Happy Monday Everyone!
Four plays opened on valley stages this weekend while I was out of town. Fortunately, Charlene Faris was there to enjoy “Miss Gulch Returns” and “The Man of La Mancha.” She has reviews of both shows posted.
“The Little Dog Laughed” opened at Desert Rose Playhouse, too. Special Monday shout outs to our friend Rick Logsdon. He was in the opening night audience at DRP and told me he loved it, but he refused to disclose details about the end of the play for fear of spoiling it. So we will all have to check it out.
I will be heading to some of these shows this weekend, along with some new ones. The ABBA show from the Gay Men’s Chorus is this weekend and I have my tickets.
Check out our preview of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which is coming to us from College of the Desert April 30 through May 3. We talked to the director about this marvelous event for Coachella Valley Talk Radio . Also from COD; Improv time is coming newxt weekend! And it is not too early to get your tickets for a special fund raising concert for “Swim to Win.” The details are at CoachellaValleyFun.com.
RADIO EXTRA! Coachella Valley Talk Radio Host Host Jim Fordyce sat down with the director and choreographer of this show that brings the talented young people who study at the College of the Desert together with community members for an annual tradition.
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College of the Desert Performing Arts will present Fiddler on the Roof as its annual spring show at the McCallum Theatre April 30 to May 3, 2015. The production will be fully staged and features the complete
The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Douglas Carter Beane’s international hit comedy The Little Dog Laughed, opening Friday, April 17, 2015 for a five-week run. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
The Little Dog Laughed follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit it big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy
Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) concludes its 2014-2015 American Melting Pot-themed season with HOLD THESE TRUTHS, The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi, by Jeanne Sakata. The solo play stars Blake Kushi in a tour de force performance as Gordon Hirabayashi and multiple other roles.
"Miss Gulch Returns," presented by the Desert Ensemble Theatre (DETC), opened to a nearly full house on Friday night at the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club's Pearl McManus Theatre then to a crowd of about thirty people on Saturday night when this writer attended. Jerome Elliott is the one and only "star" in this one man (one woman?) monologue that is a very loose parody on the 1939 MGM "Wizard of Oz" movie. If minor characters within a movie could succeed, then definitely "Miss Almira Gulch" would!!!
Get ready for the next show from Desert Ensemble Theatre Company. "Miss Gulch" will be coming to town. (Yes, that would be the Toto hating, Miss Gulch.) Find out all the dish about what happened to her after Dorothy left from the star her (err) himself and Jerome Elliot talks to Jim Fordyce.
Desert Ensemble Theatre concludes its fourth season beginning on April 17 with a two-weekend run of Miss Gulch Returns!, Fred Barton’s cabaret cult classic about the feisty Kansas spinster from The Wizard
Man of La Mancha is heading to the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs for a two week run on April 17th through the 26th.
Showtimes: Thursdays at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
It takes place the late sixteenth century, where failed author-soldier-actor and tax collector Miguel de Cervantes has been thrown into a dungeon by the Spanish Inquisition, along with his manservant. They have been charged with foreclosing on a monastery.
The C.O.D. Dramatic Arts Company is set for another night of the hit comedy series “The Improv Games”. The show will feature a raucous evening of improvisational comedy.
“The audience will literally dictate everything the performers do on stage,” says Director & C.O.D. Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tres Dean. “Improvisation is the foundation of so many aspects of acting and performing. Improv calls upon the performer to think on their feet, immediately bring a character to life, and
The City of Palm Springs' Office of Sustainability is excited to present the 3rd Cycledelic nighttime bike safety event. This colorful, fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark bike ride and vendor festival will take placeThursday, April 30, 2015 and coincide with the weekly Villagefest in downtown Palm Springs and is part of the non-motorized transportation initiative to encourage more bike riding.
Cycledelic is a FREE, fun and easy downtown loop bike ride suitable for all ages. All bike riders are required to wear helmets and obey all traffic laws, signage and routes for Cycledelic. Bike riders will gather at the festival area located at the Northwest corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way situated between Palm Canyon Drive