Coyote StageWorks: The Understudy
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Chuck Yates
November 2ndthrough November 11th, 2018
A smash hit Off-Broadway, The Understudy is the hilarious comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Bad Dates, Mauritius and TV’s SMASH), one of the most produced female playwrights in America. When a smug Hollywood action star lands a prestigious role in Franz Kafka’s newly discovered play on Broadway, things couldn’t be better…until he meets his understudy. Can a love-sick, charmingly ditzy stage manager prevent a battle royale from developing between the two rivalactors? Will the show go on? Spirited and laugh-out-loud funny, The Understudy places the backstage friction of a frenzied rehearsal center stage with vivacious satire and Kafkaesque theatrics.
“A masterpiece of comic clockwork, raucously funny!”
- The Wall Street Journal
When & Where
The 16th Annual Opening Night Benefit Concert:
An Evening with Laura Benanti
Saturday, November, 17
Tony Award®-winner Laura Benanti was originally scheduled to open our season last year, but had to reschedule after being cast alongside Amy Schumer and Keegan Michael Key in Steve Martin’s hit Broadway play, Meteor Shower. We are excited to reschedule her for this November.
One of the theater’s most versatile performers, Benanti has racked up five Tony Award nominations and a win for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone. She also has multiple Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominations. He musical credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wedding Singer, Nine, Swing and Into the Woods.
Benanti can currently be seen in the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour. Additional television credits include Supergirl, Nashville, The Good Wife, and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie.
PBS Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito returns to the Annenberg Theater for his 5th Engagement with his new program celebrating Italian Piazzas (Squares). The program is the live version of his new Public TV Special on KVCR PBS. Pasquale takes the audience on a musical journey paying tribute to the most beautiful piazzas in Italy and dedicating to each of them a song celebrating their history, beauty and romance. The evening’s program will include Italian and American standards and will also showcase Pasquale’s incredible vocal prowess with Pop-Opera. He will be accompanied by his international band of musicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Pasquale up close and personal in Palm Springs.
For a preview of the program, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEUYJZrOr38
For more information about Pasquale Esposito, visit www.pasqualeesposito.com.
CK Dance Company
CK Dance, Palm Springs' award-winning dance company returns to the beautiful Annenberg Theater for the 22nd Anniversary performances of "The Nutcracker" the quintessential holiday ballet of Tchaikovsky's classical masterpiece.
One of the most popular and beloved ballets, CK Dance Company's holiday performances have attracted more than 25,000 people during its yearly run in Palm Springs, playing to sold-out audiences.
As you plan your holiday social calendar, this award-winning dance company's ballet production is a must-see, must-do and an event that the whole family can enjoy. What a great way to start your holiday season.
CK Dance Company's performances will be Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 PM at the Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA.
Ticket Information: 760.325.4490 www.annenbergtheater.org Prices $25-$30
This sensational concert presents two of today’s mostcelebrated songwriting divas—jazz great Ann Hampton Callaway and cabaret starAmanda McBroom—accompanied by yet another great songwriter, Michele Brourman.This is a rare opportunity to hear these two sisters in song share a stagetogether.
Honky Tonk Laundry
Written & Directed by: Roger Bean
February 1st through February 10th
DON'T MISS the new musical from the creator of "THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES,""THE ANDREWS BROTHERS" and "LIFE COULD BE A DREAM"
MOVE OVER, THELMA AND LOUISE! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie Lane Murphy to help out in the Laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol' Laundromat into a boot-scootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, and all while guaranteeing each and every customer agood, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this countrified new musical from Roger Bean.
HONKY TONK LAUNDRY features music made famous by country stars Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, The Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Terri Clark, Chely Wright, Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, Jessica Andrews, Trisha Yearwood, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn. Watch out, now, 'cuz we might do some yodelin' too.
HONKY TONK LAUNDRY is a dern-tootin' heap o' fun!
...they nail the laughs, hit the high notes and yank a few tears along the way!”
-- Los Angeles Times
"BLOWS THE ROOF OFF THE SPACE! Malone and Cotton are two of the best musical performers anywhere, anytime…they keep the audience begging for more! If you're looking for great singing, and lots of full-out laughter, go to HONKY TONK LAUNDRY!"
This new show is a generous program of theater, film, andpopular classic numbers, interspersed with reminiscences from two-time TonyAward®-winner Christine Ebersole, who won Tony Awards for Grey Gardens andthe revival of 42nd Street, and starred on Broadway in TheBest Man and Dinner at Eight.
On and off Broadway, this Grammy Award®-nominated actor,singer, and songwriter has starred in All Shook Up, the premiere cast ofAltar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On theTwentieth Century and The 24 Hour Plays. His television creditsinclude FX's American Horror Story: Hotel and Behind The Candelabra.
By Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears
Directed by: Larry Raben
March 22nd through March 31st
Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, children and animals.
Join Coyote StageWorks as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with the play that began our journey a decade ago!
Aveteran who has been in countless musical productions, Panaro is perhaps bestknown for his turn on Broadway as The Phantom of the Opera (25thanniversary cast).