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Curtain Closes on Pasadena Playhouse

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The Pasadena Playhouse is shutting down February 7, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Spanish Colonial beauty was built in 1917, and designated 20 years later as the state theatre of California. Apparently, the playhouse had major cash flow issues and was looking for donors. That effort will continue, and a possible bankruptcy is being considered, so all hope isn't lost. Also, "In 2007 it had announced that architect Frank Gehry was donating his services to design a new, 300- to 400-seat theater to augment the main stage... Before tackling that larger project, Gehry was going to redo the existing second stage, the 86-seat Carrie Hamilton Theatre" (doesn't sound like either project happened). [LA Times]