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Review: BROADWAY BARBARA at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - July 13, 2024


What did our critic think of BROADWAY BARBARA at CVRep?

Review: DEVEN GREEN AND HANDSOME NED at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - July 13, 2024


Funny, dated, and a bit lackluster; fans went wild.

Desert Ensemble Theatre Season Tickets On Sale Today
by A.A. Cristi - July 12, 2024


Desert Ensemble Theatre has announced the sale of season tickets starting Friday, July 12. Secure your seats for an exciting lineup of performances in their upcoming season.

Green Room Theatre Co. Presented A Devised Play About How Palm Springs Destroyed A Neighborhood
by Blair Ingenthron - July 08, 2024


Green Room Theatre Co. Coachella Valley (GRTCCV) performed Displacement: Stories from Section 14 to diverse and enthusiastic audiences in Palm Springs and Coachella in late June.

Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Charlie Thomas - July 08, 2024


What did our critic think of BYE BYE BIRDIE at Palm Canyon Theatre?

Dezart Performs Announces 2024/2025 Season
by Kay Kudukis - July 08, 2024


The Season‬ opens with the 2019 Broadway political dark comedy‬‭ HILLARY AND CLINTON ‬‭by Lucas Hnath‬ ‭(November 15 - 24, 2024). Next is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner‬‭ FAT HAM,‬‭a modern-day‬ ‭Hamlet by James Ijames (January 17 - 26, 2025). The season continues with the Off-Broadway‬ hit drama‬‭ GRAND CONCOURSE ‬‭by award-winning playwright Heidi Schreck.

Review: KEN PAGE at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - July 02, 2024


Enlightened, witty, smart and joyful; Cabaret at its finest

Review: THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SPEAKEASY at Revolution Stage Company
by Kay Kudukis - July 01, 2024


What did our critic think of THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SPEAKEASY at Revolution Stage Company?

Review: PHILIP CHAFFIN: WILL HE LIKE ME? (A LOVE STORY) at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - June 29, 2024


A gay romantic journey; looking for love told entirely through song.

Review: STRAIGHT TO THE HEART: A TRIBUTE TO RODGERS & HART at Dezart Performs
by Gilmore Rizzo - June 25, 2024


What did our critic think of STRAIGHT TO THE HEART: MUSIC OF RODGERS & HART at Dezart Performs?

Feature: MIS-CAST GOES TO THE MOVIES at Theatre 29
by Charlie Thomas - June 23, 2024


Opening night tickets are available for the opening night performance of Theatre 29’s annual fundraising musical revue “Mis-Cast” on Friday, June 28th at 7:00PM.

Review: JASON GRAAE: GRAAVITAS at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - June 23, 2024


A master class of hodgepodge compiled into Cabaret perfection tic think of JASON GRAAE: GRAAVITAS at CVRep?

Review: LESLIE TINNARO: BACK TO BEFORE at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - June 21, 2024


Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) Summer Cabaret Series 2024 season has gathered some familiar faces to their high-caliber line-up. This true Cabaret act quality series continues to run from June 20th to July 25th.

Previews: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Charlie Thomas - June 18, 2024


Set in the 1950s, this story is reminiscent of the King of Rock. A songwriter finds himself in trouble when the rock and roll teen heartthrob he writes for, Conrad Birdie, is drafted into the Army. As a publicity stunt to record and sell one more hit record before he is sent overseas, a televised farewell is planned with Birdie set to kiss a preselected All-American girl.

Feature: Auditions for CLUE at Theatre 29
by Charlie Thomas - June 18, 2024


Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the new comedic murder mystery “Clue: On Stage” on Monday, July 1st at 6:00pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage (73637 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms).

Review: SNOW WHITE at CVRep
by Gilmore Rizzo - June 16, 2024


SNOW WHITE is a monumental success in epic proportions – presented by two talented actors. Perfect for children with their adults.

Idyllwild Arts Will Host Native American Arts Festival Week This Month
by Stephi Wild - June 11, 2024


Idyllwild Arts Foundation will present its annual Native American Arts Festival Week at the Idyllwild Arts campus (52500 Temecula Rd, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549) from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, 2024.

Previews: EDGAR ALLEN POE SPEAKEASY at Revolution Stage Company
by Kay Kudukis - June 07, 2024


The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy is not just any cocktail experience. It's an extraordinary journey that transports guests into the haun=ng world of one of the most famous writers of the macabre. This 21+ only event promises an evening of chilling tales and exquisite cocktails, all set within the confines of a dark, intimate speakeasy. If you're a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, gothic literature, or simply enjoy unique, immersive experiences, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Previews: ENGAGEMENT RULES at Script 2 Stage 2 Screen
by Kay Kudukis - June 05, 2024


Script2Stage2Screen (S2S2S) presents a fully staged reading of a new original comedy, Engagement Rules, written by Rich Orloff. The two performances will be on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and June 22, at 7:30 pm.

The Dinah Will Present an All Queer Entertainment Lineup For Its 33rd Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - June 03, 2024


The Dinah, the world's largest event and music festival for queer women, is celebrating its 33rdAnniversary September 25th through the 29th marking its lasting impact on both the LGBTQ+ community and the city of Palm Springs.

CABARET AT THE PEARL: STRAIGHT TO THE HEART Comes To Dezart Performs
by Kay Kudukis - May 31, 2024


Known for its outstanding and award-winning production of plays, Dezart Performs is expanding its repertoire with a new intimate summer event, CABARET AT THE PEARL, presenting Straight To The Heart, a 90-minute celebration of the lives and careers of songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Desert Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Reading Of Season HENRY MAKES A BIBLE
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2024


Desert Ensemble Theatre will present the final reading of the season, HENRY MAKES A BIBLE by AJ Clauss, on June 11.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Palm Springs Cultural Center
by Kay Kudukis - May 29, 2024


What did our critic think of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Palm Springs Cultural Center?

Review: BABY THE MUSICAL at Revolution Stage Company
by Kay Kudukis - May 28, 2024


Three couples find out they’re pregnant. One 30-something-ish couple, Pam (Heather Joy) & Nick (Jacob Samples) has been trying; one older couple, Arlene (Sonia Reavis) & Alan (Michael Pacas) had an oops; and a couple of college juniors, songwriters Lizzy (Candace Coe) & Danny (Joseph Portoles) are our main characters The story follows each couple’s reactions, and wouldn’t you know it, the girls are all connected by an obstetrician (Jason Ayestas) and his nurse (Katrina Dixon) and the boys by …little league? I don’t know - some sports thing.

Review: NUNSENSE at 29 Theatre
by Gilmore Rizzo - May 26, 2024


What did our critic think of NUNSENSE at 29 Theatre?


Videos


GOD OF CARNAGE, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Desert Ensemble Theatre (3/14 - 3/23)
Ain’t Too Proud
McCallum Theatre (3/7 - 3/9)
LOOT by Joe Orton
Desert Ensemble Theatre (11/15 - 11/24)
Come From Away
McCallum Theatre (11/26 - 12/1)
Bernadette Peters
McCallum Theatre (11/23 - 11/23)
The Book of Mormon
McCallum Theatre (1/30 - 2/1)
Tina
McCallum Theatre (5/9 - 5/9)
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