California Theatre is back!

“The Blues Brothers Revue” will grace the stage at the California Theatre on March 4-6, 2022.

After more than a year with empty theater seats, live performances are returning to the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. The new season features four outstanding productions, including a show that was on Broadway in 2018, live music, family programming, and more! The new Theatrical Arts International Foundation season includes “The Blues Brothers Revue,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “SpongeBob the Musical” and “The Elephant Man.” “I am ecstatic to share our 2022 season as we move towards coming to the theatre again in this historic space to enjoy these incredible performances,” said Jesse Dinkel, a producer with Theatrical Arts. “We think the season has a little bit of something for everyone — from Broadway smash hits like “Beauty and the Beast,” to drama, family shows, and more! We can’t wait to get it started and share memorable experiences with our amazing community once again.” For the first show, Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano send “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” to the California Theatre on March 4-6, 2022. The duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by Aykroyd, Belushi Pisano and the original Blues Brothers Musical Director, Paul Shaffer to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi on “Saturday Night Live” in 1978 and later immortalized in the eponymous blockbuster 1980s film directed by John Landis. Judy Belushi refers to the duo as anything but an imitation of the original act and said, “Kieron and Wayne are not imitators, they live the music and embody the characters. They understand the spirit of “The Blues Brothers” and revel in the joy of being Jake and Elwood”. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, is of course a delight for all ages, and one of the best selling musicals of all time. The stage version of Disney’s blockbuster hit movie, features lively hits like “Be Our Guest,” as well as the beloved title song. “Beauty and the Beast” is a traditional fairy tale about an arrogant prince, who has been transformed into a beast, and his beautiful captive, who discovers that real beauty comes from within. “Beauty and the Beast” opens April 8-10, 2022. Adapted from the beloved Nickelodeon series, “Spongebob the Musical” was hailed by The New York Times as “brilliant” and “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit” by New York Magazine, and named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season. It features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and a song by David Bowie to name a few. “SpongeBob” makes its Inland Empire premiere on May 20-22, 2022. The final show of the season will be “The Elephant Man” on July 15-17, 2022. This Tony Award winner tells the spellbinding tale of John Merrick, a man so physically deformed that he became known as “The Elephant Man.” Discovered in a circus sideshow, Merrick moves to the London Hospital, where his unsightly visage makes him the star of the day. Visited and patronized by members of Victorian high society, Merrick strives to live his best life, creating beauty wherever and however he can. 2022 season “The Blues Brothers Revue” -March 4-6 “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” - April 8-10 “SpongeBob the Musical” - May 20-22 “The Elephant Man” - July15-17 All performances are at The California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino. Season tickets for all four shows are $99-$255, through the box office at 1-909-885-8263. Single tickets are $38.50-$88 and are available through the box office or Ticketmaster at For more information, go to


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