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The Colony Theatre Company presents â€œCandida,â€ written by George Bernard Shaw, beginning preview performances at 8 tonight and continuing through Friday and opening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. Preview tickets run $20 to $25 and opening night is $50. Regular performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays until March 8. Tickets are $37 to $42. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. For tickets, call (818) 558-7000, Ext. 15 or online at www.colonytheatre.org. The Rev. Morell thinks he and his wife, Candida, have the perfect marriage, until a passionate young poet also declares his love for her.
â€œBarefoot in the Parkâ€ by Neil Simon continues at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 or visit www.glendalecentre theatre.com. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $20 to $22.50. Discounted rates available for groups of 25 or more. The comedy's focus is on newlywed couple Corie and Paul Bratter, who are setting up house in a minuscule fifth-floor walk-up apartment in a downtown Manhattan brownstone.
An exhibition by Shari Beaubien, mixed media artist, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. There will be a drawing for a matted fine art print from one of Beaubien's paintings. The ends Feb. 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (818) 238-5397.
â€œSwing Night,â€ featuring the John Burroughs High School Jazz Band, will be from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center, 150 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Ticket price includes swing dance lesson, demonstration, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Advance tickets are encouraged and are $20 per individual or $35 per couple; door price is $25 per individual or $40 per couple. Proceeds will be used to support the Instrumental Music Program. E-mail JBHS_Band@yahoo.com or call (818) 842-2240.