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Coyote Stageworks Brings Tony Winning Play ART To Palm SpringsCoyote Stageworks Brings Tony Winning Play ART To Palm Springs
Posted: Jan. 19, 2016


Dezart Performs Presents World Premiere Of SUICIDE DOGS Beginning 1/22Dezart Performs Presents World Premiere Of SUICIDE DOGS Beginning 1/22
Posted: Jan. 15, 2016


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BWW Interview: American Idol Finalist David Hernandez Kicks Off The Copa Palm Springs Starry Cabaret SeasonAmerican Idol Finalist David Hernandez At The Cope Palm Springs
Posted: Sep. 8, 2015


Shirley MacLaine Returns To The McCallum Theatre 3/7Shirley MacLaine Returns To The McCallum Theatre 3/7
February 8, 2016

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Shirley MacLaine on Monday, March 7, at 8:00pm. Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. Shirley MacLaine's illustrious career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award win and six nominations, six Emmy Award nominations, seven Golden Globe Awards - including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - and the title of international best-selling author.
BWW Review: Dezart Performs Delivers A Polished and Poignant SUICIDE DOGS At The Pearl McManus TheatreBWW Review: Dezart Performs Delivers A Polished and Poignant SUICIDE DOGS At The Pearl McManus Theatre
January 26, 2016

Before I even begin my review of SUICIDE DOGS, which opened last Friday evening in Palm Springs for a limited two week run, I want to give Dezart Performs a standing ovation. Dezart Performs is dedicated to the development of new theatrical works, providing a safe haven for new plays and giving voice to burgeoning playwrights at all stages from table readings to staged readings and, for some, full blown productions. And that effort and commitment is to be applauded and rewarded. Rewarded, how? By getting into the theatre and supporting this vibrant theatre company as they showcase these new works, and providing the authors the vital next step in their process the critical eye of a live audience. I urge you to put Dezart Performs squarely on your radar both their mission and the professional quality of their work deserve an audience!!
Coyote Stageworks Brings Tony Winning Play ART To Palm SpringsCoyote Stageworks Brings Tony Winning Play ART To Palm Springs
January 19, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will present eleven performances of "Art" by French playwright Yasmina Reza at the Annenberg Theater beginning March 25, 2016. A 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Play that has been packing in audiences worldwide ever since, "Art" raises questions about art and friendship. In an ironic twist of casting, the comedy will bring together on stage for the first time three original founding members of Coyote StageWorks: Founding Artistic Director Chuck Yates, as well as Larry Raben and David Engel, who are company members and serve on the board of the organization. They have been friends for more than 25 years and the Desert Theatre League has bestowed numerous Desert Star Awards on each.
BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17
January 15, 2016

Singer/Actress Frenchie Davis brings her brash wit and iconic vocal style to The Copa in Palm Springs for two intimate performances, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. Davis auditioned for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show "American Idol" and her tremendous success on the show launched a career that has taken her to Broadway (Rent, Dreamgirls and eventually becoming a Grammy-nominated artist for the revival of Ain't Misbehavin') and, perhaps, her highest profile gig as one of the top four finalists in the first season of The Voice. Her cover of 'When Love Takes Over' landed at #3 on the iTunes Dance Chart. I had the chance to chat with French as she was preparing for her Palm Springs engagement. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation:
Dezart Performs Presents World Premiere Of SUICIDE DOGS Beginning 1/22Dezart Performs Presents World Premiere Of SUICIDE DOGS Beginning 1/22
January 15, 2016

Dezart Performs presents the World Premiere of a new comedy. Suicide Dogs, for a limited run, January 22 through January 31, at The Pearl McManus Theater in Palm Springs. When then 22-year-old playwright Jess Honovich submitted her engaging drama-comedy, Suicide Dogs to Palm Springs-based performing arts company Dezart Performs for its 2015 Play Reading Festival, she had no idea whether it would be selected for a staged reading, but Suicide Dogs went on to win the Festival's top honor. As Audience Favorite, she learned, it would be fully produced during the 2015/2016 season.
BWW Reviews: A Definitive 'Morning Glow' Lingers After a Glorious PIPPIN at The McCallum TheatreBWW Reviews: A Definitive 'Morning Glow' Lingers After a Glorious PIPPIN at The McCallum Theatre
January 13, 2016

