PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listings

BALCH AUDITORIUM: 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

—Friday, April 11: Friday Noon Concert featuring Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1. 12:15 p.m.

BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box-office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 607-1139. Purchase tickets online; choose seats at

—Saturday, and Sunday, May 3 and 4: The nationally-recognized Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company returns with this year’s Annual Spring Concert, Hollywood Revisited. It’s one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, showcasing over 100 dancers performing formation routines and solos in ballroom, Latin and social dancing styles. Show times are Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m.

BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC: Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. (909) 607-2671.

—Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m.: Pomona College Choir, University of Redlands Chapel Singers and Pomona College Orchestra.

—Friday, April 25: Senior recital featuring Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku on flute. Music by Bach, Reinecke, Saint-Saëns and Sancan.

—Sunday, April 27: “Songs and Spirituals” featuring Gwendolyn Lytle (soprano), Gayle Blankenburg (piano) and Joti Rockwell (mandolin). Music by Britten, Medina and Rorem. 3 p.m.


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

—Through April 27: Crazy For You. Perfect for the entire family, blending the classic Gershwin standards with a new theatrical vision from Broadway power-hitter Susan Stroman. A classic mix of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship are what the great American musical is all about. Featuring the songs “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and the show-stopping “I Got Rhythm.”

DRINKWARD RECITAL HALL: 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont at Harvey Mudd College.

—Tuesday, April 15: Claremont Chamber Choir conducted by Charles W. Kamm. 8 p.m.

—Saturday, April 26: MicroFest, southern California’s festival of music. “Between the Keys” featuring the Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan. 8 p.m.

GARRISON THEATER: 231 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. (909) 607-2634 or visit

—Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.: “Scripps Dances,” the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department, featuring original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty. General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors, students, and Claremont Colleges faculty and staff. Payment is accepted by cash or check only.

HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora at Citrus College. Discounts available for students, seniors and youth. (626) 963-9411 or

—April 11 through 13: Shrek: The Musical.

—Saturday, April 19: “Sing-a-Long A Sound of Music.” 2 p.m.

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

—Saturday, April 26: Junior recital featuring Nick Browne (cello) and Hannah Wayment-Steele (piano). Music by Bartók, Fauré and Kodaly. 8 p.m.

—Monday, April 28: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble conducted by Joe Addington. Music of the polytheistic Santeria religion and Cuba’s rumba style. 8:15 p.m.

—Wednesday, April 30: Pomona College Sea Chanty and Maritime Music Ensemble directed by Gibb Schreffler. Songs and chanties from the age of sailing ships. 8 p.m.

—Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7: Students recitals. 7 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: 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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