ADVICE COLUMNIST ANN LANDERS SHARES HER LETTERS AND WISDOM AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE THANKS TO COYOTE STAGEWORKS

ADVICE COLUMNIST ANN LANDERS SHARES HER LETTERS AND WISDOM  AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE THANKS TO COYOTE STAGEWORKS

When one has 60 million readers and followers across the globe freely sharing their personal feelings and secrets in public with Ann Landers, the famous advice columnist of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, one has to have a great deal of trust in the gatekeeper of that information. Coyote StageWorks, one of the desert’s premiere Equity […]

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE’S “THE ORIGINALIST” BRINGS THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO LIFE

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE’S “THE ORIGINALIST” BRINGS THE LARGER-THAN-LIFE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO LIFE

By Lisa Lyons Whether you loved him or hated him, no one could deny the powerful influence that Justice Antonin Scalia held over the Supreme Court since his appointment by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Always a polarizing figure with an incisive mind, savage wit and superlative writing skills, Scalia delivered many dissents that will […]

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Special to Desert Star Weekly from Lisa Lyons In the history of theatre, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary multi-casting, the idea of casting a black actor to play “Othello” has been seen as earth-shaking in its audacity. Why that should be so and what black actors had to endure to make it an accepted […]

NEW COMEDY FROM DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

NEW COMEDY FROM DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

Tony Padilla, award-winning playwright/director, and Founding Producing Artistic Director of Desert Ensemble Theatre, for years preferred the shorter, one-act format to tell his stories.  When he finally did branch out into two act plays I think he found his groove. Padilla has covered a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter over the last ten […]

COMPELLING DRAMA FROM NEW PLAYWRIGHT AT DESERT THEATRE ENSEMBLE

COMPELLING DRAMA FROM NEW PLAYWRIGHT AT DESERT THEATRE ENSEMBLE

  Playwrights promoting playwrights is not that unusual in the Coachella Valley. In business and creative endeavors, however, creators jealously guard their creations from industrial theft, art forgery, copyright plagiarism, and from screenwriters who recognize a good idea when they see one. Desert Ensemble Theatre founder and playwright Tony Padilla, is a playwright, who not […]

COYOTE STAGEWORKS DANCES ITS WAY INTO AUDIENCE HEARTS

COYOTE STAGEWORKS DANCES ITS WAY INTO AUDIENCE HEARTS

Coyote StageWorks, the professional theatre company of Palm Springs, is known for entertaining, brilliantly-produced and performed productions, has hit another home run with their current snappy, energy-driven comedy “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”. Insightfully written by Richard Alfieri, and inventively directed by Larry Raben, “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”, now on stage at […]

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

A fresh and a creative wind has blown into the Great White Way in game-changing fashion, potentially altering the way some American musicals will be staged and produced in the future. “Hamilton”, the captivating musical/opera with a book, music and lyrics by MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a breathtaking historical ride back to […]

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