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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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Posted: Feb. 2, 2021


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Posted: Mar. 23, 2021


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Posted: Feb. 4, 2021


Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And  The Star-Studd PhotoHere's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY
Posted: Aug. 16, 2021


SHREK, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and LES MISERABLES Kick Off Palm Canyon Theatre's Stellar 25th Anniversary Season
August 25, 2021

The Palm Canyon Theatre is poised to kick-off a 25th anniversary season that looks like a 'love-note to Broadway' featuring some of Broadway's most beloved musicals alongside an original, new musical, 'Palm Springs Getaway', and a classical series featuring several dramatic and comedic favorites. Truly, something for every taste!  Individual tickets and season packages are now on sale for shows slated during the Palm Canyon Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. The Palm Canyon Theatre is the city’s oldest source of live theatrical entertainment running Broadway favorites and classic stage productions from September to July. Tickets are prices from $15-$36. Season packages, range from $100-$275. 

Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY
August 16, 2021

The Desert's Premiere Concert Event just got starrier with the addition of Lucie Arnaz to the incredible cast of 26 celebrated Broadway Veterans! Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evenings.

Local Radio Station KGAY Sold To LGBTQ Media Company Expanding Programming And Ensuring Station 'Stays Gay'
August 3, 2021

Nearly three years ago, when radio veteran and founder of Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr helped launch KGAY 106.5, the airwaves and audience responded – big time!  Now, in a new agreement, Sunnylands Broadcasting has sold the popular franchise ensuring that “KGAY stays Gay”.   LGBTQ+ programming will be expanded with popular KGAY hosts returning to the airwaves today, Monday, August 2: John Taylor in the mornings and Chris Shebel in the afternoons. 

Dezart Performs Announces an Incredible Post-Covid Season Featuring GIRLFRIEND, THE MOUNTAINTOP, GRAND CONCOURSE And EVERY BRILLIANT THING
August 3, 2021

Like an oasis springing up in the Desert after a year of theatrical drought, the award-winning Dezart Performs of Palm Springs (www.dezartperforms.org) returns with a full four-play schedule that brings music, mayhem, mirth and an exploration of mental health to the fore in their 14thSeason. First up is the critically-acclaimed Todd Almond / Matthew Sweet musical GIRLFRIEND (October 27 – 30) taking place outside at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.  Kicking off the new year, the company returns to its traditional home at thePearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club / 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs) with Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP  (January 14 – 23), a bold reimagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s final night. Next is Heidi Schreck’sdramatic exploration of compassion and forgiveness as seen through the eyes of a nun in a Bronx soup kitchen, GRAND CONCOURSE (March 4 – 13). Rounding out the calendar is the one-person comedy/drama EVERY BRILLIANT THING (April 1 – 10) by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and directed by Deborah Harmon. EVERY BRILLIANT THING was originally the final production of the 2020 Season, delayed by COVID. 

Theatre 29 Presents MY LIFE SO FAR THROUGH SONG - A COMING OF AGE CABARET Starring Scott Clinksdale
July 21, 2021

Scott Clinkscales, an award-winning Performer, Choreographer, Musical and Artistic Director with many of the pre-eminent theatres in both the Morongo Basin and greater Coachella Valley proudly announces his one man show: MY LIFE SO FAR THROUGH SONG – A COMING OF AGE CABARET, is coming to Theatre 29 for one weekend only, August 6 & 7 at 7:00PM. Clinkscales said, “My Life So Far Through Song, it’s a coming-of-age cabaret talking about my life and what I have gone through to get to where I am now.

The McCallum Theatre Will Enforce Proof Of Covid Vaccination For All Patrons In 2021-22 Season
July 15, 2021

The Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the McCallum Theatre have voted unanimously at a special meeting to enact a requirement that all persons attending performances for the 2021-2022 Grand Reopening Season will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to gain admittance to the Theatre.   

Palm Springs YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Announces Winners
July 12, 2021

The Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival (PSYPF), which promotes and encourages creative writing - in the theatrical form - open to all elementary, middle and high school students within Riverside County, has announced the Festival’s 2021 winners. The plays submitted were reviewed by a selection committee and winners were chosen. Each winner will receive a mentorship to enhance their play, a free to the public staged reading by professional actors in June 2022, and a $500 scholarship to help further their career in the arts.

The Iconic PURPLE ROOM Is Back With Harris, The Callaways, Maye, McBroom, Stritch And More
July 12, 2021

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Michael Holmes finished another sold-out performance of the signature “The Judy Show!” at Palm Springs’ Purple Room Supper Club — according to legend the first place “The Rat Pack” of Sinatra fame first performed. Little did Holmes realize his makeup jar would stay closed for 18 COVID enforced months. Now, assisted by a successful GoFundMe campaign fueled by fans from around the world, Holmes and a full season of internationally renowned performers will relaunch the famous and acclaimed venue beginning August 31 including two performances by the incredible Sam Harris  on September 3 and 4.

