PASADENA, CA (January 4, 2016) –The cast has been announced for the West Coast premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse –Crossroads Theatre Company production of Fly, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, and inspired by the American Heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Fly began rehearsals last week at The New Victory Theater in New York. Preview performances begin at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena) January 26, 2016 with the official press opening on January 31, 2016. Fly will play through February 21, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse, in honor of…
What do you do if you’re a 9-year-old kid with scary nuns for teachers and you discover a superhero who could mop the floor with them, wielding nothing but words and a cigar that isn’t even lit? In the case of Frank Ferrante, you start dressing up as your new hero and pretending you’re him, waylaying those cruel authority figures with humor (and your imagination). And you keep pretending, year after year, and get so good at it that you eventually get paid to be that hero to the delight of audiences around the world. On Jan. 9 and 10, Frank Ferrante will once again find himself channeling a true superhero of comedy at the Pasadena Playhouse for three performances of An Evening With Groucho. Yes, Pasadena, Groucho’s coming and, to quote critics’ accolades from L.A. to London, the experience will be “uncanny,” “astonishing” and “eerily…”
Cast announced for Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s ‘Fly’ at Pasadena Playhouse
The cast has been announced for the West Coast premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse/Crossroads Theatre Company production of Fly, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, and inspired by the American Heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The cast features Brooks Brantly as W.W., Omar Edwards as Tap Griot, Anthony J. Goes as O’Hurley, Brandon Nagle as Reynolds, Desmond Newson as Chet, Damian Thompson as J. Allen, and Terrell Wheeler as Oscar…
Sheldon Epps has been the Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse since 1997. He came to that position with a great many credits, including being the Assistant AD at the Old Globe, the founder of several theatre companies, and a noted director on and off Broadway. His television credits read like a who’s who of Hollywood.
FootLights: As The Pasadena Playhouse is about to turn 100 years old, getting close to the centennial. Any plans or celebrations?
Epps: Well we’re figuring out the best way to celebrate the long history of the theater. But I always want to remind everyone that while I honor this theatre’s history, a theater’s reputation is based on what you’re doing now. So you know you can be awed by it, but you’ve got to keep your eye on what’s going to happen when the curtain goes up at eight o’clock…
The Pasadena Playhouse presents Frank Ferrante in “An Evening With Groucho” on Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10.
“For the past few seasons we have made great efforts to keep the lights glowing at The Playhouse as often as possible. With that as a goal, it is our pleasure to fill our few dark weekends with ‘special presentations’ such as this,” said Sheldon Epps, artistic director of The Pasadena Playhouse. “We have found that they help us to attract new audiences while also giving our loyal supporters the thrill of seeing theatrical events that they might not otherwise have the chance to enjoy.”
This January, award winning actor Frank Ferrante will bring his much loved production “An Evening with Groucho” back to the Pasadena Playhouse. The one-man-show features Ferrante performing the songs, dance routines, and stand up of legendary comedian Groucho Marx during the prime of Marx’s career in the 1920s and ‘30s…
This holiday season, Los Angeles theater fans rejoice in the latest production of Peter Pan at The Pasadena Playhouse! After the success of Sleeping Beauty last holiday season, The Pasadena Playhouse is back again with a production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, A Pirates Christmas. Co-produced by The Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Production, A Pirates Christmas, is guaranteed fun for the whole family!
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