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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January 18, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Kinky Boots, the Tony Award winning Best Musical,for five performances, Friday, February 2, through Sunday, February 4. The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

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January 17, 2018

Leslie Tinnaro will repeat her one-woman show Loving Lerner My Heart Took Flight , a tribute to songwriter Alan Jay Lerner, on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 PM at the Arthur Newman Theater located in the Joslyn Center at 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert. Tickets are $15 cash at the box office that opens at 1 PM. Leslie Tinnaro comes to the Arthur Newman Theater following her 3 sold out performances of this production at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theater in Rancho Mirage last July.

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January 10, 2018

From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A Chorus Line, is dancing into Palm Desert at the McCallum Theatre for five performances, Friday, January 26, through Sunday, January 28. With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.

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January 8, 2018

The performance by WILLIE NELSON, originally scheduled for this evening, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 PM, has been cancelled due to illness. A replacement date is being sought, but none has been scheduled as of yet. Anyone holding a ticket for the Willie Nelson performance may either hold on to the ticket pending a new date or may return their ticket for a refund or exchange.

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January 8, 2018

Two theatrical legends. One Stage. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune are coming to the McCallum Theatre on Thursday, January 25, at 8:00pm. Chita & Tune: Just in Time is a unique concert event that pairs two of Broadway's most revered legends. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune collectively have won 12 Tony Awards and this iconic Broadway coupling is guaranteed to dazzle audiences. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will showcase the artistry and history that has made them stars of the Great White Way and beyond. The duo will be accompanied by a trio of superb Broadway musicians.

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The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers will present a show based on songs from their current album What to Expect When You're Electing. The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our nation's Capitol and more. The McCallum Theatre presents The Capitol Steps on Sunday, January 14, at 3:00pm.

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January 3, 2018

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Willie Nelson on Monday, January 8, at 8:00pm. The words 'living legend' can truly be applied to Willie Nelson. His career has spanned six decades, he's earned every award in his profession, and he has amassed credentials as an activist, actor and author.

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January 3, 2018

Work Light Productions and the McCallum Theatre present MOTOWN THE MUSICAL for eight performances Tuesday, January 16, through Sunday, January 21. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

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January 3, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for the McCallum Theatre's exclusive upcoming concert production of West Side Story, which will be presented March 9-11 in Palm Desert, CA. Produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, this limited engagement will feature an onstage 40-piece orchestra under the baton of Grammy-winning conductor Richard Kaufman. As previously announced, Ali Ewoldt, who currently stars as Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, will play Maria alongside Matthew Hydzik as Tony and Natalie Cortez as Anita, both of whom appeared in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story.

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December 21, 2017

Paul Anka returns to the McCallum Theatre for two performances on Friday, January 12, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, January 13, at 8:00pm. One of the most successful singers/songwriters in music history, with over 900 songs to his credit, Paul Anka has the distinction of having songs in the Top Forty in four different decades. His instantly recognizable hits include Diana, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, My Way and The Tonight Show theme.

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December 20, 2017

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valleybased award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company will kick off its 2018 theatrical season with a production of Dirty Blonde, a popular three-character comedy about the legendary Mae West, starring Steve Gunderson, Bets Malone, and Larry Raben, and directed by James Gruessing. The production will run February 2 11, 2018 with nine performances at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum.

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December 14, 2017

The RABBIT HOLE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning searing family drama, has inspired Michael Shaw, Dezart Performs' co-founder and Artistic Director, to trade the director's chair for a leading role in the second production of Dezart Performs' 10th season. RABBIT HOLE will run January 12-21, 2018 at the Pearl McManus theater in the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club for eight gripping performances. There will be an opening night party with the cast following the performance on Friday, January 12th.

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December 11, 2017

Dezart Performs presents the Pulitzer Prize winning play RABBIT HOLE to the Pearl McManus theater in the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club for eight gripping performances, January 12-21, . There will be an opening night party with the cast following the performance on Friday, January 12th. This compelling Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway in 2006 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play. RABBIT HOLE was also adapted for a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

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November 28, 2017

Palm Springs Opera Guild, one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in the Coachella Valley, has selected eight emerging opera stars to compete at the upcoming 34th Annual Dorothy Nocita Memorial Palm Springs Vocal Competition on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 3 5:30 PM. This annual free event provides an opportunity for eight emerging young opera singers to compete for nearly $40,000 in prizes, earn community recognition for their achievements, and advance their careers. The event will take place at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, located at 31001 Rattler Road in Rancho Mirage.

