David Green

David Green

David Green is the Founder and Executive Director of Musical Theatre University, a comprehensive training ground for young people with aspirations for careers in professional theatre. His alumni include Tony Nominees Matthew Morrison (TV’s “GLEE” and “The Light In The Piazza”), Susan Egan (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Stephanie Block (“Wicked”, “9 to 5”, “Edwin Drood"), Drama Desk Nominee Lindsay Mendez (“Dogfight” and “Wicked”). Krysta Rodriguez (TV’s “SMASH” and “The Addams Family”), Anneliese VanDerPol (“Vanities”, “Beauty And The Beast” and TV’s “That’s So Raven”), Columbus Short (TV’s “Scandal” and Films “Stomp The Yard” and “Cadillac Records”), and many more. He was the founder of The California Conservatory of the Arts and co-founder of The Orange County School of the Arts. He was recently named one of the top ten reasons so many “stars” come out of Orange County by Orange Coast Magazine. 

Mr. Green has staged and directed over 200 musical and theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre and worked with stars ranging from Debbie Reynolds, John Raitt, Betty Garrett, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, Carol Burnett, Rachel York, Carol Cook, JoAnne Worley, Rex Smith, Carol Channing, Bruce Vilanch, Bob Hope and Liberace. He has written and directed seven PBS television specials and served as the Artistic Director for the State of California Department of Education’s Distinguished School Awards for ten years. He co-created and developed the nationally acclaimed Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony in Newport Beach, CA which has grown to an event with an audience of over 25,000 patrons annually. He has staged and directed multiple staged reading of new musicals in both New York and Los Angeles.

Mr, Green is the Regional Editor for Broadway World, the nation’s leading and largest online publication on professional theatre, and he hosts a weekly radio show called The Entertainment GPS which is produced in The Coachella Valley but airs for a national audience on iHeart Radio. He served as a Director for the internationally acclaimed Young Americans before his work with the various schools of the arts. 

 




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Sylvia Brooks opens the 8th season of cabaret shows at Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert with Unplugged , a selection of classic songs from three of her CD's. Joining Sylvia will be bass player, Gabe Davis, and her musical director, Jeff Colella on piano. Showtime for Sylvia Brooks Unplugged is 2 PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert. Tickets are $15 cash only at the box office that opens at 1 PM.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Paula Poundstone, from the #1 rated NPR show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on Sunday, November 5, at 7:00pm. Paula's wry observations spark impromptu dialogue and guarantee riotous laughter. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject, from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats, and deliver it with a casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Dia de los Muertos Live, featuring La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, on Saturday, October 28, at 8:00pm. For the first time ever, these three exciting Mexican artists are coming together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by showcasing the diverse sounds of modern Mexico. Los Angeles-based La Santa Cecilia's unique sound blends Latin rhythms with rock and world music, earning them a Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album. Mexrrissey caringly reimagines songs by Morrissey and The Smiths in Spanish with a definitive Mexican instrumentation and voice. Grammy-nominated Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first all-female mariachi group, whose distinct interpretation of this musical tradition most recently got them on tour with Dan Auerbach's band The Arcs.

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Through the generosity of Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, the McCallum Theatre presents renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, with Kathryn Stott accompanying on piano, on Thursday, November 9, at 8:00pm. Recognized for his artistic mastery and inspirational career, cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to the McCallum Theatre for a captivating recital with long-time collaborator Kathryn Stott, one of Britain's most versatile and imaginative pianists. Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

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Frank M. Young, 77, the founder of Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, and the New York-based National Alliance for Musical Theatre, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, California. Young directed the activities of TUTS from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 2006. For two years in a row he was named by the national Theatre Week magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in American theatre.

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Indian Wells Resort Hotel is excited to debut Broadway's Best in October, presenting an evening of enchanting entertainment with acclaimed performers Patricia Welch and Terri Olsen, along with musical director and pianist Alex Danson. Together they perform a selection of timeless Broadway show stoppers, solos and duets, while adorning fanciful costumes. The dinner and show will be held in Frank's Place at the resort in an intimate setting. The dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m. with the musical starting at 6:30 p.m.

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September 20, 2017

The Palm Canyon Theatre brings to the stage the family friendly musical OLIVER from September 22 through October 1 at their iconic theatre in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Straight out of training at the Palm Canyon Theatre's Summer Kids Camp, about 30 talented young actors, as well as company members and professionals will come together to bring the English musical Oliver! to the stage in Palm Springs. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Original Score, Lionel Bart wrote the Oliver! music and lyrics based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist.

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Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert, one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in the Coachella Valley, will host the 34th Annual Dorothy Nocita Memorial Palm Springs Vocal Competition on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 3 6 PM. This annual free event will highlight eight emerging young opera singers as they compete for the opportunity to win more than $40,000 in prizes. The event will take place at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, located at 31001 Rattler Road in Rancho Mirage. The event allows young singers to earn cash scholarships, community recognition of their achievements and the opportunity to advance their careers.

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September 12, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends in New Worlds on Saturday, October 7, at 8:00pm. Bill Murray became friends with cellist Jan Vogler in New York. Curious about each other's artistic world and interests, they decided to work together on New Worlds, a project that showcases the core of American values in literature and music. Along with Mira Wang (violin) and Vanessa Perez (piano), Bill Murray and virtuoso cellist Jan Vogler perform a program that celebrates Bill's love for classical music and the strong artistic voices that have influenced generations of artists.

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September 11, 2017

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that its ninth season will include productions of two highly entertaining stage plays, presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater, as well as the return of much-anticipated free Play Dates staged reading series. The Coyote StageWorks season will open with a performance of Dirty Blonde for nine performances, running February 2 11, 2018. This will be followed by the production The Cocktail Hour, running March 23 - April 1 for nine performances. The Play Dates series will run on selected Sundays from November through June at the Camelot Theater, part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.



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