Theatre

Palm Canyon Theatre performs Meet Me In St. Louis, December 2-18

Palm Canyon Theatre performs Meet Me In St. Louis, December 2-18

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:23 am | No comments

The Palm Canyon Theatre Company is hoping you will “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as the holiday season rolls in and the cast of Meet Me in St. Louis sings the song made famous by the 1944 movie and the Broadway musical of the same name. In 1990 the Broadway...

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CVRep Conservatory Announces 2016 Fall Schedule of Classes and Open House

CVRep Conservatory Announces 2016 Fall Schedule of Classes and Open House

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:53 am | No comments

Interview By Tracy Dietlin The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Conservatory will kick off the expanded 2016-2017 educational season with two Open Houses, so prospective students can meet the instructors and find out about the unique educational opportunities the CVRep...

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Palm Canyon Theatre Presents 20th Season Opener Noises Off

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents 20th Season Opener Noises Off

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:51 am | No comments

September 15-18 Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing’s On. The play opens the Palm Canyon Theatre’s 20th season, September 15-18. The ensemble cast includes Andrea...

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The Desert Rose Playhouse To Present POZ by Michael Aman

The Desert Rose Playhouse To Present POZ by Michael Aman

By | September 8, 2016 at 2:50 am | No comments

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQ stage company, will present the West Coast Premiere of POZ, a stylish new gay comedy by Michael Aman, opening Friday, September 30, 2016 for a four-week run. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2...

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR HIT COMEDY ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR HIT COMEDY ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’

By | September 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm | No comments

Based on the Motion Picture Auditions for the final production of Theatre 29's 2016 season, the classic hit comedy "A Christmas Story" have been scheduled for Monday, September 19th at 6:00 PM on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The comedy...

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The CVRep Presents The Annual Summer Staged Reading Event

The CVRep Presents The Annual Summer Staged Reading Event

By | July 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm | No comments

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre & Conservatory will present their Annual Staged Reading Event on Saturday, July 9th at 7PM and Sunday, July 10th at 2PM.  The staged readings will include three short one act plays – The Duck Variations by David Mamet, Variations on...

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A Stage Review of ‘Love, Sex and the IRS’

A Stage Review of ‘Love, Sex and the IRS’

By | June 24, 2016 at 12:46 am | No comments

  By Dee Jae Cox The word farce is a noun and defined as a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.  Mistaken identities, men in dresses and unexpected visitors are...

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COYOTE STAGEWORKS OFFERED MATCHING GIFT FROM TELEVISION LUMINARY DAVID LEE

COYOTE STAGEWORKS OFFERED MATCHING GIFT FROM TELEVISION LUMINARY DAVID LEE

By | June 17, 2016 at 12:44 am | No comments

Award-winning, Professional Coachella Valley Theater Company Gearing Up for Next Season Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, will be the recipient of a significant matching gift in support of their upcoming season. Nine-time...

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The Desert Rose Playhouse to present David Dillon’s PARTY

The Desert Rose Playhouse to present David Dillon’s PARTY

By | June 3, 2016 at 1:05 am | No comments

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBT stage company, will present David Dillon’s smash hit Off-Broadway Comedy, PARTY, opening Friday, June 24, 2016 for a six-week run.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through July 31,...

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Broadway Bound opens Saturday, May 15

Broadway Bound opens Saturday, May 15

By | May 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm | No comments

The St. Joseph's Players production of Broadway Bound opens Saturday, May 15, at Rusack Hall at St. Joseph's of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. The play is the final chapter in Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical Eugene Trilogy. The story follows the earlier parts of the...

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A Review of “The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen”

A Review of “The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen”

By | April 7, 2016 at 3:57 am | No comments

By Dee Jay Cox  Nelson Mandela said, “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” And it is in the pursuit of passion and the refusal to settle for less, that filmmaker Jennifer Abod has...

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“Amen!” for Altar Boyz at Palm Canyon Theatre

“Amen!” for Altar Boyz at Palm Canyon Theatre

By | April 7, 2016 at 3:52 am | No comments

Acclaimed musical comedy runs one weekend only – April 8, 9, 10 By Cara Van Dijk The angelic voices of ALTAR BOYZ take to the Palm Canyon Theatre stage for one weekend only, April 8-10. The musical comedy follows the fate and faith of five small-town boys as they rise...

