Arts Are Important | What’s Taking place in Arts & Leisure Could 28 – June 4 | The South Pasadenan

PHOTO: courtesy of the artist | South Pasadena News | “The Super Villainz” Dormeshia, Jason and Derick in the performance

Live performances return to The music center For the first time in 14 months! The music center is pioneering the reopening of the performing arts complex and is launching its new outdoor dance series. Dance at dusk. Under all LA County Public Health guidelines, the music center’s Dance at Dusk begins with the debut of “The Super Villainz: A tap dance act for the modern age” with international top hoofers Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith and Derick K. Grant (May 26th to 30th, 2021). The artists will perform on a new outdoor stage at Jerry Moss Plaza and guests will be seated in socially distant pods. As the number of tickets is limited, the performance will be streamed free of charge to the public on Sunday evening

PHOTO: Will Yang | The music center is opening the Super Villainz Tap Dance Park this week so everyone can enjoy the art of tap dancing.

The Music Center’s Jerry Moss Plaza is becoming the Super Villainz Tap Dance Park! The audience is invited to create their own personal beat with their feet. Guests can dance outdoors using five different types of tap boards, creating a new and unique dance playground. Tap guides, obtained from local tap schools, will be available to deepen the Tap Park experience for attendees. Timed participation in The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park must be reserved in advance. Free reservations for a 30 minute experience are available at * Free parking spaces in lot 14 (garage of the main music center) for tap dance participants with reservation. Until Sunday, May 30th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Door’s Geffen Stayhouse Production You’ve Never Seen Before: A Picky Musical. Artwork by Shawn Lee.

Geffen Playhouse the gifts “The Door You’ve Never Seen Before: A Picky Musical”. Part musical, part adventurous, this inventive new piece is designed to take frustrated quarantined kids on an incredibly fun journey. After entering a door they have never seen before, the kids must save a distant city from a villain known only as “The Stench”. Children receive a suitcase full of surprises to make their search easier and they can choose where their Zoom story takes them. Full of musical whims and quirky characters, this show is sure to delight kids and parents alike. The children are given a suitcase with puzzles and special items that they will interact with during the show. For households with multiple children, additional suitcases can be purchased for $ 25 each. All cases are sent together in one box. The shipping box can be opened, but the case may only be opened when instructed during the exhibition.

The door you’ve never seen before. Courtesy Geffen Playhouse.

Regular tickets currently cost $ 55.00 per household. Additional adventure cases can be purchased for an additional $ 25 each. Family-only / friend-only tickets for separate households are available for $ 30 each and must be purchased with a regular family household ticket. Available by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at Recommended for children aged 6 to 9.

PHOTO: Joan Marcus | South Pasadena News | Hamilton National Tour with Joanna A. Jones, Sabrina Sloan and Taylor Iman Jones.

Great news for LA theatergoers! HAMILTON will begin appearances at Hollywood Pantages Theater on August 17, 2021. The start of these performances officially marks the end of a 17-month hiatus that began on the original production start date, March 12, 2020. Tickets are available now for all performances between August 17, 2021 and January 2, 2022. There is a maximum purchase limit of eight (8) tickets per household for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices range from $ 55 to $ 195 with a select number of rewards ranging from $ 369. There will be a lottery for a limited number of USD 10 orchestra seats for all performances. Tickets can be bought at and www.Ticketmaster.comor by phone at (800) 982-2787. The Hollywood Pantages Theater Box Office is currently closed. To inquire about groups of 10 or more, visit

Says producer Jeffrey Seller, “We are very excited to welcome the audience back to Los Angeles Hamilton. After pausing the performances on the eve of our return over a year ago, we are grateful that we can move our cast, musicians and crew back to the great and safe Hollywood Pantages Theater. Jeff Loeb, general manager of Hollywood Pantages Theater & Broadway in Hollywood, said, “After holding our curtain for 523 days, Broadway is returning to Hollywood and we can’t think of a bigger celebration than Hamilton at the Hollywood Pantages Theater organize. Our staff have worked hard over the past 14 months to ensure that our community of theater-goers, actors, stage workers and ushers can return safely and sit shoulder to shoulder in our large auditorium. Under the guidance of the LA County Department of Public Health, we are planning 100% utilization. While neither of us can perfectly predict the future, the county has been a fantastic partner helping us prepare for our successful reopening. As we all emerge from the challenges of the past year, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to The Room Where it Happens. “

HAMILTON ” is the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, a West Indian immigrant who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. With a score that combines hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, “HAMILTON ” is the story of America then as it is told by America today.

PHOTO: Craig Schwartz | South Pasadena News | A scene from Alice in Wonderland on A Noise Within

A sound inside will be releasing his second high-quality film from a stage production this week: “Alice in Wonderland”and assembles the popular production from spring 2020 – written by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus and originally staged and designed by Stephanie Shroyer. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will be available to people buying tickets for May 27th from May 27th to June 20th with a special opening Zoom after party with the artists. From home, viewers can enjoy the same artistic and productive elements as when ANW performed live.

Join Alice on her crazy adventure through the mirror into a perverted magical dreamland, where fantasy defies reality and madness makes logic. Lewis Carroll’s broken fairy tale, weaving a whimsical poem of fun and colorful eccentrics, creates a prism through which we can relive the mystery and bubbling wonder of growing up. Tickets are $ 25 for individuals and $ 40 for a family. Opening tickets with a Zoom after party with the artists are $ 50 for individuals and $ 75 for families. Tickets are available from