Past Events

Girls With A Vision:

Stories from Malawi

October 9th, 7pm

For the past two years, members of Lineage, teachers from Flintridge Prep and other local artists have facilitated a Girls Empowerment Art Workshop in Malawi that was a truly powerful experience for all involved. Join Ida Puliwa, Director of The Othakarhaka Foundation in Malawi for a very special Lineage event on Tuesday October 9th at 7:00 pm.

 

This one-time only event features storytelling by Ida Puliwa, Rob Lewis, C.I. Shelton and Hilary Thomas, original choreography by Lineage  along with the music and poetry of the Othakarhaka girls.

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Lineage's

Broadway Cabaret

Farewell lpac

Event!

MAY 12th, 2018 - 5pm

Join us for a final celebration in the current Lineage space featuring live music and dance followed by a goodbye party. Featuring Broadway favorites from Lineage repertory led by Musical Director Alan Geier.

5:00pm Performance

6:30pm Food, Drinks and Fun

RECENT EVENTS

Pajama Party: A Comedy/Variety Spectacular

Saturday, March 17th at 8PM

We're bringing LA's wackiest, wildest, most unpredictable comedy/variety/talk show out from the lobby of the historic Gaylord Apartments and into the classy environs of Pasadena's Lineage Performing Arts Center!

Their debut show there will feature an incredible lineup
RYAN STOUT ("Conan," "Chelsea Lately," Comedy Central), ANNE MARIE SCHEFFLER (Canadian comedy star of Second City's "MILF Life Crisis"), COMIC MAGICIAN DAVID GABBAY OF THE MAGIC CASTLE! ROBERT DUCHAINE (Improv Comedy Club, Punchline), Guitar comic SCOTT VINCI (Flappers Comedy Club, The Comedy Store), and your hosts ADAM GROPMAN (ABC, Flappers) and CARL KOZLOWSKI (Winner of America's Funniest Reporter from the Laugh Factory!)
and SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!!!

Staging Your Grand Exit

Saturday, March 10th, 3-6 PM

An afternoon off music, movement & meditation.

An expert panel will guide you to what you need to
know about how to plan and make your wishes known.

You will walk away from this work shop with:
   • An understanding of what goes into planning your

      final exit
   • Completed 5 Wishes document
   • Knowledge about Physician Order s for Life Sustaining

      Treatment Forms

Cost: $30 per person

CLICK HERE or on the button below for tickets.

LPAC Presents...

Clazzical Notes

Triumph Of The Human Spirit; Music and the African American Experience

Friday, February 23rd, 7pm

Free admission for all!

For more information, go to www.clazzicalnotes.com

GENDER & SEXUALITY

LINEAGE DANCE COMPANY

January 27-28, 7:30pm

 

This one-night-only production features all new stories and choreography that focus on ideas of sexuality and gender, and how those concepts shape our identities.

Choreographer/Director Hilary Thomas' latest production is a moving combination of live storytelling, music, and dance. Lineage's Stories of Identity goes beyond the traditional evening of monologuing by bringing stories to life that are beyond words.

Nov 12th, 7pm

STORIES OF LOVE

LINEAGE DANCE COMPANY

Nov 12th, 7pm

 

The 2017-18 season at the Lineage Performing Arts Center continues Lineage Dance's great tradition of storytelling through dance, music and theatre. On November 12th, Lineage will tell Stories Of Love, featuring live storytelling, live dance, and live music!

Featuring the music of Dyad, the contemporary classical duo with Niv Ashkenazi on violin, Leah Kohn on bassoon, John Guth (guitar), and Cortney Wright (vocals).  

Presale tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $20 for general admission. Tickets at the door are $25/20 (general/student)

HEALING BLUE

LINEAGE DANCE
OCTOBER 22nd, 7:30pm  
 

Healing Blue is an inspiring arts event that tells the stories of women and breast cancer. Part storytelling event, part modern dance, this performance of Healing Blue mixes new stories, dance and music with several of the most moving stories from past performances of Healing Blue.

Buy tickets in advance to save! Online advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. At the door: $25 for adults, $20 for students/seniors.
 

CLICK HERE for tickets!

HAMLET

THEATER - THE ENSEMBLE SHAKESPEARE THEATER
Sept 9-24, 7:30pm
 

The Lineage Performing Arts Center's resident theater company, Ensemble Shakes, is back with Shakespeare's most enduring play, Hamlet

Hamlet's friend, Horatio, is finally ready to tell his story. Get your tickets today for the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater's unique and streamlined take on HAMLET, and see the entirely new and original adaptation. We follow Horatio's journey as he watches his friend deal with grief, madness, family, revenge, and sometimes a substance abuse issue.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.

CLICK HERE for more details and tickets

SUPREME RULERZ OF MAGIC & MYSTERY

COMEDY AND MAGIC
Sept 2nd & 3rd, 7:30pm
 

After SOLD OUT shows last year and the year before, the Supreme Rulerz are BACK!

