Want to see the Rolling Stones? The Candlelight Pavilion’s season is heating up along with the weather with a slate of performances sure to put a smile on your face.
The venue’s current show is the musical “Sweet Charity.” While working at the seedy Fandango ballroom, Charity Hope Valentine finds it difficult to find the man of her dreams but, being the eternal optimist, she stays and hopeful that someday her ideal man will materialize. With book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and Bob Fosse-inspired dances, this groovy 1960s musical includes songs like “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “Baby.
Inland Valley Repertory Theater continues its 2013 season on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Candlelight Pavilion with their production of “Cabaret,” opening on Wednesday, April 17.
Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, the decadent and jazzy musical is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. The story revolves around nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and follows the English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the American writer Cliff Bradshaw.
A bittersweet sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor.
Visit Claremont Craft Ales on Fridays and enjoy food truck favorites from 5 to 9 p.m. Claremont Craft Ales is located at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd. # 204 C. Food trucks are parked in the back of the building near the garage door.
Emmy-nominated political comedian Bill Maher will take to the Bridges Auditorium stage on Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets to see Mr. Maher, who has been dubbed “one of the establishment’s most entertaining critics” by the New York Times, are on sale and range from $50.25 to $70.25.
Mr. Maher is the host of the HBO series “Real Time” and before that hosted the late-night talk show “Politically Incorrect.” He is the author of 4 best-selling books, including The New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everbody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass (2012).
Valentines Day Date Night with Deven and Joel, Comedy Duo at Flappers Comedy. Two show tickets and dinner for 2, which includes salad, entree, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, one bottle of red or white wine and a rose for your sweetheart.
Spider John Koerner performs at Folk Music Center Saturday, February 2. Mr. Koerner was one of the first folk/blues revivalists at the beginning of the 1960s and formed the influential trio Koerner, Ray and Glover. Their album Rags, Blues & Hollers had a major impact on music and continues to be an influential force today.
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.