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“Sugar” Musical May Remind Marilyn Monroe Fans Why “Some Like it Hot”

“Sugar” Musical May Remind Marilyn Monroe Fans Why “Some Like it Hot”

By | March 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm | No comments

Based on the Some Like it Hot screenplay, runs March 25-April 3 at PCT By Cara Van Dijk Palm Springs loves Marilyn Monroe! And, for fans still missing her flowing white gown in downtown, a glimpse of the star can be spotted at Palm Canyon Theatre – well, sort of. The...

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Desert Theatreworks presents the hit Broadway play, OTHER DESERT CITIES

Desert Theatreworks presents the hit Broadway play, OTHER DESERT CITIES

By | March 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm | No comments

At the Arthur Newman Theatre beginning April 8, 2016. Other Desert Cities is a popular contemporary comedy/drama set in Palm Springs, CA playing April 8-17,  2016 at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. The widely popular play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin...

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“CONVERSATIONS WITH… An Improvisational Gathering of Historic Women.”

“CONVERSATIONS WITH… An Improvisational Gathering of Historic Women.”

By | March 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm | No comments

The LA Women’s Theatre Project, presents; "CONVERSATIONS WITH... An Improvisational Gathering of Historic Women," March 26th at the Rancho Mirage Tolerance Education Center. So often in the telling of history, one very important group tends to get relegated to the...

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A Stage Review of “I Am My Own Wife”

A Stage Review of “I Am My Own Wife”

By | March 17, 2016 at 4:00 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox “I Am My Own Wife.”  Doug Wright’s Pulitzer prize winning play, currently in production at Coachella Valley Repertory, is a one man show that follows the intricate weavings of a life that has taken so many twists and turns through tragedy and triumphant...

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COYOTE STAGEWORKS PRESENTS AGNES OF GOD BY JOHN PIELMEIER

COYOTE STAGEWORKS PRESENTS AGNES OF GOD BY JOHN PIELMEIER

By | March 17, 2016 at 3:58 am | No comments

Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, will present ten performances of the gripping drama Agnes of God by playwright John Pielmeier at the Annenberg Theater beginning April 20, 2016. A 1982 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress...

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Michael Childers’ One Night Only: “Sondheim In Love” 

Michael Childers’ One Night Only: “Sondheim In Love” 

By | March 11, 2016 at 12:45 am | No comments

Tickets Selling Out Quickly. Benefiting Jewish Family Service of the Desert. Palm Springs, CA) Tickets for the 9th annual Michael Childers’ production of One Night Only, which went on sale February 16, 2016, are selling out quickly.  One Night Only is one of the desert’s...

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Theater 29 holding auditions for “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”

Theater 29 holding auditions for “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”

By | March 11, 2016 at 12:38 am | No comments

Director Marty Neider and Musical Director Kathryn Ferguson are looking for 3 males and 2 females for the Musical Comedy, “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” The third show of the Theater 29 2016 Season. All actors must be able to manage and/or be willing to learn a Minnesota...

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Palm Canyon Theatre Pushes the Limits and Goes Full Monty

Palm Canyon Theatre Pushes the Limits and Goes Full Monty

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:02 am | No comments

The Full Monty, The Musical, Runs February 26-March 13 By Cara Van Dijk Based on the hit 1997 British film of the same name, the Americanized stage version of The Full Monty is sure to arouse crowds at the Palm Canyon Theatre February 26-March 13. And, yes… come the...

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THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “COCK”

THE DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE TO PRESENT “COCK”

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:01 am | No comments

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBT stage company, will present COCK by Mike Bartlett, opening Friday, March 11, 2016 for a five-week run.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through April 10, 2016. COCK is an internationally...

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Indio High School Performing Arts Center Grand Opening and Dedication

Indio High School Performing Arts Center Grand Opening and Dedication

By | February 18, 2016 at 2:44 am | No comments

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Indio High School announces the grand opening of their new Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7pm. This special night will feature the dedication of the Main Stage to Circle Theatre Acting Company...

