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JUN 2017

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4 0 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E ENTREES AND ENCORES D I N N E R T H E A T E R S A R E A M E R I C A N A A T I T S B E S T T G U I D E THEATER C A N DL E L I G H T P AV I L IO N DI N N E R T H E A T E R C L A R E M O N T , C A L I F O R N I A For over 30 years, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater has delighted groups with a rare combination of fine dining and Broadway-caliber pro- ductions. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the full waiter service and menu, which features a wide selection of wines, hors d'oeuvres, appetizing entrees and homemade desserts. "People can sit down and have a wonderful dinner experience, then turn their chair to have a wonderful theater experience as well," said Mindy Teuber, who helps run the theater with her brother, Michael Billinger. Though many dinner theaters reside in smaller cities, Candlelight Pavilion caters to the eclectic Los Angeles market and prides itself in presenting a diverse range of shows. "One of the things we've accomplished is making sure there's a musical in every season for every demographic, from something edgy like 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific' and 'Beauty and the Beast' for families," said Teuber. Candlelight Pavilion produces an average of eight to 10 musicals per year, each running for approximately seven weeks. Other shows on the 2017 lineup include "The Wizard of Oz"; "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra"; "The Sounds of Christmas"; and "9 to 5," a female-driven comedy about working in an office. After their father, Ben Bollinger, passed on the business to them, Teuber and her brother worked hard to maintain a family feel within the theater environment. "Mike does a curtain speech every night," said Teuber. "You're not just treated as a guest; you're part of the family as soon as you come here. I think people sense that right away." W W W . C A N D L E L I G H T P A V I L I O N . C O M DIN NER THE ATERS ENJOY A STE A DY PATRONAGE FROM TR AV EL GROUPS. TO M A K E SUR E YOU FIND THE BEST EN TERTA IN MEN T FOR YOU R GROU P, W E HIGHLIGHTED FI V E DIN N ER THE ATERS W ITH R EPU TATIONS FOR E XCELL ENCE. Courtesy Candlelight Pavilion Dinner eater Courtesy Candlelight Pavilion Dinner eater "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" AT CANDLELIGHT PAVILION DINNER THEATER B Y S AVA N N A H O S B O U R N LAVISH TABLE PLACE SETTINGS AT CANDLELIGHT PAVILION DINNER THEATER J U N E 2 0 1 7

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