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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony AwardŽ nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.
And featuring: Sharon Catherine Brown as Joplinaire/Chordette/Swing
Yvette Cason as Joplinaire/Aretha Franklin/Nina Simone
Sylvia MacCalla as Joplinaire/ Bessie Smith/Odetta
Jenelle Lynn Randall as Joplinaire/ Etta James
July 21 - August 16
Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55.00 to $150.00
Moss Theatre at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WEST WEB SITE & TICKET INFO
PERFORMANCES ARE AT
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6200 E. ATHERTON STREET
WHAT'S LORI DONATO UP TO?
Contact Lori about private coaching,
workshops, & private party appearances.
2nd & 3rd SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
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SHOWS IN THE
PALM SPRINGS AREA
NO SHOW THIS WEEK THE 29th,
& AUGUST 5th & 12th.
WE'LL RETURN ON AUG. 19th
NOTE: THIS SATURDAY THE 29th IS
OUR LAST SHOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5th
SO COME OUT AND SING WITH US.
2 PM MATINEES:
FOR SCHEDULE OF ALL SHOWS...
IN PLACE OF ALAN JON ON AUGUST 2nd:
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JOEL IS ALSO EVERY THURSDAY FROM
6:30 PM TILL CLOSING AT WALLY'S DESERT TURTLE
IN RANCHO MIRAGE
Thursday, July 30; 6:30p-9:30p No Cover
1900 E Palm Canyon Dr * Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-4422 HAPPY HOUR PRICES ALL EVENING!!!
Featuring: David Ring (Piano)
Friday, July 31; 6:30p-10:30p No Cover:
317 No. Indian Canyon Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA
Band: David Ring (Piano), Tim Pleasant (Drums)
THEATERS, THEATER COMPANIES,
PLAYS IN THE DESERT
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CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIANNA FINNELL
FOR WINNING THIS YEAR'S OPEN CALL.
BRIANNA IS A SEMI-REGULAR SINGER AT
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2015-16 Season Just Announced - Save These Dates!
Opening Night Benefit Concert
Norm Lewis & Laura Osnes
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6 p.m.
Performance Series - Saturdays at 8 PM:
Maureen McGovern- December 12
Marilyn Maye - January 16
Christine Andreas - February 20
Jane Monheit - March 19
Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett - April 9
Cabaret 88 Series - Note: 2 nights this season
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 6 PM reception - 7 PM performance:
Todd Murray - December 8-9
Julia Murney - January 12-13
Karen Mason - February 9-10
Klea Blackhurst - March 15-16
Jake Simpson - April 5-6
Call 760-325-4490 for more information and tickets.
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2015 - 2016 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
45-175 FARGO STREET
INDIO, CA. 92201
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SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
FOR 2015 - 2016
OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:
SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO,
SEATTLE, CHICAGO, NEW YORK
.... AND POINTS BEYOND!
ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN SAN DIEGO?
SHER KRIEGER EVENTS SAYS CHECK OUT
THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT SHOWS AND PERFORMERS
COMING IN 2015 - CHECK THEM OUT BY
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Robyn Spangler singing
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
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THERE'S A NEW PALM SPRINGS AREA
CLICK ON THE LATEST COPY FOR THE LINK TO THE ON LINE WEB SITE THEN GO TO REGIONAL NEWS TO READ MY COLUMN OR JUST COME TO ONE OF OUR OPEN MICS AND PICK UP A COPY, OR AT PURPLE ROOM, TROPICALE, AZUL, THREESIXTY NORTH, & AJ'S ON THE GREEN.
NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd 1 TO 3 PM AT
Friends of Musical Theater Lunch Club
Carole Linn - contact
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Venue varies and you can order off the menu - no minimum charges.
The group has no dues or rules - just stimulating conversation about current and past shows, and a chance to interact with others in the Broadway and Cabaret worlds.
Bring any questions and /or challenges you might have - for the group to discuss.
Be sure to bring any flyers you have for upcoming shows.
Open to performers, composers, directors, producers, choreographers, agents, managers, etc.
We will probably start attending shows together and find ways to support musical theater causes.