Come see Rob Zabrecky, Tina Lenert, and Mike Caveney in a night of comedy and magic that will blow your mind, get you laughing, and make you feel...just a little uncomfortable.
 

Come see the weird, wonderful world of the SUPREME RULERZ OF MAGIC & MYSTERY!

TICKETS are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

THE LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
June 3rd - 18th
 

The Lineage Performing Arts Center is proud to present "The Last Five Years," Jason Robert Brown's hit musical!

 

Cathy and Jamie's love story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But in this ingenious telling of their time together, the lovers start at opposite ends of the relationship, meeting only in the middle. What follows is an honest look at two people whose complicated romance wasn't meant to last forever. And, for the first time, the thrilling score will feature the added dimension of dance. 

Music and Book by: Jason Robert Brown
Starring: Marisa Echeverria, Chris Jones, Michelle Kolb, and Paul Siemens.
Directed by: Marisa Echeverria and Hilary Thomas - Choreography by: Hilary Thomas

Adults: $25 Presale, $30 at the door - Students/Seniors $20 Presale, $25 at the door

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info.

ANNA CHRISTY IN PERFORMANCE

THE LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
June 10th @ 4pm
 

Imagine sitting on stage at the opera, just a few feet away from one of the great sopranos of our time--that experience is possible for one night only as Anna Christy performs at the Lineage Performing Arts Center Saturday, June 10th at 4pm!

Praised by the New York Times as “nimble of voice, body and spirit,” soprano Anna Christy continues to delight audiences with an extraordinary blend of sparkling voice and powerful stage presence.

CLICK HERE to get tickets and learn more!

THE STORIES THAT MOVE US

LINEAGE DANCE AND STREET SYMPHONY

May 13 - 21

Lineage and Street Symphony cap off their collaborative season with a captivating 2-weekend series of storytelling events, featuring original choreography and live music.

First, Street Symphony will bring the Stories of Skid Row to Lineage to open the two-week Stories That Move Us at the Lineage Performing Arts Center on May 13th. This evening will feature stories from and about LA's Skid Row, including an original piece by former Skid Row resident Benjamin Shirley.

The following day, Sunday May 14th, come to see Stories of Parenthood, returning for a repeat performance due to popular demand. The evening features dance, music, the photography of Ivonne Maria, and stories of being a parent, having a parent, and everything in between.

The following weekend brings Stories of Refugees featuring stories of the displaced from around the world on Saturday, May 20th, including special guest speaker Dr. Sophal Ear, Associate Professor of Diplomacy & World Affairs at Occidental College.

Our final performance of The Stories That Move Us features Stories of Identity: Gender and Sexuality. As with all the Lineage/Street Symphony partnerships, LGBTQ Stories will feature live music, storytelling and dance. The nonprofit partner of the night is the new LGBTQ nonprofit organization for teens, Frame.

Stories of Skid Row

Stories of Parenthood

Stories of Refugees

Stories of Identity: Gender and Sexuality

LEAR'S SHADOW

THE ENSEMBLE SHAKESPEARE THEATER
April 15th - May 6th
 

Lineage is proud to present a new play from Ensemble Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Brian Elerding, Lear's Shadow.

When tragedy strikes two old friends, they find an unlikely path to recovery through Shakespeare's King Lear.

Part original story, part Lear, Lear's Shadow is a surprisingly fresh take on one of Shakespeare's best plays, as told through the lens of a simple story of friendship overcoming loss.

CLICK HERE for tickets and info.

A NIGHT OF STORYTELLING

LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
SATURDAY April 1st, 8pm
 

If you love a good evening of well-told stories, then the Lineage performing Arts Center has just booked your night of April 1st. LPAC presents A Night of STORYTELLING! This event welcomes stories from all walks of life, featuring everything from the hilarious to the heartwarming.


This is an open mic-style evening, with admission on a pay-what-you-will basis. Come to tell a story or just to listen! No tickets needed.

To follow the Facebook event page, CLICK HERE


Want to tell a story? Email hilary.lineage@gmail.com

ArtNight Pasadena
Friday March 10th, 6-10pm

 

Lineage is proud to open its doors for another ArtNight Pasadena!

In addition to performances by the Lineage Dance Company, our very special guest this Friday will be Lineage favorite, singer/songwriter Chris Pierce! To learn more about Chris Pierce and his incredible music, CLICK HERE.

STORIES OF BROADWAY

LINEAGE DANCE
SUNDAY March 5th, 7pm
 

If you love Broadway musicals, then you probably remember that first moment where you knew they were going to be your thing. Maybe it was the first time you visited New York and saw something in person, or the time you dipped your toe in the theatrical waters in high school. Whether you love them for the music, the story, or all of the above, you’ll enjoy the latest offering in Lineage Dance’s storytelling series.

