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Audrey Liebross

Audrey Liebross 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.


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Review: DO NOT REMOVE LABEL is a Hilarious, Brilliant Piece of Theatre
December 4, 2022

The audience had one heckuva good time at the opening night of Desert Ensemble Theatre's (DET's) DO NOT REMOVE LABEL, a hilarious world-premiere farce that also includes serious elements and political satire. The play achieves a humor trifecta: Laughs from the clever script by DET's artistic director, Jerome Elliott Moskowitz; laughs from the great staging by director Michael Pacas; and laughs from the top-notch cast members' rubber facial expressions.

Review: SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS at Desert Theatreworks is a Must-See.
September 14, 2022

Desert Theatreworks (DTW) starts its 2022-23 season with a bang — its production of J. Dietz Osborne's and Nate Eppler's farce, SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS, is a must-see. It is hilariously written, fabulously staged, and brilliantly acted.

Review: A Fine Production of CRIMES OF THE HEART is Playing at Desert Rose Playhouse
June 28, 2022

CRIMES OF THE HEART, the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and a Tony nominee for best play, is currently playing at Desert Rose Playhouse. The production is well-directed and well-acted, and the play itself is absorbing, with both shallow and deep moments. Desert Rose’s take on Beth Henley’s play is very much worth seeing.

BWW Review: Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS is Wowing Audiences at Palm Canyon Theatre.
May 17, 2022

Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) deserves kudos for the fine singing, acting, dancing, and technical achievements in its production of Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS - the audience was highly enthusiastic the night I attended, for good reason. The show will play through Sunday, May 22, 2022.

BWW Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER is a Feast at Desert Theatreworks.
April 27, 2022

Desert Theatreworks has mounted another must-see production with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Todd Kreidler's stage adaptation of the beloved Spencer Tracy - Katherine Hepburn motion picture. The direction, the acting, and the technical design and execution of the comedic drama are first-rate.

BWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT at Palm Canyon Theatre is Fabulous.
April 28, 2022

Palm Canyon Theatre’s musical productions, with their terrific costuming, top-quality dance numbers, live music, and professional singing, usually dazzle audiences. MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, now playing at PCT, is no exception. The production is thoroughly professional in every way. Theatregoers who enjoy Monty Python’s zany humor will have a great deal of fun.

BWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC SHINES at Palm Canyon Theatre.
April 1, 2022

Although the technical aspects of the production are fabulous, the crown jewels here are what goes on on the stage. The sword fighting is impressive. Even the scene changes provide their own hilarious entertainment - while baroque music plays, a group of dancing and clowning nuns move the scenery. Saving the best for last, the acting in this production is extraordinary.

BWW Review: ALL THIS INTIMACY IS A Brilliant, Must-See at Desert Ensemble Theatre
March 29, 2022

The latest extraordinary piece of theatre -- another must-see -- that I have had the privilege to attend is Desert Ensemble Theatre's production of Rajiv Joseph's ALL THIS INTIMACY, playing for one more weekend (April 1st to 3rd). The play has plenty of laughs, but it is not a comedy. It tells the story of a college professor who has impregnated three different women, and the fallout from this unintended happening.

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Has Mounted A Must-See Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
March 24, 2022

There is a new must-see production in the Coachella Valley: Desert Theatreworks’ presentation of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the rock musical mash-up of comedy, horror, and sci-fi, with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. The directing, acting, singing, dancing, puppetry, and all-around technical quality make for a delightful afternoon or evening of entertainment.

BWW Review: A Fun Getaway at Palm Canyon Theatre's PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY
March 1, 2022

Palm Canyon Theatre's (PCT's) PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY is the world premiere of a handclapping, foot-stomping revue that describes the history of Palm Springs, California in a funny, mostly wholesome way. I enjoyed myself immensely at this high-quality getaway from events in the world. Judging from other audience members, so did they.

BWW Review: AJ Clauss's SALTY is Playing at Desert Ensemble Theatre
February 22, 2022

Desert Ensemble Theatre is currently presenting AJ Clauss's SALTY. The production is well worth seeing; the play forces people to think about major issues and the director and ensemble cast are fabulous. Although there are many funny and many sweet moments, be forewarned: the overall tone is sad and pessimistic.

BWW Review: I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES Is Both Sweet and Saucy
February 21, 2022

Desert Theatreworks has produced another winner: Neil Simon’s I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES. This story, with its emphasis on rekindling father-daughter love, is deeper than many of his plays. The two casts make the audience care about the characters. Director Daniela Ryan has done a superb job of coaxing brilliant performances from both.

BWW Interview: Michele McConnell will Appear in SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE! with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.
December 8, 2021

For three already sold-out performances, Broadway star Michele McConnell will appear with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC), in the chorus's holiday show, SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE!, at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, December 10th & 11th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 12th at 3 p.m.

BWW Preview: California Premiere of GAVROCHE Musical will Take Place at Idyllwild Arts Academy
December 3, 2021

GAVROCHE, a new musical based on Victor Hugo's novel, 'Les Misérables,' with book, music, and lyrics by Bonnie Gleicher, is having its California premiere at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Idyllwild Arts' theatre department chair, Bonnie Carpenter, is directing the production, whose cast is made up entirely of Academy theatre arts students in grades ten through twelve. GAVROCHE will run from December 3rd-5th.

BWW Review: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S at Desert Theatreworks is Funny and Imaginative.
November 9, 2021

Desert Theatreworks' production of Ron Clark's and Sam Bobrick's farce, MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S, is funny and imaginatively staged, and improves upon the source material. It will run Thursdays through Sundays, through November 21st

BWW Preview: JIM BORAX'S CALIFORNIA CABARET Will Appear at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater on November 10, 2021
November 5, 2021

JIM BORAX’S CALIFORNIA CABARET will appear at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater on November 10, 2021, at 7 pm. The no-charge performance will feature Broadway hits and songs from the Great American Songbook.

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Desert Theatreworks
October 18, 2021

THE PRODUCERS, the first post-lockdown Desert Theatreworks (DTW) show, is perfect to welcome eager audiences back - a true winner. Ron and Lance Phillips, the married couple that operates DTW, took the opportunity of the hiatus to completely rework the Indio Performing Arts Center, adding a new 250-seat main stage for musicals. As most people know, the Mel Brooks show is loaded with bad taste, but is hilarious nonetheless.

Desert Rose Playhouse has Extended Its Run for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
September 15, 2021

Desert Rose Playhouse has extended its run of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The additional performances will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7 p.m.; on Friday and Saturday nights, September 17 and 18, at 8 p.m.; on Sunday, September 19, at 2 p.m.; and on Saturday night September 25 — actually, Sunday morning September 26 — at midnight.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at The Desert Rose Playhouse is Campy, Bloody Fun.
August 31, 2021

I give the Desert Rose Playhouse kudos for its fantastic production of Richard O'Brien's bloody cult classic, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Buy tickets before the run sells out, as it deserves to do.

Desert Theatreworks Announces its 2021-22 Season
August 11, 2021

Desert TheatreWorks (DTW) has announced its 2021-2022 season and invites interested actors, singers and dancers to audition.  There will be four musicals (two of which will feature live bands) and three plays. Artistic Director Lance Phillips has chosen programs that he describes as “upbeat, fun, and an escape to a happy place.”