By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer|
The local theaters and venues in San Bernardino and Riverside offer highly anticipated live entertainment ranging from plays to music festivals and performances.
The Fox Theater is well known for historically being the first theater to present the classic movie “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable back in 1939.
The Masters of Harmony returned to the venue with a performance called “Pulling Out the Stops,” on April 28.
The choir, directed by Justin Miller, sings different types of songs such as: jazz, Broadway, classical and more, according to the Fox Theater’s official website.
The theater is also looking for volunteers to help out, according to the Fox Theater’s official website. This could be an opportunity to check out the latest events and even take part in them.
The Coussoulis Arena is sponsoring the Arts and Music Festival, on campus on May 17. The free event will showcase the Best of the Bands, hosted by the Underground Music Society where rock bands and other types of music genres from across the Inland Empire will compete for the title.
A jazz festival, including the musical talents of Poncho Sanchez, Mongorama, the Latin Society, and the CSUSB Jazz Ensemble will be taking place in the arena.
The “Masters of Illusion Live” will also be performing at CSUSB’s Coussoulis Arena on June 1 to watch and test your own reality.
The show consists of performers offset with flames, fireworks and more, according to a promotion video on the official website of the “Masters of Illusion Live.”
The California Theater of the Arts, located in downtown San Bernardino, will present, “Ray the Musical Tribute,” centered around rock/soul singer, Ray Charles.
Charles, a musician in the 1950s, is well known for songs like “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” and other hits.
Join the tribute honoring Charles and check it out on May 25.
The Off Broadway Play Series presents the rock musical “Rent,” based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” at the Landis Performing Arts Center in Riverside.
“Rent” centers around a group of poor artists, struggling to survive in the Lower East Side of New York.
Check out the latest version of “Rent” at the Landis Performing Arts Center on May 29 through June 1.
Performance Riverside presents, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: The Musical Comedy,” at the Landis Performing Arts Center.
This musical centers around J. Pierrepont Finch’s rise from window-washer to successful businessman.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe portrayed Finch in the latest version of this musical at Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway in New York.
You have the opportunity to watch this anticipated play at Landis Performing Arts Center in Riverside – (minus Radcliffe.)
Performances are scheduled for June 7-9 and 14-16.
Grab your wallets, race to the nearest theater near you, and enjoy everything that live theater can offer you.