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Five Halloween Pumpkin Carriages Cinderella Would Be Proud Of!

Happy Halloween!

Getting ready for your own Halloween Ball?

Can’t wait for Lythgoe Family Panto’s A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS this December?

Get inspired  by  these Cinderella Halloween Pumpkin Carriages!

5. Pumpkin Carriage Fields Forever – This Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage is equipped with a dreamy field of mini-pumpkins so cute – we can hardly handle it!

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4. Color Me Cindy - This carriage is full of all the color, glam, and bedazzled goodness Cinderella would want when rolling up to her Halloween Ball.








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3. Cinderella Chic - Inspired by the below Hallmark ad, pumpkin connoisseur (and mighty mom!) Project: Mommie puts a gold spin on this pumpkin carriage classic.

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2. The Vintage Twist – This vintage take on Cinderella’s Carriage is perfect for those feeling the Christmas spirit in October & November.







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1. The Classic Low-Rider – Admist the wonders of Autumn lies this beautious, classic pumpkin carriage that will make anyone feel like royalty!







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The Pasadena Playhouse Presents

Lythgoe Family Panto’s 


December 8 – January 8, 2017



Behind-The-Scenes: A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS Photoshoot with Photographer F. Scott Schafer



99th Rose Queen Announcement & Coronation Ceremony Comes to The Playhouse this Thursday!


2017 Royal Court

A Queen will be crowned this Thursday, October 20 on The Playhouse Mainstage as the seven members of the 2017 Royal Court will make their final presentations before a live audience and a panel of judges. Members of the Royal Court will receive the prestigious opportunity to reign over the Annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, as well as take on civic responsibilities, participating in over 100 public and media events throughout the course of the year.

Around 1,000 Royal Court hopefuls from various Pasadena-area schools interviewed for the opportunity to be selected as the Rose Queen. Now, Finalists and Rose Court Princesses Audrey Mariam Cameron, Victoria Cecilia Castellanos, Maya Kawaguchi Khan, Shannon Tracy Larsuel, Autumn Marie Lundy, Natalie Rose Petrosian, and Lauren Emiko Powers will walk the red carpet  for the Announcement and Coronation of the 99th Rose Queen and Presentation of the Royal Court.

General Admission tickets are still available. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS>>

The Rose Queen and Royal Court has been a longstanding Pasadena tradition since 1905. This year marks the 99th Rose Queen!

SEE BELOW for more Fun Facts about The Tournament of Roses:

Did you know… 

-Inspired by best-selling book Ben-Hur, the first chariot races were staged at Tournament Park in 1904. These Chariot races continued until 1915, when the wildly popular event became too expensive and far too dangerous to produce.

-1929: Isabella Coleman invents the innovative float decorating technique of gluing flowers on floats for the very first time.

-In 1939, The Rose Parade celebrated its 50th anniversary. Grand Marshal Shirley Temple, the youngest GM in history, presided over the parade.

-Richard and Pat Nixon enjoyed their first date at the Duke vs. USC Rose Bowl Game in 1939.

-The Rose Bowl Game became the first to be broadcast nationally in color in 1962.

-Prolific Composer/Conductor John Williams lead the parade as Grand Marshal, celebrating the universal language of music with the theme Music Music Music.

Want more Fun Facts on the Tournament of Roses CLICK HERE>>




Meet THE FANTASTICKS Cast Member, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez!


1. How has your experience been at The Playhouse so far? 

It’s been absolutely spectacular! I’ve always wanted to perform at The Pasadena Playhouse. I get to play a dream role in a timeless and classic show like The Fantasticks. It’s also a legendary theatre with an extraordinary track record of putting out top-notch theatre and talent. I think in addition to being blessed with such wonderful cast-mates, a stellar production and creative staff, I can’t ignore the beautiful individuals behind the scenes. There is a love and passion one feels the minute they step through the doors. From the company management, to The Friends of The Playhouse and the administrative staff. I’ve been made to feel right at home from the start.

2. What are the pros and cons of stage acting compared to voice acting and film/TV acting?

Well, my origins are in theatre and musical theatre. From summer stock to Broadway. So for me, it’s kind of like riding a bike in some respect. I think I’ll always have a “first love” sentiment toward theatre. It was where I found my love and passion for acting. And I’m reminded of why I adore it so much nightly with The Fantasticks. Theatre is LIVE, which makes it alive and visceral for an audience. There’s a special connection that occurs between an actor, his fellow actors and the audience with live theatre that you may not always see with TV and film projects. Actors “feed” off the energy of the audience just as much as the audience feeds off the emotion and storytelling of the actors. That’s the unique connection that makes theatre so inspiring, entertaining and heartfelt. That said, I LOVE being in front of a camera as well. That connection tends to reveal itself through the actor’s eyes. And TV and film can be extremely powerful in conveying its stories though an actor’s eyes.

