The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT and gay-friendly communities, is presenting their annual fundraiser event MIXED PLATE on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7 PM.

MIXED PLATE is just as it sounds – an eclectic variety show featuring the talents of performers who have worked with the Desert Rose Playhouse in some capacity since the company was founded in 2010. These include: celebrated cabaret performers Francesca Amari and Doug Graham, actor/dancer John Ferrare, actor/singer Andrew Knifer, stage manager/singer Lin Gillham, actor/singer Alan Denny, and 14-year-old actor/singer Garrett Hoy. Hoy was featured in the first DRP production of FALSETTOS and is soon to be featured in the 2014-15 season opener ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR YOUR SINS. Also appearing will be the Hula Me Kala Dance Troupe from Cathedral City. Frequent DRP Musical Director Steven Smith will accompany.

Tickets are $40 each and include pre-show reception of hors d’oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages provided by Lulu California Bistro and Acqua Pazza California Bistro, and desserts at intermission from iPastries.

The Desert Rose Playhouse is a project of Desert Rose Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation. Desert Rose Productions’ mission is to produce and present literate, relevant and entertaining plays and musicals to LGBT and Gay-Friendly theatregoers in the Coachella Valley.

To order: Online at or call 760-202-3000.