PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listings

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

—April 11 through 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 5: Friday Noon Concert featuring Danielle Ondarza (horn), Stephen Klein (tuba), Maria Perez Goodman (piano) and Jason Goodman (percussion). 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. 621-8032. Tickets may be purchased online at 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. Show times are 1 and 7 p.m.

—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. 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. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling 607-1139.

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

—Sunday, March 10: Bobby Bradford and the Mótet perform jazz. Free admission. 3 p.m.

—Sunday, March 17: The Claremont Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert titled “A United State Landscape.” Associate conductor, Ruth Charloff, will lead the symphony in a variety of contemporary pieces that reflect the history and culture of the United States. Featured in the program is “Souvenir de Porto Rico” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, the suite from the Hitchcock film Vertigo by Bernard Hermann, Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still, George Whitefield Chadwick’s “Jubilee” from Symphonic Sketches and selection from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. 3:30 p.m.

—Saturday, April 6: West African Music and Dance presented by the CalArts African Music and Dance Ensemble directed by Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole and Andrew Grueschow. The performance features traditional repertoire from the Ewe and Dagomba people of Ghana, Togo and Benin, West Africa.


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

—Through March 24: The Sound of Music.

—March 29 through May 5: Sweet Charity.

GARRISON THEATER: 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Scripps College Performing Arts Center. 607-2634 or visit

—Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m.: The Claremont Concert Orchestra conducted by David Cubek, featuring violinist Hee Yeon (Sarah) Chung.

—Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.: The Claremont Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir, conducted by Charles W. Kamm and directed by David Cubek.

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

—Through March 10: The Fantasticks.

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

—Through March 10: Stand and Deliver directed by Alma Martinez. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

—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.


—March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by the Claremont High School Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m.


Movie Listings:

LAEMMLE’S CLAREMONT 5 THEATRE: 450 W. Second St., Claremont. 621-5500 or visit 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: Amour [PG13], Quartet [PG13], Jack the Giant Slayer [PG13], Lore [R], Silver Linings Playbook [R], Koch [NR].

—March 10 at 10 a.m. and March 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Notre-dame De Paris [NR] ballet from La Scala Ballet starring Natalia Osipova and Roberto Bolle. Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Frollo and Phoebus; 4 great characters around which a highly dramatic, passionate story revolves. The Corps de Ballet underscores the dynamics almost like an ancient choir. And in the background is the silent but incumbent presence of the cathedral, both witness and actress in this drama. Notre-Dame de Paris, inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel, with music by Maurice Jarre, sets by René Allio and the renowned costumes of Yves Saint-Laurent, returns to La Scala after more than 10 years since its last performance. Once again it will be celebrating Roland Petit and his artistic vein, his ability to evoke and synthesize in bringing the essential core of the story to light. His vision brought alive by the choreography, sets, costumes and music is the culmination of his triumph in this production.

—Thursday, March 14: Citizen Hearst [NR] at 7:30 p.m. From Academy and Emmy Award nominated director Leslie Iwerks comes one of the great media success stories—the compelling and dramatic rise of one of America’s best known companies told in a new documentary, Citizen Hearst. This original feature-length documentary, narrated by Academy Award nominee William H. Macy, explores the 125-year journey of Hearst Corporation, from William Randolph Hearst’s conviction that print newspapers could boldly inform public opinion to the global impact of the company’s multimedia brands and diversified businesses today. The iconic nature of W.R. Hearst has long enthralled the public and was famously dramatized in the 1941 film Citizen Kane, starring Orson Welles. Crafted from in-depth interviews and historical footage, Citizen Hearst features both the personal stories and media milestones that have created today’s Hearst Corporation. It includes stories of daily life at Hearst’s newspapers, television stations, entertainment shows and magazines, including behind-the-scenes access to photo shoots. The film provides a rare glimpse behind the glass walls of the Hearst Tower, interviewing top magazine and fashion editors of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Town & Country, among others, while also traveling to San Simeon, California, for unprecedented access to the Hearst Castle and interviews with Hearst family members. The film features interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Dan Rather, Mark Burnett, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Bob Iger, Leonard Maltin, Dr. Oz and Heidi Klum, among others. Citizen Hearst chronicles the rise of American journalism and Mr. Hearst’s newspaper rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer; traces the beginnings of newsreels and films—and, later, magazine brands and cable; provides glimpses inside the personal lives of W.R. Hearst and Marion Davies (including reactions to Citizen Kane); explores the influences of media on politics through the decades; investigates Mr. Hearst’s steadfast pursuit of diversification; and examines the company’s bold commitment to building Hearst Tower in the wake of 9/11.



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: 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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