Desert TheatreWorks receives an astounding 63 nominations for its 2018/2019 season Desert Theatreworks (DTW)has received 63 different nominations for its 2018-2019 season by The Desert Theatre League for its annual Desert Star Awards. The Desert Theatre League adjudicates well over 100 productions annually throughout the Coachella Valley and High Desert. This year DTW received 63 nominations in 38 categories.

“We at DTW are delighted to be have the most nominations of any theatre company this past season.” says Artistic Director Lance Phillips-Martinez. “The annual awards ceremony is a wonderful time for everyone to celebrate the dedication and hard-work of everyone from our entire theatre community.”

Desert Theatreworks nominations include: Murder on the Nile (5 nominations) Sound of Music (5 nominations) and Hairspray (5 nominations). Real Women Have Curves (7 nominations) Some Enchanted Evening (8 nominatons) Brighton Beach Memoirs (9 nominations) Southern Fried Funeral (10 nominations) and our production of Into the Woods (a whopping 14 nominations).

The full list of nominations can be found at The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 13th at Sun City Palm Desert.


Desert Theatreworks is a 501(c)3 Community based theatre company serving the Coachella Valley. If you would like photos or more information, please contact Iris Navarro at 760-980-1455 or email at