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Inland Pacific Ballet to perform Cinderella at Bridges Auditorium

Inland Pacific Ballet is bringing back its family-friendly ballet, Cinderella, with performances set for Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and April 21, at Bridges Auditorium.

The original production includes a spunky Cinderella, a pair of hilarious stepsisters and a radiant fairy godmother who sends Cinderella to the ball in a carriage fit for a fairy princess. As the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella must hurry home, leaving the handsome Prince with a glass slipper as the only clue to finding his true love.

Choreographed by DJ Gray, Clinton Rothwell and Laurence Blake, Cinderella boasts magnificent costumes, including exquisite ball gowns by Carmen Creations of Los Angeles. Cinderella’s world was created by scenic designer Daniel C. Nyiri, a 3-time winner of the Inland Theatre League Award, while her glittering coach was designed and built by IPB co-director Kevin Myers. Adding to the magic is the score, which is a sound collage featuring waltz king Johann Strauss’ for Cinderella plus selections by composers such as Benjamin Britten, Charles Gounod and Jules Massenet.
“We wanted our Cinderella to be very entertaining and strike a fun balance between humor and classicism,” noted artistic director Victoria Koenig.

A perfect introduction to ballet for young audiences, IPB’s Cinderella captures the delightful romance and magic of this classic fairy tale story. Performances will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 1 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $28, $24 for seniors and $20 for children. Premium seats are $38 (all ages).
Bridges Auditorium is located at 450 N. College Way in Claremont. For tickets, call 607-1139 or visit



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.

—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.

BOONE RECITAL HALL: 241 E. 10th Street, Claremont.

—Sunday, April 7: Senior recital featuring Jeffrey Steitz on piano. Music by Barber, Chopin, Shostakovich and more. 3 p.m.

—Tuesday, April 9: Student recital with performances by students of Scripps music department. 7:30 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 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:

—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 or calling 607-1139.

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

—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. 8 p.m.

—Sunday, April 7: Vocal chamber music with Gwendolyn Lytle, Cynthia Fogg, Tom Flaherty and Genevieve Feiwen Lee. Music by Arum, Brahms, Gonzales-Medina, Flaherty and Walker. 3 p.m.

—Saturday, April 13: “Reflections from the Piano” featuring Barry Hannigan on piano. Music by Bonds, Burnson, Duckworth, Silverman and Schoenberg. 8 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. 626-1254, ext.1 or

—Through May 5: Sweet Charity.

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

—Thursday, April 11: The Rembrandt Club gather to view “From Ballet to Bollywood: Scripps Dance Concert Preview” with new choreography developed by Scripps dance majors, minors and faculty. A tea and coffee will follow in Lee Pattison Court, adjacent to Garrison Theater.

—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.

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

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

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

—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.

MUDD THEATER: 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. 621-5330.

—Tuesday, April 9: SoulScapes, an improvisational presentation by national ministry Music Serving the Word, features Bob Ravenscroft’s keyboards, Dwight Kilian’s upright bass and Rob Moore’s drums in breaking the traditional labels of jazz and classical music. Their improvisational artistry creates a contemplative SoundScape for the spoken word of Rev. Richard Parrish. Mario Barnabe completes the experience with visuals that complement the musical score and bring focus to Scripture and Christian spirituality. He projects video clips during the performance that create a contemplative space surrounding the music and spoken word. 4 to 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information call 447-2500 or visit

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

—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 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 7: La Fille Mal Gardee [NR]. 2012-2013 Emerging Pictures presents its Ballet in Cinema series featuring the Bolshoi and the ballet companies of The Royal Opera House, La Scala, The Paris Opera and more. 10 a.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: 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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