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Brilliant Contrasts: Desert Rose Teams With the Author of 'To Wong Foo' to Mount a Hilarious Production

Brilliant Contrasts: Desert Rose Teams With the Author of 'To Wong Foo' to Mount a Hilarious Production

Saturday, April 18, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Like the little dog, you’re going to laugh—and you’ll love it.

The Desert Rose Playhouse’s new comedy, The Little Dog Laughed , was written by Douglas Carter Beane. He’s not a household name, but perhaps he should be: He’s the genius who crafted the amazing screenplay for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyth...

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The Nail That Sticks Up: Blake Kushi Is Magnificent as a Real-Life Hero in CV Rep's 'Hold These Truths'

The Nail That Sticks Up: Blake Kushi Is Magnificent as a Real-Life Hero in CV Rep's 'Hold These Truths'

Saturday, April 18, 2015  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

There’s an old Japanese proverb, “Deru kugi wa utareru.” It basically means: “The nail that sticks up is the one that gets hit.” It represents Japan’s conformist tendencies, and the long-held belief that an individual should never rock the boat.

It’s also the underlying theme of the Coachella Valley ...

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From 42nd Street to Frank's 100th: The McCallum Announces Its 2015-2016 Schedule

From 42nd Street to Frank's 100th: The McCallum Announces Its 2015-2016 Schedule

Tuesday, April 07, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

It’s been a fine year for the McCallum Theatre.

“This is one of the best seasons we’ve had in terms of artists—and financially, as well,” said Mitch Gershenfeld, the president, CEO and longtime booker of the McCallum. “Ticket sales have been very, very strong this year, considerably stronger than las...

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April 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

April 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Thursday, April 02, 2015  |  Staff

Film

Screening of ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jeni...

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April Theater: 'August: Osage County' at Palm Canyon Theatre; 'Hold These Truths' at CV Rep; and Much More!

April Theater: 'August: Osage County' at Palm Canyon Theatre; 'Hold These Truths' at CV Rep; and Much More!

Thursday, April 02, 2015  |  Staff

August: Osage County—From Palm Canyon Theatre

The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability to make each other miserable. When the patriarch mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers to simultaneously support and attack one another; at 8 p.m., Fr...

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We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

We'll Buy! Coyote Stageworks Is Back, With Help From the Amazing Emerson Collins, in the Wonderful 'Buyer and Cellar'

Saturday, March 28, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Chuck Yates and his Coyote Stageworks are back!

They have a great new show, Buyer and Cellar , with a spectacular new script, in a gorgeous new venue—the theater at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. Coyote Stageworks completely dominated the win list in last season’s Desert Theatre League awards...

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