Join us at the Playhouse for the following events!
Conceived and written by Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Music by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Billy Strayhorn and more
Directed by Michael Bush
Starring Leslie Uggams as Lena Horne
January 21 – March 1, 2009
With glamour, grace and an inner fire that blazed a trail for generations, the legendary Lena Horne has never failed to amaze! Taking both Hollywood and the music industry by storm, her voice has resonated throughout the decades, not only through her incredible vocal talent ("From This Moment On," "The Lady is a Tramp" and of course "Stormy Weather"), but also through her determination to fight for what she believed. Don't miss the incredible Leslie Uggams in this new musical extravaganza as she takes us on the sometimes stormy, always extraordinary journey of an American icon.
CONVERSATION WITH...LESLIE UGGAMS
Once again Pasadena Playhouse welcomes a distinguished guest to participate in an extraordinary community event. This February the Playhouse will welcome Stormy Weather star Leslie Uggams to the stage for a special Conversation With...
Moderated by Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, this event will offer a lively and insightful look into the life and career of one of the country's most dynamic entertainers.
Please Join Us!
Wednesday, February 11th
6:30 p.m. - Live jazz and cobbler on the Playhouse Patio
7:30 p.m. - The Conversation starts!
Tickets are just $10. Students with a valid ID get in for $5. Call the Box Office at (626) 356-7529 to make your reservations!
THE 3rd ANNUAL THEATRICAL DIVERSITY PROJECT CELEBRATION
Hosted by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
With Special Guest Gabrielle Union
Honoring Brenda Galloway
Featuring a special performance of Stormy Weather, celebrating Lena Horne and starring Leslie Uggams
Tuesday, January 27th
6:30 pm Pre-show cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Pasadena Playhouse Engemann patio
7:30 pm Pre-show program begins
8:00 pm Curtain
Champagne and dessert at intermission
Post-show mix mingle with the cast in the Makineni Library
Complimentary Valet Parking Available
RSVP by Tuesday, January 20 to Lisa Rudin at (626) 737-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the event is a great opportunity to make a year-end tax-deductible contribution to support Pasadena Playhouse!
Find more information about these events at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.