MU: One Ocean, One World: A fable for the 21st Century based on a Japanese Legend
McCallum Theatre Institute's 2013 Summer Session Festival
The tale of a lonely young man who rescues a Mermaid, then journeys to the Land of the Dragon Queen at the bottom of the sea, is brought to life in this dynamic collaboration between NEA Playwright Fellow and storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and a number of extraordinary musicians. When poison from the Land Above threatens the Sea People, he learns that all is connected — there is just one ocean, one world. A work in progress, slated to premiere in September 2013, this performance invites audience members to experience a work of art still in search of its fullest gestalt. Opportunity to participate in post-show Q&A.

"Aoki encompasses the comic and the tragic with fine, quick, delicate gestures, using everything from her expressive hands and face to her long sweeping black hair…making relevant and magical even the most faraway tales."
- Los Angeles Times, Critic's Choice

Ages 8 and up

Festival Pass (all three shows): $35
Kids 12 and Under: $7

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Wed, Jun 19, 2013
1:30 pm
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59th Annual Edition of It's Magic! Details
Milt Larsen and Terry Hill present an all new It's Magic! production featuring the finest stars of magic, comedy, variety, sleight of hand, and stage illusions. The LA Times calls It's Magic! " …a must for magic buffs of all ages!"

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Discount Prices: $40/30/20/10

Escape to Palm Desert for an inspiring and fun-filled weekend of arts and culture each month, November - May. Starting every first Friday and continuing through the weekend, discover a celebration of world-class arts and entertainment.
Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone Details
In George Gershwin Alone — which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical — the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, George Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the essence of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life.

Presented through the generosity of Brooke and Dan Koehler
Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane Details
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, virtuoso Mona Golabek performs some of the world's most beautiful piano music as she shares her mother's riveting story of survival. Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Pianist is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music.

Presented through the generosity of Hal and Diane Gershowitz

Mitch’s Picks: Artists that may yet not be familiar, but are personally recommended by the McCallum President & CEO.
One Night Only Details
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) presents a Michael Childers' Production of One Night Only. In "Back to the Sixties," Michael takes us on a journey through a turbulent, wild, and magical time. Featuring music from Bacharach to the Beatles, to the Doors to the Supremes, the cast includes Lucie Arnaz, Brent Barrett, Shoshana Bean, Lou Christie, Tony DeSare, Loretta Devine, Bridget Everett, Lesley Gore, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Freda Payne, Valarie Pettiford, Gary Shaw, Jane Siberry, Jake Simpson, Von Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Mary Wilson, and Elaine Paige. All performers donate their time and are subject to availability. Directed by Calvin Remsberg. Musical Direction by Ron Abel.
Teddy Tonight! Details
Emmy-winning and Tony®-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight! The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.

Presented through the generosity of Helene Galen
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Details
A theatrically-staged production including a historically-informed narrative and a multi-media presentation in honor of the end of the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War. Six virtuoso musicians plus JaQuinley Kerr as narrator perform music from the Civil War (including John Philip Sousa and Francis Johnson) through the Civil Rights movement (including music by Elvis, The Beatles, and Earth Wind and Fire). The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is widely considered one of the world's leading brass ensembles. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.

Mitch's Picks: Artists that may yet not be familiar, but are personally recommended by the McCallum President & CEO.
The Scottish International Tattoo Details
Direct From Edinburgh, don't miss this Scottish cultural extravaganza. In the tradition of the world-renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, this production features bagpipers, drummers, singers and dancers performing the marches, schottisches, reels and dances that are known throughout the world.

Escape to Palm Desert for an inspiring and fun-filled weekend of arts and culture each month, November - May. Starting every first Friday and continuing through the weekend, discover a celebration of world-class arts and entertainment.
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