‘Bend’ brings nostalgic family fun to Pasadena

The show starts with a pre-recorded voice, that of Rachel Lynde, the busybody meddler who is one of the story’s dominant supporting characters: with a stern warning not to interrupt the show with “new-fangled gadgets” or “noisy children”, we’re off, settling comfortably into the world of Avonlea. It’s all in good fun, of course: the … Read more

Hidden Gem: Bend in the Road

Redhead makes good (OK, so we’re a little biased!)   Beloved children’s novel re-emerges as Lister-authored musical A small town at the turn of the century is turned upside-down by a freckle-faced, precocious bundle of imagination.  If you haven’t read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tales of Avonlea, or if you can’t get enough, now’s your … Read more

ÆSOPERA: A Jaunty Mix of Music and Message

— From community reviewer Jo Nelsen A rollicking cast of six talented opera singers and one effervescent pianist brought absolute delight to a packed house at Pasadena Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater presenting ÆSOPERA: A Chamber Opera Inspired by the Fables of Aesop. Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous … Read more

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