History and Culture Come to Life at the Mission Playhouse
This March, visit the Glass Room Gallery adjacent to the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse and see the FREE ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! exhibit. Curated by Dr. Leonor Xóchitl Pérez, this exhibit unveils research, photographs, documents, artifacts, videos and personal interviews about the pioneering women of mariachi music. Click here to view the exhibit postcard.
On November 21st, the Mission Playhouse presented a special preview of a brand new play, Toypurina, which follows the life of a remarkable Native American woman who led a rebellion against the San Gabriel Mission in 1785. To learn more about Toypurina, click here.
Constructed in 1927 to house John Steven McGroarty’s epic Mission Play, charting the establishment of the California Missions, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is a beautiful Spanish style building steeped in history and home to thousands of music, theater and dance performances.
Located in the historic Mission District of San Gabriel, the Playhouse provides a home for many local and international performing arts groups who produce and present a huge range of cultural experiences from Mariachi to Hip-Hop, from Shakespeare to Broadway and Classical Ballet to Folk Dance; truly A World of Arts and Culture.
The Mission Playhouse is also the perfect venue for High-School graduations, public meetings and film shoots and over the years has provided the location for major Hollywood movies and TV shows.
We are very happy to be working once again with the Pasadena Star News, this years media sponsor.
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