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Now Playing Onstage in Palm Springs - Week of 2/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Palm Springs - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW on February 20, 2018 in Palm Springs

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Palm Springs (more...)
Gia Mora Sings Hoagy Carmichael in 'The Cool, Cool, Cool, of The Evening' at Arthur Newman Theater Palm Desert Gia Mora Sings Hoagy Carmichael in 'The Cool, Cool, Cool, of The Evening' at Arthur Newman Theater Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Palm Springs

Singer and actress Gia Mora will sing the songs of Hoagy Carmichael on Sunday, March 4, 2018 as part of the Cabaret On Sundays Series presented by Les Michaels at the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. Tickets for Gia Mora in "The Cool, Cool, Cool, of The Evening" with Rick Chinisci on guitar are available for $15 cash only at the door. (more...)
BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' Production of ON GOLDEN POND is Golden, and Not to be Missed. BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' Production of ON GOLDEN POND is Golden, and Not to be Missed.
by Audrey Liebross on February 19, 2018 in Palm Springs

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) production will make you reevaluate everything you thought you knew about ON GOLDEN POND -- it has many comedic moments. Here, the play is expertly performed and directed. (more...)
BWW Review: DETC's Production of ELECTION DAY is a Winner BWW Review: DETC's Production of ELECTION DAY is a Winner
by Audrey Liebross on February 19, 2018 in Palm Springs

Desert Ensemble Theatre's production of Josh Tobiessen's off-Broadway comedy, ELECTION DAY, is a winner. All five actors deliver howlingly funny performances, full of mostly impeccable timing and seemingly effortless physical comedy. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup on February 18, 2018 in Palm Springs

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Something's Coming!!! Ewoldt, Hydzik, Cortez And More Star In WEST SIDE STORY: IN CONCERT At The McCallum Something's Coming!!! Ewoldt, Hydzik, Cortez And More Star In WEST SIDE STORY: IN CONCERT At The McCallum
by David Green on February 16, 2018 in Palm Springs

The McCallum Theatre presents WEST SIDE STORY: IN CONCERT for five performances Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. This classic musical is being exclusively produced by the McCallum Theatre as part of its Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration.  The March 9 performance of West Side Story: In Concert is presented through the generosity of Annette Bloch.  The March 10 performance is presented through the generosity of Richard and Julia Heyman.  The March 11 performance is presented through the generosity of Edeltraud and Patrick M. McCarthy. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins, West Side Story is one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals in Broadway history.  The original 1957 Broadway production ran for 732 performances and was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical, winning for Best Choreography and Best Scenic Design.  The 1961 musical film, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, won ten Academy Awards including Best Picture. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Palm Springs

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
The Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring A Swashbuckling PIRATES OF PENZANCE To The McCallum Theatre The Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring A Swashbuckling PIRATES OF PENZANCE To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green on February 15, 2018 in Palm Springs

This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production is your chance to get carried away by pirates. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty "model of a modern Major-General" for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. The McCallum Theatre presents the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of The Pirates of Penzance on Wednesday, March 7, at 8:00pm. (more...)
BROADWAY 1950'S, THE GILDED AGE Coming To Arthur Newman Theater Palm Desert BROADWAY 1950'S, THE GILDED AGE Coming To Arthur Newman Theater Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Palm Springs

"Broadway 1950's - The Golden Age" starring Deirdre Moncy and Tom Kiesche will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Arthur Newman Theater located in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. Musical director and pianist for the show will be Joel Baker and tickets are $15 cash only at the box office that opens at 1 PM. (more...)
GOBSMACKED Brings Acapella At It's Best To The McCallum GOBSMACKED Brings Acapella At It's Best To The McCallum
by David Green on February 13, 2018 in Palm Springs

The McCallum Theatre and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of Gobsmacked!, are delighted to announce that the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, Gobsmacked! will play for one performance only on Tuesday, March 6, at 8:00pm. Direct from sell-out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes a mind-blowing vocal show that redefines the human voice. Featuring the reigning world-champion beatboxer, Ball-Zee, and an international cast of world-class vocalists, Gobsmacked! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting-edge, multi-track live looping.  (more...)
Fun, Fun, Fun! Grammy Winning The Beach Boys Bring Their Good Vibrations To The McCallum Theatre Fun, Fun, Fun! Grammy Winning The Beach Boys Bring Their Good Vibrations To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green on February 13, 2018 in Palm Springs

Through the generosity of Jackie Autry, the McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of The Beach Boys for two performances on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. (more...)
The Start Of Something Big! The McCallum Celebrates Jack Jones Milestone Birthday With 'JACK @ 80!' The Start Of Something Big! The McCallum Celebrates Jack Jones Milestone Birthday With 'JACK @ 80!'
by David Green on February 12, 2018 in Palm Springs

The McCallum Theatre presents "Jack @ 80: Jack Jones' 80th Birthday" on Saturday, March 3, at 8:00pm. Jack promises a show reflecting his long and illustrious career. Jack Jones was born in Hollywood on the night his singer/movie star father, Allan Jones, recorded his hit 'Donkey Serenade." He would make his famous parents (his mother was the elegant actress Irene Hervey) proud for the diversity and breadth of his talent. Jack attended University High School in West Los Angeles, studying drama and singing with private teachers. A young athlete, he gave up track and football to devote himself to the arts. (more...)
Both Sides Now! Judy Collins Brings Her Iconic Vocals To The McCallum Theatre Both Sides Now! Judy Collins Brings Her Iconic Vocals To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green on February 12, 2018 in Palm Springs

