Theatre

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 […]

The Diamonds Make Follies Debut

The Diamonds Make Follies Debut

1950s Doo-Wop Group Combines Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll with Today’s Attitude Palm Springs, California (February 24, 2012) When you think of ‘50s music and that era’s chart-topping doo-wop groups, The Diamonds immediately come to mind, with such unforgettable hits as “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”, “Little Darlin’” and “The Stroll.” Now, over 55 years […]

College of the Desert Theatre Arts presents: Summer and Smoke

College of the Desert Theatre Arts presents: Summer and Smoke

Palm Desert, CA) – The College of the Desert Theatre Arts department celebrates the 100th birthday of legendary American playwright, Tennessee Williams, with the production of his soulful classic drama, Summer and Smoke. The play (set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, at the turn of century) focuses on a high-strung, unmarried minister’s daughter, Alma Winemiller, and […]

Theatre 29 Announces Casting For “lost In Yonkers”.

Theatre 29 Announces Casting For “lost In Yonkers”.

Theatre 29 and Director Rebecca Havely have completed the casting for the 2nd show of the 2012 season, Neil Simon‚s “Lost in Yonkers.”  The comedy will open March 9 and run five weekends though April 7, 2012.  By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942. Bella, is 35-years-old, […]

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

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 […]