The National Tour of PIPPIN is, hands down, the finest touring production to land at The McCallum Theatre during my tenure in the desert cities. Passionate. Polished. Near Perfection! It is a glorious spectacle of sight, sound and immaculate storytelling that, despite its mesmerizing visual feast of circus spectacle, remains honest and intimate and, at every turn, very human.
BWW Interview: Everything Has a Season! Erik Altemus Talks His 'Season' of PIPPIN, at The McCallumBWW Interview: Everything Has a Season! Erik Altemus Talks His 'Season' of PIPPIN, at The McCallum
January 12, 2016

Pippin, Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical drops in at The McCallum Theatre for a week long engagement, January 12-17. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin 'lifts you up and leaves you smiling', say press notes. Directed by Diane Paulus, the revival of Pippin won four 2013 Tony Awards including 'Best Musical Revival' and has been hailed as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza' (NY1). Erik Altemus originated the role of Lewis in the Broadway revival and is now on the road, reprising his role, in this national touring iteration. I had the opportunity to chat with Erik about the production and 'all things Erik'. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.
Mantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm Springs TonightMantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm Springs Tonight
December 12, 2015

The 28th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 18-20, 2016, will be a very special event honoring '100 Years of Sinatra' and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century. Frank Sinatra is known as an iconic entertainer who comes along once in a lifetime and on December 12 this year he would've been 100 years old.This year's memorable two-day celebrity-amateur golf tournament will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with Joe Mantegna, current starof the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds. Barbara and Joe will be joined by celebrities such as: Tom Dreesen, Grant Fuhr, Beverly Johnson, William DeVane, Jim McMahon, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Elke Sommer, Kevin Sorbo and many more to be announced at a later date.
WHITE CHRISTMAS - A PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR to Bring a New Holiday Tradition to the Camelot Theatre, 12/11-13WHITE CHRISTMAS - A PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR to Bring a New Holiday Tradition to the Camelot Theatre, 12/11-13
December 11, 2015

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and Musical Theatre University (MTU) are teaming up this year to create a brand new holiday show - White Christmas - A Palm Springs Holiday Spectacular.'This is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family,' said David Green, Founder of Musical Theatre University. 'We plan to screen the holiday classic, White Christmas, at the Camelot Theatres, and combine the screening with a live thirty minute fully staged holiday production featuring the kids from Musical Theatre University.' This is the first time any theatre in The Inland Empire has combined a live theatrical event with a motion picture screening. And as an added treat -- it will actually SNOW in the theatre!
BWW Interview: Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter LISA LOEB Appears at the Copa Palm Springs, 12/11BWW Interview: Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter LISA LOEB Appears at the Copa Palm Springs, 12/11
December 9, 2015

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Lisa Loeb brings her signature vocal stylings to The Copa Palm Springs for one special performance, December 11 at 8:00 pm. Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the filmReality Bites.A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles 'Do You Sleep,' 'I Do' and 'Let's Forget about It " and the albumsCake and PieandNo Fairy Tale, among others. I had the chance to catch up with Lisa as she was preparing for her upcoming Copa Concert. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation;
WHITE CHRISTMAS - A PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR to Bring a New Holiday Tradition to the Camelot Theatre, 12/11-13WHITE CHRISTMAS - A PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR to Bring a New Holiday Tradition to the Camelot Theatre, 12/11-13
November 30, 2015

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and Musical Theatre University (MTU) are teaming up this year to create a brand new holiday show - White Christmas - A Palm Springs Holiday Spectacular.'This is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family,' said David Green, Founder of Musical Theatre University. 'We plan to screen the holiday classic, White Christmas, at the Camelot Theatres, and combine the screening with a live thirty minute fully staged holiday production featuring the kids from Musical Theatre University.' This is the first time any theatre in The Inland Empire has combined a live theatrical event with a motion picture screening. And as an added treat -- it will actually SNOW in the theatre!
BWW Review: Coyote Stageworks' Zippel-Directed BEING EARNEST IN NEW YORK a Triumph at the AnnenbergBWW Review: Coyote Stageworks' Zippel-Directed BEING EARNEST IN NEW YORK a Triumph at the Annenberg
November 25, 2015

