Jack Lyons

Musical Chairs Kicked Off Its Eleventh Season With Style

Musical Chairs Kicked Off Its Eleventh Season With Style

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 […]

Indio Performing Arts Center (Ipac) Launches Musical Show

Indio Performing Arts Center (Ipac) Launches Musical Show

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 […]

Mc Callum Theatre To Feature Sandy Hackett’s Tribute To    Frank, Dean, Sammy, And Joey With “The Rat Pack Show”

Mc Callum Theatre To Feature Sandy Hackett’s Tribute To    Frank, Dean, Sammy, And Joey With “The Rat Pack Show”

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 […]

Local Theatre Fundraiser A Huge Success

Local Theatre Fundraiser A Huge Success

     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 […]