Post Show, Opening Night @ Sierra Brigante

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Special post-show Opening Night Reception at Sierra Brigante for $10.00.  Come meet the cast and production team and have wine and appetizers and celebrate the Opening of Sierra Madre’s production of Bob Randall’s 6 RMS RIV VU. Click Here To Purchase!


1972 -Special Offer!

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1972 was a great year in entertainment – The Godfather and Cabaret opened in theaters and 6 Rms Riv Vu a charming romantic comedy by Bob Randall opened on Broadway starring Jane Alexander (who was Tony nominated for the role) and Jerry Orbach!   To celebrate that year (and the year in which 6 Rms [...]

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Experimental Setting: “The Gondoliers” rides into Sierra Madre – stagestruckreview – Frances Baum Nicholson

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One of the great movements of the 20th century theater was a push to move classics of the stage out of their traditional boxes. This is, of course, most evident in the productions of Shakespeare, which was moved outside of the usual “doublet and hose” setting into all kinds of fabulous and/or symbolic situations. Such [...]

An Ideal Husband – Stage Scene LA Review

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Re-posted: Original review at Classical theater fans impatient for the start of A Noise Within’s Spring 2014 season need head a mere five minutes east of ANW’s Pasadena digs to catch Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 2014 opener, an impeccably staged and acted revival of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Antaeus Company fans will be in [...]

Lion in Winter: Long Day’s Journey into Knight

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John Rafter Lee and Alison Lani James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter is an actor’s actor piece of theater. The 1968 movie adaptation with bravura acting by Peter O’Toole as England’s King Henry II and Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine left an indelible impression on me when I was a boy. The supporting (!) cast included Anthony Hopkins [...]

Review of Lion in Winter, STAGESCENELA–by Steven Stanley

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It’s a classic nighttime soap, that is if Dallas or Dynasty had been set in 12th-Century England. It’s a Shakespeare history, that is if you could understand every word the actors are saying. It’s a 1960s film classic that won Katharine Hepburn the third of her four Best Actress Oscars. It’s Peter Goldman’s Broadway flop [...]

Sierra Madre Playhouse and the 2012-2013 Scenie Awards!

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We received some (well deserved) Stage Scene LA “Scenie” awards for our 2012/2013 season.  Congratulations to Christian, Barbara, James Fowler, Nancy Youngblut, and all the actors and designers listed below: Musical theater debut of the year: Daniel Bellusci, The Fantasticks Kelsey Hainlen, The Fantasticks Best production, drama, intimate theatre: Driving Miss Daisy Best production, musical, intimate theatre: [...]