Things are getting a little unhinged this month at the Candlelight Pavilion as the local dinner theater presents a thrilling version of “Jekyll & Hyde.”
Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” the musical follows the transformation of a well-meaning scientist into a reckless alter ego who revels in sexual abandon and violence.
“Jekyll & Hyde” was adapted for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden and made its Broadway debut in 2012.
With a wide array of musical venues and the annual Folk Music Festival coming up next weekend, Claremont is known as a cultural oasis. It’s not every day, however, that the town plays host to a New Wave legend.
The band Berlin will be giving a free performance at Rhino Records on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. The electro-pop quartet is appearing in support of their latest album, “Animal,” which they released this past September, some 27 years after “Take My Breath Away” graced the “Top Gun” soundtrack and topped the charts.
The COURIER recently caught up with Berlin lead singer Terri Nunn.
A number of local luminaries will be making sweet music at T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena on Sunday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.
“The Return of Ware” celebrates the reunion of drummer John Ware, who lives in Denver, Colorado, with an array of southern California friends. Mr. Ware is an alumnus of Pomona College and lived in Claremont for a while. Among other accomplishments, he served as a longtime drummer for Emmy Lou Harris.
Several artists who are from Claremont or are fixtures in the Claremont music scene will also be taking the stage.