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Candlelight Pavilion boasts sweet spring lineup

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, Dream Your Dream” and “Rhythm of Life.”

Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through May 5, with dinner seating at 6 p.m. and curtain at 8:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees with luncheon seating at 11 a.m. and curtain at 12:45 p.m.; and Sunday evenings with dinner seating at 5 p.m. and curtain at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets, which include a meal, range from $53 to $68, depending on time and seating section. Children’s tickets range from $25-$30. Appetizers, desserts, beverages and waiters gratuity are additional in the theater.

Also coming up is another installment of the Candlelight Pavilion’s popular Big Band Nights, featuring the Citrus College Big Band, on Friday, April 12. Dinner seating is at 6 p.m. and curtain is at 8:15 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45. Another musical “The Full Monty,” inspired by the popular film about a community of blue collar men who dare to take it all off, will run from May 10 through June 16. Note: “The Full Monty” contains mature subject matter.

The following weeks of the Candlelight’s season are a music-lovers delight, including the following tuneful shows: “The Long Run: Experience the Eagles” (May 14-15); “Jumping Jack Flash: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones” (May 22); “Ticket to Ride: Tribute to the Beatles” (May 28-29); “James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash” (June 4-5) and “Rocky Mountain High: Tribute to John Denver” (June 11-12)

Tickets are $20 for these shows. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain. No meal is included but desserts and beverages are available for purchase.

The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre is located at 455 W. Foothill Boulevard in Claremont in the Old School House complex. For information, call 909 626-1254 or visit

For more information, call the Candlelight Pavilion at or visit www.candlelightpavilion.com.

—Sarah Torribio




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