 

The Lineage Performing Arts Center presents Stories of Broadway, featuring live storytellers, song and dance. Featuring modern favorites and classics from the past, there’s something for everyone in this epic night that celebrates this great American tradition. Featuring performances by Marisa Echeverria, Paul Siemens, Sarah Stallman, David Hemphill, Sam Wilkinson, Rob Lewis, and the Lineage Dance Company live, for one night only.


CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

Ph. STEVE HWAN

PASADENA DANCE FESTIVAL

LINEAGE DANCE
SATURDAY, Feb 25th - ALL DAY
 

Taking place at the beautiful Pasadena Polytechnic School, the festival encompasses workshops, classes, performances, and an opportunity to meet and work with some of the best dancers, choreographers and teachers in Southern California.

CLICK HERE for more info and tickets!

LINEAGE ON TOUR IN MISSOULA

LINEAGE DANCE
FEB 21ST - CEILING IN THE FLOOR - UM Campus
FEB 22ND - HEALING BLUE - Big Sky Festival

 

Lineage Dance is taking two of its most moving and beautiful shows to Montana in special presentations at the UM Campus and at the Big Sky Film Festival. Ceiling In The Floor is the true story of two friends who are brought together through art, then pulled apart by mental illness. Healing Blue tells many true stories of living with cancer, from the banal to the hilarious. Both shows feature live dance, original choreography, and compelling storytelling.

CLICK HERE for Ceiling In The Floor

CLICK HERE for Healing Blue

LINEAGE DANCE & STREET SYMPHONY
SUNDAY, Jan 15th - 7PM  
 

Street Symphony is a community of distinguished musicians who place musical performance and dialogue at the center of important social justice issues, such as homelessness and mass incarceration. Founded by LA Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta, Street Symphony is partnering with Lineage Dance to create a new tradition in storytelling.

On January 15th, Lineage and Street Symphony will be telling the stories of parenthood, from the profound to the profane. Featuring live music by the Street Symphony musicians, dance from Lineage, and the photography of Ivonne Maria, this will be an inspirational evening of world-class art in Pasadena.

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

STORIES OF PARENTHOOD

LINEAGE DANCE & STREET SYMPHONY
SUNDAY, Dec. 4th - 7PM  
 

Lineage and Street Symphony continue their partnership in this one night-only performance of stories, music and dance, featuring the Lineage Dancers, Street Symphony Musicians, and the Urban Voices Project (direct from LA's Skid Row).

 

The performance will focus on telling the stories of the men and women that Street Symphony work with in LA County jails and shelters. Stories from Street Symphony will be an inspirational evening of world-class art in Pasadena for everyone.

A free reception will follow the show, and all are invited to come and meet the artists!
 

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

HEALING BLUE

LINEAGE DANCE & STREET SYMPHONY
OCTOBER 16TH, 7PM  
 

Healing Blue is an inspiring arts event that tells the stories of women and breast cancer. Part storytelling event (a la The Moth Radio Hour), part modern dance, this performance of Healing Blue mixes new stories, dance and music with several of the most moving stories from past performances of Healing Blue.

This performance also marks the beginning of Lineage's new partnership with musical miracle Street Symphony, a nonprofit started by musicians from the LA Phil who spend their time outside Disney Hall or the Hollywood Bowl using their musical skill to tell the stories of the voiceless in LA County. Musicians from Street Symphony will be selecting music and playing it live during this performance.

Buy tickets in advance to save! Online advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. At the door: $25 for adults, $20 for students/seniors.
 

CLICK HERE for tickets!

Healing Blue is made possible in part by the City of Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

TICK, TICK...BOOM!

MUSICAL THEATRE
EXTENDED THROUGH AUG. 28th!   
 

Lineage is proud to present the hit musical, Tick, Tick...BOOM! by Jonathon Larson, creator of the Tony award-winning musical RENT. The performance is a contemporary musical featuring live music behind a cast of three powerul actors, co-directed by Lineage's Artistic Director Hilary Thomas and Rob Lewis, for six nights only. 

 

Tick, Tick...BOOM! is the inspiring autobiographical story of RENT's creator, Jonathon Larson. The show stars a lovable, down-on-his-luck playwright named Jon, who is hoping to finally catch a break on Broadway. On his 30th birthday Jon is forced to decide if he wants to continue chasing his dreams or follow his friends up the corporate ladder. 

Presale tickets: $25 for adults, $20 for students/seniors
At the door tickets: $30 for adults, $25 for students/seniors
CLICK HERE for tickets and more info.

