“What a great idea!
That’s what Cara Van Dijk told Se Layne about creating a musical play dedicated to telling the history of Palm Springs through song, dance, and well, laughs. Layne, whose family has run the Palm Canyon Theatre since taking its reins in 1997, was chatting about how other visitor destinations like Branson, Missouri, and Las Vegas had turned their history into a stage show.
“I kept encouraging Se,” Van Dijk recalls. “She said these other communities had these historical pieces about their communities that she was saying our community needs. We have such rich history. I kept saying, ‘Yes, absolutely, you should do that. You should do that.’”
Never in a million years did Van Dijk, then the publicist for the theater, ever think she would be the one writing the musical…”