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SUNDAY - THE BIG HIT OF THE DESERT!
3 NON-STOP YEARS AT COPA IN PALM SPRINGS
NOW ON OUR STAGE FOR THE 1ST TIME!
ONLY 2  SHOWS LEFT THIS SUMMER SEASON!
 
    
 
 RETURNING IN OCTOBER SHARON SILLS:
 
AND DON'T MISS THE MOD SQUAD'S STAGE DEBUT
AT 2 PM THIS SUNDAY AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER

















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THE DESERT AREA &  
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

 
 
   
 
PLAYING MAY 10 - 19
 
 
 

      
 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATER WITH  
PERFORMANCES AT THE ALEX THEATER IN GLENDALE 




    
PERFORMANCES ARE AT  
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  
6200 E. ATHERTON ST.  
LONG BEACH, CA

39 SOUTH MOLINO AVE.
Pasadena, CA. 
DEAR READERS:
 
CABARET ON THE GREEN AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY:
nd "If I Only Had A Brain" with "If I Were King Of The Forest". GAILLA SAPHIRE sang two original songs she wrote "Let The Gold" and "Coming Back To Me". CAROL DAVIS was back to sing "Georgia" and "Route 66". Pretty impressive night I'd say, don't you? We'll be back next Saturday but before then you might join us for DOUG GRAHAM'S show "Danicin' Man" this coming Tuesday for CABARET DINNER SHOW TUESDAYS at AJ's opening night. Each Tuesday there will be a 3 course dinner and a show for $39.95. The following Tuesday is DAVID BADER, followed by ROBERTA LINN on September 24, and then IRIS WILLIAMS is on October 1. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, CALL 760-202-1111.So join Joel Baker on piano and me as your MC for what people say is the most unique show in the desert! So make those reservations now.   
SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT THIS WEEK! Starting with last Tuesday and DOUG GRAHAMS terrific show for CABARET DINNER SHOW TUESDAYS at AJ's. Full house and they went crazy for his well constructed and performed show. Then we had another amazing CABARET ON THE GREEN OPEN MI AT AJ'D with 14 singers and only a few empty tables it looks like the Snowbirds are beginning to return. JOEL BAKER sang the first song "I Wish I Were In Love Again" and me with "Everything's Coming Up Roses". Then we had DAVID BADER with "I Got You Under My Skin" and "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart". David will be doing his one man show Tuesday night at AJ'S and it already sold out and promises to be a hit. The JEFF LESSER with I'd Rather Be Sailing", "Could I Leave You" and Corner Of The Sky". And VIRGINIA ROBINSON "The Man I Love", "Till There Was You", and a beautifully done "I Have Dreamed". LINDSAY OUELLETTE came to sing "You Don't Know Me", and "Oh Boy I'm Lucky. Up next we had DOUG GRAHAM and I only wrote down "If He Walked Into My Life Today" but I am pretty sure he did two, anyway. BARBARA FRANTZ had a song for the full moon, "Moon Glow", and "Love Potion #9", and "I'm Sorry". V.V. MARTIN did "I Am What I Am" and got incredible cheers from the audience, also "Gone At Last", and "If It Takes Forever I Will Wait For You". NONI LAMBERTSON sang "Just Breezing Along With The Breeze" as featured in THE LONG LONG TRAILER and "Bewitched". PEGGY GOHL - who has a wonderful show lined up for this Sunday at ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER, sang "Young At Heart", and a medley that used "I'm Not At All In Love", "This Can't Be Love" and two more but I can't read my handwriting, also later I wrote down "How Could You Be Me" but I doubt that's right, anyway. PATTI GALLAGHER songs were "My Funny Valentine", and  I know it was "Omi Babino Caro" because I asked her to spell it. BETH FORMELOZA had some beautiful songs including "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "All My Tomorrows" and "We've Only Just Begun". FERDIE FORMELOZA sang "You're Still You" and "More". Then we had BRAD SIEPLE there for only one song "The Is Your Song". And we got TONY DI SIENA up for "You've Changed", and "When I Fall In Love". And at the end I sang "Old Friend". And that was it for another great Saturday night.  It is starting to get real busy so reservations are recommended so call 760-202-1111 if you get the answering machine leave a message with name, time, and number in party also leave your number so they can call you only if there is a problem. See you soon?   
 

AJ'S PARKING NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left with and rear entrance to AJ's. Remember to make reservations!
 
NEW CHANGES IN MAKING RESERVATIONS:
YOU MAY NOW LEAVE YOUR NAME & NUMBER ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE FOR A CALL BACK - but you can probably be safe leaving: YOUR NAME, DAY YOU WANT RESERVATIONS, TIME, AND NUMBER IN PARTY, & if you have a favorite table and know the table number leave that too and they will do their best but it may not be guaranteed.  
 
