The Candlelight Pavilion may be modest in size, but the beloved Claremont playhouse is proving it’s more than just a small-town dinner theater.
The local theater won 6 Broadway World Los Angeles Awards earlier this month including Best Musical (Local Production) for its recent production of Miss Saigon. “Pantages, Candlelight on Top!” headlined the awards announcement, recognizing the local theater, which swept categories alongside the renowned Hollywood theater. Though the Candlelight team insists they are not in it for the awards or the fanfare, the recent recognition is a welcome validation of years of hard work and passion.
“This is my heart, this is my life. The award is a bonus,” said Mindy Teuber, the Candlelight’s assistant producer.
The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra open their 2013 season with a concert featuring music by Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein. Andrew Bain of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra performs principal French horn.
Image courtesy of Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra.
The Twelfth Annual Whitehead International Film Festival takes place January 18 through 21, “celebrating films that promote the common good.” The festival begins with the opening-night film: Dearest (Anatae) on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.