Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum Happenings!

Have you been to the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum lately? If not, what are you waiting for? This time of year is perfect to take advantage of all the phenomenal programming here in our own backyard. Here are some of my top picks for upcoming shows:

12/14/18 – 12/16/18: Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus launches their 20th Anniversary Season with “Men in Tights – A Holiday Spectacular.” In ACT I, The chorus will present songs and dances to transport you to the Renaissance when knights were bold. “Christmas in the Cloisters,” Boar’s Head Carol,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” and “Gloucestershire Wassail” music from the time of Camelot will have you experiencing holidays with a king and his court.

 After intermission you will step into the modern world with “A Long Christmas Dinner,” “Ring-A Ling-A Disco,” Stomp The Halls,” and enjoy a country-western version of “Dreydl, Dreydl”! The chorus is especially pleased to present the choral premiere of “Christmas In Palm Springs” arranged for the chorus by accompanist, Joel Baker. Shows Friday, December 14th at 8pm, Saturday, December 15th at 8pm, and Sunday, December 16th at 3pm. Tickets are $28.50 – $53.50. tickets.psmuseum.org or call 760-322-4800

12/29/18 – 12/30/18: Want to show in the New Year with a little magic? “Amazing Magic” starring Tommy Wind! comes to the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. “Amazing Magic” starring Tommy Wind is a high-energy exciting magic and illusion show for the whole family, direct from Las Vegas. Tommy Wind stars in the CW TV hit series Masters of Illusion, which will debut its 6th consecutive season in the summer of 2019. The Tommy Wind Amazing Magic show honorably received the Merlin Award for the best family magic show in the world, and continues to hold the title going forward.

Tommy has headlined his own show on the Las Vegas Strip for the past 10 years, and now brings his exclusive interactive Las Vegas production to Palm Springs at the beautiful Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The show includes large grand scale illusions, stunts, visual effects and amazing dancers. Don’t miss Tommy Wind Amazing Magic live in Palm Springs! on Saturday, December 29 (3pm and 7pm) and Sunday, December 30 (3pm). Tickets are $39 – $69. tickets.psmuseum.org or call 760-322-4800

1/20/19: The Coachella Valley Symphony and the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony will grace the stage of the Annenberg on Sunday, January 2oth at 3pm. The Coachella Valley Symphony will perform, with guest artists from Open Call, music from the stage and screen. The Symphony will perform the music of John Williams, music from the movie Mary Poppins, the Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and the Finale from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25 – $45.  tickets.psmuseum.org or call 760-322-4800

About the Annenberg Theater:

The Annenberg Theater opened with an inaugural concert in November of 1975 following Leonore Annenberg and Arthur Elrod’s historic interior creation of its orange and persimmon colored seats, carpet and curtain material all complementing the known curves of its wall and ceiling. With nearly perfect acoustics, the intimate 430-seat, state-of- the-art theater is often applauded by the artists who grace our stage, as well as our audiences who enthusiastically return year after year to experience the entertainment only provided by live professional theater.

Uniquely featured within Palm Springs Art Museum, the Annenberg Theater brings audiences a renowned combination of visual and performing arts. Each season presents internationally known performers and concert artists in music, dance, and theater with its popular performance series “Broadways…Best in the West!”, Cabaret 88, collaborations with the Palm Springs International Film Fest, Infinite Palette, Coyote Stageworks and additional programming of lectures, music, community events, and symposiums.

About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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