THIS WEEK'S DINNER SHOW TUESDAYS STAR:
BUT MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS NOW  
FOR NEXT TUESDAY WITH  
ROBERTA LINN 
AND ON OCTOBER 1ST WE HAVE  
IRIS WILLIAMS
 
 
PLEASE, won't you click YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
Also on Last Sunday, FRANCESCA AMARI, JEFF STEWARD, & WAYNE ABRAVANEL - also known as THE MOD SQUAD VARIETY SHOW were a smash hit for the CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES. It's no wonder they pack them in every Thursday at Copa Nightclub from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  
 
And this Sunday is another fabulous performer, PEGGY GOHL - you don't want to miss her!  
 


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HERE IS MY COLUMN FOR THE CURRENT ISSUE:
  
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019 PALM SPRINGS COLUMN

Like much of the Country, this summer was very hot here in the desert at least through September, but it won't be long until the season is back up full speed. But a little heat doesn't stop us from continuing to bring cabaret to the masses. In fact things are just getting better and better. Frankie's is planning for the season in their new back room supper club in addition to their Thursday night open mic. PS Underground seems to have an endless supply of new ideas for their themed dinner shows at their beautiful new venue. AJ's On The Green has Les Michaels in charge of their new Tuesday night dinner and show inclusive starting off with Doug Graham starting it off on September 10th in Fosse Man, with more TBA soon. Speaking of AJ's, Joel Baker and I finished an 8-week run of a Friday version of our popular Saturday Cabaret On The Green Open Mic. After that Doug MacDonald brought added Friday nights to his Jazz Jam Series that already packs the house on Wednesday nights. Michael Holmes Purple Room returned at the end of August after a two-month vacation with Sam Harris on 8/30 & 8/31 with Todd Schroeder on piano. And continues with The Judy Show 9/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10/6, 13, 20, & 27, 9/6 and 10/4 is Palm Springs Jump, 9/7 is Adam Pascal, 9/13 & 10/5 is Scot Bruce. 9/14 is Renee Olstead, 9/20 is Brenna Whitaker, 9/24 is Black Martek Trust, 9/27 is The Buddy Holly Review, 9/28 is Niki Harris, 10/12 is John Lloyd Young, and 10/18 & 10/18 is Kinsey Sicks, My Cabaret On Sundays Series at Arthur Newman Theater in the Joslyn Center continues the 11th season with the return of Donald Houtz in Come Fly With Me - Confessions of a former Flight Attendant on 9/2, this time with Joel Baker on piano. Vicki Knight has a new show, September Again on 9/8 with Joel Baker on piano. The Mod Squad that packs Copa on Thursday nights will be the 9/15 show, starring Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart & Wayne Abravanel. A former 'Gold-digger' Peggy Gohl is 9/22 in My Years With Dean, And... Then closing the season is Leslie Tinnaro & Jeff Lesser in I'm Nothing With You - Together Side By Side on 9/29, then it's off for October and returns for the 12th season from November through April next year. Also kicking off a series of dinners with live performances and speakers is Oscar's with Shoshana Bean on 10/9, and following monthly with stars like Barbara Eden, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark, Donna Mills, & Richard Chamberlain, in addition to regular weekly entertainment nightly.

Everything else is about the same as always with the reopening of Vicky's Of Sante Fe, with more than likely a new or revised weekly line up. Also weekly is Derrik Lewis with his trio entertain Tuesdays and Thursdays in The Coral Lounge at Tropicale with Jeff Stover on bass and featuring rotating guest musicians including John Leys on trombone, and Paul Kay on flute. The very popular The Mod Squad Variety Show is next door at Copa Thursdays with Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart, and Wayne Abravanel, followed by Bella Da Ball and Lipstick Cabaret Review. Stacy's Piano Bar has entertainment most evenings. and Ron Pass is Tuesday - Saturday nights at Morgan's La Quinta. Keisha D at Wang's the 1st and 3rd. Rose Mallett is at Woody's on Fridays. Michael D'Angelo is at Chef George's Picasso Lounge Tuesdays & Thursdays. Denny Pezin is now Fridays & Saturdays in the Sonora Room at Embassy Suites. Also at  Oscar's, The Sensational Jewels are the last Wednesdays starring Kristi King, Kitty Murray, and Wendy Douglas. Frank's Place is back with their weekly schedule TBA. The same goes for the new Indigo Room at Pete's Hideaway.

A sample of the local theatre's shows are: The Savannah Sipping Society at Desert Theatreworks 9/6 - 9/22. Desert Ensemble Theatre starts off it's 2019 - 2020 season with their annual fundraiser, this year it's On The 21st Century 10/25 & 26, written & directed by Jerome Elliott. Annenberg Theatre's season doesn't begin until November but get ready because they have some big names from Broadway & Cabaret lined up. Desert Rose Playhouse has Die, Mommie Die and Christmas With The Crawford's coming up with dates TBA. And Palm Canyon Theatre will be presenting Peter Pan 9/20 - 9/29. And Priscilla Queen of the Desert 10/25 - 11/17.

Plus we have much more you can check out in my weekly newsletter on line at lesmichaels.com and to submit news email me at les@lesmichaels.com
 
 
  HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE THEATER: 
 
THE SUMMER SEASON SHOWS:
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE  
TEN20 LOUNGE AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEL AGE HOTEL  
IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW! 

I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.

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