Thailand, including the Lumpinee Rajadamnerm, Omnoi, and more. Together, Seuaa and Kronphet use their 40+ years of knowledge to teach and train around the world.

EXPLORE. ENGAGE. EXPERIENCE.

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Afternoon Tea at The Playhouse, provided by T-Neer:

Sunday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m. Before the 2:00 p.m. performance
The Pasadena Playhouse’s Makineni Library
$20 Per Person (Space is limited to 40 guests)
 
Enjoy an exquisite Thai-and-Japanese-themed afternoon tea with select members of the cast and crew, from T –Neer’s founder Aruna Kumar.
 
The menu includes:

TEAS
- Japanese Genmsaicha
- Thai Milk Te
- Green Earl Grey
- White Rose Tea

SANDWICHES
- Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches
- Tuna Seaweed Sandwiches
- Garden Ribbon
- Cucumber Sandwich

DESSERT
- Mango Sticky Rice

 
Advance purchase recommended: Click here or call (626) 356-7529.

PATRON SPOTLIGHT!

Nid,-Tak,-BudThis week’s Patron Spotlight features Waraporn (Nid) Tiaprasith, Former President of the Thai Association of Southern California, Inc.

“WATERFALL is fascinating. It is an extra ordinary play, and one that I truly believe is a show for everyone to see!”

 

(L-R) Waraporn Tiaprasith, Tak Viravan, Mr. Jesda Katavetin, Nuttavut Chanprasit.

‘A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN’ RETURNS TO PASADENA PLAYHOUSE JULY 21 – AUGUST 16; FULL CAST ANNOUNCED – VentsMagazine.com

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today full casting for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans…

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ASIAN-AMERICAN MUSICAL PREMIERES AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – AsianJournal.com

Asian-American musical premieres at Pasadena Playhouse

An Asian-American musical about forbidden love has made its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse…

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WATCH: INTERVIEW WITH KENWAY KUA AND CELIA MEI RUBIN – Midday Buzz – LA18

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NEW MUSICAL ‘WATERFALL’ BRINGS INTERNATIONAL CAST AND CREW TO PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – ThisStage.LA

Bie Sukrit and Company in “Waterfall.” Photo by Jim Cox.

THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF THE TONY AWARD NOMINATED ‘A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN’ – PasadenaNow.com

July 21 – August 16, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse

Published : Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 2:56 PM

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today full casting for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies…

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