Through the generosity of Sue and Artie Buerk, the McCallum Theatre presents Judy Collins on Thursday, March 1, at 8:00pm. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowershas been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy's dreamy and sweetly intimate version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won 'Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards. (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY BLONDE at Coyote Stageworks BWW Review: DIRTY BLONDE at Coyote Stageworks
by Stan Jenson on February 09, 2018 in Palm Springs

Coyote Stageworks is an unusual and wonderful inclusion in the desert's theatre scene; unusual because it only produces two shows per year, but wonderful because both of those shows continually turn out to be excellent. Their current production, Dirty Blonde, adds another jewel to their crown. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in Palm Springs

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
Follow The Clues To Walnut Street Theatre's BASKERVILLE - A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY At The McCallum Follow The Clues To Walnut Street Theatre's BASKERVILLE - A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY At The McCallum
by David Green on February 08, 2018 in Palm Springs

The McCallum Theatre presents the Walnut Street Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, on Tuesday, February 27, at 8:00pm. Baskerville features Ian Merrill Peakes as Sherlock Holmes and Bill Van Horn as Doctor Watson. Additional cast members are Sarah Glicko, Dan Hodge and Jered McLenigan. (more...)
'The Golden Age Of The Piano'. KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS With Jeffrey Siegel Is Back At The McCallum. 'The Golden Age Of The Piano'. KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS With Jeffrey Siegel Is Back At The McCallum.
by David Green on February 08, 2018 in Palm Springs

The McCallum Theatre presents Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel on Monday, February 26, at 7:00pm. This performance, "The Golden Age of the Piano," will feature "Minuet in G" by Ignace Paderewski; "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn; "Humoresque, Op. 101, No. 1" by Antonin Dvorak; "Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; "April, Op. 39, No. 4" from The Seasons by Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky; "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" by Edvard Grieg; "Valse Triste, Op. 44" by Jean Sibelius; and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" by Franz Liszt. (more...)
Charles Busch Will Bring Solo Show MY KINDA 60'S To The West Coast Charles Busch Will Bring Solo Show MY KINDA 60'S To The West Coast
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Palm Springs

'Whether singing or dishing about his life or celebrities he has known, Charles Busch is always the epitome of entertainment and class.' Cabaret Scenes Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, employs all of his skills as performer and playwright in a new show that gets to the essence of this legendary entertainer. (more...)
Local Singer Paul Kay Stars in LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER at Arthur Newman Theater Local Singer Paul Kay Stars in LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER at Arthur Newman Theater
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Palm Springs

Singer, musician and actor, Paul Kay, will premier his show "Love Is Just Around The Corner" at the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert, CA. on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM. (more...)
Encore Theatre District Announces BEYOND THERAPY As The Final Play In Inaugural Season Encore Theatre District Announces BEYOND THERAPY As The Final Play In Inaugural Season
by David Green on February 07, 2018 in Palm Springs

Encore Theatre District will present the hilarious comedy, Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, as the final installment in their inaugural performance season. Beyond Therapy centers around two Manhattanites, Bruce and Prudence, who navigate their romantic lives with the help of their crazed therapists. Bruce is an eccentric bisexual man who likes to cry, which Prudence does not care for. The two go on a disastrous date before reporting back to their therapists-Stuart, who has repeatedly lusted after Prudence, and Charlotte, who attempts to guide Bruce by quoting from Peter Shaffer's play, Equus. (more...)
The Time Of My Life!! DIRTY DANCING- THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Dances Its Way Into The McCallum Theatre The Time Of My Life!! DIRTY DANCING- THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Dances Its Way Into The McCallum Theatre
by David Green on February 06, 2018 in Palm Springs

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) the Time of My Life." The dazzling new production will make its way to The McCallum Theatre for five performances, Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 18. (more...)
Truly 'Back By Popular Demand' PINK MARTINI Returns To The McCallum With China Forbes And Storm Large Truly 'Back By Popular Demand' PINK MARTINI Returns To The McCallum With China Forbes And Storm Large
by David Green on February 06, 2018 in Palm Springs

Pink Martini, a McCallum favorite returns for eight great shows Friday, February 9, through Thursday, February 15. In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, with the intention of eventually running for office. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun, but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world, crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the "little orchestra" Pink Martini in 1994 to provide beautiful and inclusive musical for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, the environment and affordable housing. (more...)
BWW Contest: Enter to Win Tickets to See Kelsey Grammar and Christine Ebersole in LA Opera's CANDIDE BWW Contest: Enter to Win Tickets to See Kelsey Grammar and Christine Ebersole in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by Contests - Broadway on February 02, 2018 in Palm Springs

It's the Best of All Possible Worlds! Due to popular demand LA Opera's star-studded production of CANDIDE has added a performance on Sat. Feb 17 at 2pm! Tickets on sale now. Enter today for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Saturday, February 17th performance. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More!
by BWW Special on February 02, 2018 in Palm Springs

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LES MIS, WAITRESS, PRSCILLA, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: DINNER AT FIVE at Indian Wells Theatre BWW Review: DINNER AT FIVE at Indian Wells Theatre
by Stan Jenson on February 01, 2018 in Palm Springs

Writer Lloyd J. Schwarz, a veteran of such television comedies as The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, has scribed a new stage comedy called Dinner at Five which has just commenced a five-week run in Palm Desert. Starring four familiar faces from 70's and 80's television, experiencing the play is a bit of a time warp, but much like Televisionland, it wafts us back to a gentler time, and provides an enjoyable evening out. (more...)