• Pasadena Playhouse Announces Full Schedule for Cirque-A-Palooza


    The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announced the full schedule for its new summer festival, Cirque-A-Palooza – Summer Spectacle & Comic Calamity, created and directed by Stefan Haves. Remaining mainstage feature acts include Frank Ferrante’s one-man show An Evening With Groucho and a special night with some of the greatest magicians of The Magic Castle. Road to Palooza: A Variety Show Spectacular will also be a Mainstage event for four performances featuring a number of the amazing acts playing the festival and rotating special guest performers. The Carrie Hamilton Theatre will host an eclectic variety of specialty acts over the three-week period. The Cirque-A-Palooza festival will run through August 10, 2013.

    Cirque-A-Palooza brings together a diverse group of global performers for the pleasure of the local community. These artists celebrate inclusion of all, through raw, atomic physical performance, circus skills and variety arts.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Saturday, July 27 – Spotlight Act!

    8:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage

    Frank Ferrante – An Evening With Groucho Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante brings his one-man show to The Playhouse for a one-night-only presentation. The Chicago Tribune called An Evening With Groucho “nothing short of masterful.”

    Thursday, August 1 6:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Moonie

    Friday, August 2 6:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Moonie 8:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 8:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage – Road to Palooza: A Variety Show Spectacular

    Saturday, August 3 12:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Studio Zanni 2:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Benedikt Negro 8:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage – Road to Palooza: A Variety Show Spectacular 10:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Jason Rodgers

    Sunday, August 4 4:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Benedikt Negro 7:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage – The Magic Castle Night – Spotlight Act! 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. 10:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Brookledge Follies

    Thursday, August 8 9:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Grand Guignolers

    Friday, August 9 4:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Benedikt Negro 6:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Amy G.

    8:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage – Road to Palooza: A Variety Show Spectacular 8:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Billy’s Unspeakable Acts 10:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Wet the Hippo

    Saturday, August 10 12:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Ten West 2:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Studio Zanni 4:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Amy G. 6:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Grand Guignolers 8:00 p.m. on The Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage – Road to Palooza: A Variety Show Spectacular 10:00 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre – Grand Guignolers

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