Charlie Thomas is a local theatrical director, actor, producer, stage designer and playwright with over thirty-five years’ experience in both professional and non-professional live theatre, film, television, and radio. His pedigree includes most of the…

Thought Theatre combines creativity and healing at event April 27 & 28

Thought Theatre will be hosting, “Surviving and Thriving: creativity after and during illness” as a FREE community event made possible by a grant from the Public Arts Advisory Committee of Twentynine Palms, exploring the role of creativity in healing after and during illness. Covering such topics as creating awareness of the importance of health care and maintenance, the role of early detection, how creativity can assist the healing process, and the importance of a strong support system.…

Harrison House hosts Guzheng virtuoso Wu Fei and Gyan Riley for a concert on April 25

On Thursday April 25th at 8pm, Guzheng virtuoso, Wu Fei and Gyan Riley, 2023/24 Composer-in-Residence, will continue their long-standing collaboration in concert at Lou Harrison House. Wu Fei is a classically trained composer, singer, and master of the guzheng, the 21-string Chinese zither. Fei plays in a 2,500-year-old musical language, mixing Western classical and Chinese traditions with a contemporary sound. She has released two solo recordings and two collaborative albums, including one with…

Theatre 29 offering audition workshops for every level of performer

Listen here: Theatre 29 is bringing back their highly successful Audition workshop and offering a new next level training as an opportunity for those who have always wanted to try being in the spotlight but didn’t know how to start, as well as those veterans who want to hone their skills to the next level. On Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 2pm, their AUDITIONS 101 workshop is geared for both new and veteran performers, learning such skills as character development, speed memorization…

“April Fools” improv show coming to Theatre 29 on April 20

Theatre 29’s resident improvisational comedy troupe, The Rotating Players, will ring in the spirit of “April Fools” in a live performance April 20 and you don’t want to miss this bunch of tomfoolery. Get ready to witness an evening of uproarious comedy and spontaneous hilarity at Theatre 29 as Rotating Players Improv presents their latest performance, "April Fools!" on Saturday, April 20th at 7PM. In the spirit of April Fools, the troupe is ready to make fools of themselves in the most…

Musical comedy “Disenchanted” seeks South Asian descent actress for Theatre 29

After auditions last night at Theatre 29 for their upcoming production of “Disenchanted”, the director is seeking an additional performer to complete the cast. Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey is putting out an additional call for a female performer of South Asian descent, Samoan or Pacific Islander for 3 roles in their upcoming production of the musical “Disenchanted”.  Seeking to fill the roles of Hua Mulan, Pocahontas and Princess Badroulbadour.  Latinas would also be considered for…

“Daddy Long Legs” announces double casting for literary musical coming to Theatre 29 April 5 – 14

Theatre 29 announces the cast of its upcoming production of the literary musical "Daddy Long Legs”. The heartwarming story of Jerusha Abbott, the "Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home,” who receives an unexpected opportunity to attend college thanks to a mysterious benefactor. The catch? Jerusha must correspond with her unnamed benefactor through monthly letters without any expectation of a response. She invents a persona for him – Daddy Long Legs. In an unusual double casting are…

Off-Broadway smash hit musical comedy “Disenchanted” holds auditions at Theatre 29

With the critically acclaimed run of “Man of La Mancha” having ridden into the sunset and their upcoming “Daddy Longlegs” musical opening April 5th, Theatre 29 is already hard at work on their next project. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in a new hilarious hit musical, “Disenchanted”, which proves their stories are anything but Grimm. Theatre 29 will be holding auditions for this adult Off-Broadway comedy on Sunday, April…

Learn the art of woodcarving with Mary Worthen in the Town of Yucca Valley’s new class

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering a new class that will help you “whittle” away the hours. Learn the relaxing and rewarding art of Woodcarving at the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department’s new woodcarving classes. Instructor Mary Worthen and other experienced woodcarvers are on hand to help beginners learn the techniques and practice the skills of woodcarving. Project design ideas, materials, and a basic set of tools (for classroom use) are provided for new…

Theatre 29 announces 2024 Summer Youth Theatre program show and dates

Theatre 29’s wildly successful Summer Youth Theatre program announces their 2024 program. Program Director Lisa Hodgson shared that the program will run from June 24 through July 24, 2024, culminating with four performances of the Broadway musicals “Seussical Kids” and “Seussical Jr.” on July 25, 26, 27, and 28 (a Thursday show has been added this year). The Youth Theater Program and the performances will all be held at the Theater 29 complex at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. This…

BoxoPROJECTS will host an Artist Talk featuring Artist-in-Residence Eshan Rafi on Sunday, March 10

BoxoHOUSE artist-in-residence Eshan Rafi, as a part of Desert R&D, a weekend of panel discussions, workshops and artist studio visits, will hold an Artist Talk at BoxoPROJECTS on Sunday, March 10 at 10AM at their gallery at 62732 Sullivan Road in Joshua Tree. The artist, a mixed media meister whose artistry includes Photography, Performance, Video and Installation Art works, will share their artistic approaches of working with communities, including most recently documenting sites in Lahore,…