BOX OFFICE (760)980-1455 

The Drowsy Chaperone was called "the perfect musical" by New York magazine. It begins as a die hard theatre fan puts the cast album of his favorite stage musical on his record player to chase his blues away. Suddenly, his dingy apartment's magically transformed into a 1928 Broadway set and he finds himself in the center of a "musical within a comedy," mixed up in mayhem with a starlet, her groom, a desperate producer, gangsters, a drunken chaperone and more. Featuring such songs as "Fancy Dress," "As We Stumble Along" and "Show Off," the original Broadway run of The Drowsy Chaperone won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.  You simply can’t miss this crowd-pleasing musical treat! 


​Welcome To DTW!

The most nominated theatre in the Coachella Valley by The Desert Theatre League

Call to Action

Desert Theatreworks needs your support!

Dear Valued Customers and Supporters,

Normally Desert Theatreworks (DTW) would be announcing the next season for 2017-2018 during this show. However, we have not been offered a new contract from the Joslyn Center at this time.

The contract that we are currently operating under took more than 10 months to negotiate and included many new stipulations as to how DTW could use and access the Arthur Newman Theatre. These restrictions have made it very difficult for us to continue to produce the high-quality theatre you’ve come to expect. It has also delayed the launch of our fully funded KidsWorks program.

 If you would like to see DTW continue to produce theatre, workshops, education, and play readings at the Arthur Newman, we need your assistance. You can sign a letter asking the city of Palm Desert which owns the Arthur Newman Theatre to help us negotiate with the Joslyn Center. We will be taking your letters of support to the City Council to let them know that the community stands behind DTW and would like to see us stay at the Arthur Newman.

If you want to know more and would like to assist us, please see Ron or Lance during intermission. Form letters are available for you to sign.

Desert Theatreworks would like to thank all our loyal patrons over these past four years. We hope to see you again in 2017-2018!



Ron Phillips-Martinez
Chief Executive Officer
Desert Theatreworks Corp.