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Desert TheatreWorks (DTW) is proud to introduce ArtsWorks, a specialized program tailored for seniors. ArtsWorks invites older adults to partake in creative expression, social connection, and personal growth through a variety of performing arts activities designed specifically for their needs.

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Dial "M" for Murder
October 4-20

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her wealth and now meticulously plans her murder to claim it all. He blackmails a disreputable acquaintance into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, crafting an impeccable alibi for himself. However, Just as Margot’s fate seems sealed, a perceptive Scotland Yard inspector and Margot’s lover uncover the sinister plot. Experience DTW's new immersive production with all the thrills of Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1954 film adaptation.

Play (Drama) - PG
2 Hours 15 Min
The Wild Women of Winedale
Fri Oct 18 - Sun Nov 3

Enter the realm of this contemporary comedy where three women navigate life's twists and turns. Meet the spirited sisters, Fanny and Willa, along with their delightfully eccentric sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye. Through laughter and tears, they've weathered life's storms, from losing spouses to the unexpected sinkhole swallowing their home in Florida. Join these remarkable women as they tackle life's clutter with wit and ingenuity, promising an uproarious journey filled with laughter and heart. Don't miss out on the hilarity - DTW brings this fresh comedy to life with signature flair in our intimate Blackbox theater.

Comedy - PG
2 Hours 15 Min
Jersey Boys
Fri Nov 8 - Sun Dec 1

Experience Desert Theatreworks' electrifying production of "Jersey Boys: The Musical" on the DTW Mainstage! With innovative staging and dynamic performances, this fresh take on the classic tale of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons promises an unforgettable night of rock 'n' roll and nostalgia. Get ready to sing along to hits like "Sherry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" in a show you won't want to miss. Join us as we journey from the gritty streets of New Jersey to the heights of musical stardom, celebrating friendship, loyalty, and the power of dreams. Don't miss your chance to witness this iconic story reimagined with passion, energy, and pure entertainment!

Musical - PG 13
2 Hours 30 Min
Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical
Fri Dec 6 - Sun Dec 29

DTW's annual Christmas production is back, and this time it's the uproarious Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical." Join the zany sisters of Nunsense as they spread holiday cheer, yuletide laughs, and a dash of festive mischief. Broadcasting live from the basement of Mount Saint Helen’s Convent, the sisters take to the airwaves for a cable access Christmas special like no other. With (mostly) traditional holiday songs such as "Here We Come-a-Waffle-ing" and "We Three Kings of Orient Are Us," a hilarious secret Santa contest, a quirky rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, and plenty of laughs courtesy of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, this show promises non-stop entertainment. Will they manage to get their act together? Join us for an evening of laughter and find out, as you'll be chuckling your way through the holidays and into the New Year with "Nuncrackers"!

Musical - PG
2 Hours 15 Min
Legally Blonde the Musical:
Fri Jan 17 - Sun Feb 9

DTW's exhilarating production of "Legally Blonde The Musical" lights up the stage to ring in the new year. Follow Elle Woods as she takes on Harvard Law, fueled by the desire to win back her ex-boyfriend. With infectious energy and catchy tunes, the show captures Elle's journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Along the way, she faces challenges from peers, professors, and her former flame, but with the help of newfound friends, she proves her resilience and determination. Don't miss this fabulously fun musical extravaganza that will have you cheering for Elle every step of the way!

Musical - PG 13
2 Hours 40 Min
The Odd Couple (Female Version):
Fri Feb 14 - Sun Mar 2

DTW proudly presents Neil Simon's timeless comedy "The Odd Couple," reimagined in its female version. Join Olive Madison and Florence Unger and their group of girlfriends for their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive's cluttered apartment. When freshly dumped Florence arrives, Olive invites her to move in, what could go wrong? Everything! Total opposites, Olive's laid-back demeanor clashes with Florence's neurotic cleanliness, putting their friendship to the test. Tensions escalate when Olive arranges a double date with the Costazuela brothers, leading to hilarious misunderstandings and uproarious moments. Don't miss this uproarious comedy that explores the quirks of friendship and the chaos of mismatched personalities!

