News From the Sierra Madre Playhouse

News Flash:  On February 16 @ 7:00 pm Les Sauvages Americains returns to the Playhouse for a duet of late 18th Century violin and viola music! 



The Sierra Madre Playhouse is currently presenting the play, An Ideal Husband, by Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde.  The play runs through February 23rd on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm as well as 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. This play was Wilde’s second favorite play, next to The Importance of Being Earnest. It displays Wilde’s biting wit which made him enormously popular as a prominent social critic of the upper classes in late Victorian England. It’s easy to see parallels with the political and sexual intrigues being played out today in our nation’s capitol.  We have had excellent reviews for this one!


March 7, 2014 will see the opening of our next play, Battledrum. This musical follows the frontline experience of three young drummer boys who become unlikely comrades as they find themselves part of our nation's most tragic conflict.  Battledrum will not only be presented in the evenings to our regular patrons, but will play to public and private school audiences now studying the Civil War as part of their regular curriculum.  School kids will experience theater in our intimate 99 seat playhouse, talk with members of the cast and staff after the play and listen to civil war historians provide supplemental information.



On February 2 @ 7:00 pm  two combos from the Idyllwild Jazz Ensemble dazzled from the Playhouse stage. A dedicated audience of diehards braved the stormy evening of Super Bowl Sunday to hear these fine young musicians. This was their first concert at the Playhouse and they vowed to return again next year. The Idyllwild Arts Academy is the country’s premier and internationally-acclaimed residential arts high school. It’s diverse student body of gifted young artists hail from more than 25 countries.


Our Sunday Music Series continues this month with a program of violin and viola duets from the late 18th Century.  Members of the performance group Les Sauvages Americains (The Savage Americans). JP Tobin, Viola/Artistic Director and Lindsey Strand-Polyak, Violino, will appear this February 16, 2014 at 7:00pm.  The music comes to us from Revolutionary France with works by Lorenziti, Pleyel, Boulougne, and Mozart. Please contact the Playhouse for tickets.

Next up will be the return of performers from the Colburn School with an offering of a “Tribute to Astor Piazzolla.” Look for them on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7pm.


FUNraising EVENT

Join us at California Pizza Kitchen in Pasadena for a flavorful FUNraising event on February 19, 2014 in support of the Sierra Madre Playhouse.  All day long 20% of your check will be donated to our organization.  Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages! Print out the event flyer available on our website at http://sierramadreplayhouse.org/playhouse/california-pizza-kitchen-fundraiser/ and present it to your server to make sure we get the funds. Click where it says For Details Click Here.

The Pasadena Pizza Kitchen is located at 99 N. Los Robles on the corner of Los Robles and Union.  They will be open from 11am to 10pm.



The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, Reservations can be made online http://sierramadreplayhouse.org or by calling (626) 355-4318.




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