Audrey Liebross retired in 2014 from writing legal briefs for a federal agency in DC. She now works as a writer in Palm Desert, California, where she can visit Disneyland to her heart's content. She is also a student at the College of the Desert, where she is studying voice and acting. Audrey has an obsession with "The Phantom of the Opera," and is hoping to finish her musical based on the Leroux novel between semesters. Audrey and her husband have three grown sons and two terrific grandkids. Her philosophy of life is to leave the world a better place than you found it, make lemonade out of lemons, and let your soul take you where you long to be.
Riverside's May the 4th Fest - the annual unofficial party for 'Star Wars' fans - returns, when else, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium 3485 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA.BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Scores at Palm Canyon Theatre April 8, 2018
DAMN YANKEES is one of those fun, classic musical comedies with no message and familiar tunes. The show is a bit too long, and many of the lyrics are dated. Still, in the hands of a company such as Palm Canyon Theatre, a community theatre with the expertise to present large-cast musicals, the feel-good, dance-intensive show will leave the audience smiling and humming.BWW Review: Dezart's MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD is a Sweet, Funny, Well-Acted Winner. April 2, 2018
The final production of Dezart Performs' 10th anniversary season, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, is an anthology of sketches and monologues by different writers about the trials and tribulations of motherhood, with a few fatherhood ideas mixed in. The writing is funny and touching, and Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, who conceived the show, which ran off Broadway, wisely avoided anything truly upsetting. Michael Shaw's expert direction and the charismatic ensemble cast's top-notch performances contribute to a laugh-out-loud, feel good couple of hours, that will have audience members nodding in recognition; director Shaw and all of the cast members successfully deliver the pacing and timing that are key ingredients in a production like this.BWW Review: A Qualified Yes to THE COCKTAIL HOUR March 26, 2018
Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a winner in ROMANCE ROMANCE, two one-act musicals by Keith Herrmann (music) and Barry Harman (book and lyrics). The superb cast makes the most of the material; it is a pleasure watching these four Equity performers own the stage.BWW Review: Desert Rose Presents a Fine Production of FIFTH OF JULY. January 16, 2018
Desert Rose Playhouse's director, Jim Strait, and musical director, Joel Baker, have added popular numbers and Christmas songs to Charles Busch's TIMES SQUARE ANGEL to create what the playbill calls a musical pastiche. Their fine work, along with the terrific acting and singing, result in a production that provides laughs, while tugging at the heartstrings.BWW Preview: MAME Opens at Palm Canyon Theatre December 5, 2017
Coachella Valley Repertory's (CV Rep's) first offering of its 2017-18 season is David Ives' Tony-nominated VENUS IN FUR. Primarily a drama, the play hooks the audience with comedy in the early minutes. Later, as things get more serious and more disturbing the script introduces a mystery, and eventually, a thriller. Towards the end, the plot veers towards the supernatural. The director and the two actors do a top-notch job with the difficult play, which is presented in one long scene, without intermission.BWW Review: Desert Rose's VANYA & SONYA & MASHA & SPIKE is Brilliantly Presented. September 27, 2017
Desert Rose Playhouse has opened its 2017-18 season its sixth with a brilliant production of Christopher Durang's simultaneously literary and loony 2012 comedy, VANYA & SONYA & MASHA & SPIKE (VSMS), which Durang has likened to taking Chekhov scenes and characters and whirling them around in a blender.BWW Review: DTW's Production of ANNIE is a Winner for Adults and Kids Alike. September 11, 2017
Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a robust summer season planned, which is already in progress. Its offerings consist of plays, cabaret, jazz, and classical music. This weekend, Perry Ojeda, who played Gabey in the 1998 Broadway Revival of ON THE TOWN, will perform in concert. Mr. Ojeda will sing the songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.