Continuing a successful partnership between the musical show and the popular Palm Springs restaurant/nightclub, Dan Gelfand, co-creator and co-producer of “Mid-Century Moderns,” announced 7 upcoming performance dates in April.
“Mid-Century Moderns” will have performances on April 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.
Recently nominated for 11 Broadway World Palm Springs Theatre Awards, including Best Musical, Best Performer in a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical, “Mid-Century Moderns” tells the delightful tale of a plucky Wisconsin widow who transforms from frump to fabulous when she finds herself at the center of modernity in Palm Springs!
The sensational pop hits of ‘66 come to life as audiences journey back to 1966 Palm Springs, along with the music of Tom Jones, Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, The Association, The Monkees and many more.
With an original story and direction by Mark Christopher, best known for the hit movie “54” starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Phillippe and Mike Myers, “Mid-Century Moderns” is the entertaining and comedic musical adventure of Maryann Popecky, who dreams of moving West…to become a secretary! But when her car breaks down in the shadow of Mt. San Jacinto, it seems that the fates have something else in store. She finds freedom from the ghost of her late husband, Ernie, and from all the old ways that have been holding her down…and she just might find love, but on her own mid-century terms.
“Mid-Century Moderns” features Christine Tringali Nunes, James Owens, Gary Powers, Joseph Portoles and welcomes back Dana Adkins to recreate her Desert Theatre League award-winning dual role as Mrs. Honeyhouse and Doris. Adkins last year received DTL’s prestigious Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award for the original production of “Mid-Century Moderns.” In addition, Tringali Nunes, Owens and Powers have all received local theatre award nominations for their performances in the show.
“Mid-Century Moderns” originally debuted April 2022 at Desert Rose Playhouse, and was immediately embraced by critics and audiences. The show was then re-staged for its December 2022 performances at Oscar’s Palm Springs, again earning raves.
In a recent Broadwayworld.com review of the new production at Oscar’s, the reviewer called the musical, “a little powerhouse of a show. A very fun and creative jukebox musical that speaks to the times and the vibe of our little city! I promise you big, big belly laughs.”
“We look forward to taking new audiences back to 1960s Palm Springs with a show that has connected so well with everyone. As we say, come and get your kicks in PS ’66!” said Gelfand.
Tickets for the upcoming shows are available at oscarspalmsprings.com. Ticket prices range from $49.95-$69.95. Showtime is 7:00PM with dinner seating beginning at 5:30PM.