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PHOTO: PALC | South Pasadenan News | Kat Mercante, Ericalynn Priolo, Hilary Thomas, Jana Souza, M. Cantu and Keila Joy Fisher in The Curiosity Tales at the Lineage Performing Arts Center.

Curiosity Tales is a show for the whole family!

tales of curiosity is a success! Lineage presents a dance and theater play about growing up with your individuality intact in the age of social media. tales of curiosity explores the well-known stories of curious characters like Alice and Pandora through a humorous and thrilling multimedia theater and dance performance. Curious kids of all ages will love this original production, featuring the critically acclaimed Lineage Dancers. tales of curiosity follows three young girls as they delve into their imaginations to find out what interests them. In an age of influencer onslaught on social media, the show encourages kids to look up from their devices and make an impact in the real world.

Check for tickets and showtimes for this once-a-month Sunday show. For a limited time, use code ‘curious’ at checkout for 50% off! Check out our full Curiosity Tales story at

PHOTO: Brian Elerding | South Pasadena News | Actors from the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater company in ‘What You Will’ at Descanso Gardens.

What you want – A Shakespearean game

Twelve different versions of Shakespeare in one hour. Totally original. When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were you really surprised by the ending? Or did he come out seeing life from a new perspective? After a sold-out tour at Descanso Gardens, What you want comes to the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of Shakespeare.

Alternately funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative and above all honest, What you want is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

​This Shakespearean “non-play” is the result of some of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers and improvisers, creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words .

Each representation of What you want is different from the previous one, with at least 30% of its content replaced by new material every month, guaranteeing a new experience and new surprises with each return to the theater. No one turned away for lack of funds. Check out our review on What You Will performs every second Thursday of the month. Next performance April 14.

Mother Places – April 8-16, 2022

Lineage Artistic Director Hilary Thomas is known for creating stories through dance and theater that are both personal and universal. Hilary launches her latest autobiographical play, Mother placesApril 8-16, and you won’t want to miss it. Mother places is a deeply personal and inspiring dance and theater performance that explores one of the most difficult and universal aspects of our lives: the loss of a parent.

Artistic Director Hilary Thomas weaves together universal themes of a mother’s endless love while dealing with the experience of confusion and devastation when that love is snatched away.

Through it all, a deep sense of security and comfort, “The Mother Place” can never be taken away. From hurt and broken places to bright and shiny moments, this creative work will touch the depths of your emotions. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, the play combines the art of theater with the talents of Michelle Kolb and Elizabeth Gracen, live music with Jana Nakoa and Lauren Wilmore, and beautifully rendered dance on film, starring Hilary Thomas. Mother Places puts into words and dances emotions that we all struggle to define. You won’t want to miss this journey of healing and hope.

Stephen Sondheim, 1977

A celebration of Sondheim

Join the stars of Lineage for an informal evening of storytelling, live music and dancing celebrating the great composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lineage Performing Arts Center.