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The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 79 members
Review from Robert B.
Red Velvet 158 events 116 reviews


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Review from Napelbykes
Red Velvet 62 events 38 reviews

Fantastic venue, easy parking, incredibly talented performers and excellent fun!!! When are they coming back??? Cirque a Palooza is great! Thank you!!!

reviewed Aug 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Maria
Red Velvet 10 events 2 reviews

Great show! Frank Ferrante is Brilliant as Groucho. Pasadena Play house is a great venue. Tip - arrive early to get good seats and avoid long line. It was a great evening. Highly recommend the show

reviewed Jul 27 2013 report as inappropriate
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*July 19-20: Justin Willman — _Tricked Out

_*_USA TODAY _says Justin Willman is “like a magician but cooler.” From his monthly sell-out shows in the back of a trendy L.A. comic book shop to theaters across the country, Justin has become one of the busiest touring performers in America. His comedy-flavored miracles have earned him a devoted cult following as well as frequent television appearances on Ellen and The Tonight Show. Sweet-toothed frosting fans will recognize Justin as the host of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network for the past eight seasons, but his greatest trick to date was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama following a private performance at the White House. _

__“I love this guy. Unbelievable!” – Ellen Degeneres

“The guy will astound you.” – Jay Leno

_*July 27: Frank Ferrante —* An Evening With Groucho

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray For Captain Spaulding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Mark Rabe, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages! _


“Uncanny … astonishing.” – L.A. Weekly

“Artful … Mr. Ferrante’s timing is digital sharp.” – The New York Times _

August 2-3 and 9-10: Road to Palooza — A Cirque Variety Spectacular

This centerpiece of Cirque-a-Palooza takes place on The Playhouse mainstage starring artists who have starred in Cirque du Soleil shows from around the world, mixed with local luminaries, comics, magicians, jugglers, acrobats, singers and surprise guests. Conceived and directed by Stefan Haves, Road to Palooza will also feature the swinging Palooza Band and Singers with original music by Emmy-nominated composer Philip Giffin. An immersive, in-your-face cavalcade of comedy and the sublime, the Road to Palooza variety shows will surprise you every night with a different lineup of new acts you’ll not want to miss. All roads lead to Palooza – a place of wonder, whimsy and eccentric oddities. Arrive early and revel in the pre-show festivities with street performers roving The Playhouse courtyard greeting you and inviting you into this modern day vaudeville event!


August 4: A Night of Magic From the Magic Castle®*

Join us for an evening of magic direct from the Magic Castle® in Hollywood. Each of the night’s performers has won a coveted award from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. You’ll be dazzled by incredible sleight-of-hand, world-class comedy, and the art of grand illusion. Whether you’re laughing or gasping in astonishment, you are sure to be delighted by this evening’s magical show.  Suggested dress code is coat and ties for men and evening wear for ladies.

Magic Castle® is a registered trademark of Magic Castles, Inc. used under license.

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