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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Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winningActors' Equity professional theater company, announced that it received animpressive 13 nominations for its performances ofSix Dance Lessons In Six WeeksandThe Lady With All The Answersin the previous season. The winnersfor all categories will beannouncedatthe Desert Theatre League's annual awards presentation in October.Since it was founded, CoyoteStageWorks has received 65 Desert Theatre League Awards.

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A special benefit performance of the hugely popular "The Judy Show" at Michael Holmes' Purple Room will kick off an exciting 10th Anniversary season of Dezart Performs.A busy season of Dezart Performs events and provocative cutting-edge productions will begin with a one-night-only dinner show performance of "The Judy Show" at Michael Holmes' Purple Room on Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. for dinner, show at 7 p.m. This show benefits Dezart Performs, a nonprofit theater company which brings many new and never-before-seen productions to the Coachella Valley. Michael Holmes' Purple Room is donating 100% of ticket sales to Dezart Performs and has arranged 100% matching funds for food and beverage for the evening.

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The Desert Theatre League announced their Desert Star Award nominations for the 2016-17 Season on August 1. Dezart Performs received 27 nominations in 18 categories including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Drama,Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress & Outstanding Sound Design, to name a few.

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As a diversion from my standard, oft-critical observations of professional theatre, this column serves as less of a "review" and more of a LOVE NOTE to the Palm Canyon Theatre and the cast and creative team of their current stage production, Lin Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, playing through Sunday. For the past twenty years The Palm Canyon Theatre has served as the Coachella Valley's leading community theatre company and, with an annual season of more than a dozen MainStage musical and dramatic productions, provided Palm Springs and neighboring communities with a consistent, quality live theatre experience.

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Dezart Performs celebrates its tenth anniversary season with aFor its provocative line-up of theatrical productions designed to entertain, engage and stimulate audiences. In announcing the 2017/2018 line-up of productions, Artistic Director Michael Shaw commented, 'It's an incredibly exciting time for Dezart Performs as we announce our new season and look ahead in celebration of our 10th Anniversary. Coming off of an amazingly successful past season, we have challenged ourselves to continue providing bold, provocative, quality productions never-before seen in the Coachella Valley."

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Nine-timeEmmy Award-winning television producer and writer David Lee,best known forFrasier, Wings, andCheers, has generously offered to match all gifts up to $30,000 thatwill becontributed to the theater company through Labor Day. Of thistremendous gift, Lee said, "Coyote StageWorks consistently has produced much ofthe finest live theater in the Valley, butit is a well-kept secret. I makethis matching gift to support their continuing artistic excellence, to drawattention to this wonderful company, and to put the community on notice thatwithout their financial support we could lose this precious commodity." Inmaking this commitment, he hopes to encourage people who haven't supportedCoyote StageWorks to step upand do so now while they can double the effect oftheir donation.

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The 2017 edition ofAmerican Documentary Film Festivalopens this Friday, March 31st, 9:30 am atCamelot Theatreswith theAnnual AmDocs Film Fund Pitch Competition(Presented bySynimatica). The Film FundPitch Competition is open to the public and is free.Following the competition, AmDocs will feature four film screenings throughout the day, including the timelyTHERE WILL BE WATER(11am) - a Danish film that documents the way in which saltwater can be brought to the desert, turned to freshwater, and used to fuelagriculture, industry and improve the lives of millions. It's a must see for anyone living in the Western United States.

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The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Rita Rudner on Friday, April 7, at 8:00pm. Known for her thought provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rita keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rita Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and, in 2006, received The Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year Award.

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Capping off another successful season of shows for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus will be a tour-de-force celebration of the popular music of our lifetime with 'Palm Springs Pops.'The beautiful and powerful vocal talents of local favorites Keisha D. and Charles Herrera, along with over 85 chorus voices, will sing songs of love, joy, loss and hope fromLes Miserables, Something Rotten!andHairsprayin addition to one of George and Ira Gershwin's most prolific musicalsPorgy & Bess. 'My philosophy this season has been to give the audience not just a concert, but a dynamic show.We are thrilled to end our 3-concert season with Keisha and Charles joining our program, who are two-of-the-most vibrant and in-demand performers in the Coachella Valley,' said Douglas Wilson, Artistic Director.