ALL AMERICAN BOY! Singer And LGBT Advocate Steve Grand Makes His COPA Palm Springs DebutALL AMERICAN BOY! Singer And LGBT Advocate Steve Grand Makes His COPA Palm Springs Debut
November 28, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Steve Grand makes his Copa Palm Springs debut December 2nd and, because the demand for tickets has been so high, a second show has been added on December 3rd. With over 10 Million views on YouTube, a #3 Album on The Billboard Independent Album Artist Charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter Campaigns ever under his belt, Steve Grand has not just broken the rules, but has changed the game when it comes to being a successful singer-songwriter in the era of YouTube and Spotify.

SANTA KOZ Is Coming To Town! Dave Koz Brings His 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour To The McCallumSANTA KOZ Is Coming To Town! Dave Koz Brings His 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour To The McCallum
November 27, 2017

A holiday tradition returns to the McCallum Theatre on Tuesday, December 19, at 8:00pm, as the Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz will be joined by special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White, and introducing Selina Albright. Two decades ago, Grammy nominee Dave Koz a nice Jewish boy launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname Santa Koz.

His Way! Tom Dreesen Brings AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF SINATRA To The McCallum!His Way! Tom Dreesen Brings AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF SINATRA To The McCallum!
November 27, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Tom Dreesen's An Evening of Laughter & Memories of Sinatra on Saturday, December 9, at 8:00pm. Frank Sinatra's opening act for 14 years, acclaimed comedian Tom Dreesen delivers a superb show, sharing his unforgettable personal stories and keen insights from working closely with Sinatra. Taking audiences to Frank's last performance, and his last days, Tom's heartwarming and witty delivery will move and delight.

Sun City's Ward and Borzello Present SIDE BY SIDE at The Arthur Newman TheatreSun City's Ward and Borzello Present SIDE BY SIDE at The Arthur Newman Theatre
November 25, 2017

Two Sun City singers, Barbara Ward and Matt Borzello, will present their new cabaret show, Side By Side at the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 along with Wayne Abravanel on piano. Showtime is 2:00 PM with $15 tickets sold only at the door which opens at 1:00 PM. The Arthur Newman Theater is located at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert.

BWW Review:  A Lovely Night! Rodgers And Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Is Must-See Musical Magic At The McCallum!BWW Review: A Lovely Night! Rodgers And Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Is Must-See Musical Magic At The McCallum!
November 25, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is sumptuous and fanciful and bursting with all of the ingredients necessary to make up the perfect family musical . The score is timeless and emotionally stirring. The costumes and scenic elements are candy for the eyes. The dancing ensemble is impeccable and the choreography is energetic and intoxicating. And, though this has not always been the case in recent touring musicals, the cast is superb. I do, however, wish to reiterate family musical . It is definitively a five star version of children's theatre (complete with hand puppets representing the woodland creatures that befriend Cinderella and help make her dreams a reality) and, despite the modern wit liberally inserted by book writer Douglas Carter Bean, is not likely a wholly satisfying evening for a grown up audience unaccompanied by little ones. There are two or three grown up laughs in the entire evening the balance is really for the children.

The TEN TENORS and CHRIS BOTTI Will Headline The McCallum Theatre's 30th Anniversary GalaThe TEN TENORS and CHRIS BOTTI Will Headline The McCallum Theatre's 30th Anniversary Gala
November 21, 2017

The McCallum Theatre's 30th Anniversary fundraising gala will be headlined by two of the McCallum Theatre's all-time favorite artists Chris Botti and The TEN Tenors in a very special performance on November 30. Proceeds from the 30th Anniversary Gala fundraising event help fund McCallum Theatre operations as well as arts education programs that bring training in theatre, dance, music and visual arts to 40,000 schoolchildren and educators each year, in more than 300 classrooms. These funds also make it possible to continue to bring world-class performances to over 150,000 residents and visitors to the Coachella Valley annually.



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