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Stan Jenson

Stan Jenson

STAN JENSON has been acting for 58 years since his high school debut at the age of 14. In those ensuing years, he has appeared in several hundred productions across the United States and Australia including understudying Joel Grey in a tour of Cabaret, dancing in Raquel Welch's club and television acts, and appearing on stage and on television as various sea and space monsters for Sid & Marty Krofft Productions. He has recorded over 38 unabridged audio books, stage managed extensively, directed, composed, designed, and worked as a union stage hand. He now resides in Palm Springs where he appears in as many as eight productions per year, with numerous Desert Theatre League awards and nominations.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre PhotoBWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Sep. 29, 2021


BWW Previews: AUNTIE at Script2Stage2Screen PhotoBWW Previews: AUNTIE at Script2Stage2Screen
Posted: Oct. 19, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre PhotoBWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Sep. 29, 2021


BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Palm Canyon Theatre PhotoBWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Jul. 12, 2021


BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN REVUE at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre PhotoBWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN REVUE at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
Posted: Jul. 13, 2021


BWW Review: THE WILD WEST (SH!T) SHOW at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE WILD WEST (SH!T) SHOW at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
Posted: Jun. 23, 2021


BWW Feature: PCT KIDS CAMP at Palm Canyon Theatre PhotoBWW Feature: PCT KIDS CAMP at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Apr. 21, 2021


BWW Previews: PCT YOUTH SPRING CONCERT at Palm Canyon Theatre PhotoBWW Previews: PCT YOUTH SPRING CONCERT at Palm Canyon Theatre
Posted: Mar. 29, 2021


BWW Review: MILES GLORIOSUS at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre PhotoBWW Review: MILES GLORIOSUS at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
Posted: Jul. 25, 2021


BWW Previews: AUNTIE at Script2Stage2Screen
October 19, 2021

Script2Stage2Screen (S2S2S) kicks off their 2021-22 season with a staged reading of Auntie October 22 and 23.  The dramedy centers around Patrick Dennis’s Auntie Marion who claims that she was the inspiration for his most famous work, Auntie Mame, even though he consistently denies it.

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES at Palm Canyon Theatre
September 29, 2021

Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) continues their gala 25th Anniversary Season with Del Shores’ beloved Sordid Lives.  I say “beloved” because this is the eighth time PCT has presented the outrageous comedy and audiences are snatching up tickets like they’re going to a long awaited family reunion.

BWW Previews: THE PRODUCERS at Desert Theatreworks
August 27, 2021

It feels so great to see theatre doors opening which were locked by the pandemic.  In March 2020, Desert Theatreworks had just opened one of their best musicals ever, The Producers, and were forced to close it after just one night.  Now they are kicking off their 2021-22 season with that show which so few people got to see.  In fact, the sets have sat on the stage for some 16 months.

BWW Review: THE GUYS at Palm Canyon Theatre
August 27, 2021

To commemorate the 20th anniversary Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) will present The Guys, a play by Anne Nelson.  The play is about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

BWW Review: MILES GLORIOSUS at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
July 25, 2021

Joshua Tree's Summer Theatre Under the Stars is currently playing their third offering, Miles Gloriosus, and it's good enough that it makes me sad that there's only one more show in the season. I truly hope this becomes an annual event at the amazing Wind Walkers Medicine Wheel theatre-in-the-round.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN REVUE at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
July 13, 2021

So four playwrights walk into a bar and the first one says …. sound like the setup for a joke?  No, it’s actually the premise for Shakespeare in Revue, the delightful second presentation by Joshua Tree’s Theatre Under the Stars.

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Palm Canyon Theatre
July 12, 2021

Palm Canyon Theatre is back, and I couldn't be happier! Rather than opening post-pandemic with a gigantic blockbuster, they decided on You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and the audiences are the winners from that decision.

BWW Review: THE WILD WEST (SH!T) SHOW at Joshua Tree Summer Theatre
June 23, 2021

The production was called The Wild West (Sh!t) Show, an original collaborative piece conceived and developed by Haley Kooyman.  It is the first of four productions being produced by JT Theatre Under the Stars, sponsored by Wind Walkers and Thought Theatre.

