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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The Writers Studio at the Coachella Valley Repertory Conservatory will present a first-of-its-kind event in December 2018. 'The Desert of Love,' a new full-length play by Studio member Bruce Bonafede, will be presented as a public staged reading on Saturday, December 15. The reading will be mounted on the CVRep main stage and marks the first time the group has presented a reading of a full-length play by one of its members.

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In a haze of reality and misguided fantasy, four characters present the critically acclaimed play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on the Palm Canyon Theatre stage October 18-21. First staged in 1962, writer Edward Albee promptly won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play (1962-63) and the Tony Award for Best Play (1963).The play happens over the course of one night and includes games of marital torment and verbal tirades with hints of infidelity and deception sprinkled throughout an unconventional encounter.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Bob Newhart on Saturday, November 17, at 8:00 pm. One of the most important, influential, and beloved figures in the history of American comedy, Chicago native Bob Newhart has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 50 years. Bob has enjoyed success in television and films as well and hosted the "Tonight Show" an astonishing 87 times. His early TV effort, the "Bob Newhart Variety Show," earned an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award and was followed by the television success of "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972-1978) and "Newhart" (1982-1990). He has appeared in over 14 feature films, includingElf, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Catch 22andLegally Blonde 2, and has starred with the likes of Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Barbara Streisand, Madeline Kahn and Walter Matthau. He's also provided character voices for major animated films.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Celtic Thunder on Friday, November 16, at 8:00pm. The Celtic Thunder X tour is the show's 12th tour of the U.S. and Canada since Celtic Thunder's debut in 2008. The airing of their first Public Television special came that same year and Celtic Thunder has consistently remained one of the most popular musical shows for PBS stations throughout the United States.

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JFS Desert is proud to present an incredible afternoon with Emmy Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comic Monica Piper for one performance only. This dynamic comedian who has written for Roseanne, Mad About You, Veronica's Closet and was the head writer of the #1 children's animated series Rugrats will perform her One Woman Show Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m.The American Comedy Awards deemed her one of the top five female comics in America. She has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Neil Sedaka and The Smothers Brothers.

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Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is proud to announce Arlene Rosenthal and Brian Wanzek (aka Bella da Ball) as the honorees for this year's Palm Springs Garden Party which will be heldNovember 3from 1:30-4: 30 p.m. HRC is the largest national LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) advocacy organization with more than 2million members throughout the country. The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. Rosenthal and Wanzek will be recipients of the Advocate for Equality Award for their demonstrated history of advocacy and being driving forces in the LGBTQ communities.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Lea DeLaria on Thursday, November 8, at 8:00pm.Although Lea DeLariaseems to have achieved overnight stardom with her two time, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award winning, stand-out role as Carrie "Big Boo" Black in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black." However, Lea's multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Grammy Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt and his "100% Solo Acoustic" show on Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 pm.Experience this rare opportunity to hear Travis Tritt in an intimate solo acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subjects of the spotlight. It will be an up close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," "It's A Great Day to Be Alive" and "Best of Intentions," Travis will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

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Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will open its Tenth Anniversary season with a production of "The Understudy" by Theresa Rebeck, who created the hit television series "SMASH." The show, a hilarious comedy about life in the theater, will star Alex Best, Robin McAlpine, and David Youse and run for nine performances from November2 - 11, 2018. "The Understudy" is a hilarious exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life.

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The McCallum Theatre will kick off its fourth decade with theSeventh Annual McCallum Theatre Family Fun Dayset forSunday, October 21, 2018featuring a performance of the critically-acclaimedErth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure.Proceeds from this special annual event will support theatre operations including the McCallum Theatre Education, the Theatre's award-winning arts education program that provides arts training to 40,000 students and educators annually, serving 70% of Coachella Valley classrooms. The Co-Presenting Sponsors ofFamily Fun Dayare The City of Palm Desert and The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

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The McCallum Theatre announced today that one of entertainment's most beloved performers, multiple Grammy Award-winning country music superstar and lifestyle entrepreneurTrisha Yearwood,will headline its Annual Fundraising Gala to be held onWednesday, December 5.The always eagerly-awaited annual event will honor leaders of one of the Valley's most philanthropic organizations,The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Board of Directorsand President,Ronald M. Auenfor their longstanding commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the Coachella Valley.

