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PERFORMING ARTS: Local theater listings

ALLEN THEATRE: Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 607-4375.

—Through April 14: Krunk Fu Battle Battle directed by Joyce Lu. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

BALCH AUDITORIUM: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. 607-2671.

—Friday, April 12: Friday Noon Concert featuring Eric Lindholm and Genevieve Feiwen Lee. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, April 19: Friday Noon Concert featuring Rachel V, Huang on violin and Hao Huang on piano. Beach, Sonata in A minor, Op. 43. 12:15 p.m.

—Friday, April 26: Friday Noon Concert featuring Gary Bovyer (clarinet) and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano). Music by Arnold, Benjamin and Vaughan Williams. 12:15 p.m.

BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 607-1139. Tickets may be purchased online at www.pomona.edu/bridges. Military discounts are available through box office for most shows.

—April 20 and 21: Inland Pacific Ballet's Cinderella is an enchanting version of the classic story featuring music of the famous waltz king, Johann Strauss. $29 to $39 with discounts for seniors and children. Two performances on Saturday, April 20 at 1 and 7 p.m. and one performance on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m.

—Saturday, May 4 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m.: The nationally recognized CCBDC's annual Spring performance Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Spring Concert. One of the largest shows of its kind in the country, showcasing over 100 dancers performing ballroom, Latin and social dancing styles. $20 general admission, $10 seniors/alumni/faculty/staff. For student or group pricing contact: leadership@claremontballroom.org.

—Saturday, May 11: Theater Experience of Southern California presents Annie. The performing group have been performing musicals since 1990, featuring an average cast of 150 actors for each show, professionally directed and supported by live musicians, musical directors and choreographers. The show is based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and the book by Thomas Meehan. A spunky orphan girl finds a home with a New York millionaire during the Depression, but must dodge the clutches of her evil orphanage mistress. 2 p.m.

—Sunday, May 12: Emmy-nominated political comedian Bill Maher, called “one of the establishment’s most entertaining critics” by The New York Times, will perform at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium presented by AEG LIVE. Mr. Maher, who has garnered 23 Emmy nominations over 18 years, is the host of HBO’s television series Real Time, which features Maher’s funny, sociopolitical commentary and a roundtable of guests, including Arianna Huffington, Ben Affleck, Michael Moore and Robin Williams, among numerous others. He has described himself as a libertarian and “as a progressive, as a sane person.” Maher’s 2008 film Religulous (directed by Larry David), a satirical skewer of organized religion, is the seventh highest grossing documentary of all time. He is formerly the host of the Comedy Central and ABC late night talk show Politically Incorrect. Maher has written 4 bestsellers, most recently The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass (2012), Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits (2010) and New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer (2005). His most recent HBO stand-up special was Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong (2010). Mr. Maher is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and HLN cable networks. Tickets cost $50.25 and $70.25, with additional online fees. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.pomona.edu/bridges or calling 607-1139.

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. 607-2671.

—Saturday, April 13: “Reflections from the Piano” featuring Barry Hannigan on piano. Music by Bonds, Burnson, Duckworth, Silverman and Schoenberg. 8 p.m.

—Sunday, April 14: “Hidden Treasures for Cello and Piano” with Gayle Blankenburg and Roger Lebow. Music of Fauré, Saint-Saëns Alves, Guix and Takemitsu. Free admission. 3 p.m.

—Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m.: Pomona College Choir and Orchestra conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia and Eric Lindholm.

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. 626-1254, ext.1 or www.candlelightpavilion.com.

—April 17 through May 1: Cabaret, winner of 12 Tony Awards and 8 Academy Awards, this musical from the creators of Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman brings to life the dark decadence of 1930’s Berlin, beckoning the audience into the Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. No dinner is included, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. Doors for the evening performances open at 6:45 for a 7:30 performance. Doors for the matinee performance open at 1:45 for a 2:30 performance. Due to subject matter, recommended for mature audiences.

—April 12: Big Band Nights with the Citrus College Big Band featuring classic crooning to contemporary hits.

—Through May 5: Sweet Charity. Charity Hope Valentine, the girl who wanted to be loved, works at the seedy Fandango ballroom. Charity finds it difficult to find the man of her dreams, but being the eternal optimist, she stays sweet and hopeful that someday her ideal man will materialize. Familiar songs include “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” “I’m a Brass Band,” “Baby, Dream Your Dream,” and “Rhythm of Life.”

