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Scott Wilkie Band
Monday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
Jazz pianist, Scott Wilkie and his amazing band return to CVRep with an exciting evening of his uniquely styled jazz compositions. Having twice performed his Christmas show at CVRep, Mr. Wilkie is now back to entertain us with the help of his talented bandmates: Dave Hill (Guitar), Greg Holmes (Keys), Nathan Brown (Bass), Jeff Olson (Drums) and Monette Marino (Percussion).
Angela Wolcott’s Grit & Grace is an elegant, yet casual cabaret celebration of the most influential and acclaimed female songwriters of our time. Join International Cabaret Artist Angela Wolcott, as she shares her passion and admiration for these artists including: Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden, Carole King, Lynn Ahrens, Sara Bareilles and more. With her impressive vocal range and her warm, intimate style, you’ll feel as you’re being entertained in your own living room. Come for the hits and the hidden gems, the melodies and lyrics, the stories, the heart, the grit and the grace. Musical Direction by the renowned arranger and musical director Steve Rawlins.
Tales from the Twilight Cafe
Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 pm
Join us for a delightful afternoon of staged readings of original works from the members of the CVRep Conservatory Writers Studio. Directed by Andy Harmon. This is the 7th Annual edition of the Twilight Café, and this year’s show will include monologues, poetry, stand-up comedy, one act plays, short stories, film and more. Click here for more information about the CVRep Conservatory Writer’s Studio.
Gerardo de la Torre, Baritone
accompanied by Maestro Paul Floyd
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm
Mexican Baritone, Gerardo de la Torre, a “Rolls Royce among young baritones,” possesses a powerful voice, secure technique, and comprehensive dramatic abilities. His “robust, vibrant, and warm resonant baritone with range and flexibility,” allows him to fully inhabit a young Verdi baritone and full lyric baritone roles with great ease and depth of scope. His roles include Ford in Falstaff, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Germont in La Traviata, Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, Silvio in Pagliacci, Marcello in La Bohème, Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, as well other important roles in the Italian, French, and Russian repertoire. For his appearance at CVRep, he will perform popular arias from Grand Opera in the first half and show tunes from the great American song book in the second half. He will be accompanied by Maestro Paul Floyd (LA Opera)
One of the stars of CVRep’s production of A Class Act, Kristin Towers-Rowles brings her award-winning musical cabaret show to the CVRep Playhouse for one performance only. A Lovely Lineage, directed by Ovation Award winner Cate Caplin, captures the historic Hollywood and Broadway ancestry of Kristin Towers-Rowles starting with her grandmother, the legendary Kathryn Grayson, an MGM darling and Hollywood pioneer who starred in some of the most beloved movie musicals of the 1950s including Kiss Me Kate and Showboat. The lineage does not stop there. Her grandfather was the talented and dashing Broadway leading man Johnnie Johnston. Her mother, Patricia Towers, was a headliner in Vegas, and her father is the recognizable character actor, Robert Towers. Kristin celebrates her family’s legacy by performing music from such notable Broadway standards as Kiss Me Kate, Follies, Wicked and She Loves Me to name a few.
Jimmy Branly Trio
Featuring Andy Langham, Piano and Rene Camacho, Bass
Monday, July 29 at 7:00 pm
Jimmy Branly was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in a rich musical environment of Cuban flavors. His professional career began at the young age of 15 where he met Hernan Lopez-Nussa from the Afro-Cuban jazz septet “Afrocuba” who could hear that Jimmy was someone he wanted to play with. Jimmy started playing with the original band “Cuarto Espacio” that combined the styles of fusion, rock, and Cuban music. His album and performance credits are too numerous to list and include performing with Doc Severinsen and Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars.
Soyeon An, Classical Pianist
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm
Soyeon An, 27, from South Korea, started the piano when she was 7. She came to United States at 22, and actively performs around the states. Recent achievements include winning the USC concerto competition with Brahms Concerto No. 1 under maestro Uriel Segal’s baton, giving recitals in Chautauqua Music Festival in NY, and receiving an Honorable Mention from the 2017 Waring International Piano Competition. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Southern California, majoring in Piano Performance with Stewart Gordon.
Program (partial): Liszt- Mephisto Waltz; Mozart – Sonata in B Flat Major K.281 and Chopin Mazurka
One of the stars of CVRep’s production of Romance/Romance, Christopher Carothers brings CVRep his new Cabaret show Life, Love and Hollywood – a musical memoir with Musical Direction by Sam Kriger that reflects Chris’s growing up in a famous Hollywood home environment. His father was a writer of several Disney movies, as well as the TV show My Three Sons and numerous other Hollywood projects. He called Walt Disney, Uncle Walt!! Christopher has toured the United States and Canada in Les Misérables, Grease! Phantom, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has appeared in the West Coast premieres of Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, Five Course Love, and Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden, as well as the U.S. premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Opening Doors. He has also starred in Evita, White Christmas, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, and many others. Christopher has also performed numerous corporate and cabaret shows throughout greater Southern California, and has circled the globe twice as a star entertainer for the super-luxury Royal Viking and Radisson cruise lines.
Celebratory Party for CVRep’s New Partnership with
Michael Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company
Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 pm
Meet CVReps new dance partner at this special “welcome” celebration. The professional and bi-coastal Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD) Company, is now making CVRep’s new state of the art “sprung dance floor” its home base in the Coachella Valley. NRD has been producing provocative, theatrical, and artistically athletic dance programming in the Coachella Valley since 2013 and is looking forward to engaging and inspiring the Coachella Valley Community through dance education, performances and outreach at CVRep!
Champagne and party food will be served and two dancers from the Company will entertain and lead the audience into the Auditorium and perform a 20 minute program to entice the patrons for what will be a small sample of what is to come!
There is a $20 ticket price for the event to help raise funds for the Dance Program.
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus
Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 pm
True to their mission statement The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus is a chorus of gay men who, through musical excellence, community outreach and civic responsibility, are dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and educating the culturally diverse community in which we live.” Since 1999, PSGMC has given back to its community through anti-bullying grants, collecting household items for those less fortunate, and singing at Desert AIDS Walk and the opening of the LGBT Community Center. In addition, the chorus has performed for PS Pride, Cathedral City LGBT Days, and Arenas Halloween Street Party. In November 2016, PSGMC was recognized as the Organization of the Year by Palm Springs Pride. Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus continues to be, a chorus like no other!
PSGMC is under the Artistic Direction of Douglas Wilson with Principal Accompanist Joel Baker. Visit www.PSGMC.com.
Josh Nelson Trio
Monday, August 26 at 7:00 pm
Featuring Josh Nelson, Piano; Alex Boneham, Bass; Dan Schnelle, Drums
A native of Southern California, Josh Nelson maintains an active and creative schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist. He has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Walter Smith III, Dayna Stephens, Eddie Daniels, Ken Peplowski, Richard Galliano, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Greg Hutchinson, John Clayton, Seamus Blake, Matt Wilson, Sara Gazarek, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers, Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, and Lewis Nash.