BWW Review: Encore Theatre District's BEYOND THERAPY is a Fine Production.BWW Review: Encore Theatre District's BEYOND THERAPY is a Fine Production.
by Audrey Liebross - May 22, 2018

Encore Theatre District is providing a welcome addition to the Coachella Valley theatre scene. The cast of its current play, Durang's BEYOND THERAPY, is filled with talented performers who all do a fine job with their roles and who provide a great deal of laughs. Director Tiffanie Patscheck has the actors engage in some very funny visual business, much of it involving glasses of water and a yoga-obsessed therapist, which alone are worth seeing.  (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; CASA VALENTINA Leads Best Play!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; CASA VALENTINA Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; CVRep's BABY Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; CVRep's BABY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Dezart Performs Nominated for 27 Desert Theatre League AwardsDezart Performs Nominated for 27 Desert Theatre League Awards
by David Green - Aug 2, 2017

The Desert Theatre League announced their Desert Star Award nominations for the 2016-17 Season on August 1. Dezart Performs received 27 nominations in 18 categories including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Drama,Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress & Outstanding Sound Design, to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Both Provocative And Poignant ‚Ä" And All Played In Pumps! CASA VALENTINA Engages, Educates And Delights At Dezart Performs In Palm Springs
by David Green - Nov 6, 2016

I had the absolute pleasure of seeing two things last night that I had never seen before. A production of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA and a sold out, standing room only crowd at The Pearl McManus Theatre. Brava to Dezart Performs on both counts!! CASA VALENTINA is the premiere performance of Dezart's ninth season in Palm Springs and sets a high barre for the season to come. Based on real events, Casa Valentina (or The Chevalier d'Eon) is a resort in The Catskills in the early 1960's whose guests are heterosexual men who dress and act as women. It is the story of gender identity and self acceptance and a close-knit group of men who never feel more "themselves" than when dressed as the women who live somewhere deep inside them.  (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOT is a Bizarre, Irreverent Hoot
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 29, 2015

LOOT, a 1965 satirical farce -- a bizarre, dark parody of an English drawing room comedy -- by British enfant terrible Joe Orton, is a difficult production. Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, pulls it off. Excellent acting and directing result in a great deal of hilarity. (more...)

Dezart Performs to Open 2013-14 Season with West Coast Premiere of EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, 11/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Dezart Performs opens its 2013-14 season with the West Coast Premiere of "Exquisite Potential," the award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan on Friday, Nov. 22 to open the 2013-14 season of Dezart Performs. "Exquisite Potential" will run for two weekends, November 22-24 and November 29-December 1, 2013 at Dezart Performs' theatrical home in downtown Palm Springs, the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club. The premise: What would happen if a man and his wife went to visit their rabbi to discuss the naming service for the new baby they're expecting-and the man announced that he believes their 3-year-old son is the Messiah? And produced a list of 997 miracles that would prove his conviction? Kaplan's amusing but thought-provoking comedy is directed by Joan McGillis. (more...)

Dezart Performs Opens 2013-14 Season with West Coast Premiere of EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, Now thru 11/24
by David Green - Nov 22, 2013

Dezart Performs opens its 2013-14 season with the West Coast Premiere of 'Exquisite Potential,' the award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan today, Nov. 22 to open the 2013-14 season of Dezart Performs. 'Exquisite Potential' will run for two weekends, November 22-24 and November 29-December 1, 2013 at Dezart Performs' theatrical home in downtown Palm Springs, the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club. (more...)

Dezart Performs to Open 2013-14 Season with West Coast Premiere of EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, 11/22-24
by David Green - Oct 9, 2013

Dezart Performs opens its 2013-14 season with the West Coast Premiere of "Exquisite Potential," the award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan on Friday, Nov. 22 to open the 2013-14 season of Dezart Performs. "Exquisite Potential" will run for two weekends, November 22-24 and November 29-December 1, 2013 at Dezart Performs' theatrical home in downtown Palm Springs, the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club. The premise: What would happen if a man and his wife went to visit their rabbi to discuss the naming service for the new baby they're expecting-and the man announced that he believes their 3-year-old son is the Messiah? And produced a list of 997 miracles that would prove his conviction? Kaplan's amusing but thought-provoking comedy is directed by Joan McGillis. (more...)