PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listings

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.

—Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Claremont High School presents The Drowsy Chaperone. Tickets are available through CHS ASB web store (, CHS theater department (624-9053 ext. 30463) and on the south patio of Bridges Auditorium one hour prior to show time. Due to construction, guests should park in the structure at First and Columbia, follow Columbia up to Fourth Street, then come up the south facing staircases to the south patio, which is where the high school will set up a temporary box office. Handicap with placard parking will be in the Alexander lot, which is accessible off of Sixth then head south to Stover Walk to a fenced pathway and a ramp at the front of the theater. There is no Fourth Street access off of College Avenue or on N. College Way at this time.

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

—Sunday, June 2: Intermezzo Orchestra. 7 p.m.

—Saturday, June 8: The Claremont Chorale presents “Thirsting to Sing” with a repertoire about life’s great appetites. This performance is an exploration of songs about food, wine and love. The event features guest soloists form the Repertory Opera Company production of La Traviata. $15 general admission, under 15 years old may attend for free and $12 for students and seniors. Save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets at Rio de Ojas at 250 N. Harvard Avenue or purchase tickets now at For more information, contact 542-8340 or 3 p.m.

—Sunday, June 9: Claremont Symphony Orchestra and Spectrum present A Tribute to Motown and R&B. Nationally known Las Vegas-based vocal quartet will perform its unique adaptations of 22 familiar Motown songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The concert begins with the Claremont Symphony performing selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Spectrum harmonizes to “Under the Boardwalk,” “Rubberband Man,” “My Girl,” “Mack the Knife,” and other favorites by the Temptations, Righteous Brothers, Four Tops, Supremes and Stevie Wonder. This is a fundraiser for the orchestra. Tickets for the concert may be preordered until June 8. $25 preferred seating, $15 regular seating or $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door if there are any seats left at $20 or $15 for students and seniors. Visit for tickets. 3:30 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

—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.

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

—Friday, May 31: Spring Music Concert. 8 p.m.

—Saturday, June 1: Intergalactic Nemesis, a nostalgic look back at the glory days of radio plays. 8 p.m.

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

—Friday, May 31: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin.

—July 20 through 28: Seussical the Musical.

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: Epic [PG], Star Trek Into Darkness [PG13], Ironman 3 [PG13], The Great Gatsby [PG13], Now You See Me [PG13], The Hangover Part III [R], Ping Pong [NR].

—Sunday, June 2 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.: Romeo and Juliet ballet in 2 acts [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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