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Award-Winning Beatles Musical at Annenberg Theater Sells Out!

Award-Winning Beatles Musical at Annenberg Theater Sells Out!

By | February 18, 2016 at 2:40 am | No comments

Second show added on February 27; Discount tickets offered Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein features the live music of renowned tribute Abbey Road; Palm Springs High String Quartet to join touring show on stage for five songs. The...

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The Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum Announces: Fluid Art Series

The Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum Announces: Fluid Art Series

By | January 28, 2016 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens The Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum has announced new programming with the Fluid Art Series, sponsored by Eisenhower Health. The series debuts in February with three separate performances that showcase a variety of mediums including dance,...

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A Stage Review of “Anything Goes”

A Stage Review of “Anything Goes”

By | January 28, 2016 at 1:57 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox Anything Goes is the Tony Award winning play currently in production at the Palm Canyon Theatre.  With Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and...

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Anything Goes at the Palm Canyon Theatre

Anything Goes at the Palm Canyon Theatre

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:44 am | No comments

Cole Porter’s Memorable Musical Runs January 22-February 7 Anything Goes has made its way to the Palm Canyon Theatre. This musical favorite comes complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and timeless tunes including “You’re the Top,” “I...

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COYOTE STAGEWORKS PRESENTS ‘ART’ BY YASMINA REZA

COYOTE STAGEWORKS PRESENTS ‘ART’ BY YASMINA REZA

By | January 21, 2016 at 12:42 am | No comments

Company’s Original Founding Members Set to Star in Tony Award-Winning Comedy Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, will present eleven performances of “Art” by French playwright Yasmina Reza at the Annenberg Theater beginning...

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Neil Simon’s Hysterical 50’s Comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

Neil Simon’s Hysterical 50’s Comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:21 am | No comments

Presented by Desert Theatreworks at the Arthur Newman Theatre beginning January 29, 2016. Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early 1950s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look...

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Comedian Shann Carr

Comedian Shann Carr

By | January 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox Once upon a time in a land far away, someone once said that women just aren't funny. And so it became the guiding rule of film and television that only men could write comedy. Greats like Lucille Ball, still had those such as comedian Jerry Lewis, denying she...

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR “Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID”

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR “Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID”

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:52 pm | No comments

After waiting for almost three years for the amateur rights to be released, Theatre 29 has received one of the first opportunities in the United States to present the Broadway production of “Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID”. Auditions for the second production of Theatre...

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A Stage Review of “A Christmas Carol”

A Stage Review of “A Christmas Carol”

By | December 17, 2015 at 1:34 am | No comments

  By Dee Jae Cox “Marley was dead: to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.  Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for...

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The Coachella Valley Repertory and CV Rep Conservatory – Committed to the Theater Arts

The Coachella Valley Repertory and CV Rep Conservatory – Committed to the Theater Arts

By | December 17, 2015 at 1:24 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo It is hard not to mention the Coachella Valley Repertory and CV Rep Conservatory when discussing the arts in the Coachella Valley. The CV Rep continues to enhance its reputation for live theater. CV Rep Conservatory, a division of the CV Rep Theater brings an...

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A Stage Review of “A Christmas Story”

A Stage Review of “A Christmas Story”

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:56 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox Since its origins, in 700 BC, when the Greeks honored their god of wine and theatre, Dionysus, with festivals and drunken men in goat skins, theatre and storytelling has taken on many forms.  Some classic dramas with lines that resonate deep in the psyche,...

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A Stage Review of “Street Car Named Desire”

A Stage Review of “Street Car Named Desire”

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:41 pm | No comments

“They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer to one called Cemeteries, and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!” By Dee Jae Cox This journey, the precursor to the play, allegorically represents the trajectory of Blanch Dubois’ life, the...

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A Stage Review of “Happy Hour”

A Stage Review of “Happy Hour”

By | November 5, 2015 at 1:43 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox Bette Davis said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”   And rarely have I seen a more prime example of that adage than in the World Premier of George Eastman’s play, “Happy Hour,” currently in production at the Coachella Valley Repertory...

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