PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listing

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

—Friday, May 10: Friday Noon Concert featuring The Claremont Chamber Choir. 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 Military discounts are available through box office for most shows.

—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, May 11: The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra and music director Roger Samuel present A Los Angeles Philharmonic Quartet including Rober Gupta (violin), Ben Ullery (viola), Jacob Braun (cello) and Jin-Shan Dai (violin). 7:30 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

—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 6:45 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for this performance. No dinner is included, but beverages and desserts will be available for purchase.

CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts: 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. 624-9053 x30463.

—Friday, May 10: Medea by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers. Medea has long been considered one of the great masterpieces of classical Greek drama and has attracted attention in modern times as one of the first great works of feminist drama. This play pits Medea, a murderously passionate barbarian princess, against her husband, Jason, the leader of an expedition of Greek heroes who set out to capture the fabled Golden Fleece. Jason’s act of betrayal is the basis for one of the best-known and most horrific plots in classical Greek drama. 7:30 p.m.

—Saturday, May 11: The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort. A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the United States government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. The women—determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love—want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families. 7:30 p.m.

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with valid ID, $4 for children 3 to 12, no charge for children under 3 and members. 625-8767 or

—Saturday, June 15: The 30th Claremont Folk Festival. There will be 2 stages featuring live music as well as workshops, kid’s activities, garden tours, art vendors, craft booths and gourmet food and libations. The musical line-up includes David Lindley, Henry Rollins, Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, Moira Smiley and Voco, Leon Mobley with Da Lion and more. The festival will open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25, children 12 and under are free. For further information, visit or the Folk Music Center at 624-2928 or by email at or 


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: 42 [PG13], Ironman 3 [PG13], The Great Gatsby [PG13], Mud [PG13], The Big Wedding [R], The Company You Keep [R], The World Before Her [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: 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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