Hope to see you soon you at the next luncheon,
Carole Linn - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-963-7700
CABARET GROUPS TO JOIN:
LA CABARET YAHOO GROUP - with 175 members, it's an LA BASED link to other cabaret minded people. It's a great way
to promote your shows and share ideas. JOIN HERE:
STU HAMSTRA'S "Cabaret Hot Line On Line" - With a subscriber list of over 2500 & memberships starting at $20 for a Silver Membership which includes the weekly e-newsletter, a link to your website, free gig postings, show discounts, & so much more. Go to STU HAMSTRA'S
CABARET HOT LINE ON LINE at:
CABARET WEST - This Southern California group is the best source for all your cabaret needs. The $25 annual membership gets you a monthly newsletter, 2 for 1 discounts on many shows, a link to their website, a place to advertise your shows for free, audition notices and much more. Go to:
CABARET SINGERS GROUP: with 532 members nationwide, it is a must for all cabaret singers and their fans. Go to:
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WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE & PAST EPISODES WITH SOME
BROADWAY, CABARET, or MOVIE CLIP
OF THE WEEK:
JOHN BARROWMAN - 2 Ways:
"I Am What I Am" in concert
As Zsa Zsa in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
FOR ALL YOU LOUNGE LIZARDS
WHO LOVE GOOD MUSIC!
COOL CABARET, JAZZ
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YOU WANT AT:
MARTINI IN THE
MORNING RADIO MUSIC ON THE WEB
We have an exciting line up this season
so you will want to see as many shows as they can.
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THIS WEEK IS:
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!
Singing WHITNEY HOUSTON'S
"I Have Nothing"
Back by popular audience demand, singer and actress Diane Pancel returns once again in her new one-woman musical concert, "Ladies Of Song". This sequel to last season's hit "Ladies Of Hollywood" tribute to Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, and Judy Garland, with addition of such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, and more, with and eclectic mix of American Songbook, Broadway, and the Movies.
A native of Canada, Diane's voice is featured in over 200 TV and radio commercials, both speaking and singing jingles, in addition to both TV series and feature films. She has toured and performed extensively, with music stars like David Foster, Nelly Furtado, and Leanne Rimes, to name just a few. Joining Ms. Pancel on piano will be music director, Terry Cole. This will be Diane's third appearance at Arthur Newman Theatre and guaranteed to be another standing ovation.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (14 oz) vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1 jar (15 to 17 oz) roasted garlic Parmesan or Alfredo pasta sauce
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1 package (4 oz) crumbled herb-and-garlic feta cheese (1 cup)
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in broth and rosemary. Heat to boiling. Stir in artichokes and spinach; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce.
Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in bottom of baking dish; top with 3 noodles. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice. Spread with remaining artichoke mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender and lasagna is bubbly. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
THIS IS A 40 SECOND CLIP FROM A SCREEN TEST
WITH JAMES DEAN AND PAUL NEWMAN.
Listen to what Dean ad libs to Paul and what Paul says
back at 15 seconds.
Do they say what I think they say??
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CALIFORNIA DESERT CHORALE TO HOLD
AUDITIONS FOR ITS 22nd STELLAR SEASONPalm Desert, CA - July 21, 2015...The California Desert Chorale (CDC) is beginning the build up to its 22nd Season and is searching for serious dedicated singers who are energized to be a part of this growing ensemble. The next audition will be held Monday, August 31 at 7:00p.m, St. John's Lutheran Church, 42695 Washington St. in Palm Desert. The upcoming fall auditions will be administered and conducted by Tim Bruneau, Artistic Director.
California Desert Chorale is comprised of both professional and amateur singers who bring a wide variety of choral and solo experience to the ensemble. The level of commitment expected is significant and should be carefully considered before auditioning. Singers auditioning should be prepared to honor the required membership commitments, which include: a weekly Monday night rehearsal from September 2015 - April 2016 with occasional Saturday morning rehearsals. The season is also comprised of two very busy concert week schedules and occasional community service performances. Potential members should also understand that a portion of the group's concert repertoire is sung from memory, therefore, extra time and effort on your own, outside of the scheduled rehearsals, is required of all participants.
Detailed preparation information and audition requirements is available online at CALIFORNIA DESERT CHORALE AUDITIONS and each audition will last approximately fifteen minutes.
California Desert Chorale is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. For more information on how to support and be involved with the CDC, visit the chorale's brand new WEBSITE.
Press inquiries should be directed to Jeff Hocker, Hocker Productions at 760-409-1530 or email@example.com.
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Whether you are a seasoned singer from professional to amateur, or a bare beginner, just like with a regular physical boot camp where all levels are welcome, with my upcoming intensive, you will improve your vocal endurance, breath consistency and agility and find your true voice, or greatly expand the voice you already have.|
Students have experienced profound transformations from these workshops.
