Historic Fontana Theater
In 2008 Stargazer Productions began its partnership with the City of Fontana as the operators of the historic Fontana Theater. Originally built in 1936 as a single screen movie theater, over the years the theater has had many uses including a stationary store, roller rink, social club, and community theater. In 2008 the Vigiletti’s (Executive Producers) began the journey on making the renovated venue the Inland Empire’s premier dining and entertainment venue.
The Art Deco Theater boasts state of the art lighting and audio equipment and recently added a 16-foot tall by 32-foot wide HD LED backdrop. This amazing piece of technology allows for incredible new enhancements to the productions. Special visual effects and virtual scenery can now be a part of the productions adding an additional layer to the already stellar entertainment that the venue offers.
2019 – 2020 Season
The 2019 – 2020 Season at TIBBIES Center Stage is filled with a great variety of shows and musical styles with something for everyone. Brand new this season is a reoccurring event called “Saturday Night Super Club”. The Second Saturday of the months of September, November, January, and March will come alive with the classic sound of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and more as Todd Vigiletti and The Stargazer Orchestra take you back in time to the Super Clubs of the 1950’s. Tuxedo clad servers, table side mixology, and vintage menu items will be served. To top it all off, after the main show, guests are invited to join the performers on the dance floor and dance the night away!
Broadway Musical Series
The new season’s Broadway Musical Series includes four amazing productions. July kicks off the Broadway series with the hilarious Off Broadway Musical Suds! Part Laverne and Shirley, and part “Days of Our Lives”, this show features over 30 popular music hits of the1960’s.
Elvis fans will love to join in October for All Shook Up. It’s 1955 and all of Elvis’ biggest hits come to life in this Broadway Musical.
In February of 2020 journey back in time thousands of years with the emotionally stunning Elton John and Tim Rice Version of Aida.
Finally they round out the Season in April with the huge Broadway Musical Copacabana, based upon the story of the mega hit song by Barry Manilow.
Looking for a different kind of theatrical experience? You have found it. Center Stage is proud to present its Tibbies Series. This December TIBBIES Holiday Follies Celebrates its 25th anniversary with the classics you love and brand new arrangements to commemorate this milestone.
In May of 2020 the brand new Tibbies show We Are Family pays tribute to the most well know family acts of all time. From The Jackson Five to the Judds and the Everly Brothers to the Andrew Sisters, this show will feature some of the best loved popular music of all time.
Something that makes the TIBBIES shows such a special experience is the fact that the talented performers in the show are also your servers for the evening, so after they serve you a delicious dinner, they trade in their aprons for amazing costumes and take to the stage!
“This element really makes the entire event interactive,” Vigiletti said. “The audience gets a chance to know the performers before the show begins and it makes them feel like they have a family member to cheer for up on the stage”.
To round out the season Center Stage is proud to feature Oasis Dance Magic, August 9-11, an international dance concert and weekend filled with dance class instruction and international performances, and the ever popular Murder Mystery Weekend in January of 2020.
With an in-house Executive Chef, professional service staff, and full cocktail service, TIBBIES Center Stage is the perfect place to enjoy an evening of great dining and amazing entertainment.
Most shows’ ticket prices start at $25 for the show, and dinner and show prices start at $49.95 for adults for a full three-course dinner and show.
If you’re looking for a terrific experience for your family, friends, or coworkers, TIBBIES Center Stage is the place to go. Whether a family gathering or company party for up to 175 guests, visit Center Stage for a great night of Elegant Dining and Extravagant entertainment.
For more information, go online to www.centerstagefontana.com or call (909) 429- SHOW (7469).
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