RAGTIME

Immigrants told to leave the U.S. and return to the “cesspools” from which they came. Blacks denied their basic civil rights. Wealthy whites still imagining an America in which neither of the aforementioned groups existed. If this sounds more like the stuff of today’s headlines than a twenty-year-old Broadway musical set over a hundred years in the past, all the more reason to celebrate the stirring big-stage revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime now earning standing ovations at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre.
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NOTHING IS THE SAME

Nothing Is The Same from the moment four 1941 Hawaiian preteens witness the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor one sunny December morning in the latest audience-pleasing entry in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s annual Field Trip Series, staged on school days to local kids and on weekends to general audiences of all ages.
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A CHRISTMAS STORY

Sierra Madre Playhouse has one terrific Christmas gift in store for you this holiday season, Philip Grecian’s lovingly recreated stage adaptation of the MGM holiday classic A Christmas Story, directed with equal parts love, imagination, and care by Christian Lebano.
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9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

A trio of resourceful secretaries put their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss in his place while serving up a heaping helping of Dolly Parton songs in the Broadway musical adaptation of the 1980 movie smash 9 To 5, the terrifically entertaining latest from Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre.
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SOUTH PACIFIC

Stellar lead performances by Katie Moya and Michael Scott Harris are among the best reasons to catch Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre’s tuneful revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s 1949 musical dramedy classic South Pacific.
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THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

From “Dream Lover” to “It’s My Party” to “Lollipop” to “Son Of A Preacher Man” to “Wedding Bell Blues,” the Greatest Hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s (as performed by the quartet of comedic charmers best known as The Marvelous Wonderettes) guarantee the Sierra Madre Playhouse one finger-snapping, toe-tapping summer hit.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ

The yellow brick road leads to Claremont this month as Candlelight Pavilion delights children of all ages (and that means parents and grandparents too) with the 1987 stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard Of Oz, a faithful scene-by-scene recreation of the 1939 MGM movie classic.
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LITTLE WOMEN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

The four March sisters have taken up brief midweek residence at Candlelight Pavilion as Inland Valley Repertory Theatre presents Little Women The Broadway Musical, a big-stage revival that merits cheers for its terrific young cast, live orchestra, and above all Jaclyn Kelly Shaw’s radiant star turn as Jo.
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