Opening Bee-luther-hatchee By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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After talking about Bee-luther-hatchee for years, we are now one week from opening! The journey from the first time I heard this play mentioned and sought it out to read it to opening night has been long and winding – with many ups and downs along the way. My commitment to producing this play has never wavered and now that we are about to share it with our first audiences, I’m excited and nervous.

Sign-Up: FREE Educators’ Preview & Reception for Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons

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Artistic freedom, cultural appropriation, stories that deserve to be told, and who will tell them? – these are some of the issues of Bee-luther-hatchee  Free for Educators –one night only at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. What:  FREE Educators’ Preview and Reception for Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons When:  Thursday, January 12th Time:  Reception & Lobby Tour […]

BLH Free Events: Whose Stories? Who Tells Them? Five Panel Discussions on Writers and Diversity – Thursday nights 7 pm throughout run of play

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The play Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons is a story of writers and writing, stories that deserve to be told, and the issue of who is best to tell them. The play provokes discussion on race, identity, and the power of writing. Sierra Madre Playhouse is presenting these panels in the community to provide a broader stage for discussion of issues raised in Gibbons’ play. Storytellers working across several genres including fiction writing, journalism, social media, drama and poetry will focus on the challenges of creating authentic voices and the danger of cultural appropriation. These issues reach beyond the theater and by holding these panels we hope to provide room for discussion that perhaps can lead to dialogue. We are at a unique time in history and discussion of these themes and the power of writing seems crucial to supporting civil discourse in a time of increasing polarization.

A Classical Christmas Concert By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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We have a special treat for our patrons – on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 we will be hosting the AlmaNova Duo with special guest vocalist Abram Peliakoff in a “Classical Christmas Concert”. This marks the first of three concerts we have planned through the spring with Sierra Madre Music, who just happen to be the AlmaNova Duo better known as Jessica Pierce and Almer Imamovic.

Experience a Classical Christmas at SMP on December 18

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Sierra Madre Playhouse embarks upon a new season of classical chamber music concerts with a new partner, Sierra Madre Music. Just in time for the holidays, A Classical Christmas is a program of traditional music favorites combined with original new compositions for the festive season.

Performing are AlmaNova, the award-wining duo of Jessica Pierece, flutist, and Almer Imanovic, guitar; and Abram Poliakoff, tenor. The scheduled program consists of the following:

SMP Presents: A Little House Christmas - 11/18 thru 12/23

Five For Three: the Ovations! By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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Let me put this in perspective – last year we received our FIRST EVER nominations when we got two acting nominations for Cori Cable Kidder for Always…Patsy Cline and John Prosky for A Walk in the Woods. This year we got our first ever production nomination and our first two design nominations! We got more nominations than some of the most established small theaters in Los Angeles – theaters that I use as my guide stars. We are now clearly being recognized for the quality of our work. It is also remarkable that we were noticed for THREE different shows. Many of the theaters who got nominations yesterday got them for a single show.