Dezart Performs launched its 10th Anniversary at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room on September 17th with a special version of The Judy Show in honor of Dezart Performs. The Western Wind Foundation generously matched all the proceeds from the evening totaling $8,500.
“We are enormously grateful to Michael Holmes and the Western Wind Foundation for their generosity and support. On behalf of our entire theatre company and our board, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation,” stated Clark Dugger, Dezart Performs’ board president.
The donation will help Dezart Performs’ campaign to further strengthen and grow its infrastructure in order to rise to the next level of artistic achievement and service to the community. It will also help fund the Dezart Performs scholarships awards given each year to selected Palm Springs High School graduating seniors.
“Dezart Performs is one of the bright lights on the desert’s cultural landscape and I was honored to partner with the Western Wind Foundation to support this worthy nonprofit cultural organization,” said Michael Holmes.
“The Judy Show” starring Michael Holmes has been running for three seasons at the Purple Room to sold-out audiences and rave reviews. This blend of hysterical comedy and outstanding music explode into an evening of nonstop belly laughs, glamour and high camp, as celebrated entertainer Michael Holmes parodies Judy Garland and some of the greatest female icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood including Carol Channing, Mae West and others.