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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Raisin is in Rehearsals

    First rehearsal: the moment that sets our show’s production into motion. The director, the designers, and the actors gather in one room for the first time to visualize how they want to bring the show to the stage. Everyone gets a taste of each other’s ideas and begins to connect different areas of production into…

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    Rock on to Henry V’s Playlist

    How does Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein step inside his character’s head? A rockin’ playlist. You too can gear up for Henry V  by listening to Rafael’s character playlist—a diverse collection of punk rock, hip-hop, rap, and classical symphonies that help him get in the zone for his role. “I listen to it while driving from Malibu…

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    Behind the Scenes: Henry V Goes Rock ‘N’ Roll

    As we wrapped up the heartfelt holiday classic A Christmas Carol, we also geared up our stage and Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein for a photo shoot for our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. You might know Rafael from past shows, but you won’t recognize him after his transformation from the sweet-faced audience favorite to ferocious…

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    Dance With the Stars of Mrs. Warren’s Profession

    Judith Scott and Erika Soto play Kitty Warren and Vivie Warren, the central mother and daughter characters in A Noise Within’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Oct. 8-Nov.18). You will see them in full force as the commanding Mrs. Warren and the intellectual Vivie on stage, but we have an exclusive look at…

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    Interview: How Youth Acting Classes Led to Stage Time in ‘Tale’

    Faith Boeke’s professional theatrical debut is this season in A Tale of Two Cities as a member of the mob. This past summer, she was a student participating in Summer With Shakespeare at A Noise Within, which gave her the courage to audition and get cast in a show for the 17|18 season! We talked to…

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    Behind the Scenes: Creating a Brick Floor

    Resident Carpenter, Dani Maupin, is consistently creating ingenious processes for the execution of scenic design here at ANW. The set for The Madwoman of Chaillot (playing now-Nov. 11) has a lovely brick floor… check out the video to see how we did it! Hint: it involved handmade stamps. Learn more about the show and buy…

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    Jeff Gardner is back at ANW after 25 years!

    A Noise Within chats with Jeff Gardner, sound designer for The Madwoman of Chaillot and Summer with Shakespeare program alum to talk about his experiences with the theatre, and what he’s most excited for this season! We hear that you are an alum of Summer with Shakespeare ’93! Tell us a bit about your experience, and…

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    Costuming A Tale of Two Cities

    Jenny Foldenauer, Costume Designer for this Fall’s A Tale of Two Cities, talked to us about what it took to costume for two distinct countries, within a specific time period, and on an enormous scale (23 actors!). Read on to find out how she did it! When costuming for a specific time period, how do…

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    Can You Hear Me Now?

    We asked you how we could improve your theatre experience and we listened; we are making it easier for you to hear our actors on stage! Thanks to the Pasadena Community Foundation’s Capital Grant Program, there will be no more hard hearing at a Noise Within thanks to our brand new Hearing Loop.   What is…

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    ANW’s Costume Runway Show left the audience in stitches!

    Just last week a Noise Within hosted its much-anticipated Costume Runway Show. For months the ANW artists and staff worked to make this vision into a reality. The night was full of excitement, quick-changes, laughter, and of course, oh so many costumes!     Resident Artist Deborah Strang had a particularly challenging night with a…

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