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Listen as Canadian radio talks about California's dinner theater scene

January 24, 2011 |  4:45 pm

A couple of million Canadians are expected to have dinner theater with breakfast this morning.
A Times article about dinner theater in Southern California a few weeks ago is to be the subject of a 20-minute segment Tuesday on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's show "Q." Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, the CBC's 90-minute weekday show focuses on arts and cultural matters at home and abroad, and is the highest-rated morning radio program in Canada.
The broadcast will examine both the fate and the current state of the once-popular form of dinner theater. The show will focus on the Candlelight Pavillion in Claremont, which is one of only two full-production dinner theaters still standing in Southern California. The theater's general manager, Michael Bollinger, will discuss his operation on the segment.
To listen to the broadcast, there are various portals for access:

At listeners can stream the show at 10 a.m. in their local time. The show is also rebroadcast at 10 p.m. and available as a podcast on the same website.
"Q" airs on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 137 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time.


Dinner theaters still offer an alternative menu

The rise and fall of dinner theater

— Christopher Smith

Photo: The 2010 Production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. Credit: Amy Snyder