SECRETS OUT

LPAC PRESENTS - PERFORMANCE ART
July 29th, 8:30pm   
 

Come see a diverse group of performers spill their deepest secrets at Lineage Performing Arts Center Saturday July 29th at 8:30pm. Join singer, dancer, and contortionist Sarah Llewellyn and her curated group of performers for a night of raw solo and group performance pieces that create raw pieces of art, where artists take responsibility for their own heartfelt truth. The show will feature a wide variety of acts--from aerialists to martial artists--on the Lineage stage.
Sarah Llewellyn describes her performance: “Solo performers sharing their deepest darkest secret.... A raw performance symbolically or blatantly  weaved together with 4 simple group pieces conceptualizing secrecy, shame, guilt & how it affects humanity as a heartfelt whole.”

Approx Runtime: 85 Minutes
Age Appopriateness: 13+ Recommended
CLICK HERE for tickets and more details

 

SUPREME RULERZ OF MAGIC

& MYSTERY

MAGIC
July 2nd, 7:30pm & 9:30pm   

After a completely SOLD OUT run last year, the Supreme Rulerz are BACK!

Come see Rob Zabrecky, Tina Lenert, and Mike Caveney in a night of comedy and magic that will blow your mind, get you laughing, and make you feel...just a little uncomfortable.

TICKETS are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $14 for students!

Come see the weird, wonderful world of the Supreme Rulerz of Magic and Mystery!

July 2nd at 7:30pm & 9:30.
CLICK HERE for tickets and more info.

Photo: Allen Birnbach

If you could learn any Pasadenean’s story, who would you choose?

 

Lineage Dance’s Hilary Thomas chose to interview people from across Pasadena to learn their stories, turn those stories into dances, and present them back to the city! Hilary talked to public officials, private citizens, community activists, teachers, business owners and more, in order to learn the diverse stories that make up this city.

 

Two performances will take place at the Lineage Performing Arts Center on June 11th (5pm and 8pm), and another epic performance will be presented the following day at Pasadena City Hall (June 12th at 7pm). The show features dancers from the Lineage Dance Company working together with local dance students from Aveson, Maranatha, Marshall, PHS, Poly and Flintridge Prep high schools.

The event is FREE to the public, and no reservations or tickets are necessary (though space is limited and first-come, first-served).

June 11th: 5 & 8pm at Lineage (89 S. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena 91105)

June 12th: 7pm at Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena 91101)

CEILING IN THE FLOOR

LINEAGE DANCE COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY
June 4th and 5th
    Years ago, two students at Pasadena’s Polytechnic School met and became best friends through their love of music and art. A decade later, mental health issues have pulled their friendship apart.

    Part dance, part monologue, part live music, Ceiling In The Floor is the deeply personal true story that returns for three performances in New York.
CLICK HERE for tickets and more information.

 

Location:

Flamboyan Theater
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002 

 

DANCE
May 14 15, 21, 22 - 8pm Sat., 7pm Sun

 

Lineage dances the story of the human brain!

 

Imagine a dialigue between the right and left halves of your brain. The hemispheres of our brain are like the ultimate odd couple; pulling and pushing towards different functions and needs.

 

Artistic Director and Choreographer Hilary Thomas brings this relationship to the stage through choreography, narration, multimedia animation, and original compostion by John Guth.

 

Tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door!

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!  Click here to see a video clip!

THE BRAIN IN MOTION

AS YOU WERE

Stories for GIs in WWII

PARSON'S NOSE THEATER COMPANY
April 16th through May 8th
 

Lance Davis adapts these popular "knapsack stories" from World War II, including pieces by Mark Twain and O. Henry.

 

Part of Parson's Nose Full Production Series, these performances run Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Bring books for our troops, and Parson's Nose will send them!

 

CLICK HERE for more info!

MINDFUL MOVES

FREESTYLE DANCE / MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Sunday, April 10th, 7-8:30pm


Find friendly faces, freestyle dance and a positive mindfulness facilitator at Mindful Moves at Lineage! Stacy Kesten will lead the event's mindful awareness practice, and Hilary Thomas will DJ to provide musical vibes to match. No experience necessary; just come dressed to move! The event is free, but donations to the facilitator are gratefully accepted.

SHAKESPEARE'S ROSE QUEEN
The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater

THEATER
Feb. 20 - March 13

 

Imagine if Shakespeare had written Game of Thrones.

 

Queen Margaret, the “Rose Queen”, is one of Shakespeare’s most incredible characters that you’ve likely never heard of. The Rose Queen takes Margaret’s story out of the plays she’s in (Henry VI parts 1-3 and Richard III), and creates an entirely new Shakespeare play that focuses on history from Margaret’s point of view.

 

The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater brings this vivid story of a complicated female character to life through an intimate theater setting, featuring dance, music, and Shakespeare’s original language.

 

CLICK HERE for tickets and more details

The Pasadena Dance Festival

Lineage is proud to partner with Eliot Arts Magnet for the 2016 Pasadena Dance Festival!

The festival packs one day with workshops, classes, and performances.
 

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

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