For one 'wonderfully entertaining' night only, Coyote Stageworks brought to the stage an all-star cast in a tremendously engaging staged-reading of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST -- with a twist! Helmed, and created, by Tony Winner David Zippel, this EARNEST was set in modern day Manhattan and The Hamptons and was a (mostly) very satisfying adaptation. This special benefit performance marked the start of Coyote Stageworks' seventh season in the desert and their highly anticipated return to their home at The Annemberg Theatre in Palm Springs. As my readers know, I have long hailed Coyote Stageworks as the benchmark for professional theatre in the Coachella Valley and this stellar production gave no exception to that rule.
Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet! 42ND STREET Taps Its Way to The McCallum This WeekCome and Meet Those Dancing Feet! 42ND STREET Taps Its Way to The McCallum This Week
November 24, 2015

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET comes to the McCallum Theatre with a sparkling new production for seven performances tonight, November 24, through Sunday, November 29.
Grammy Winner Al Jarreau Appears for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum TonightGrammy Winner Al Jarreau Appears for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum Tonight
November 21, 2015

The McCallum Theatre and Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum present Al Jarreautonight, November 21, at 8:00pm.
Humorist Jeanne Robertson to Light Up The McCallum Stage, TodayHumorist Jeanne Robertson to Light Up The McCallum Stage, Today
November 20, 2015

Through the generosity of Tim and Barbara Arnstein, the McCallum Theatre presents humoristJeanne RobertsononToday, November 20, at 8:00pm.Jeanne Robertson charms audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at 6'2", has an infectious personality and sense of humor. Jeanne achieved national attention after a handful of humorous clips from her talks became viral videos in 2009. With seven DVDs, three books and more than 18 million YouTube hits, the demand for Jeanne's family friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Her anecdotes air regularly on satellite radio comedy channels including XM Radio's Laugh USA - The Family Comedy Channel. Some of her most popular anecdotes include 'Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,' 'Don't Bungee Jump Naked' and 'Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store.' Her witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter.
Jason Petty Brings HANK AND MY HONKY TONK HEROES to The McCallum Theatre TonightJason Petty Brings HANK AND MY HONKY TONK HEROES to The McCallum Theatre Tonight
October 24, 2015

The McCallum Theatre presents Jason Petty tonight, October 24, at 8:00pm. Jason, who wowed the McCallum audience with his portrayal of Hank Williams, is back with a new show Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes. Hear the great songs of country music legends like Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George Jones and, of course, Hank Williams in this energetic show!
Come And Meet Those Dancing Feet! 42ND STREET Taps Its Way to The McCallum, 11/24-29Come And Meet Those Dancing Feet! 42ND STREET Taps Its Way to The McCallum, 11/24-29
October 23, 2015

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic42nd STREETcomes to the McCallum Theatre with a sparkling new production for seven performances Tuesday, November 24, through Sunday, November 29.42nd STREETis the song and dance fable of Broadway, with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You," and, of course, "42nd Street." Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie,42nd STREETtells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musicalPretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.
Mantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More to Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm SpringsMantegna, Sinatra, Dreesen and More to Celebrate 100 YEARS OF SINATRA in Palm Springs
October 22, 2015

The 28th Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, February 18-20, 2016, will be a very special event honoring "100 Years of Sinatra" and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century. Frank Sinatra is known as an iconic entertainer who comes along once in a lifetime and on December 12 this year he would've been 100 years old.This year's memorable two-day celebrity-amateur golf tournament will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with Joe Mantegna, current starof the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds. Barbara and Joe will be joined by celebrities such as: Tom Dreesen, Grant Fuhr, Beverly Johnson, William DeVane, Jim McMahon, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Elke Sommer, Kevin Sorbo and many more to be announced at a later date.
Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21
October 22, 2015

The McCallum Theatre and Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum present Al Jarreau on Saturday, November 21, at 8:00pm.Al Jarreau's innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and accolades worldwide.
Internationally Renowned Kingston Trio to Headline The McCallum Theatre, 11/22Internationally Renowned Kingston Trio to Headline The McCallum Theatre, 11/22
October 22, 2015

The City of Rancho Mirage and the McCallum Theatre present The Kingston Trio on Sunday, November 22, at 3:00pm.In 1957, America was ready for a new style of music. Just out of college, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard took folk music and gave it an irresistible comic twist. The music was rooted in American popular culture, but performed with a style that now seems timeless. When "Tom Dooley" went Gold in 1958, the folk revival was born, setting the stage for Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul & Mary, The Byrds and the protest movement of the 60s.


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