PERFORMING ARTS: Claremont theater listings

BRIDGES AUDITORIUM: 450 N. College Way, Pomona College. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 607-1139. Tickets may be purchased online; you can easily choose seats at At-window box office business will open September 3.

—October 7 through 16: The Courage to Remember, a traveling Holocaust exhibit. An opening ceremony takes place on Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m. Representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a Holocaust survivor will speak. Free. The exhibit will be on display and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—Thursday, October 31: Screening of the psychological horror film The Shining, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Not recommended for young children or the faint of heart. $10. 10 p.m.

—Wednesday, November 6: An Acoustic Evening with Ben Harper. Ben Harper is a musician, artist and activist. Whether it’s through the soul of southern gospel, ‘70s funk, blues, reggae or straightforward rock and roll, Mr. Harper and his trademark Weissenborn guitar have been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting. Tickets are $30 and $49.50. 8 p.m.

—Friday, November 8: SCAMFest—The annual Southern California A Capella Music Festival. Tickets will be available soon. 7:30 p.m.

—Saturday, November 16: OLIVER! Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Tickets will be available soon. 2 p.m.

—December 7 through 15: Inland Pacific Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Shows on December 7 and 8 include a live orchestra. Show times are December 7 and 14 at 1 and 7 p.m. and December 8 and 15 at 1 p.m.

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

—Sunday, September 15: “Celliola and Friends” featuring Cynthia Fogg (violin), Tom Flaherty (cello), Aron Kallay (piano) and Yuri Inoo (percussion). Music by Benjamin Broening, Evan Chambers, Tom Flaherty, David Sherr and Frances White. 3 p.m.

—Saturday, September 21: “Keyboard Delights” featuring Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and harpsichord. Music by Beethoven, Copland, Couperin and Karl Kohn. 8 p.m.

—Sunday, September 29: Organ recital featuring Douglas Cleveland. Music by J.S. Bach, David Briggs, Alexandre Guilmant and Camille Saint-Saëns. 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. 626-1254, ext.1 or

—Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28: Michael Ryan and Friends: Gypsy Passion.

—Through September 8: The Sound of Motown.

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

—Through August 18: Ophelia’s Jump presents Clybourne Park. Conceived of and founded by veteran actor, director and teacher Beatrice Casagran and actor/improv comedienne Caitlin Lopez, Ophelia’s Jump is a new theater company serving the San Gabriel Foothill corridor that focuses on producing highly-regarded, award-winning works that leave audiences asking questions and discussing big ideas. Clybourne Park is a humorous and provocative play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. This play has won several awards including the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Hollywood Reporter called it, “A savagely funny and insightful time bomb.” Shows take place Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. Online ticketing available at 

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

—Friday, September 27: Columbia Artists presents Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. Costumed dancers perform authentic Hungarian folk dances supported by both a folk orchestra playing traditional instruments and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra, performing folk music that inspired Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók. $36 general admission, $34 students/seniors or $18 for those 16 years old and younger.

—Saturday, October 12: A Conversation with Edith Head. In her 6 decades of costume design, Edith Head dressed most of the great stars from Mae West to Elizabeth Taylor, received 35 Academy Award nominations and won an unprecedented 8 Oscars. Susan Claassen stars as Edith Head in this behind-the-scenes feast of great movie lore and stories filled with humor, ambition and, above all, glamour. Complimentary tea and light refreshments will be served starting at 1 p.m. The show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32 or $30 for students and seniors.

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

—August 16 through 25: Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation presents The Underpants.

—Sunday, September 22: Wynonna & The Big Noise.


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: Planes [PG], Blue Jasmine [PG13], Lee Daniels’ The Butler [PG13], Jane Mansfield’s Car [PG13], Elysium [R], We’re the Millers [R].



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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