“Anna Christie”, by playwright Eugene O’Neill, America’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is a powerful drama of alienation and redemption. It’s a story that abounds in metaphors concerning a former prostitute who falls in love, but runs into problems and difficulty when it comes time to turn her life around. Sounds pretty tame […]
It may be the 21st Century but vestiges of 20th Century theatre genres still pop-up every now and then. Such is the case with the production currently on the boards of the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at San Diego’s famous Old Globe Theatre. Before we go too far, however, let me say that […]
It’s been two years since Coachella Valley Impresario Derrik Lewis, creator and producer of the popular musical format known as “Musical Chairs”, lowered his baton and thanked his many loyal fans and patrons from the stage of the Annenberg Theatre saying that “Musical Chairs” would be back for an eleventh season. However, due to the […]
“Divas Divine” at the landmark Lyons English Grille Restaurant in Palm Springs, for one night only, Sunday, March 11th at 8 pm.
If you’re a 20th Century person (as I am) you might find the 21st Century musical production “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, by William Finn (he did the music and lyrics) and Rachel Sheinkin (she did the libretto) somewhat over energized. The performers, although universally outstanding in their roles, send messages that […]
The Coachella Valley is Frank Sinatra country. Both he and Dean Martin were part-time residents with many ties to the area. Barbara Sinatra (Lady Blue Eyes) still remains a force in desert charities as Founder and Chairwoman of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Hospital. Both Frank and Barbara were deeply committed to helping […]
“Musical Chairs” Interview with Producer Derrik Lewis. JL/DLN: Does your “Polka Dots and Moonbeams: The music of Jimmy Van Heusen”, show signal the return of your popular “Musical Chairs” series?
Opening Night was sold out . However, there are some remaining seats for Saturday, February 25th at 2 pm, and again at 7 pm. The show closes on Sunday, February 26th following the 2 pm Matinee. It would be a shame to miss this fun and entertaining show. For reservations and ticket information call 760-636-9682.
In 2008, Coyote StageWorks co-founder and Artistic Director, Chuck Yates caught a performance of “Boeing-Boeing” on Broadway, which went on to win the Tony for Best Revival of a Play that year. The sex romp originally written in 1960 by French writer Marc Camoletti, tickled Yates’ funny-bone so much that he made copious notes […]
Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based theatrical group, best known for its season of professional stage readings and its Annual Play Reading Festival every April, held a highly successful fund raiser last Saturday, at the Palm Springs Women’s Club. The gala evening began with a VIP Reception of friends and supporters of Dezart with […]
“Hairspray” the musical now playing at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, opened with a burst of energy on January 27th. The cult-like musical (at least as much of a cult-like musical as “The Rocky Horror Show”) had its fan base out in full force. They whooped and yelled as each character and actor […]