The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, now in its Capital Campaign phase to raise funds for continuing construction of a state-of-the-art live theatre at their new location (once the Imax Theatre), has announced an upcoming May 7, 2018 Groundbreaking Fundraiser.  Planned is an event offering wine and small bites, featuring $100 VIP seating at 5PM which will include champagne, a sneak peek inside the new theatre and a branded hard hat as a souvenir.  Both VIP and $50 General Admission at 6PM will include small-bite appetizers and wine, sponsored by Willie Rhine and Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge.  Entertainment will be provided by local jazz celebrity Keisha D and a three-piece band.  Guests will have an opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items, name a chair in the theatre and purchase other naming rights in CVRep's new home.

Board President Joe Giarrusso  says, "It is heartwarming for me to see a dream come true—to have our own theatre.   I thank you, our patrons and donors, who are making this happen.  Also, heartfelt thanks to Cathedral City's Council members, Mayor Henry and the amazing staff who are willing to have CVRep become a dynamic part of the City's downtown Entertainment Center."

And from Ron Celona, Founding Artistic Director of CVRep, " I am so grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate with our patrons and followers this "Ground Breaking" and historic change for CVRep and the City of Cathedral City. This NEW Playhouse will be a part of people's lives for generations to come. Our audience, donors and followers made this happen!! 
This very special event is sponsored by the City of Cathedral City,
Willie Rhine and Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, Frasca Jewelers and Hotel G. 

Seats are limited.  For additional information including Event Sponsorships, please call 760-296-2966 or visit