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PALM CANYON THEATRE PRESENTS A MUSICAL COMEDY THAT DELIGHTS

PALM CANYON THEATRE PRESENTS A MUSICAL COMEDY THAT DELIGHTS

Considering the mood that half of the country is in right now, a respite from the political machinations is definitely in order. It’s time for an evening of fun-filled entertainment that is sure to please anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for comedy along with silly and spectacular musical numbers, all executed […]

CV REP THEATRE DEBUTS A DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL

CV REP THEATRE DEBUTS A DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL

Artistic director Ron Celona has a penchant for finding and directing winning productions for his intimate 88-seat, CV Repertory Theatre venue.  He has yet to meet a challenge he and his outstanding technical team can’t overcome. Their current production of “Baby The Musical”, is a case in point. This creatively performed musical, directed by Celona, […]

DEZART PERFORMS THOUGHT PROVOKING COMEDY IN PALM SPRINGS

DEZART PERFORMS THOUGHT PROVOKING COMEDY IN PALM SPRINGS

The American theatre has a real-life, intrepid, grownup playwright in Bruce Norris who is isn’t intimidated by questionable social mores that have been sequestered and festering under society’s radar screens for decades. “Clybourne Park”, is an in-your-face comedy under the clever direction of Artistic Director Michael Shaw that deftly navigates the turbulent waters of America’s […]

WORLD PREMIERE OF STEVE MARTIN COMEDY AT OLD GLOBE THEATRE

WORLD PREMIERE OF STEVE MARTIN COMEDY AT OLD GLOBE THEATRE

Steve Martin is a multi-talented creative artist and performer that has reached back with his new play to his 1960s counter-culture days on the Smothers Brothers TV show, where he played a wacky guy who dispensed cheeseburgers in comedy skits to the delight of his young audience. Fifty years later those earlier audiences are now […]

22ND ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FEST LAUNCHED

22ND ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FEST LAUNCHED

It’s the largest short film festival in North America and its being held right here in Palm Springs. This year marks the 22nd time short films take center stage over their longer full length feature film cousins from the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) held in January every year. The short film genre […]

OLD GLOBE STAGES A COMPELLING PLAY SURROUNDING THE 1978 MID-EAST PEACE ACCORDS

OLD GLOBE STAGES A COMPELLING PLAY SURROUNDING THE 1978 MID-EAST PEACE ACCORDS

Contrary to what our current Congress seems incapable of doing what it should be doing when it comes to compromise, or to put it in Washington, DC, vernacular to practice ‘the art of the deal’ so loved by our politicians and others who seek public office these days. Bringing disparate parties and points of view […]

North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

North Coast Rep Theatre Has A Triumph With “Freud’s Last Session”

At last, a thinking person’s play about the vexing concepts and issues concerning the philosophy of science versus the philosophy of faith in today’s society.  It wasn’t much of an issue, say, 5000 years ago.  Then again, there wasn’t much of a scientific community or advocates to challenge the established order.  But, today it’s a […]

 St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

 St. Joseph Players Present Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

St. Joseph Players of Yucca Valley are presenting Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical nostalgic comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.  It’s one of Neil’s personal favorites even to the point of writing the lead character of Eugene Jerome based directly on his own experiences growing up as a teenager in Brooklyn, NY during the 1930’s and the Great Depression. […]

Old Globe Theatre Presents World Premiere Of Steve Martin Musical

Old Globe Theatre Presents World Premiere Of Steve Martin Musical

Life is a journey and every journey has a story to tell.  The musical fable now on the stage of the Donald and Darlene Shiley theatre is the new musical “Bright Star”, co-written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and deftly directed by Walter Bobbie. The immensely multi-talented Steve Martin – actor, playwright, […]

 Pasadena Playhouse Stage Sizzles With “Kiss Me, Kate” Musical

 Pasadena Playhouse Stage Sizzles With “Kiss Me, Kate” Musical

Any time a theatre presents a Cole Porter musical, expectations run high.  After all, we’re dealing with a giant of the American musical theatre.  Porter is one of the most iconic and sophisticated composer/lyricists in Broadway history.  A Cole Porter show borders on being almost bulletproof in the hands of a skilled director with a […]