One student's (John F) review here: "Prior to working with Doug I studied with celebrated master teachers [names removed]. As well as having developed his own techniques, Doug uses many of the same techniques developed by these master teachers, so working with him has been a natural progression for me.
Without a doubt I've learned more from Doug than I did with my previous instructors. He is meticulous in his instruction, and at the same time very clear about the how and the why of his technique. My singing has improved at a rapid pace, and it's undoubtedly due to Doug's knowledge, patience, and dedication to teaching. I would advise anyone, at any level, to work with Doug!"
In these 3 week, once a week, 2 ˝ hour long sessions you will
- Work in-depth on powerful breathing techniques which will develop more consistency in your singing
- Strengthen the muscles that make your vocal cords work
- Enhance your resonation and tone
- Expand your range
- Learn proper vocal "positioning" when you sing
- Exponentially increase your breath control
And much more!
Three Mondays in a row, August 4, 11, 18 from 6:30-9 PM
Step By Step Dance Studio
316 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Fee: $120 paid in advance (deadline July 15)
$150 at the door
Send payment to:
27859 San Sebastian Ct
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Bring a yoga mat or towel, baby weights (or something similar, heavy books are fine) and water.
Recording devices allowed.
Food will be provided during the break
PERFORMERS NEEDED FOR
PALM SPRINGS PRIDE CABARET SHOW
GREETINGS FROM BELLA DA BALL:
Hope you are having a great year. Hard to believe it is almost July.
The Greater Palm Springs Pride is only months away. The Festival and the Parade will both be held downtown Palm Springs again this year. And, the festival will be a FREE admission event again!
Touching base with you about your interest in performing at Greater Palm Springs Pride on the Cabaret Stage. It will be located somewhere on or near Palm Canyon (layout plans still being finalized).
The Greater Palm Springs Pride dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 6-7-8.
Festival hours tentatively will be Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The parade on Sunday will start further north on Palm Canyon and end near Amado and the Hyatt. This will also be one of the main entrances to the Festival.
Please let everyone you know what the days are for this year's festival and parade and that it will be a free event!
Now, onto specifics about possibly performing at Palm Springs Pride. Please review and answer and email back to me. Please feel free to forward this to other potential entertainers. All responses are subject to review and consideration. Thank you!
1. Please let me know if you are interested in appearing at the Greater Palm Springs Pride. If so, continue onto the following questions:
2. Do you have a preference of Saturday or Sunday?
3. If time is available both days, would you like to appear both days?
4. Do you have a preference of approximate appearance time?
No guarantees on exact time.
5.Will you bring CD's with your songs? Or will you have musical equipment? (keyboard, guitar, band). If equipment, you provide and set-up must be quick and easy.
6. All song content, stage attire, stage presence should be G-rated as this is an outside event, open to all ages, open to public. Musical numbers should be under four minutes each.
7. Only one person back-stage (if needed) per entertainer as quick dresser. Non-entertainers do NOT remain back stage.
8. No smoking at any time on stage or dressing room.
9. All CD's must be presented to DJ/sound and/or cabaret manager a minimum of 45 minutes before your stage time. Please allow time for parking, walking, etc.
10. All schedules are approximate and performers need to be flexible if they are requested on stage prior to their planned start time or if coordinator deems a later start necessary.
11. Entertainers may sell their CD's/souvenirs on the side table.
12. Length of performance time is subject to review and set-up by cabaret coordinator and pride committee. Stage time is subject to number of performers, type of music, etc. Vocalists may be 5-25 minutes, with possible break? Drag personalities may be 1-4 numbers with breaks between songs for changes if they wish. If you have a minimum or maximum you wish, please advise and that will be taken into consideration.
13. The cabaret is a drama-free zone. Anyone not abiding by coordinator's, committee's, security's rules and regulations may be asked to leave.
14. Do you wish to have a photo of you in pride program? If so, a high resolution photo is requested and should be sent at a later time when requested. Please do not send photos at this time.
15. Appearances/performances are volunteer, no compensation. Tips are yours to keep.
16. Entertainers should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pride reserves the right to not have an entertainer perform if it appears they are under the influence.
17. Please respond either way as soon as possible. Please include your cell phone number, best email address, Facebook page.
18. In order to be included in the pride program and promotional materials, a response is needed asap. A faster response is very much appreciated.
As in previous years, the line up can fill up quickly so do not wait until the last minute as all submissions must be reviewed by the committee, program scheduled, press and publicity sent out, and programs printed. Those interested in performing at Palm Springs Pride, please contact: Bella da Ball by email at:
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