Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 10, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 10, 2019 


Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater 
of California, announces preliminary 
casting for Little Shop of Horrors which 
comes to the Playhouse September 17 
through October 20; the press opening 
is September 25.

 George Salazar, who is currently 
starring as “Michael” in the Broadway 
productions of Be More Chill (Lucille 
Lortel winner and Drama Desk 
Nominee for Outstanding Featured 
Actors in a Musical), has been 
announced for the role of “Seymour 
Krelborn.” Mj Rodriguez, who currently 
stars as “Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista” 
in Pose – the Emmy-nominated FX 
drama series with the largest cast of 
transgender actors to be starring as 
series regulars in a scripted show – has 
been announced for the role of “Audrey.” 
Amber Riley, best known for her 
portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox 
comedy-drama series Glee, has been 
announced for the role of “Audrey II.” 
Additional casting will be announced at 
a later date.

 In Little Shop of Horrors (book and 
lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by 
Alan Menken), a power-hungry, R&B-
singing, carnivorous plant sets its 
sights on world domination! Directed 
by Mike Donahue (The Legend of 
Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse), 
this deviously delicious sci-fi musical 
comedy favorite comes to the Playhouse 
with some deliciously devious new 
twists: a brand new puppet concept for 
Audrey II, and a whole new take on 
Skid Row.

 Danny Feldman, Pasadena Playhouse 
Producing Artistic Director said, “Our 
new electrifying production of Little 
Shop of Horrors will give our audiences 
the opportunity to see a show they 
know and love in a way they never have 
before. From a delicious new take on 
everyone’s favorite singing plant to the 
stunningly talented cast, this is sure to 
be a landmark theatrical event for Los 

 Director Mike Donahue says, “with 
its gritty early-Motown-meets-B-
movie-horror-sci-fi vibe, Little Shop 
of Horrors has always been a favorite 
musical of mine, and it is a thrill 
for me to delve deeply into this rich 
material with this spectacular, electric 
cast. I look forward to not only paying 
homage to this musical theatre classic, 
but also exploring the themes that are 
still so much a part of our world today. 
More than anything, I look forward to 
Playhouse audiences having the time of 
their lives, and hearing our Little Shop 
with fresh ears, in a way they never have 

 The design team features scenic design 
by Dane Laffrey; costume design by 
Danae McQueen; lighting design by 
Josh Epstein; sound design by Veronika 
Vorel; and choreography and puppet 
design by Sean Cawelti.

 Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors 
start at $25 and are available at, by phone at 
626-356-7529, and at the box office at 
39 South El Molino Avenue


August 8, 2019 – Just in time for fall, the 
City of Arcadia will debut its new and 
certified Farmers’ Market, thanks to a 
partnership with Raw Inspiration, a local 
company that has organized similar events 
throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The 
official City of Arcadia Farmers’ Market 
launches Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 9 
a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Arcadia Public Library 
parking lot, 20 W. Duarte Road, and will be 
held weekly on Sundays thereafter. 

Arcadia residents and visitors will now 
have a chance to enjoy traditional farmers’ 
market fare, including more than 30 
vendors featuring flowers, prepackaged and 
prepared foods, fresh produce, artisanal 
breads, cheeses, meats, oils, and other craft 
vendors. A weekly Market Kids Club will 
be present with offerings for children to 
enjoy special activities including music, 
art, and facts about healthy food and the 
importance of farming. 

“Farmers’ markets are an integral part of 
the urban/farm linkage and have continued 
to rise in popularity, mostly due to the 
growing consumer interest in obtaining 
fresh products directly from the farm,” 
said Mayor April Verlato. “The Arcadia 
Farmers’ Market will allow residents to 
have access to locally grown, farm fresh 

Arcadia’s new Farmers’ Market season 
will be year-round and will be held every 
Sunday, beginning September 8 and 
concluding in the summer of 2020. 

“Arcadia is a very special community and 
we are honored to bring this Farmers’ 
Market here for residents to enjoy,” said 
Melissa Farwell, Raw Inspiration’s Director 
of Coordination & Development. “Sunday 
strolls through the market with family and 
friends is such a special weekly experience 
and we are excited to share that experience 
with Arcadia’s residents.” 

For more information on how to become 
a vendor, please contact Raw Inspiration at 
(818) 591-8161 or email 



LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District(AQMD) forecast, air 
quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in Antelope Valley, East San Fernando Valley, West San 
Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, East San Gabriel Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita 
Valley tomorrow, Saturday, August 3.

Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in these areas 
with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities.

Children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, 
should not participate in outdoor physical activity at schools, camps and other recreational programs 
and should stay indoors as much as possible.

For current air quality maps and forecast, visit the AQMD website at

• Avoid the sun – stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.

• Drink plenty of fluids – 2 to 4 glasses of water every hour during times of extreme heat.

• Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and minerals from your body, so replenish these 
nutrients with low sugar fruit juices or sports drinks during exercise or when working outside.

• Avoid alcohol.

• Pace yourself - reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours.

• Wear appropriate clothing - wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting 
clothes when you are outdoors.

• Stay cool indoors during peak hours- set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have 
air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility. Find a local cooling 
center at

• Monitor those at high risk - check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have 
air conditioning. Infants and children up to 4 years old, people who overexert during work or exercise (e.g. 
construction workers) and people 65 years and older are at the highest risk of heat-related illnesses.

• Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.

• Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, keep them indoors or if they will be outside, make 
sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps 
and increased thirst. For more information or additional locations, please call 211 for LA County or 311 for 
LA City. 

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