Amy G in ENTERSHAMEMENT and Joe Orrach in IN MY CORNER
May 15 – 31, 2014
The Pasadena Playhouse presents two one-person unusual shows in repertory – Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner – to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. With these shows, that perform May 15 to May 31 [press opening Friday, May 16], The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions.
Amy G is a masterful entertainer (singer/comedian/rollerskater) fresh off the grill from starring in NYC’s hit Off-Broadway show, La Soirée. She tours the world constantly, including wowing audiences at last years’ Playhouse “Cirque-A-Palooza” Variety Arts Festival. Her unique style of physical, musical, stand-up and improvisational comedy is inspired by and reminiscent of Carol Burnett, Liza Minnelli, Buster Keaton, Julie Andrews and the Muppet Show; but she is very much one of a kind.
Orrach, an internationally renowned tap dancer, actor, singer, storyteller and United States Air Force welterweight boxing champ, came to fame as one of the stars of San Francisco’s long running Teatro ZinZanni from 2000 to 2006.
Elizabeth Doran, the Executive Director of The Pasadena Playhouse said, “We have been looking for the ideal way to re-open the Carrie Hamilton Theatre after renovating it into a new and intimate black box theatre, and we think we found the ideal way with two extraordinary and unique performers, who will both entertain and dazzle us with their shows, but allow us to show how versatile and welcoming the re-design of the theatre can be. We are very happy to be showcasing Amy G who came to prominence in last years ‘Cirque-A-Palooza’ festival and Joe Orrach – how many tap dancing welterweights are there? – in repertory.”
Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse, said, ”Like these two dynamic artists, Carrie Hamilton was a real maverick. She was known for her cutting edge artistic style and her celebration of the human spirit. We are now re-opening the Carrie Hamilton Theatre as a flexible space based on its original ‘Playbox’ construction. We do so in order to best produce the kind of artistic work our visionary founder, Gilmor Brown, and the theater’s namesake, Carrie Hamilton, would have loved. The new Carrie Hamilton Theatre will support new play development, thrilling artistic work, the work of our community partners, and programming for youth.”