Category Archives: Past Productions

Coachella Valley Repertory presents Fun Home

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. Follow Alison as she uncovers the secrets through three different ages in her life.

Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ Musicals of the 60s with Guest Star Karen Morrow

Tonight, Glenn Rosenblum along with Karen Morrow unearth the hidden gems of Broadway Musicals of the 60s. Big hits but also some lesser-known shows, each filled with memorable songs by Musical Theatre’s best. Karen is a beloved stage and television personality who is known for her shows with Richard Rodgers, Frank Loesser, Alan Jay Lerner and Jerry Herman. In 1964 she first stepped onto the Broadway stage in I Had A Ball costarring with Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley, one of the many forgotten but loved musicals.

With Greg Schreiner on the piano.

A Tribute to Lalo Guerrero: Father of Chicano Music with Dan & Mark Guerrero

Lalo Guerrero will be long-remembered as the Father of Chicano Music. His sons Dan and Mark will celebrate his legacy through film and performance. Dan will screen the documentary film he produced that aired nationally on PBS stations. Lalo Guerrero The Original Chicano explores Mexican-American history through Lalo’s songs and life story and features tributes from Linda Ronstadt, Cheech Marin, Dolores Huerta and Edward James Olmos among others luminaries. Mark will close the evening performing songs written by the beloved entertainer and activist.
Musical direction by Michael Collum
with David Andrews Rogers on the piano

Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ Musicals of the 70s with Guest Star Ilene Graff

Glenn with Ilene Graff will show you what fun Broadway Musicals were in the Swinging Seventies. Ilene’s Broadway credits include 3 of that decade’s biggest hits Promises, Promises, Grease and I Love My Wife but she is best known to audiences as Marsha Owens on the long-running ABC comedy Mr. Belvedere.

Steve Ross ~ Cole Porter & Beyond

International cabaret and concert performer Steve Ross brings his sophisticated touch, delicious sense of humor and his heartfelt ballads together in tonight’s program featuring the music of Cole Porter. Steve is such a master at putting a debonair spin on Cole Porter’s musical high jinks that his persona is that of a polished party entertainer, articulating every rhyme and double entendre.

Edmund Bagnell ~ He Plays the Violin

Edmund Bagnell is best known as 1st Violinist and vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well Strung. Through stories and song, Edmund celebrates all things music from classical to standards and from pop to Broadway, and of course with a good dose of fiddle thrown in. This evening shows a different side of Edmund Bagnell in this personal and uplifting journey through music.

Musical Director Mark Hartman Directed by Michael Schirall Conceived by Mark Cortale

Eileen Barnett ~ You Must Believe In Spring

Eileen brings her acclaimed cabaret show to the desert for the first time. She invests each song with tenderness and heart because Eileen is an actress and every song becomes its own play. Down to earth, warm, and funny she holds the audience entranced and in the palm of her hand. Come and be enchanted.

Musical direction by Michael Collum
with David Andrews Rogers on the piano

Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ The Musicals of Stephen Sondheim – Guest Star Teri Ralston

Our virtual star goes live with an evening of showstopping videos, backstage gossip and Broadway guest star Teri Ralston… what you enjoyed online and so much more. Glenn is joined by Teri Ralston who made her Broadway debut In 1970 as part of the original Broadway cast of Company beginning a long and fruitful relationship with Stephen Sondheim. Together in story and song they will discuss all things Sondheim. And don’t worry there will be Comedy Tonight!

with David Andrews Rogers on the piano