3. We found out you consider yourself a cinephile. What is your favorite film? 

Well, if I MUST pick ONE favorite, I’d have to say Star Wars. It’s a film I can never get tired of watching over and over again and I always manage to find something magical and unique about it. Yep, I’m a certified Star Wars nerd, haha!

4. What is your go-to cooking recipe? 

Oh, I’d have to say I make a pretty mean Grilled Miso Salmon with garlic mashed potatoes. My wife and daughter tend to “light up” when I suggest it for dinner. Knowing they love and appreciate it makes my heart soar!

5. Why should people come see The Fantasticks

Well, aside from it being a classic American musical, it is a timeless and poignant piece of theatre. It’s universal themes of love, love lost, love regained is something most of us can appreciate and relate to. One can find their own truth and experience with love within its story. Another reason I believe people should come see this particular version of The Fantasticks is because of the unique perspective of our director, Seema Sueko. From the beginning, she wanted us to explore not why we love or what love is but in fact HOW to love. One of the lines in “Try To Remember” states, “Without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” We can take that to mean that our love is tested or even stripped away from us before we can appreciate, experience and enjoy that love again. But we also live in very turbulent times, (not unlike the world of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in the 50s and 60s) in an election year with a very divided country. We turn on the news only to see images and stories of hatred, animosity and divisiveness. I, for one, would not mind “escaping” to the theatre for a couple of hours and witness love…in all its glory.

Meet THE FANTASTICKS Cast Member, Alyse Rockett


1. How has your experience been at The Playhouse so far? 

My experience at The Playhouse has been amazing! I get to play and explore with the most incredible individuals everyday in such a historical and beautiful theatre. It’s a dream.

2. What’s your favorite style of dance? 

I don’t have a favorite particular style of dance. I’m in love with so many. Each style holds something so beautiful.

 3. What’s your favorite play? 

A favorite of mine is A Raisin in the Sun.

 4. What’s your favorite musical? 

West Side Story. It’s timeless and the dancing is absolutely spectacular.

 5. Why should people come to see The Fantasticks at The Pasadena Playhouse? 

The story. A person of any age, ethnicity, or background can come and relate to The Fantasticks. We can all find a common ground inside the theme of this play: love and what love truly is. It’s absolutely amazing.

Fantasticks Meet and Greet -August 16, 2016

Pokémon play around The Playhouse

The Colony Theatre presents…CARNEY MAGIC!

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Limited Return Engagement
May 6-8, 2016
Following a sold-out show in January 2016, the most-awarded magician in Magic Castle’s history – JOHN CARNEY – is returning to The Colony’s stage for ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Carney Magic is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit into a unique evening of pure entertainment. This is definitely NOT your typical “magic show.” Carney’s approach is smart, engaging, and entertaining. Pin-balling between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand, Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters.Buy tickets online or call 866.811.4111.
The Colony Theatre
555 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Rockwell Presents: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada

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The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada

Directed by Tye Blue

The Boss from Hell is Back as Rockwell Table & Stage presents The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada, running Thursday-Sunday through July 3rd.  While you’re out getting the boss’s coffee, get your tickets at Brought to you by Executive Producer Kate Pazakis.

Male Swing: Alec Cyganowski

Nigel: Tom DeTrinis

Miranda: Drew Droege

Miranda: John Flynn

Andy: Kelley Jakle

Christian: Sebastian La Cause

Christian: Matthew Merchant

Andy: Lana McKissack

Emily: Marla Mindelle

Nigel: Alex Mohajer

Lily/Jaquline/Giselle: Corbin Reid

Female Swing: Megan Reinking

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Join us next Friday at the annual








Real-life stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary things they accomplish or overcome. These five short films from LA and international filmmakers convey moving, contemplative, and even whimsical portraits of people and places that we willingly want to make time to know. Spend a day in the lives of a San Gabriel Valley noodle restaurant, an Asian American family battling Hepatitis B, five queer and trans Asian-Americans exploring their family relationships, a Korean American singer/songwriter as he returns to the States from living in South Korea, and a Southeast Asian Indian family in 1920s Chennai (formerly Madras), India.

Friday, April 22, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Downtown Independent

Purchase discounted tickets by entering the code, PLAY16.