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 […]
In the world of theatre, a new live-theatre venue opening is always a cause for celebration. The occasion signals the world’s oldest spoken art form – The Theatre – has added another mirror of society for exploration and examination by playwrights, actors, directors, and creative individuals, right here in the Coachella Valley. “Coachella Valley […]
One of the most cruel and devastating tricks that fate can play on a parent is the loss of a small child. In some cases the parents never come to grips with the reality of it and, as a result, some remain damaged forever. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s compelling and poignant drama “Rabbit Hole”, sensitively […]
The local performing group known as Cabaret Theatre West, moved into new digs for the 2012 Season. New York producer Jane Friedlander Treacy (now a desert resident) and producing partner Dr. Audrey Reed have set up shop at the beautiful Indian Wells Theatre located on the campus of California State University San Bernadino, Palm Desert […]
There’s something about southern families and their last wills and testaments that just fascinate Americans. Not to go picking on our southern brethren, but southern playwrights themselves love to write plays about the “the family”, most of them rife with over-the-top characters and situations, and the inevitable “reading of the will”, and lets not forget […]
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 […]