Pasadena is known for the Rose Bowl and its charming Old Town. If you’re looking for something smart and romantic, add The Pasadena Playhouse to the list, as it’s the perfect place for a drama-filled date night in Los Angeles. Start by visiting one of the new restaurants in the theater district, like Tender Greens or Urth Caffe, featuring menus filled with delicious, healthy food. Although the settings are casual, the tables are quaint and intimate. After your meal, stroll over to the theater. Give yourselves some extra time to enjoy the beautiful courtyard, thick with the romance of Old World Spain. Sophistication is sexy, so don’t be afraid to mingle with the locals as you sip coffee and nibble on treats. When you finally find your seat, hold hands as the lights come up and the talented performers bring their characters to life. The drama in this old theater is always inspired, and the diverse shows–ranging from Letters from Zora, inspired by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, to Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton—will make you feel like you’re part of something special. You may be far from the neon lights of Broadway, but the stars on The Pasadena Playhouse stage shine just as bright. Expect an exciting night that stimulates your senses and enriches your soul. That’s a date night to remember.