Archived entries for Robert Sternin

Announcing: Fran Drescher Will Host Cancer Schmancer Benefit at The Pasadena Playhouse Tomorrow Night, 9/25!

TV STAR FRAN DRESCHER
SET TO HOST CANCER SCHMANCER BENEFIT
AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 8PM

INCLUDES A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF UNDER MY SKIN
BY ROBERT STERNIN & PRUDENCE FRASER
A POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACK SESSION
WITH DRESCHER AND THE CAST,
AND A RECEPTION IN THE PLAYHOUSE COURTYARD

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced that television star Fran Drescher will host a benefit evening for Cancer Schmancer and The Pasadena Playhouse. The evening will begin with a special performance of UNDER MY SKIN by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser (co-creators and executive producers of TV’s The Nanny), which is currently running at The Playhouse. Immediately following the show, there will be a talkback session with Drescher and the cast in the theatre, and the evening will conclude with a reception in The Playhouse courtyard.

Cancer Schmancer, an organization founded by Drescher, a uterine cancer survivor, is dedicated to saving lives through prevention and early detection. When cancer is detected early, there is a 90% survival rate. Cancer Schmancer believes that everyone, regardless of age, race, or socio-economic background, deserves the chance to be among the 90%.

In UNDER MY SKIN, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor and a single working mom hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. From the acclaimed writing and producing team of Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, and Tony-nominated Ragtime director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, comes the world premiere of an outrageous, new, heartfelt comedy about sex love and healthcare … the three things we all need but can’t always get.

Some seats still remain for this very special evening. Tickets are $100, and may purchased by calling Susan von Tress at (626) 921-1161, or via email at groupsales@pasadenaplayhouse.org. For more information, visit CancerSchmancer.org, TrashCancer.org, and tvland.com/shows/happilydivorced. To purchase tickets for regular performances of UNDER MY SKIN, which continues through October 7, visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or call (626) 356-7529.

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, 91101.

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09-24-12

Announcing: The Pasadena Playhouse World Premiere Comedy “Under My Skin” Featuring Hal Linden Starts 9-11-12

THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR
WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
UNDER MY SKIN
FEATURING HAL LINDEN

THE PRODUCTION WILL PERFORM
SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 7, 2012
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Pasadena Playhouse LogoThe Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Charles Dillingham, Interim Executive Director), in association with W.I.T. Productions, announced today the full casting, featuring Hal Linden, and creative team for UNDER MY SKIN. Single tickets are also now on sale to the public and rehearsals begin tomorrow, August 14. This World Premiere engagement of UNDER MY SKIN is written by the award-winning team of Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and will be directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Performances will begin September 11 through October 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse.

“Marcia has assembled a wonderfully talented cast to bring this delicious comedy to life on The Playhouse stage,” said Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director of The Pasadena Playhouse. “I am excited to see the production grow over the coming weeks of rehearsal and eager for our audiences to enjoy another world premiere engagement on our stage.”

“I’m thrilled to make my Pasadena Playhouse debut with this hilarious comedy by Rob Sternin and Prudence Fraser,” said director Marcia Milgrom Dodge. “We’ve assembled a terrific cast who are not only funny, but gorgeous and sexy. I am so excited to play with them all.”

In UNDER MY SKIN, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor and a single working mom hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. From the acclaimed writing and producing team of Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and Tony-nominated Ragtime director Marica Milgrom Dodge, comes the world premiere of an outrageous, new, heartfelt comedy about sex love and healthcare … the three things we all need but can’t always get.

The full cast for UNDER MY SKIN features (in alphabetical order):

  • Tim Bagley as “Dr. Hurtz” (“Web Therapy,” Knocked Up)
  • Erin Cardillo as “Melody Dent” (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Passions,” “The Suite Life on Deck”)
  • Yvette Cason as “Angel” (Dreamgirls, Ray Charles Live!, Sisterella)
  • Hal Linden as “Poppa Sam” (“Barney Miller”)
  • Monette Magrath as “Victoria” (“Weeds,” The Playhouse’s Mauritius)
  • Megan Sikora as “Nanette” (L.A. & Broadway’s Curtains)
  • Danielle Soibelman as “Casey” (The Morning After, The Chaperone)
  • Matt Walton as “Harrison Badish” (Burn After Reading, “One Life to Live,” Comedy Central’s “Onion Sports Dome”)

In addition to director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the creative team for UNDER MY SKIN includes scenic design by John Iacovelli (The Playhouse’s recent hit The Heiress), lighting design by Jared A. Sayeg (The Playhouse’s recent hit Blues For An Alabama Sky), sound design by Philip G. Allen (The Playhouse’s recent hit ART) and costume design by Kate Bergh (The Playhouse’s recent hit ART).

UNDER MY SKIN will play from September 11 – October 7, 2012 with the official press opening on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Single show ticket prices for UNDER MY SKIN range from $22.00 – $62.00, with Premium Seating available for $100.00. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Rush tickets are available for $20.00 one hour prior to the performance time and are subject to availability. Rush tickets must be purchased at The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office. Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Monday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (until September 10, the Box Office is closed on Mondays) and Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available 24 hours online at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161. For additional information visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.

Full bios for the cast and creative team of UNDER MY SKIN are available upon request.

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08-13-12