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Kay Kudukis

Kay Kudukis

Former lead singer in a disco cover band turned Gaslight girl, turned actress, turned author of two produced, and wildly unacclaimed plays, and one likely-unseen teleplay, Kay Kudukis is a pragmatic optimist (read: Libra) who has found her bliss in Palm Springs offering honest and "meh"-revered written opinions to anyone who has an interest. Thanks for asking, you're swell.


Review: THE HUMANS at CV Rep
November 11, 2022

Like love, fear is specific to each human. Monsters under the bed; the Bogeyman; things that go bump in the night; losing your mind; losing it all - Stephen Karam's The Humans collects all of our fears and deposits them all into one play, The Humans. A 2016 review in The New York Times called it 'The finest new play of the Broadway season so far - by a long shot.' What they don't say is, 'this play is dysfunctional and weirdly different.'

Review: CHOIR BOY at Dezart Performs
November 1, 2022

If you like thought provoking, entertaining theater. Choir Boy at Dezart Performs is just the ticket.

Previews: LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF BROADWAY and MOSTLY BROADWAY produced by Desert Theatricals with partner Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
October 3, 2022

'LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF BROADWAY' Desert Theatricals returns to the amphitheatre with the Fall Cabaret Line Up featuring Broadway Veterans Valerie Perri of Evita and David Burnham of Wicked.

Previews: DELICIOUS DISSONANCE at Feinstein's At Vitello's
September 13, 2022

Two multi-talented Southern California singers have joined forces to present a brand new cabaret show with a light-hearted take on lessons learned from the pandemic.

Previews: SIINGING WITH THE DESERT STARS at Desert Ensemble Theatre At Palm Springs Cultural Center
September 5, 2022

Desert Ensemble Theater has announced the premiere of its annual, season opening fundraiser, Singing with the Desert Stars.

Previews: CINEMA DIVERSE at Palm Springs Cultural Center At Camelot Theaters
August 29, 2022

Media Release: Cinema Diverse Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Special Preview Screening of Universal Pictures’ Groundbreaking New Gay Romantic Comedy, Bros

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season
July 5, 2022

​​​​​​​ CVRep is thrilled to announce a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep's new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.

ANNOUNCING THE 2022/2023 SEASON at Dezart Performs
July 4, 2022

BWW Review: INEZ'S BIRTHDAY...AND THEN SOME at Script 2 Screen 2 Stage
May 5, 2022

Never before produced comedy with two female older leads, and four men of varying ages, it's a laugh-out-loud dysfunctional love fest.

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Theatricals At Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
April 19, 2022

Ah, the old musicals, when PC didn't exist and, as the Cole Porter song says, Anything Goes. And so it went with the final production (with presenting partner The City of Rancho Mirage) of Desert Theatrical's 2021/2022 season A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, a tale about a slave named Pseudolus (Gilmore Rizzo) trying to win his freedom by helping his young master Hero (Matthew Tucker) be with the young woman he loves, Philia (Emily Unnasch), who he has only seen through the window of the brothel next door. Yes, she is a courtesan, but she's a virgin (of course she is).

April 18, 2022

The last play of CVRep's 2021/2022 season, Native Gardens by playwright Karen Zacarias begins with all of the best intentions, but with change comes a perceived as well as a real cost. It is a slow grower, but the penultimate moment is well worth the burn.

BWW Review: EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Dezart Performs
April 3, 2022

Every Brilliant Thing was a short story written by Duncan MacMillan. Actor and comedian Jonny Donahoe work-shopped it into a play with MacMillan before they took it off-Broadway. It is about suicide, and, surprisingly, it is not dark nor morose. It is, in fact, funny, touching and, in the broadest sense of the word, joyful.

BWW Review: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Desert Theatricals At Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
March 20, 2022

I've mentioned before that I don't generally care for musicals. Never have. I did fall in love with West Side Story as a kid, but when other movies like Oklahoma!, Carousel, Paint Your Wagon, and yes, even Annie Get Your Gun came on tv, I was outta there. This is how it has been for most of my life (although I did get to see Wicked on Broadway, and wowzer!)

March 17, 2022

I was fortune to be able to see the last production Ron Celona will direct in his role as artistic director at CVRep. He's once again delivered top-notch entertainment in the form of Closer Than Ever.

BWW Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP at Dezart Performs
March 13, 2022

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march on Washington and gave a speech: 'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.'

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Desert Theatricals
February 24, 2022

Winners of the 1974 Eurovision with their song Waterloo, ABBA had a flurry of catchy tunes that dominated the pop charts for 12 years. In 1992, Abba released their album Gold, which has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

February 15, 2022

Following a successful run of CVRep's second play of the season, Life X 3, the playhouse continues its season of Hopes, Dreams, and Expectations 2021-2022 with Closer Than Ever, a musical revue directed by Ron Celona, with music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and musical direction by Scott Storr. The cast includes four actors with impeccable musical theater credentials: Michael Bullard, Jeffrey Landman, Janna Cardia, and Julie Garnyé. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now at or call the box-office at (760)-296-2996 ext. 115.

BWW Previews: PALM SPRINGS THE MUSICAL: BORN TO SPARKLE to Play at Desert Rose Theater
February 6, 2022

Eight years in the making, PALM SPRINGS THE MUSICAL: Born to Sparkle is set to premiere on March 24, 2022 at Desert Rose Playhouse in Palm Springs and directed by Robbie Wayne. Wayne is the winner of the Desert Theater League's Michael Grossman Most Inspirational Award in 2019, and also for Outstanding Director of Desert Rose Playhouse's staging of The Sugar Witch the same year. The company and play also won for outstanding props and special effects.

BWW Previews: MARTINIS AND MOXIE at Palm Springs Cultural Center
February 6, 2022

This season, the show is based on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956-1963) featuring the music of Dean Martin and a variety of guests including a few of Dean Martin's former Golddiggers.

BWW Review: DIFFERENT DRUM: THE MUSIC OF LINDA RONSTADT at Arthur Newman Theater At The Joslyn Center
January 7, 2022

Don't miss @FrancescaAmari as she sings the songs of Linda Ronstadt on January 30, 2022 @lesmichaelscabaret