—May 10 through June 16: The Full Monty, seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their girls’ night out, unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Due to subject matter, recommended for mature audiences.

—May 14 and 15: The Long Run: Experience the Eagles. Since their debut in 1999 The Long Run: Experience The Eagles has earned its place among the top-drawing tribute acts in North America and is widely regarded as one of the finest Eagles tribute shows in the world. Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy
every TLR performance delivers a reverence for the Eagles' beloved studio recordings blended with The Long Run's own, live concert energy. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. No dinner is included, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase.

—Monday, May 22: Jumping Jack Flash: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Rolling Stones. Jumping Jack Flash honors the privilege of re-creating a Rolling Stones live performance by delivering what audiences come to see—the theatrics and power of the “Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band In The World” in its’ prime, with you in the front row. Performing song selections from all periods of The Stones’ legendary career, you can depend on hearing the band perform the hits that you still sing along to. The greatest care has been given to the smallest details, to insure that song performance, wardrobe, instrumentation, etc., are spot-on re-creations of the real thing. Tickets are $20 each. Doors open at 6:45pm with 7:30pm curtain for this performance. No dinner is included, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase.

GARRISON THEATER: 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. 607-2634 or visit www.scrippscollege.edu.

—Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 at 2 and 8 p.m.: “Scripps Dances,” Scripps College Dance Department’s annual spring concert of original dance works choreographed by students and faculty. $10 general admission or $5 for faculty, staff and seniors.

—Sunday, April 21: Bessie Bartlett Frankel Chamber Music Festival with Lafayette Sting Quartet. The performance features Ann Elliott-Goldschmid (violin), Sharon Stanis (violin), Joanna Hood (violin) and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni (cello). Music by Rebecca Clarke, Fanny Mendelssohn, Berg and Mozart. 3 p.m.

—Saturday, April 27: 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society “Celebrate Harmony” featuring Chapter Quartets. $12-$15, children 12 and under attend for free. For tickets call David Morketter, 981-2454 or email morketter@gmail.com. 2 and 7 p.m.

HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth. 626-963-9411 or www.haughpac.com.

—April 12 through 14: Legally Blonde: The Musical presented by Citrus Musical Theatre Workshop. $18 to $20.

—Saturday, April 20: TheatreWorks USA presents Skippyjon Jones, a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams. Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama and sometimes he pretends to be a whale. And sometimes he thinks he is Skippito Friskito, the greatest Chihuahua sword fighter in old Mexico—anything but a Siamese cat. Based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. $6. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

—Sunday, April 28: The Lettermen. Twenty million records and several thousand concert shows ago, three young men in letter sweaters hit the music charts with their first single, The Way You Look Tonight. Hit after hit followed and their signature sound made romantic standards of songs such as When I Fall in Love, Theme From a Summer Place, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, and Hurt So Bad, as well as over 50 albums filled with special romantic Lettermen harmony. $28-$30. 2 p.m. 

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

—Through April 14: Mainstreet Theatre Company presents The Phantom Tollbooth. $14-$16.

—Saturday, April 27: Claddagh – An Explosion of Celtic Dance & Passion $28-$35.

—Sunday, April 28: Bob & Bing – The Road Back to Cucamonga! $18.50-$23.

LYMAN HALL: Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont.

—Monday, April 29: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble directed by Joe Addington. 8 p.m.

SEAVER THEATRE COMPLEX: Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont. The box office is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain times. Call 607-4375 or e-mail seaverboxoffice@pomona.edu.

—May 2 through 5: Pomona College Spring Dance Concert with artistic direction by Laurie Cameron. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

Movie Listings:

LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5 THEATRE: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. 621-5500 or visit www.laemmle.com for movie listings. General admission $11; students with ID $8.50; children under 12 $8; seniors 62+ $8; bargain price $8 on Monday through Friday for all shows prior to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays prior to 2 p.m.

—Now playing: From Up on Poppy Hill [PG], Admission [PG13], Renoir [R], Spring Breakers [R], No [R], Starbuck [R], On the Road [R].

—Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Engene Onegin from the Royal Opera House [NR].

—Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.: Bolshoi Ballet presents Esmeralda [NR].

 

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: 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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