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Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present Tony-nominated vocalist Norm Lewis on Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Annenberg Theater as part of the Museum's 2017 Broadway's Best In the West! series. Boasting breathtaking power and range, Lewis is best known for starring in the Broadway production of Porgy and Bess, for which he received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Other credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, The Who's Tommy and Phantom of the Opera.

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The McCallum Theatre presents Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up on Friday, March 31, at 8:00pm.Blessed with whatThe New York Timesdescribed as a "beautiful countertenor," singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and released 12 solo albums.

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Originally directed and choreographed by directing and dancing legend Bob Fosse,Sweet Charityat the Palm Canyon Theatre is focused on bringing that Fosse style to Palm Springs. Choreographer Stephanie Eley,a stage veteran,is sharing her expertise with dancersfrom various studios across the valleyand many College of the Desert students. Eleywas in the original Broadway cast ofDreamgirlsandMy One and Only, and performed in the national and international tours ofA Chorus Linefrom 1977-1980. With dance number after dance number, this is sure to be a show not to be missed as PCT winds down its 20thAnniversary Season.

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Tony-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since. The powerhouse rock and blues singer's love of music was instilled by her parents, who raised her on a healthy diet of the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker and, naturally, Janis Joplin.

She's An Overnight Success Half A Century In The Making. Jeanne Robertson Plays The McCallumShe's An Overnight Success Half A Century In The Making. Jeanne Robertson Plays The McCallum
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Humorist Jeanne Robertson is bringing her 'Fabulously Funny' tour to the McCallum Theatre on Monday, March 27, at 7:00pm.An overnight success nearly half a century in the making, Jeanne Robertson keeps audiences rolling on the floor with laughter. At 71 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at 6'2' and has a personality, heart and sense of humor that soar just as high. For years, her witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings, but with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to her infectious humor when her YouTube videos suddenly went viral.

Stirring Marches, Band Classics and Popular Tunes. Strike Up The McCallum Theatre Band!Stirring Marches, Band Classics and Popular Tunes. Strike Up The McCallum Theatre Band!
March 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre Concert Band returns for its 5th annual performance on Sunday, March 26, at 3:00pm. This year's program with Gershwin's classic 'An American in Paris' will be conducted by McCallum Theatre President and CEO Mitch Gershenfeld. It's an afternoon performance for the entire family with 40 of Hollywood's finest musicians playing stirring marches, band classics and popular tunes. This year's guest conductor Sylvia Gregoire will conduct the 'Stars and Stripes Forever March' by John Philip Sousa. And, of course, there is free ice cream for everyone after the show.

 A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
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TheDesert Symphony,under the direction of Music DirectorGary Berkson, is celebratingits28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes.Theeventwill take place onSaturday,April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition,the Desert Symphonywill be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen,with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigiousaward and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner.

A Tale As Old As Time! Malandain Ballet Biarritz  Presents New Production Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST At The McCallumA Tale As Old As Time! Malandain Ballet Biarritz Presents New Production Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST At The McCallum
March 14, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents the Malandain Ballet Biarritz and their performance ofBeauty and the Beaston Monday, March 20, at 8:00pm. This new production ofBeauty and the Beast, with music by Tchaikovsky, brings the brilliant Malandain Ballet Biarritz to the McCallum stage. The rich and complex symbolism of this tale known by all was a rich source of inspiration for choreographer Thierry Malandain. Malandain Ballet Biarritz is part of the National Choreographic Centre in Biarritz, France.

A Star-Studded Homecoming! Suzanne Somers DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS Lights Up The McCallum StageA Star-Studded Homecoming! Suzanne Somers DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS Lights Up The McCallum Stage
March 11, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Suzanne Somers today, March 11, at 8:00pm.Suzanne has played Las Vegas for 36 years and recently completed a two month residency at the Westgate Resort & Spa, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, where she spent three years in the 80s. People who have never seen her on stage in Las Vegas have no idea that she sings, she dances and she's really funny. But, all you really have to know is that she was chosen to be "Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year," which means that every member of the audience comes away from Suzanne's show with a big smile on their faces.



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