Gary Beach
Gary Beach

Dezart Performs is bringing Tony Award-winner and Emmy-nominated Hal Linden and Tony Award-winning actor Gary Beach to an already stellar cast of celebrity performers in the 5th edition of ON THE AIR! AN EVENING OF LIVE RADIO SHOW CLASSICS on March 8 at the Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Hal Linden

This one-night-only benefit transports the audience back to the Golden Age of radio, complete with a cast of celebrity performers, live on-stage music and sound effects. Each year is a completely new production, and this year features three radio classics: “The Lone Ranger,” the story of how he met Tonto and found his horse, Silver; “Richard Diamond, Private Detective” where the wise-cracking detective starts out exposing a bogus séance scheme and ends up solving a wealthy matron’s murder; and “My Favorite Husband,” the hysterical episode where Liz plays matchmaker, trying to pair up her friend with George’s client, but the client mistakenly thinks Liz wants him for herself (this radio show which starred Lucille Ball later became the television hit “I Love Lucy”).

ON THE AIR! benefits Dezart Performs, the award-winning, local non-profit theatre arts organization. An exclusive meet-and-greet VIP Reception with the performers will follow the show.

Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 p.m.
Directed by Gregg Oppenheimer 
Tickets: VIP $90 (includes after party with cast)
Preferred Seating: $60, General Seating: $45
For information and tickets visit: or by phone 760-322-0179

The cast for ON THE AIR! features: Valorie Armstrong, Gary Beach, Bob Bergen, Joyce Bulifant, Patrick Evans, Bob Hardt, Mariette Hartley, Michael Holmes, Sal Mistretta, Roger Perry, Melinda Peterson, Phil Proctor and Fred Willard with singers Francesca Amari, Darci Daniels and Lori Yeary, musicians Jay Lewis, Jeff Stover and Shelley Yoelin, sound effects byAndrea McGuire and Mike Truelock, and hosted by Bob Hardt. The musical director is Barney McClure.

The final show of Dezart Performs’ 10th Anniversary Season is MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD for eight shows March 30- April 8th, 2018.