The 2007 mainstage lineup has been scheduled for the California company, which enjoyed renewed success this season with a starry production of Fences (featuring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne) and its current debut of Sister Act: The Musical.
The new year at Pasadena will be presented as follows (subject to change):
The follow up to his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Doubt is situated at a North Carolina military base in 1971 where a colonel invites a black officer to his home to discuss the escalating racial tensions.
Israel Hicks directs this adaptation based on the Craig Marberry book that covers over 60 years of history in an African-American barbershop. Randolph-Wright last brought Pasadena audiences Blue in 2004 with Phylicia Rashad and Diahann Carroll.
Art Manke stages the classic comedy about a woman who learns of her husband's indiscretion with her best friend.
David Lee and Joel Fields pen a new book to Porter's score based on the original by Abe Burrows. David Lee directs the "world premiere re-envisioning" of the musical that centers around "the only woman in Paris who owns a café that features the sexy and provocative Can-Can."
Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond (Aug. 24-Oct. 2, 2007)
The Tony Award and Academy Award-winning tale of an aging couple who are visited at their summer place by their estranged daughter and her family. An announcement promises a "stellar cast" for the production. Tickets to productions at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Ave. in Pasadena, CA, are available by calling (626) 356-PLAY. For more information, visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.