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September 10, 2018

Aida Cuevas presents a mariachi spectacle in a tribute to her friend and mentor, Juan Gabriel, on Tuesday, October 2, at 8:00pm. Featuring Aida's Mexico City based mariachi band, Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlan, it will be an unforgettable concert featuring two Mexican icons, two masters of the mariachi genre, two lifelong friends and musical partners. Aida Cuevas has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music.With a 42 year career and 39 album releases to her credit, Aida, dubbed "The Queen of Mariachi," is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms.Aida's career has been honored with a Grammy award, a Latin Grammy award, and seven Latin Grammy nominations in the "Best Mariachi/Ranchero Album" category.

THE UNDERSTUDY And GREATER TUNA Among Offerings Of Coyote Stageworks Tenth Anniversary Season At The AnnenbergTHE UNDERSTUDY And GREATER TUNA Among Offerings Of Coyote Stageworks Tenth Anniversary Season At The Annenberg
September 10, 2018

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that its Tenth Anniversary season will include productions of three highly entertaining stage plays, presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater, an increase of the popular free Play Dates Reader's Series, and the debut of the Palm Springs Young Playwright's Festival.

The Palm Canyon Theatre And PS Gay Men's Chorus Join Forces For SOME ENCHANTED EVENING In The DesertThe Palm Canyon Theatre And PS Gay Men's Chorus Join Forces For SOME ENCHANTED EVENING In The Desert
September 5, 2018

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) and Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT)join theatrical forces on Sunday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. as they bring an enchanted evening of 'The Best Of Rodgers And Hammerstein' to the desert to benefit both organizations. This cast for includestwo-time Emmy nominated actress and singer Bobbie Eakes along with the vocal talents of desert favorites Theresa Jewett, Charles Herrera, and Keisha D, who will perform numbers written and composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.Members of the Palm Canyon Theatre Company will sing selections fromOklahoma!the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus will present 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' fromSouth Pacific,'We Kiss in a Shadow' fromThe King and Iand 'Boys and Girls Like You and Me' fromState Fair.The concert will be followed by a reception under the stars.

A Magical Night UNDER THE SUN 'Under The Stars' Features Grammy Winner Steve Tyrell In A Special Pre-Pageant ConcertA Magical Night UNDER THE SUN 'Under The Stars' Features Grammy Winner Steve Tyrell In A Special Pre-Pageant Concert
August 20, 2018

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters will present its annual Celebrity Benefit on August 25th starring Grammy-winner Steve Tyrell and hosted by actress Sarah Drew. Guest will be treated to an evening of fine art and a red-carpet brimming with the stars of film and television. But there is no doubt the real star of the evening will be a special performance of this summer's popular Pageant of the Masters, 'Under the Sun.' Proceeds will support the Building Fund for renovations of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters' facility.

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August 17, 2018

The world-famous Pageant Of The Masters, a theatrical celebration of great artrecreated in tableaux vivants, and celebrating its' 85th anniversary of 'living pictures' as part of Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts, is in full bloom in Laguna Beach, with performances nightly through September 1. This season's theme is 'Under The Sun'. The Pageant began as a publicity gimmick for the second Festival of Arts in 1933 but quickly grew into a summer tradition that now attracts over 140,000 patrons every summer. At its helm is Pageant producer-director Diane Challis Davy, once again summoning her creative energies and inspiring her talented team of theatrical artists asthey breathe life into this one-of-a-kind entertainment that presents spectacular stage illusions with original, live music by the Pageant orchestra and informative and engaging narration also performed live each night under the stars.

A Holiday Like No Other. Debby Holiday Headlines HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2018!A Holiday Like No Other. Debby Holiday Headlines HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2018!
August 6, 2018

One of the most prolific dance artists of our time, Billboard Dance Chart Topper Debby Holiday along with her 4-piece band known for her mega-hits 'DIVE', 'I LIKE YOU', 'BRING IT ON', 'PIECE OF MY LOVE' and 'SURRENDER' will headline Halloween Palm Springs Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-10: 00 p.m. Bringing the beat to the street will be internationally re-known Phil B. who is undoubtedly one of the top DJ's on the U.S. and Europe Circuit today and was recently honored with DJ of the Year at the 10th Annual Just Circuit Awards!

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August 1, 2018

Outlandish, a live performance series that debuted in Palm Springs last fall, returns to the Palm Springs Cultural Center with an expanded lineup. Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the series will feature six iconic acts known in the LGBT community, each of whose appeal has crossed over to a mainstream audience. Outlandish kicks off onFriday, October 26, 2018, whenJohn Watersperforms his one-man show'This Filthy World-2018!'a 'vaudeville' act that celebrates the film career and obsessive tastes of 'The Pope of Trash.'



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