“Bonnie Sings Rosie” starring Bonnie Gilgallon, Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2 pm
Local entertainer Bonnie Gilgallon will debut her new one-woman cabaret concert on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert. The show is entitled “Bonnie Sings Rosie” and the Rosie is the incomparable Rosemary Clooney. Bonnie’s show is part of the Cabaret On Sundays Series 10th season and presented by Les Michaels. Joining Bonnie will be pianist Joel Baker and Danny Flahive on bass. Tickets for the show are $15 cash only and sold at the door that opens at 1 pm for the 2 pm show. The Arthur Newman Theater is located in the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert, CA. For more information please call Les Michaels at 760-325-2731.
Valley audiences have been enjoying the vocal styling of Bonnie G, since she arrived in the desert from Washington, D.C. nearly 19 years ago. Bonnie’s voice is reminiscent of the Big Band Singers of the 1930’s and 40’s, like Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, and Peggy Lee. In 2001, Bonnie starred in a highly acclaimed one-woman show at the Palm Springs Racquet Club titled “Bonnie G and the Blondes”. It was a tribute to those famous blonde singers, including Day, Clooney, Shore, Lee, & Patti Paige. A few years later, Bonnie again starred in a one-woman show, “Bonnie G. & Friends Do Broadway” at Peter’s in Rancho Mirage. She has appeared at many other local venues, including Back Street Bistro, A.J.’s on the Green, the Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Palm Desert Country Club and Backstreet Bistro. Most recently she was a featured vocalist in two of Patte Purcell’s Smooth Jazz Celebrity Jams, one at Arnold Palmer’s in La Quinta, and the other at Desert Willow Resort in Palm Desert. Bonnie’s style has been described as “smooth & sultry.” Listeners have likened her to both Julie London & Anita O’Day. The late radio personality Norman Mark called her “a singer of incredible depth. In addition to Bonnie’s singing and acting, and voiceover artist, she has an extensive background as a journalist, and radio talk show host with her show “Desert Living and Entertainment” and currently her syndicated show on iheart network.
Who: Bonnie Gilgallon, with Joel Baker on piano, and Danny Flayhive on bass.
What: “Bonnie Sings Rosie”, a live cabaret style concert
Where: Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA. 92260
When: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2 pm
How: Tickets are $15 cash only at the door that opens at 1 pm