Bonnie Franklin

Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Watts Village Theatre

Deanne Bray

Darby Cahill

Sheldon Epps

Barbara Gannen

Gai Jones

Deborah LaFranchi

Elizabeth Tobias

Granville Van Dusen


An all-volunteer organization, PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE FOR THE ARTS (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Founded in 1948, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States. The proceeds support outstanding music and arts programs throughout the community. Cumulatively, over $16 million has been awarded in gifts and grants.

In addition to their Gifts and Grants program, PSHA produces three annual music programs: an Instrumental Competition for students ages 16 to 24 which awards monetary prizes to assist with their music education; the Music Mobile™ which visits third grade students and presents a hands-on introduction to orchestral music; and the Youth Concert held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in partnership with the LA Philharmonic Association which ingeniously weaves musical concepts into an appealing story line that is filled with humor and fun. In addition to superb performances by the orchestra, often actors, choirs, dancers, and sound effects are utilized to enhance the theatricality.

With an active membership of approximately seventy members the PSHA volunteers approach each year with creativity and organizational skills that are awe inspiring. They are always mindful of the enormous need, of the programs that depend on them for funding, and that their work enriches lives of all in the community.