The McCallum Theatre Announces Its Star-Studded 2013-14 Season

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup of world-class entertainment scheduled for the 2013-2014 season with Tony Award-winning musicals and plays, legendary performers, beloved singers, Desert favorites, and international artistry all part of a very full and exciting roster. Subscriptions go on sale on Monday, April 8th at 8am for the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, Fitz's Jazz Café at the McCallum Series, Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel Series, as well as a Create-Your-Own Series which allows patrons to mix, match, and program a full season of entertainment tailored to their own individual tastes.

Among the new season's highlights is the very first Palm Desert International Dance Festival, presented in partnership with the City of Palm Desert. Featuring three sensational dance companies (Nov. 13-16), Jabbawockeez, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, this new McCallum signature event will celebrate the poetry of movement as performed by three very distinct practitioners of the art form. The McCallum's hugely popular Choreography Festival (Nov. 9 & 10), which has been produced by the Theatre's education division for over a decade, now starts off this expanded Dance Festival, and continues to provide emerging and established choreographers opportunities to showcase their work, bringing exciting new dances to the desert.

The 2013-2014 Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series boasts four great titles, each a multiple award-winning crowd pleaser: Million Dollar Quartet (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical true story of the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. An all-new production of the timeless classic Man of La Mancha (Jan. 24-26, 2014) depicts the triumph of man over his own follies, with a memorable score and book that have inspired theatregoers since the very first note of "The Impossible Dream" was heard on opening night. Winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! (Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2014) is one of the most enduring Broadway classics. Emmy Award-winning Sally Struthers stars as the strong-willed matchmaker Dolly Levi. The Addams Family (Mar. 14-16, 2014) is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of one of America's favorite zany families to spooky and spectacular life. Four show series packages are available from $140 - $400.

A unique take on the holidays, a salute to a legendary Broadway composer, fiery tango dance and the desert premiere of a five-time Tony Award-winning musical play comprise the 2013-2014 McCallum Theatre Broadway and Beyond Series. Show critics call Someday at Christmas with Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack (Dec. 14 & 15)" extremely strong and hugely entertaining." Patrons can take a break during the bustling holiday season to relax at the McCallum with Frank, Sammy, Dean and Joey. Luis Bravo's Forever Tango (Jan. 11 & 12, 2014) was a hit on Broadway for over 400 performances. Featuring fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage 11-piece orchestra, the evening celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The Best of Broadway featuring the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb. 7 & 8, 2014) presents four of Broadway's brightest stars with a nine-piece orchestra celebrating the timeless music of one of the Great White Way's most prolific composers. Among the show's highlights include beloved songs from Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Starlight Express, By Jeeves, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and the longest running show on Broadway, Phantom of the Opera. Dubbed "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway" in decades and the winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher (Mar. 28 & 30, 2014) is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan that will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Four show series packages are available from $100 - $320.

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David Green David Green is the Executive Director of The American Foundation For Arts Education, founded by Carol Channing and her late husband, Harry Kullijian -- working to restore the Arts to our nation’s public schools and provide an arts education to every child in America. He is the founder and President of the nationally acclaimed "Musical Theatre University", a training ground for talented young people with aspirations for careers in theatre, most specifically musical theatre. Mr. Green's Broadway alumni include Tony -nominees Matthew Morrison and Stephanie Block, Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez, Krysta Rodriguez, Scott Barnhardt and Anneliese VanDerPol to name a few. As a producer and director, he has staged over 150 theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre and with such stars as Carol Channing, Cathy Rigby, JoAnne Worley, Rex Smith, Jonelle Allen, Eric Kunze, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, John Raitt, Betty Garrett and more. Mr. Green is the Regional Editor and Reviewer for the Inland Empire of Southern California.

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