Play, Comedy - PG
2 Hours 15 Min
Tootsie the Musical:
Fri Mar 7 - Sun Mar 30

Dive into the uproarious world of TOOTSIE, dubbed "musical comedy heaven" by Rolling Stone and "the most uproarious new musical in years!" by The Hollywood Reporter. This laugh-out-loud extravaganza, inspired by the beloved Academy Award-winning film starring Dustin Hoffman, is a heartfelt love letter to the stage. Meet Michael Dorsey, a talented actor whose knack for job-hopping is legendary. When faced with the ultimate career crisis, Michael concocts a harebrained scheme: transform into the fabulous actress Dorothy Michaels. Suddenly, Michael finds himself on a wild Broadway adventure, winning hearts, stealing scenes, and even catching feelings for his leading lady, Julie. But as the curtain rises on this comedic caper, Michael soon discovers that juggling dual identities is no easy feat. Join us for a whirlwind of comedy, romance, and theatrical shenanigans in TOOTSIE!

Musical - PG 13
2 Hours 35 Min
The Diary of Anne Frank
Fri Apr 4 - Sun Apr 13

This new adaptation of the classic Broadway play interweaves firsthand survivor accounts with recently discovered excerpts from Anne Frank's diary, creating a modern and emotionally charged narrative of the Nazi era. Anne Frank is portrayed not just as a historical figure, but as a vibrant and talented young girl who confronts the challenges of her time with honesty, humor, and determination. Set in a hidden attic where eight individuals seek refuge from Nazi persecution, "The Diary of Anne Frank" vividly captures the daily struggles and emotions of their existence – from fear and hope to laughter and sorrow.

Anne's voice echoes throughout the narrative, expressing her desire to use her writing to transcend personal troubles and bring joy to others, even strangers. Crafted for a contemporary audience, this adaptation pays homage to Anne's enduring spirit and her message of resilience.

90 minutes
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DTW Signature

Christmas with The Crawfords
December 13-29
Margaritaville Resort, Palm Springs

Step into a Hollywood holiday hootenanny presented with a new vaudeville-esque twist! DTW SIGNATURE SHOWS presents the revamped and rambunctious Christmas With The Crawfords. Imagine it’s Christmas Eve, 1949, at the Crawford family’s opulent Brentwood mansion, where a musical parody and high-kicking salute to Hollywood's Golden Age unfolds. Silver screen legends like Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, Gloria Swanson, and the Andrews Sisters take the stage in a tinsel-tangled tribute that's as fresh as new-fallen snow. Forget the usual holiday fare; this festive frolic is the perfect antidote, leaving you with a spring in your step and a thankful heart for the family you’ve got. Join us for a night where Hollywood’s heyday meets holiday camp in a spectacle that sparkles brighter than the star on top of the tree!

Holiday Musical
90 minutes
Always Patsy Cline
January 11 - March 30, DTW Blackbox Theatre

DTW SIGNATURE SHOWS proudly presents a fresh take on the beloved classic, Always… Patsy Cline, featuring a live band. This reimagined performance offers new surprises for both new and returning audiences. Journey through the life and music of legendary country star Patsy Cline and her profound friendship with devoted fan, Texas housewife Louise Seger. From their chance meeting in Houston to their enduring bond through heartfelt letters, this story celebrates connection and music. Enjoy Patsy’s most memorable hits and a true tale that touches the soul in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Don’t miss this unique experience—a DTW Signature Show like never before!

Musical / Cabaret
2 Hours 15 Min
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Desert TheatreWorks, a distinguished 501C(3) nonprofit organization, stands as a beacon of cultural enrichment in the Coachella Valley. As a proud recipient of numerous awards, our commitment to excellence shines through in every production. Dedicated to producing theatre for everyone, we take pride in being a family-friendly destination. By engaging a blend of local and professional actors, we create dynamic performances that captivate audiences and contribute to the vibrant arts community. Join us on a journey where creativity meets community, and experience the magic of live theatre with Desert TheatreWorks.
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The magic of live theater is more than just amazing performances.  There is a lot of behind-the-scenes business involved – from sets and costumes to props and wigs.  Ticket sales alone cannot cover the expense of putting on our high-quality shows.  It is only possible through the support of our generous donors.

Your gift to DTW also helps fund our KidsWorks Summer Musical Theatre Camp.  At camp, Coachella Valley youth learn performance and technical theatre skills that can translate into self-confidence, a love of the arts, and a desire to get more involved in bringing culture to the area.  And they have lots of fun at the same time!

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