BWW Feature: PCT KIDS CAMP at Palm Canyon Theatre
April 21, 2021

Palm Canyon Theatre is preparing their 25th Annual Kids Camp and it couldn’t come at a more welcome time! With Riverside County schools being limited to online classes for over a year, not only will the students receive theatrical training – they will also have a chance to interact with live teachers and other students!

BWW Previews: PCT YOUTH SPRING CONCERT at Palm Canyon Theatre
March 29, 2021

Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT), like all theatres around the world, closed their auditorium to productions a year ago. However, starting in January of this year, they entered into a very interesting (and I daresay, brave) project. Starting in mid-January, a troupe of 22 young performers (12 – 21) began a two-month intensive training program, culminating in a fully staged concert.

DTW's THE PRODUCERS Brings Much-Needed Laughs!
March 17, 2020

Just when gloom and doom seems to be coming at us from all angles, Desert Theatreworks presents one of the funniest, finest works they have ever staged. Following its laugh filled opening night, the company has put the show on hiatus per government guidelines, but it certainly must resume its run as soon as allowed.

BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Palm Canyon Theatre
February 23, 2020


Palm Canyon's Camelot Shines With Strong Performances
January 19, 2020

The finest moments of the evening for me were Arthur's speeches, notably his telling of the story of removing Excalibur from the stone and his soliloquy at the end of Act I when he tries to find how to deal with the two greatest loves of his life betraying him, as a man and as the king. Grant's handling of those speeches were a master class!

BWW Review: The Music of the 60's is Alive and Well at Desert Theatreworks With BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL
January 13, 2020

Let's be frank. A lot of us in the Coachella Valley remember the music of the 60's very, very well. Just the first few notes of familiar songs can ignite memories of young love, a memorable party, long ago friendships or a school dance. Indio's Desert Theatreworks is currently presenting Beehive: The 60's Musical, and as wonderful as the presentation on stage was, I was delighted to look around at the audience. Faces seemed to literally light up as various songs started, friends and couples nudged each other as they recognized each iconic song, and smiles abounded everywhere.

DTW's Mary Poppins is Practically Perfect!
December 17, 2019

One of the most enjoyable treats of this holiday season is the Desert Theatreworks (DTW) production of Mary Poppins, wrapping up its successful run this weekend. As Mary herself would say, it's practically perfect in every way

BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Palm Canyon Theatre
October 29, 2019

Just in time for Pride, Palm Canyon Theatre has rolled out a new production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and she is firing on all cylinders! PCT did a knockout production of the show a few years ago and it was so good, I was concerned about the new staging, many new actors, new set, etc. I had no need for worry. The new production is probably even better than the first!

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! is the Happiest Show in Town!
October 19, 2019

If you notice an inordinate number of smiles in the east end of the Valley, chances are that they're on people who have seen Desert Theatreworks newest show, Mama Mia! The musical includes 25 songs by the Swedish rock group Abba, and every one of them is so enjoyably recognizable that after the first measure or two, viewers think a?oeOh, yeah. That one!a?? You'll amaze yourself at how many of them you recognize, and what disco-ball memories they conjure forth!

BWW Feature: THE CRUCIBLE at Palm Canyon Theatre
October 10, 2019

Arthur Miller's American classic, The Crucible, is being presented this weekend by Palm Canyon Theatre, and it is relevant as more than just a precursor to Halloween's witches. Written in 1953 as a protest against Joseph McCarthy's persecution of anyone he decided was a Communist, it is a timely warning today to base decisions on fact and common sense, not hysteria.

BWW Review: 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER at Encore Theatre District
October 1, 2019

COD student Katrina Dixon has set a performance level in local theatre that will be hard to surpass. In Encore Theatre's production of 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, close to 90% of the 70-minute show is her monologue, and she holds the audience's attention throughout, proving herself to be a deft storyteller.

BWW Review: PETER PAN at Palm Canyon Theatre
September 21, 2019




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