“Mid-Century Moderns, now being performed at Oscar’s Palm Springs, is a big-hearted show in a tiny venue.
Oscar’s, if you’re unfamiliar, is a place filled with potential. It’s currently being expanded and renovated—but it’s open! The long, narrow showroom shows promise for the future, with wonderful plans for the patio when they’re finished.
As for the show: Dan Gelfand, the show’s producer, explained to us that they originally opened the jukebox musical in another locale, where it did well; my colleague, Bonnie Gilgallon, loved it. (You can read her review of that production, at the now-shuttered Desert Rose Playhouse, here.) The move to downtown Palm Springs was the result of a brilliant idea that hit both himself and writer-director Mark Christopher as they lounged by their pool one beautiful day…”