By Jon Robin Baitz
Family secrets surface when a novelist returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence and unveils a tell all memoir. Punctuated with wit and political repartee, "Other Desert Cities" garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critic's Circle.
The Secret Garden
Sat 08/22/15 To Sun 08/23/15
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sat., Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
Enchanting, elegant and lyrical, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the beloved children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered and reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. There she is drawn to a hidden, overgrown garden by haunting melodies and “Dreamers” from her past who guide her in her new life. Winner of three Tony Awards, this magical musical is a joyous story of renewal and the healing power of love. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue.
Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Wed 09/02/15 To Sun 09/27/15
Starring Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano and Peter Van Norden, "Copenhagen" transports us back in time to the mysterious 1941 meeting of German nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg and Jewish physicist Niels Bohr at the height of World War II. This fateful event is revisited again and again, shrouded in a surreal, fluid dance, encouraging us to ponder why we do the things we do.
Daddy Long Legs
Sat 10/03/15 To Sun 10/04/15
Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Starring Robert Adelman Hancock and Megan McGinnis Based on the Classic Novel by Jean Webster Sat., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. After productions in 15 U.S. cities and in Japan, Canada and England, Daddy Long Legs makes a triumphant return to Rubicon where the show premiered. Set in the early 1900s, this exquisitely moving story is the vivid account of a young girl as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. A trustee of the John Grier Orphanage offers a proper education to the 18-year-old Jerusha. The benefactor’s only requirements are that Jerusha never know his identity, and that she write him monthly (though he will not respond). Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her lonely life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit. Series orders (3 or more concerts) saves $10-20 per ticket. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
My Fair Lady
(2 piano Version) Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Directed by James O'Neil
This intimate, chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe story follows Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a bet that he can transform a "deliciously low" flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) into a lady by teaching her to speak elegantly. The magnificent score includes your favorite classics such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."