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.
Maria Bamford is the first female comic to have 2 half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and has appeared on several comedy shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel.
The first 100 children under 12 years of age that arrive in costume at Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer on Halloween will get a free kids meal or a gift card equal to a “kid” burger and fries as well as a limited production collectible temporary tattoo.
Kira Soltanovich performs at Flappers Comedy this weekend. She was born in the former Soviet Union and was raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco: “Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland—not for the rides, for the lines. They assumed there’d be food at the end of them.”