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PERFORMING ARTS: Andrews Sisters tribute band "Company B" to perform at Candlelight Pavilion

CANDLELIGHT PAVILION: 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows: dinner at 6 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m.; Sunday evening shows: dinner at 5 p.m., performance at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees: lunch at 11 a.m., performance at 12:45 p.m. (909) 626-1254, ext.1 or candlelightpavilion.com.

—July 2 and 3: Company B, The Andrews Sisters tribute. 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.

—July 9 and 10: The Magic of Manilow, Barry Manilow tribute. 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. 

—July 18 through 27: Center Stage Productions presents Shrek: The Musical. Based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film, Shrek: The Musical tells the tale of the ugliest ogre of all who, with the help of a friendly donkey, some fairy tale misfits and a feisty princess, is able to find happily ever after. The story is set in a faraway kingdom in need of a hero, and they find one in the unlikely and reluctant form of the ogre Shrek, a green errant knight who finds love.

—August 1 through 31: Smokey Joe’s Café. This show is a feel-good, high-energy event that’s filled with classic rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s—a time when all you needed for a great night was a penny in your loafers, a sweetheart on your arm and a song to set your toes a-tapping.

—August 6 and 7: The Tokens, doo-wop greatest hits. 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.

—August 13 and 14: Smooth: The Sounds of Santana. 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.

—August 20 and 21: Led Zepagain, Led Zeppelin tribute. 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.

—August 27 and 28: Rocky Mountain High, John Denver tribute. 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.

—September 5 through 14: The Long Run present Dark Desert Highway, a fully produced concert celebrating the music and influence of The Eagles. Performed on an atmospheric stage and set to visual media, this show shares the stories behind the songs and delivers The Eagles’ greatest hits with unparalleled musical accuracy and The Long Run’s engaging, live concert personality.

—September 19 through October 19: Monty Python’s Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. With the help of his knights of the round table, they take us on a merry romp through a forest, all the while lampooning historical figures and events in a gleeful, Busby Berkeley way. Don’t miss this laugh-filled, stupidly ridiculous, Tony Award-winning juggernaut.

—October 24 through November 23: Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. With an amazing score by Broadway tunesmith Frank Wildhorn and memorable songs such as “This is the Moment,” “Someone Like You,” and “Take Me as I Am,” this gothic horror thriller is sure to send a chill down your spine.

—November 29 through December 27: It’s Christmas Every Day. For Barnie and Betty Walli it is quite literally Christmas Every Day. They own Walli’s Christmas Pavilion, a holiday decorator’s palace, where Christmas lasts all the year through. After 25 years of making spirits bright, Barnie has lost his Christmas feeling. But with the help of Betty and his employees (a madcap team of holiday decorating fools) he won’t be a humbug for long. Don’t miss this heartwarming holiday treat; it’s perfect for family, friends, co-workers, and of course, kids too. As is always the tradition here at Candlelight Pavilion, Santa and Mama stay after the performance to meet guests.

—December 3: The Four Preps: Christmas. This holiday gala has entertained and inspired audiences from coast to coast. The yuletide program features The Preps’ timeless harmonies which amassed eight gold singles and three gold albums, including the Million Sellers, “26 Miles,” “Big Man,” “Gidget,” “Down by the Station” and “Lazy Summer Night.” The group features original lead singer, Bruce Belland with an evening of your favorite oldies-tunes including “Sh-Boom,” “Unchained Melody,” “Little Darlin’ and more. Delight in the musical magic of perennial favorites of the season like, “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and all the traditional carols. One of the highlights is a hilarious audience participation segment onstage with a dozen good sports from the audience performing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” that never fails to leave the audience limp with laughter and bursting with holiday cheer. The Four Preps will be debuting their first Christmas Album “My Favorite Time of The Year” and will have autographed copies available at a special discount holiday price. 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.

LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE: 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Call (909) 477-2752 or visit lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.

—July 12 through 20: Willy Wonka words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley,?adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timonthy A. McDonald,?based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl about a world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. The story comes to life in this stage adaptation, which features the songs from the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, such as “The Candy Man” and “I Want it Now!” The story follows golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket, a young and hopeful boy, on a tour of enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka’s fantastical factory. Filled with wonders, things that defy physics, Oompa Loompas and all your favorite candies, the tour turns into a test of “Pure Imagination.” Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a delicious musical theater treat for the entire family. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $18 for seniors and student.

—Saturday, July 26: Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation presents An Intimate Evening with Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley known for hits including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and the Oscar-winning theme song from Dirty Dancing, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” (All proceeds from this performance to benefit the Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation.) 8 p.m.

 

Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.

 

 

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