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Sunday November 02 2014

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

Posted 11/2/14 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club again sponsored the annual Costume Contest in the park, providing prizes for kids in 4 age group categories, a group category and a scariest costume category.   In addition, Sierra Madre Playhouse gave a cash prize to the winner of the Scariest Costume contest, as well as the [...]

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Wednesday October 17 2012

Rare Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse” Offered at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted 10/17/12  By Fran Syverson “Ruddigore” is a rarely performed satirical Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that poked fun at the Victorian mores of its time when first presented in 1887. Sierra Madre Playhouse director Eugene J. Hutchins decided to take a more contemporary view of it, and set it in the 1950s, where it easily [...]

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

Posted 7/5/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday June 28 2012

An Afternoon With Fritz Coleman On July 22 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted 6/28/12 – Most famed as the KNBC-TV weatherman since 1982, Fritz Coleman has also won four Los Angeles area Emmy ® Awards for his comedy and specials. He has also written and starred in three plays ,”It’s Me, Dad!, ” “Tonight at 11!,”  and “The Reception.” Fritz has performed stand-up comedy over a period [...]

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Thursday June 21 2012

“Incident At Vichy” Opens July 20 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

“Incident At Vichy” Opens July 20 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Press Release posted 6/21/12 – It’s 1942, and the Nazis have invaded France and set up a collaborationist government at Vichy. French police have rounded up those suspected of being Jewish prior to their being sent to extermination camps (90,000 French Jews will ultimately face death in this fashion). “Incident at Vichy,” Arthur Miller’s play, [...]

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Tuesday June 19 2012

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Press Release posted 6/19/22 – The Sierra Madre Civic Club announces this year’s recipients of their Community Grant awards. In one way or another, these organizations touch the lives of nearly everyone who lives in town.  For instance, several departments in the City were granted funds for services that directly serve the community.  Grants were [...]

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Tuesday June 05 2012

“Woman In Mind” Takes Us On Tantalizing Inner Tour At SM Playhouse – Review by Fran Syverson

“Woman In Mind” Takes Us On Tantalizing Inner Tour At SM Playhouse - Review by Fran Syverson

Posted 6/5/12 – By Fran Syverson It’s rare that we see a drama from, in effect, inside one person’s head. But that’s the case with the aptly titled Woman in Mind now running at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Through Susan’s perspective, we meet her family—or, rather, her families. For one is real, and the other [...]

Thursday May 24 2012

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Back By Popular Demand At Playhouse; Opens June 2

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Back By Popular Demand At Playhouse; Opens June 2

Press Release posted 5/24/12 – Join Dorothy, Toto and all of their new found friends in this lively, colorful, magical musical adventure based on L. Frank Baum’s much loved story. The interactive show permits the kids in the audience to be Munchkins.  The show will be presented for Saturday daytime performances only. June Chandler, long [...]

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Thursday April 26 2012

“Woman In Mind” Opens At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 25

Press Release posted 4/26/12 – Susan wakes up one day in her English garden after a bump on the noggin and finds herself living a dual existence. In one reality, she shares a loveless, sexless marriage with Gerald, the local vicar. They share their home with her sister-in-law, Muriel, an eternally grieving widow. Susan often [...]

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Thursday April 26 2012

Tap Chicks At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 6th

Press Release posted 4/26/12 -  The Tap Chicks are seasoned tap dancers who dazzle with youthful energy. A favorite at the L.A. County Fair for many years, their previous performances at the Sierra Madre Playhouse have sold out. The Tap Chicks were originally formed atPasadenaSeniorCenter. They are choreographed by Pam  Kay, who also provides musical [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

Interactive Musical “Cinderella” w/Jane Fuller Returns To Playhouse Starting February 4

Posted 1/5/12 – Renowned jazz vocalist Jane Fuller stars in the title role of “Cinderella,” a new musical version of the classic tale that features her original songs.  This musical proved so popular with adults as well as children in its two previous engagements, that we’re bringing it back again. As director June Chandler explains, [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

“Twentieth Century” Opens January 27 At The Playhouse

Posted 1/5/12 - Playwright Ken Ludwig is a favorite with Sierra Madre Playhouse audiences. His shows there have included “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Lend Me A Tenor.” Now there’s “Twentieth Century,” his hilarious 21st century adaptation of the 1932 Broadway hit by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.   The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, [...]

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Friday December 23 2011

It’s a Wonderful Life Extended at Playhouse

Posted 12/23/11 – By popular demand, “It’s A Wonderful Life” has been extended through January 14 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.  “It’s A Wonderful Life” (read Fran Syverson’s review here) has been a hit for Sierra Madre Playhouse, which is extending its run by adding five performances in January, 2012. WHAT: “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The [...]

