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 McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Lily Tomlin and "An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin" on Saturday, January 12, at 8:00pm. Lily Tomlin has been delighting audiences since the first time she muttered "one ringy-dingy" on Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In." In this hilarious one-woman show, Lily performs more than a dozen of her timeless characters, from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winner uses a fantastic range of voices, gestures, and movements to conjure up a cast of characters "with all the apparent ease of a magician pulling a whole menagerie of animals from a single hat" (New York Daily News). This warm and affecting performance is filled with comic insights and wry, witty observations about the human condition.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel on Monday, January 7, at 7:00pm. This evening's program, "Joyous Music of Beethoven," features some of Beethoven's most joyous compositions for piano, including "Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89," Adagio cantabile, Op. 13," "Presto con fuoco, Op. 31, No. 3," "Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78," and "Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a." American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world's great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic and Philharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Munich's Bayerischer Rundfunk,the Philharmonic Orchestras of Amsterdam and Oslo, as well as Stockholm, the Orchestra of La Scala and NHK Symphony of Japan.

BY POPULAR DEMAND! Jackie Evancho Returns To The McCallum TheatreBY POPULAR DEMAND! Jackie Evancho Returns To The McCallum Theatre
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The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Jackie Evancho for one performance on Friday, January 11, at 8:00pm.Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 with her stunning debut on "America's Got Talent," Jackie has released a string of Platinum and Gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S and #1 spots on theBillboardClassical chart. She also made history as the youngest solo Platinum artist, the youngest Top 5 debut artist in the U.K., the youngest person to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center, and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010.

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Theatre 29 has completed casting for the first show of the 2019 "Best Of" season, the hilarious comedy,'Bad Year for Tomatoes',first produced there in 2009. The season will feature favorite shows from the past 19 years as Theatre 29 launches its 20thyear."A Bad Year for Tomatoes"marks the main stage directing Debut for veteran actress and singer Char Childs, a familiar talent to Theatre 29 audiences having been involved in 21 shows there since 2002.

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Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, announced that it has added three more FREE plays to its popular free "Play Dates" Reader's Series. Play Dates is a free Educational Community Outreach Program that features fresh or classic, compelling scripts read by new and established actors and are offered at the Camelot Theatre/Palm Springs Cultural Center. The upcoming new Play Dates are "Eugene Walter At Large" (a new, original work) on December 16, "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" (a revisiting of a modern classic on the 25th anniversary of its original Off-Broadway production) on February 24, and "A Doll's House, Part 2" (a 2017 Tony Award winner and recently listed as 'The most produced play of the season in the US.') on June 2. All events start at 2 PM and are free and open to the public. Tickets are available on the day of the reading at the Palm Springs Cultural Center/Camelot Theatre on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.

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Celebrated Producer Michael Childers will bring his latest edition of One Night Only to The McCallum Theatre on April 24, 2019 with a star-studded cast including Christine Andreas, John Barrowman, Liz Calloway and more. This season's ONO is a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and proceeds will benefit The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. I had the chance to catch up with Michael as he was crafting this season's sell-out event. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:

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The McCallum Theatre presents Dave Koz & Friends 'Christmas Tour 2018' on Tuesday, December 18, at 8:00pm as part of the Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum series. A holiday tradition returns to the McCallum as Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018 brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Koz will be joined by special guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui performing their hits and jamming on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Moscow Ballet'sGreat Russian Nutcrackeron Monday, December 17, at 7:00pm. All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs. Moscow Ballet'sGreat Russian Nutcrackeris known for its award-winning principal dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, backdrops created byLa La LandSet Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus, including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children will enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50' tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20' wingspan, and, of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky's complete and incomparable score.

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Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to The Annenberg Theatre, located at The Palm Springs Arts Museum, for his fifth appearance on December 7 at 8:00 pm. The concert celebrates Italian Piazzas and is the live version of his newest PBS special. I had the opportunity to catch up with Mr. Esposito as he was preparing for his Palm Springs concert. Here are a few excerpts from that interview:

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The McCallum Theatre presents Mariachi Sol de Mexicoand Merri-Achi Christmas on Sunday, December 16, at 7:00pm. The show is a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs, dance, and festive merriment performed by one of the nation's premier ensembles, Mariachi Sol de Mexicode Jose Hernandez.How is Christmas celebrated in the southwest? With traditional carols played by a mariachi, of course! Mariachi Sol de Mexicobrings to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration with the blazing sounds of its 13 piece ensemble.

YOU AND ME AND CHRISTMAS! Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes Celebrates The Holidays At The McCallumYOU AND ME AND CHRISTMAS! Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes Celebrates The Holidays At The McCallum
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The McCallum Theatre presents LeAnn Rimes, with Barry Zito, on Saturday, December 15, at 8:00pm. LeAnn will present "You and Me and Christmas," about which she says, "I love everything about the holidays and want to share the magic and joy of the season with my fans. I look forward to playing some of my favorite Christmas classics in an intimate, cozy setting." Multi-Platinum sellingLeAnn Rimeshas sold more than 44 million records, won two Grammy Awards, 12BillboardMusic Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award, and one Dove Award. At 14, LeAnn, won 'Best New Artist," the youngest recipient ever to win a Grammy Award.

