March 2009 Happenings

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March 6-8 Heartland Players are performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Heartland Theater at 33994 Avenue E in Yucaipa. Tickets are $8-10. For more information, click here. No reserved seating. All tickets are sold at the door.

Christian Singer

March 7 Daniel Rodriguez, America's beloved policeman tenor, will be performing at Loma Linda University Church at 11125 Campus Street, Loma Linda. Daniel Rodriguez helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of "God Bless America" after the 9/11 attacks. Guest artist Lauri Gayle Stephenson will also be performing. For tickets, call (909) 558-7193.

March 7-March 15 Inland Pacific Ballet will perform The Little Mermaid at Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. This show is for the whole family and is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story. Puppetry and dancing combine in this show to create an underwater spectacle.Tickets are $16-$35. For more information call (909) 607-1139. To purchase tickets, click here

Through March 8- Sweeney Todd is a musical thriller of a barber who seeks revenge on the judge who framed him and sent him to prison. His quest includes avenging his wrongs on his unfortunate customers, and those customers soon become the "secret ingredient" in the meat pies selling in the bakery below the barber shop. The play is being performed at the Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets are $31.50-$33.50. Purchase tickets here.
For more information, call (909) 477-2752

Christian Theater

Lifehouse presents three excellent shows in March

Through March 15th Lifehouse Theater in Redlands presents “Ecclesiastes: The Wisdom of King Solomon”. A treasure trove of life’s secrets are explored as the wisdom of Ecclesiastes comes to life on stage. This unusual new stage experience promises to offer insights from and for the ages.

On March 15th – one night only! – at 7:30 PM, Pasadena-based writer/actor Roger Nelson brings the patron saint of Ireland to life in “The Confession of St. Patrick”. The Bible is quoted more than 200 times as Patrick shares his joys and trials as a frontier missionary in Ireland. This production is presented as part of Lifehouse’s LifeEdge series.

Then, from March 28th to April 26th, Lifehouse presents “The Hiding Place”, the acclaimed life story of Corrie Ten Boom in an astonishing dramatic memoir.

For interested actors: on March 5th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, auditions will be held for Lifehouse’s production of “Peter Pan: A New Musical”. The performances will be May 9th through June 14th, and all roles are open for audition.

Lifehouse Theater is located at 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, CA 92374. For more information, call the box office at 909-335-3037 or visit them on the Web at

March 14 Cirque La Vie performs "Seasons" at the California Theater of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. In the tradition of Cirque Du Soleil comes an all new show celebrating the seasons in song, acrobatics, and dancing. Musical numbers include "Hazy Shade of Winter," "All Summer Long", "Here Comes the Sun", "The Boys of Summer" "California Dreaming" "Autumn leaves", "Blowin in the Wind", and many more. Don't miss this amazing combination of song and acrobatics that will appeal to the whole family as we celebrate each turning season. Tickets are $30-$60. For more information call (909) 885-5152.

Christian Rock

March 19 Leeland will be in concert for Beautiful Africa on March 19th at Crosspoint Church (6950 Edison Ave. in Chino). Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door. Call (909) 606-9833 for more information. Beautiful Africa is an organization that provides medical care to abandoned and HIV-affected babies in Lesotho, Africa, a country where 23% of the population has HIV/AIDS and 56% of the population lives on less than $2 a day. This concert is raising money for Beautiful Africa. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Christian Rock

March 20 The blockbuster, platinum-selling Newsboys will be coming to the Packinghouse in Redlands on March 20th, 2009 as part of the 30-city “Join The Tribe Tour”. Also on the tour will be the rising groups DecembeRadio, Vota (formerly called Casting Pearls), and Bread of Stone. The show will kick off at 7:00 PM; doors open at 6:00.
The Packinghouse is located at 27165 San Bernardino Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374. For tickets and more information, go to Transparent Productions’ website and search for “Newsboys”. Tickets can also be purchased from the Packinghouse bookstore by calling 909-793-8744.

Christian Rock/Worship

March 26 Rock and Worship Road Show featuring MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Tenth Avenue North, & Addison Road, comes to the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on Thursday, March 26th. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00.

There are no tickets available for this engagement; the price is $10.00 at the door for all seats. Proceeds will benefit “Imagine a Cure”, a non-profit organization aiming to cure juvenile diabetes, and the medical missions of Compassion International.
Citizens Business Bank Arena is located at 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario, CA 91764. For more information, call the Arena at 909-244-5500, or visit here or here.

Christian Rock
March 28 The acclaimed hip-hop/dance/rock band Family Force Five will be at the Glass House in Pomona on March 28th, 2009 as part of the AP Tour. Riding high on good critical reception of their third full-length album, Dance or Die, the band successfully brings a positive turn to some of the most popular styles of contemporary music. In a May 2008 interview with Christian Music Today, the band admitted that their music would not appeal to certain segments of the Christian audience: “They want Sandi Patty all over again. They want Amy Grant. And most times, it's people that don't understand new art, new videos... We want to make music that is for God, but at the same time, we want to make music that people enjoy and that they're not turned off by.”
The Glass House is located at 200 W. Second St., Pomona CA, 91766. For more information, visit the band’s website or contact the Glass House at (909) 865-3802.

March 28 Artists Work B.e.n.c.h. puts on its 6th monthly Christian Songwriter's Showcase at GFE coffee house in Highland from 4:30-6:30. GFE is located in the Albertson's shopping center on the corner of Baseline and Boulder. Admission is always free. For more information, contact If you want to perform at the March showcase or later, space may still be available. Click here for more information.

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