Coachella Valley Repertory inaugurates their first Luminary Match-up with Millicent Martin and Teri Ralston on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Pacific). In the style of Actors on Actors, Millicent Martin and Teri Ralston will interview each other. Get an insider’s glimpse into their lives, friendship and careers.

This dynamic duo has had long and storied careers. Millicent Martin is an English actress, singer and comedian, best known for her weekly BBC Television satire show “That Was The Week That Was”. Teri Ralston is best known for her role in the hit TV series Frasier and The Wonderful World of Disney. Many CVRep theatre-goers may remember Teri Ralston from her appearance in the sold-out performance of Ballroom.

To continue CVRep’s mission of providing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking presentations, CVRep is offering Theatre Thursdays and Luminary events, a series of ongoing interviews, discussions, entertainment and learning opportunity. All presentations are offered virtually (via Zoom webinars) to observe social distancing guidelines.

Information on upcoming presentations can be found on the website, and registration links are included. 

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) is an equity theater company, designated a Small Professional Theatre under the Actors’ Equity Association. CVRep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide thought provoking theatre of substance.


MILLICENT MARTIN — Milly is best known in the classic FRASIER as Gertrude, Daphne’s dreadful mother.  She never thought she would find another classic TV show with a fantastic cast. And along came GRACE & FRANKIE with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen & Sam Waterston.  Now in its SEVENTH season. Netflix’s LONGEST RUNNING SERIES. TV: guest star on 2 BROKE GIRLS, MODERN FAMILY & BONES & CASTLE, HOT IN CLEVELAND with friend BETTY WHITE, CHUCK, WILL & GRACE, DAYS of OUR LIVES ,BBC’s THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS (TW3), which resembles HBO’s John Oliver LAST WEEK TONIGHT, FROM A BIRD’S EYE VIEW,  L.A. LAW,  Disney’s HALLOWEENTOWN, The Suite Life of ZACH & CODY, JONAS. STAGE:  5 Royal Command Performances in London. David Lee’s GIGI, 42nd STREET, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM of which she was one of its creators as well as starred in the UK, Broadway and Los Angeles introducing to theater audiences the bawdy song “I NEVER DO ANYTHING TWICE” (singing it in a recent production with friend Terri Ralston at The Pasadena Playhouse) Millie came to Broadway in 1955 with Julie Andrews in THE BOY FRIEND. FILM highlights:  ALFIE opposite Michael Caine, STOP THE WORLD, NOTHING BUT THE BEST w/ Alan Bates, MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT w/Joan Plowright.  GIRL ON A BOAT with Norman Wisdom. A 2 time TONY nominee for SIDE BY SIDE and KING OF HEARTS Millie recently received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT and celebrates her 72nd year in show business.  Further info:

TERI RALSTON — Born in Colorado, moving to California at age 12, and spending her formative years after college in New York, then returning to California, Broadway veteran Teri Ralston recently—and happily—once again moved back to New York, an event inspiring the title of her new CD, I’VE GOTTA GET BACK TO NEW YORK. Teri Ralston began her professional career with the rock musical Your Own Thing, followed by Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Later that year she was cast in Company, beginning a long, fruitful relationship with Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince, including A Little Night Music. She appeared in Side By Side By Sondheim…once with Peggy Lee (a production she also directed); three different productions of Follies, Yvonne in Sunday in the Park with George, and starred in the new Sondheim revue Moving On at the Laguna Playhouse. Teri has also found much satisfaction in her directing career. She has performed in summer stock around the country. Recent summer stock includes: Gypsy (Rose), Carousel (Nettie), Oklahoma! (Aunt Eller), Damn Yankees (Meg), Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Doatsie Mae), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo), The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe), Cabaret (Frauline Schneider), and Into the Woods (Stepmother). She is featured on seven original cast albums and three CDs recorded in London.