Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Sierra Madre Playhouse 
is beginning our 
return to live performances 
with a series of 
one-person shows that 
we’re calling the Sierra 
Madre Playhouse Solo 
Shows Festival. 

Covid-19 safety protocols 
in effect on performance 
dates will be 
observed. As of this writing, 
that means audiences 
will be masked and 
asked to show proof of 
vaccination, by vax card 
or digital record. 

Here’s what Sierra Madre Playhouse has lined up for you: 

February 25-27, 2022: Billie: Backstage with Lady Day. Synthia L. Hardy stars as jazz and 
blues legend Billie Holiday. Billie talks about her life and times to reporters backstage, before 
giving a concert where you’ll hear the hits that made her famous. Written by Synthia L. Hardy. 
Directed by Bryan Rasmussen. Synthia is backed by a four-piece live jazz ensemble. 

March 4-6: Frank Ferrante’s GROUCHO. Frank Ferrante returns to Sierra Madre Playhouse 
to perform his internationally renowned show as legendary comedian Groucho Marx, 
with stories, jokes, and famous novelty songs (Hooray for Captain Spalding!, Lydia the Tattooed 

April 2- 3: EINSTEIN! Writer-performer Jack Fry portrays young Albert Einstein, whose 
world is in turmoil as he fights to establish his Theory of General Relativity, which would affect 
profoundly the technology of the 20th and 21st Centuries. An inspiring and true story. 

April 9-10: INDEPENDENCE: The True Story of Dr. Mary Walker. Combat veteran. 
Battlefield physician. Abolitionist. Suffragist. Feminist. American hero. Kathie Barnes stars as 
Dr. Mary Walker in the real, inspiring story of the first and only woman to win the Congressional 
Medal of Honor. Written and directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz. 

April 23-24: An Evening with John Wilkes Booth. America has a fascination with true-
crime stories, and this is the most infamous true-crime story of all. The question remains: Why?
Stephen Spiegel stars as the notorious assassin. Written by Lloyd J. Schwartz and Clinton Case. 
Directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz. 

There you have it: A series of five shows starring five remarkable performers portraying 
five real-life individuals whose lives made a difference in the world in which they lived. 

Sierra Madre Playhouse Solo Shows Festival is produced by the Playhouse’s Interim Artistic 
Director Gary Lamb. 

Tickets will be available either for individual shows or via a flex-pass subscription. Go 
to or call (626) 355-4318. The flex-pass subscription will offer 
you a break on ticket prices. 

Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre, CA 
91024. This is just east of Pasadena. There is free parking available in a municipal lot behind 
the Playhouse, and in a lot across the street, as well as street parking. There are several dining 
establishments just steps from the Playhouse.

The Sierra Madre Playhouse Solo Shows Festival: Your tickets to five nights of theatrical 
enchantment, LIVE on stage. Join us. 

Synthia L. Hardy in "Billie! Backstage with Lady Day" 

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