Palm Canyon Theatre Re-Opens With Whimsical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
July 2, 2021

After 16 months shuttered by the pandemic, the nonprofit Palm Canyon Theatre is running its first live stage production - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Players will portray Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schultz. The beloved Peanuts Gang characters jump off the page in this colorful and comforting musical. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and Snoopy – the dog – experience the joys and perils of childhood in an often thoughtful and enlightened way.

CVREP Announces Exciting Post-Pandemic Season To Include CLOSER THAN EVER and BAKERSFIELD MIST
June 25, 2021

After more than 15 months of a darkened stage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Coachella Valley Repertory is welcoming back live audiences. “Welcoming patrons back to the Playhouse is an incredible feeling. Live arts are so important to the community, and the entire board, staff and volunteers are so excited to return,” said Ron Celona, Artistic Director.

Lily Tomlin Headlines An All-Star Cast As ONE NIGHT ONLY Roars Back At The McCallum Theatre
June 24, 2021

Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evening.

Desert Theatres Announce Plans For Bringing Uo The Curtain Post-Pandemic
June 16, 2021

With new state reopening guidance, members of the Alliance of Desert Theatres (AODT) are committed to restarting the arts, which will help our communities recover, reflect and rebuild. Most companies are planning full seasons starting this fall. Several are also offering live performances this summer, in-person summer youth programs and other workshops. AODT is a cooperative of producing theatre companies and live entertainment organizations in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin that network and take action in order to advocate for and nurture a vibrant performing arts community.

After 13 Successful Seasons Chuck Yates and Coyote Bring Down the Curtain at Coyote Stageworks
June 9, 2021

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theatre company, announced that its founder and board of directors have decided to close the venerated theatre company after 13 years. Along with other theatre companies around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Coyote to cancel its 2019-2020 season, and that closure has continued due to the uncertainty thus far in 2021. This period of forced introspection led Coyote’s leadership to conclude that this was the right time to permanently close the company while celebrating its many accomplishments and accolades.

McCallum Theatre Welcomes Two New Vice Presidents to Join the Post-Covid Team
June 9, 2021

The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California announced today the appointment of Yvonne Bell as its new Vice President of Development and Tony Jilek-Guidry as Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Guest Services.  Both executives have begun their work with the McCallum Senior Management team.

Anne Hampton Callaway Joins The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus For A Drive-In EASTER PARADE
March 23, 2021

The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) is proud to continue its 22nd Season with 'Easter Parade Drive-In Edition,' Saturday, April 10 at 7:00p.m. Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road. In a creative departure from the Chorus’ usual spring performance, Ethylina Canne will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for a combination LIVE and VIRTUAL Easter spectacular featuring Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade” starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Purchase your tickets for this incredible production, which is sure to be a sell out, call 760-219-2077.

BWW Feature: FOREVER MARILYN Returns to Palm Springs at PS Resorts
February 4, 2021

The beloved “Forever Marilyn” statue is expected to return to Palm Springs next month, P.S. Resorts confirms. A tentative installation date is set for March 28, 2021. Twenty-six feet high and weighing in at 34,300 pounds, the statue first made a splash in Palm Springs when it was installed at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive from 2012 to 2014. 

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE -- BACKWARDS! Just In Time For Valentines
February 2, 2021

 Palm Canyon Theatre will present a Valentine-themed concert fundraiser, From Broadway with Love… Backwards, with about 21 performers including many favorite company members and special guests. Although the concert is an annual fundraiser for the 24-year-old theatre, this year – with so many things a little different – PCT decided to “flip the script.” During the concert, men will sing songs originally written for women, and women will sing songs originally written for men.

Theatre 29 Is HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS With A Virtual Holiday Concert
December 15, 2020

There is no question Christmas is going to look different for many of us this year, but there is no reason you cannot celebrate at home with the talented performers of Theatre 29. Get into the festive spirit with the Theatre 29 online Holiday concert “Home for the Holidays”. 

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents A Streaming Holiday Concert SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: AT HOME EDITION
December 15, 2020

Palm Canyon Theatre will present a special holiday concert fundraiser, Sounds of the Season: At Home Edition, with about 30 performers including many favorite company members, talented youth and some special guests. Among the headliners performing holiday favorites from their homes are Mark Almy, Se Layne, Paul Grant, Ryan Holmes, Brent Schindele and Anthony Nannini. All performers are donating their talents to benefit Palm Canyon Theatre, which is the oldest live stage production company in the Coachella Valley. 

COYOTE STAGEWORKS Wins Nine Desert Theatre League Awards
October 9, 2020

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award winning Actors Equity professional theater company, announced that it won a total of nine  awards from the Desert Theatre Leaguea's annual awards announcement on October 4th, the most awards presented to a professional theater company. Coyote StageWorks had been nominated for 28 awards, many for the production of a A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, which ran from February 7 though 16 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and their popular Barbara Keller Playdate Series of staged readings. Coyote StageWorks has now received an impressive 89 Desert Theatre League Awards since it was founded. 



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