Pasadena Playhouse presents Playhouse Block Party, the theatre’s Centennial celebration in partnership with the Playhouse District Association. This all-day event, free to the public, is from 12-noon to 10:00pm on Saturday, June 9 on El Molino Ave. at Colorado Blvd. There will be more than twenty performances on two different stages – a Main Stage and a Kids’ Stage — during the course of the day, in addition to activity booths hosted by some of Pasadena’s most celebrated arts organizations, theatre tours, a silent disco, and more.
Performances will include Culture Clash (presenting Bordertown Now at the Playhouse May 30 – June 24), Athletic Garage Dance Center, Ballet Folklorico Quetzal, Blue13 Dance Company, Bob Baker Marionettes, Creating Arts Company, Makoto Taiko, Nine O’Clock Players, Pasadena Civic Ballet & Musical Theatre, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Pasadena Master Chorale, and more. The evening will end with headliner bands California Feetwarmers, Caught A Ghost, and Boogaloo Assassins. Visit the website for the full line-up.
Throughout the day, guests can experience interactive and immersive activity booths and games created by community partners and local art organizations. These include Kidspace Children’s Museum, Armory for the Arts, Metaforyou, MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Symphony & POPS, Pasadena Walking Tours, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Shumel Arts Council, Side Street Projects, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Akabeko Project, Surrogate Gallery Projects, and USC Pacific Asia Museum. In addition, special guided tours of the Playhouse District and of the Playhouse itself will be available, including backstage access and production departments, rarely seen by the public. Midway through the day, producing artistic director Danny Feldman will take the stage with Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and other community leaders for a short presentation to honor the legacy of the Pasadena Playhouse, the second oldest regional theatre in the country.
What: Playhouse Block Party
Where: El Molino Avenue at Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA 91101
When: Saturday, June 9 beginning at 12-noon