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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BWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good WinnerBWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good Winner
Posted: Jan. 21, 2018


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BWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon TheatreBWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Jul. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in RiversideBWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside
Posted: May. 22, 2017


BWW Review: DTW Skewers the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in a Terrific Holiday Send-upBWW Review: DTW Skewers the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in a Terrific Holiday Send-up
Posted: Dec. 12, 2017


BWW Review: DTW's Production of ANNIE is a Winner for Adults and Kids Alike.BWW Review: DTW's Production of ANNIE is a Winner for Adults and Kids Alike.
Posted: Sep. 11, 2017


BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
Posted: Jun. 23, 2017


BWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good WinnerBWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good Winner
Posted: Jan. 21, 2018


BWW Review: Desert Rose Presents a Fine Production of FIFTH OF JULY.BWW Review: Desert Rose Presents a Fine Production of FIFTH OF JULY.
Posted: Jan. 16, 2018


BWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good WinnerBWW Review: CVRep's ROMANCE ROMANCE is a Sweet, Feel-Good Winner
January 21, 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.BWW Review: Desert Rose Presents a Fine Production of FIFTH OF JULY.
January 16, 2018

Desert Rose Playhouse's 2017-18 'gay heritage production' is Lanford Wilson's FIFTH OF JULY, which the company pulls off admirably except for some pacing problems.

BWW Review: DTW Skewers the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in a Terrific Holiday Send-upBWW Review: DTW Skewers the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in a Terrific Holiday Send-up
December 12, 2017

Desert Theatreworks has mounted a high-quality production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, with a superb cast and excellent design. If you're looking for laughs, toe-tapping melodies, corny albeit raunchy jokes, and great performances, you won't want to miss this show.

BWW Review: Desert Rose's TIME SQUARE ANGEL is Moving and Excellently PresentedBWW Review: Desert Rose's TIME SQUARE ANGEL is Moving and Excellently Presented
December 5, 2017

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 TheatreBWW Preview: MAME Opens at Palm Canyon Theatre
December 5, 2017

MAME has opened at the Palm Canyon Theatre, starring Se Layne and Morgana Corelli. The musical will run through Dec 17th.

BWW Preview: The HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER is Coming to Fox PAC RiversideBWW Preview: The HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER is Coming to Fox PAC Riverside
October 31, 2017

THE HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER, a dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's music, is coming to Fox PAC in Riverside.

BWW Review: CVRep Presents an Excellent Production of a Disturbing PlayBWW Review: CVRep Presents an Excellent Production of a Disturbing Play
October 31, 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.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.BWW Review: DTW's Production of ANNIE is a Winner for Adults and Kids Alike.
September 11, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) rip-roaring production of the Broadway musical, ANNIE, is a winner. The cast (both grown-ups and children), perform their roles with heart and expertise, resulting in a fabulous, feel-good presentation that all ages can enjoy.

BWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon TheatreBWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon Theatre
July 9, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS is playing for four more performances at the Palm Canyon Theatre, from Thursday, July 13, 2017, through Sunday, July 16, 2017.

BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
June 23, 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.

BWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in RiversideBWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside
May 22, 2017

The national tour of PIPPIN is coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, for two shows only, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Naysh Fox plays the title character, and Housso Semon showcases her powerful voice as the 'Leading Player.' Broadway World interviewed Tyler Jacobson, who is one of the show's acrobats.

BWW Review: Desert Rose Mounts a Hilarious Production of CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE.BWW Review: Desert Rose Mounts a Hilarious Production of CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE.
May 8, 2017

Director Jim Strait's wit shines in Desert Rose's CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE. The script needs pruning, but the dialogue flies most of the time, as do the audience's guffaws. The two women in the cast have the juicy roles, and make the most of them. The audience will have fun at this raunchy play.

BWW Review: CV Rep's LATER LIFE is an Engaging Play, Expertly PresentedBWW Review: CV Rep's LATER LIFE is an Engaging Play, Expertly Presented
May 2, 2017

CVRep is currently presenting an engaging production of A.R. Gurney's one-act dramedy, LATER LIFE, directed by theatre veteran Luke Yankee, making his CVRep debut. All four cast members, each of whom has an impressive list of credits, are a pleasure to watch, as they expertly use their voices, bodies, and faces to pull us into their characters' stories.

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New VenueBWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Fabulous Production of NEXT TO NORMAL in its New Venue
April 25, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (now resident in the Indio Performing Arts Center) production of the musical tearjerker NEXT TO NORMAL is a must-see. The uniformly superb cast performs their roles with spirit and empathy, and they all display lovely singing voices.

BWW Review: Sun City Shines in its Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.BWW Review: Sun City Shines in its Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
March 30, 2017

The Sun City Palm Desert Performing Arts Club has done a wonderful job with its annual musical for 2017, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Although the production ran for only one weekend, the club has other offerings coming up.

BWW Preview:  DISENCHANTED!, a Hilarious Adult Parody about You-Know-Who's Princesses, will Play in Riverside, 3/25BWW Preview: DISENCHANTED!, a Hilarious Adult Parody about You-Know-Who's Princesses, will Play in Riverside, 3/25
March 24, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Snow White and herprincess friends will tell Riverside audiences what REALLY happened in their not-so-fairy-talelives.DISENCHANTED!, the hit satiricalmusical suitable for adults only, will play two performancesat the Fox Performing Arts Center, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

BWW Review: Desert Rose's SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES is an Emotionally Wrenching Experience, but a Must-See Production.BWW Review: Desert Rose's SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES is an Emotionally Wrenching Experience, but a Must-See Production.
March 20, 2017

Prolific screenwriter and playwright Del Shores is perhaps best known for his series of plays about growing up gay in the South. In the semi-autobiographical SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, now playing at the Desert Rose Playhouse in an excellent production, he describes the clash between his identities as a devout Baptist and a gay child.

BWW Review: CVRep's DISGRACED is Expertly Presented and  TopicalBWW Review: CVRep's DISGRACED is Expertly Presented and Topical
March 20, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory's DISGRACED examines identity and prejudice. It is expertly performed, timely, and searing and will almost definitely leave a lasting impression on theatregoers.

BWW Review: Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents an Expertly Acted World Premiere Play, Tony Padilla's LOVESPORTBWW Review: Desert Ensemble Theatre Presents an Expertly Acted World Premiere Play, Tony Padilla's LOVESPORT
March 20, 2017

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) is presenting LOVESPORT, a world premiere play by Tony Padilla, DETC's founder and producing artistic director. He produced and directed LOVESPORT as well as writing the script. I recommend the show because the acting is excellent, and the script exhibits dramatic tension and unexpected developments, especially in the second act.Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) is presenting LOVESPORT, a world premiere play by Tony Padilla, DETC's founder and producing artistic director. He produced and directed LOVESPORT as well as writing the script. I recommend the show because the acting is excellent, and the script exhibits dramatic tension and unexpected developments, especially in the second act.



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