Celtic Women Bring Their BEST OF CHRISTMAS TOUR To The McCallum TheatreCeltic Women Bring Their BEST OF CHRISTMAS TOUR To The McCallum Theatre
November 26, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Celtic Woman in their "The Best of Christmas Tour" on Friday, December 14, at 8:00pm. Celebrate this holiday season with multi-Platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman. Featuring music from Celtic Woman's second Christmas album,Home for Christmas, including holiday favorites 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' and 'Silent Night.' Celtic Woman promises a festive evening filled with mesmerizing music and holiday cheer.

BWW Review: The Power Of Ten! The Ten Tenors Raise The Roof At The McCallum TheatreBWW Review: The Power Of Ten! The Ten Tenors Raise The Roof At The McCallum Theatre
November 21, 2018

After surviving a tumultuous election season and, let's face it, a pretty scathing couple of years of anger, hatred and division, sometimes you just need to grab a couple hours of joy wherever you can find it. Last night I found my joy at The McCallum Theatre as The Ten Tenors opened a six show stretch, breaking their thirty sold-out show record with standing room only attendance. They are, in fact, the most popular group in the history of the McCallum Theatre. (In fact, as they proclaim from the stage, they consider The McCallum their 'home away from home') And there is no doubt as to why.. Their stunning vocal prowess in combination with slick production and wry Aussie humor makes for an evening that is both the icing and the cake!

McCallum Theatre Offers Performance Only Tickets For Annual Gala Starring Trisha YearwoodMcCallum Theatre Offers Performance Only Tickets For Annual Gala Starring Trisha Yearwood
November 20, 2018

The McCallum Theatre announced that performance-only tickets are on sale onWednesday, November 21st at 9:00amfor its Annual Fundraising Gala onWednesday, December 5th.The gala will be headlined by one of entertainment's most beloved performers, multiple Grammy Award-winning country music superstar and lifestyle entrepreneurTrisha Yearwood.Performance-only tickets are $100 for rear orchestra and $75 for balcony seats and may be purchased online atwww.mccallumtheatre.com, at the McCallum Theatre Box Office, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert or by calling 760-340-2787.

Nine-Time Vegas Comedian Of The Year Rita Rudner Brings Her Iconic Observations On Everyday Life To The McCallumNine-Time Vegas Comedian Of The Year Rita Rudner Brings Her Iconic Observations On Everyday Life To The McCallum
November 19, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Rita Rudner on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm. The nine-time Las Vegas Comedian of the Year has the longest running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas with over 14 years on the Strip. Known for her thought-provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rudner keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! The Canadian Brass Ring In The Holidays At The McCallumCHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE! The Canadian Brass Ring In The Holidays At The McCallum
November 19, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents the Canadian Brass and their program "Christmas Time is Here" on Wednesday, December 12, at 8:00pm. Canadian Brass rings in the holiday season with a program of festive classics and brass standards. With impeccable musicianship, theatrical flair, and heartwarming humor, Canadian Brass is a favorite of audiences across the globe. This chart-topping ensemble has been thrilling audiences for 4 decades - don't miss your chance to see this legendary group live! The game-changing brass quintet Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of their albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire.

MEN IN TIGHTS!! The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents Annual Holiday Spectacular At The Annenberg TheatreMEN IN TIGHTS!! The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Presents Annual Holiday Spectacular At The Annenberg Theatre
November 13, 2018

Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus launches their 20thAnniversary Season with 'Men in Tights - A Holiday Spectacular.' December 14-16 at The Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs. In ACT I, The chorus will present songs and dances to transport you to theRenaissance when knights were bold.'Christmas in the Cloisters,' Boar's Head Carol,' 'Sing We Now of Christmas' and 'Gloucestershire Wassail' music from the time of Camelot will have you experiencing holidays with a king and his court.

WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.O. The McCallum Theatre Presents Scott Bradlee's POSTMODERN JUKEBOXWELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.O. The McCallum Theatre Presents Scott Bradlee's POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
November 13, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, December 8, at 8:00pm. Featuring a rotating collective of virtuosic vocalists with sizzling stage presence, Postmodern Jukebox performs pop music in a time machine, reimagining Top 40 hits by artists such as Beyonce, Celine Dion, Radiohead and more with vintage, Gatsby-esque glam and a contagious energy that will have audiences' toes tapping. To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe with theirWelcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour.The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade, one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.

FELIZ NAVI-DIVAS! Chico's Angels Bring Some Holiay Spice To Oscars In Palm SpringsFELIZ NAVI-DIVAS! Chico's Angels Bring Some Holiay Spice To Oscars In Palm Springs
November 13, 2018

Palm Springs audienceswill not have to wait for Santa,Feliz NaviDivasopens Wednesday Dec 12-16,2018with only 4 shows!Ticket Prices: Dinner w/Priority Seating $80.00 General Admission (2 Drink Minimum) $30.00 Priority Seating (2 Drink Minimum) $45.00Tickets are on sale now atwww.chicosangels.com. Chico's Angels inFeliz NaviDivasis the best way to spice up your holiday! Kay Sedia, Chita Parol and Frieda Laye willentertaiyouwitha magical showfeaturingsparkling stories, seasonal music and their own take ontheclassicAChristmas Carolcalled: 'A Chico's Christmas Carol'



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