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Friday December 09 2011

Playhouse Review by Fran Syverson

Posted 12/9/11 - “It’s a Wonderful Life”—heartwarming holiday classic now at Sierra Madre Playhouse Tree silhouettes, barren of leaves for the winter…snow softly floating…a pretty little bridge arching over a stream—what more tranquil setting can we imagine? But wait! That man on the bridge, pacing agitatedly to and fro, finally deciding to take the plunge over the [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Extended By Popular Demand Through Nov. 19

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Extended By Popular Demand Through Nov. 19

WHAT: “To Kill A Mockingbird.” A play. WHO: Written by Christopher Sergel. Based on the novel by Harper Lee. Directed by Michael Cooper. Presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre. WHEN: [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

Just In Time For The Holidays: “It’s A Wonderful Life” Opens Nov. 25 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

“It’s A Wonderful Life” is the stage version of the favorite Christmas story. George Bailey, the decent family man who heads the Building and Loan Association in the town of Bedford Falls, is dissuaded from suicide one especially difficult holiday season by the intervention of a guardian angel in training. The angel, Clarence, shows George [...]

Wednesday October 12 2011

“Fibber McGee And Molly” One Night Only At Sierra Madre Playhouse

 “Fibber McGee and Molly” was one of the most popular comedies of the Golden Days of Radio, enduring from 1935-1959. The fun is being re-created by actors of  Bill Martyn’s Special Mark Productions in a mock radio broadcast on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Fibber McGee was a likable fellow frequently getting himself [...]

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Sunday October 02 2011

“The Tale Of The Frog Prince” Returns To Sierra Madre Playhouse On October 15

Posted 10/2/11 - The Sierra Madre Playhouse invites all kids to become froggies in our swamp. The evil witch has turned the handsome Prince into a frog. He’s sad and lonely and needs you as his friends to sing and dance and play with him. He is waiting and hoping that somewhere there is a lovely girl [...]

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Sunday October 02 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird at the Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted Oct. 2, 2011 – In a small town in Alabama in 1935, the steadfastly decent and honorable lawyer Atticus Finch is called upon to defend a Black field worker falsely accused of rape. Even Atticus admits that, given the time and location of the trial, he has little chance of success in defending his [...]

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Tuesday June 07 2011

“Love Letters” At Sierra Madre Playhouse On August 21

“Love Letters” At Sierra Madre Playhouse On August 21

Bob Hakman and Sandra Hakman are a real-life theatre couple. Bob is a director. Sandra is an actor. Both have worked on multiple productions at Sierra Madre Playhouse, sometimes together. “Love Letters” brings them on stage together as performers.  “Love Letters” is A.R. Gurney’s very popular play about Andy and Melissa. Both born to wealth [...]

Wednesday June 01 2011

“The Solid Gold Cadillac” Drives Your Way Starting June 17 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

At the mega-conglomerate General Products Corporation, a greedy board of directors is about to run a distinguished firm into the ground by looting the company and lining their own pockets.  Does it sound like this comes from today’s headlines? Well, “The Solid Gold Cadillac” was first performed in 1953.             Laura Partridge, a former actress [...]

Monday May 09 2011

Cold Case Haunts Inspector In “Cat’s Cradle” At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Cold Case Haunts Inspector In “Cat’s Cradle” At Sierra Madre Playhouse

by Fran Syverson Sometimes a “cold case” can haunt a detective to where it becomes an obsession. For all the crimes he may have solved successfully, the unsolved one is what preys on his mind. Especially as he sees his career winding down. Such a cold case is what brings Inspector Jack Frost to the [...]

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Tuesday May 03 2011

“Experience Magic!” at the Playhouse, May 15th

“Experience Magic!” a new musical including magic and illusion will take place at the Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday, May 15th.  Three magicians from the famed Magic Castle perform dazzling illusions in this new hybrid of musical and magic show. They are Jeff Black, Arthur Trace and Nathan Gibson.  Luis Avila and Christina Valo also star in [...]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

Three Jazz Gents At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 1

The Instrumental Women Project continues its Sunday afternoon jazz series at Sierra Madre Playhouse as it presents Three Jazz Gents on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. A trio of vocal maestros are brought together in a special show featuring individual vocal stylings and harmonious serenades of jazz standards, smooth ballads and popular tunes. The [...]

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Wednesday January 26 2011

One Night Only! “Fibber Mcgee And Molly” At Sierra Madre Playhouse On February 6

“Fibber McGee and Molly” was one of the most popular comedies of the Golden Days of Radio, enduring from 1935-1959. The fun is being re-created by actors of  Bill Martyn’s Special Mark Productions in a mock radio broadcast on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Fibber McGee was a likable fellow frequently getting himself [...]

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Wednesday January 26 2011

A Man, A Woman, And A “Dog” Bring Hilarious Ménage A Trois To “Sylvia” At Sierra Madre Playhouse

By Fran Syverson It’s midlife crisis time for Greg. Time for an affair? For a sizzling red convertible? For a dog named Sylvia? A dog??? Feeling stifled in his job, Greg skips work one afternoon and takes a walk in New York’s Central Park and returns to his swanky apartment with Sylvia. She’s a frisky [...]

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