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Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater
455 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
909.626.1254 ext.1

2017 Season

Jesus Christ Superstar

Show Dates: 03/31/2017 - 04/29/2017

Equal parts modern allegory and fun historic retelling, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar has something for everyone. The story of Christ’s last 7 days is seen through a lens of the late 60’s, comparing his meteoric rise to that of contemporary celebrities. Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the story follows the Roman Empire’s increasing distrust of Jesus and his following.  When Judas betrays Jesus to the Roman Empire, Jesus and his followers face the ultimate test of their belief.  Driven by a stirring score, Jesus Christ Superstar runs the gamut of emotion, with satirical humor, thought-provoking edge, and emotional intensity.

 
Thursday evening performance only available on April 27; contains mild adult situations. 
$25 Show Only preview Friday, March 31. 

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Menopause: The Musical

Show Dates: 05/05/2017 - 06/03/2017

Over the last 14 years millions of people worldwide have been laughing about Menopause, a musical parody staged to hit tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Set in a department store, 4 diverse women come together over shared experiences regarding menopause. Poking fun at hot flashes, forgetfulness, night sweats, and desires for chocolate, the all-female cast empowers individuals to look at menopause as a stage in people’s lives rather than taboo.

 
Contains adult situations.
$25 Show Only preview Friday, May 5. 

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The Wizard of Oz

Show Dates: 06/9/2017 - 07/29/2017

When a tornado hits Dorothy Gale’s Kansas hometown she is transported to the enchanting land of Oz. Told that the Wizard of Oz can send her back to Kansas, she teams up with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion to embark on a quest to Emerald City. On their way they must avoid the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks to retrieve her dead sister’s magic ruby slippers from Dorothy’s feet. Throughout their quest various roadblocks test each character, but with love, courage, and intelligence they stand a good chance to make it to Emerald City.
$25 Show Only preview Friday, June 9.

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South Pacific

Show Dates: 08/4/2017 - 09/9/2017

Stationed on a beautiful Pacific Island during WWII, two Americans face similar romantic relationships that are threatened by prejudice and war.  A high-spirited nurse named Nellie falls in love with an older French planter, Emile. When Nellie finds out that Emile has fathered children with a native on the island, her narrow-mindedness threatens their relationship. Separately, a soldier named Joe Cable falls in love with a Tonkinese girl on the island, but is ashamed by the same fears Nellie has of her relationship. When Emile and Joe are sent on a mission together, both women contemplate their relationships as they wait in hope.
Thursday Evening performance only available on Sep 7. 
$25 Show Only preview Friday, August 4.

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Show Dates: 09/15/2017 - 10/14/2017

Frank Sinatra once said that the secret of success was to sing great songs. With the musical tribute My Way the Candlelight plans to bring these same songs to the stage. Rather than attempting to impersonate a legend, My Way smartly features a cast of two men and two women singing nearly 50 songs popularized by Sinatra. Accompanied by a live band, the singers will perform such songs as “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Love and Marriage”, “I Get a Kick Out of You” and more. So come and join us for a celebration of Sinatra’s style, his era, and some of the 20th century’s most enduring tunes.

 
 Thursday evening performance only available on October 12.
$25 Show Only preview Friday, September 15.

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9 to 5

Show Dates: 10/20/2017 - 11/25/2017

Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5 was written based on a book by Patricia Resnick. When three female co-workers are sick of the misogyny and deceit of their male boss, they daydream about what it would be like if he were not around. But when an opportunity allows the women to control the office, they change their oppressive workplace into a better environment. With the music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton, this laugh-out-loud story of friendship and retribution is sure to get some of its hit songs stuck in your head.
 
Thursday evening performance only available on Nov 16 
$25 Show Only preview Friday, October 20. 

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The Sounds of Christmas

Show Dates: 12/1/2017 - 12/24/2017

In 1985, the Candlelight Pavilion hosted its first Christmas show, and for more than 30 years we have continued the tradition of writing and producing each of our Christmas shows with a focus on the spirit of the season and bringing family and friends together. We invite you to continue your Christmas traditions with us as we celebrate with an all-new story, The Sounds of Christmas. As is always the tradition here at the Candlelight Pavilion, Santa and Mama stay after the performance to meet guests. Don’t forget your cameras!
 
No preview dates available for The Sounds of Christmas. 

Big Band New Year

Show Dates: 12/31/2017 - 12/31/2017

Big Band is back at the Candlelight. From the classic crooning of The Blue Note Orchestra to the contemporary hits of Night Shift, celebrate a rich era of big band music. Make your reservations now for the spectacular New Year's Eve performance, an all-inclusive ticket rate.

$99 Main Floor/Section A; $125 Terrace 
There are no refunds or cancellations. Reservations may be re-scheduled, provided a 48-hour notice is given to the Box Office, prior to your arrival date.
Discounts and Children’s rates are not available with online purchasing.  
$99 Main Floor/Section A; $125 Terrace