COURIER readers had another year of eclectic variation in their art and entertainment coverage, with everything from the retirement of local art collective the Gypsy Sisters to actor Martin Sheen gracing our pages.The year began with the introduction of Chaparral Elementary School Principal Ann O’Connor, who spent 14 years at Sycamore Elementary, first teaching kindergarten, and then a second/third grade multi-age class.
Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at the Inland Pacific Ballet’s (IPB) production of The Nutcracker. Celebrating 25 years, more than 80 IPB dancers in elaborate costumes against the backdrop of colorful sets bring this time-honored tale to life at Bridges Auditorium.
The Claremont High School Theatre department is closing out its season with the California high school premiere of a new musical production of Freaky Friday.
The show opened Thursday, and continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont.
Based on the 1972 book by Mary Rodgers, Freaky Friday is the story of a mother and daughter who switch bodies, and the comedy and insights that ensue.
Theater people are known for their ability to multitask. Company members at Ophelia’s Jump, however, are taking the word to new heights.
They’re preparing for their 2017 season while rehearsing their production of The Electric Baby, a darkly comic play they’ll perform December 9 through 18 at the Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland. They are also in the midst of an ambitious fundraiser, focused on getting Ophelia’s Jump a new theater. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School Theatre Department will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on April 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Claremont High School’s Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” presents all 37 works by the world’s most famous playwright in 97 minutes!
The Inland Pacific Ballet, now celebrating its 20th year, will present its original production of “Beauty and the Beast” at Bridges Auditorium on Saturday, April 25 at 1 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
The family-friendly ballet is a familiar and beloved story. Living at the edge of a mystical forest, Beauty is a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking a single white rose from the Beast’s beloved garden.
The Candlelight Pavilion is putting on its first-ever talent show, “Candlelight’s Got Talent.”
Are you skilled at singing, dancing or another form of live entertainment? This event will allow you to take to the Candlelight stage, where you can shine and, if you’ve got what it takes, even take home some money.
Participants will strut their stuff before a panel of six judges at an initial judging set for August 11 through August 12.
Company B, The Andrews Sisters tribute performs at the Candlelight Pavilion July 2 and 3. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. Show only performance. No meal is included, but desserts and beverages are available for purchase.
It’s not a terribly long drive from Claremont to Los Angeles. But Claremont native Kurt Pitzer has taken what might be called the long road home.
A writer and independent film producer, among other endeavors, Mr. Pitzer and his wife, Kimberly Levin, a writer and director, are returning to California from their Brooklyn, New York base, with their film Runoff, chosen as one of the films in this year’s LA Film Fest, a showcase of independent films that takes place from June 11 through June 19. Both hope that they may see some Claremonters at the film’s showings on June 12 and June 15 at the Regal Cinema Theaters.
Claremont High School Theatre presents "Shrek The Musical." Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, lovesick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around. Showtimes are May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and May 31 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium.