Jack Lyons

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Without sounding too condescending or putting down the average citizen, I think it’s fair to say that we Americans don’t keep close tabs on the ups and downs of the world’s Nobel laureates.  Granted, we have had great success in the sciences and other fields but can only list seven Americans to have received Literature’s […]

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2011 marks the eighty-three year anniversary of the “Great War to End all Wars – World War I.   Once designated as Armistice Day but now known as Veteran’s Day, November 11th is a day set aside as a way to honor all American veterans. “Return Fire”, the one act dramedy written by […]

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

  Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based performing troupe, holds a play reading Festival every year in April.  At the end of the four-day festival an “audience favorite”, is selected based upon the number of ballots received with the highest marks.  The Festival winner then receives a fully produced production in December: sets, costumes, lights and […]

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

December is almost always a Christmas-themed month when it comes to entertainment and the theatre and the movies in particular.  The Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) has decided not to break with that tradition.  They have, however, chosen to present a somewhat different approach to the normal Christmas season story.      Irving Berlin’s wonderful score from […]

Music Legend Burt Bacharach Premeire’s New Musical

Music Legend Burt Bacharach Premeire’s New Musical

Jack Lyons Theatre and Movie Critic It’s been over forty years since singer/composer/icon Burt Bacharach created a new stage musical.  His last effort, “Promises, Promises”, burst onto the Broadway stage with a book by Neil Simon and lyrics by Hal David in 1968 and ran for over 1200 performances establishing him as a force in […]

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents “The Fantasticks” The Musical

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents “The Fantasticks” The Musical

Jack Lyons Theatre and Movie Critic “The Fantasticks” has been billed as the world’s longest running musical, with 17,162 performances chalked up to its credit and still counting.  Since 1960, when the charming “little musical that could” debuted off-Broadway, there has been a production of the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical performing somewhere in New York […]

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