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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

73-000 Fred Waring Drive, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA
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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Performances, Theaters
Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and... more » Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music. « less
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Rancho Mirage, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

some of the shows are about as cheezy as one could invent. And some of the"stars" have pictures from the 1970's as they hobble out and tell you about their hip conditions. But it is a great theatre and some of this past season's shows were great. For anyone who has been to Broadway, avoid the the traveling versions. Man... More

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Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Lula Washington Dance Troupe and a ballet (don't remember the name of the ballet company). Excellent seats at a reasonable price. Complementary parking that was easy in and easy out. I will definitely return for future events.

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Lakeway, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Beautiful facility. Not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics were good and show was superb. Looking forward to attending many more events here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Loved it - theatre is comfortable. Balcony seats were affordable and sight lines perfect. Sally Struthers was energetic and the star of the show. Her supporting cast of dancers and singers, much younger but also good. Wonderful!

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Roseville, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Theater was great, sets very good, supporting cast great...lead role Sally Struthers...poor! She was not cast correctly for the role and was the weak link in the musical.....

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Mirabel, Qc
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273 reviews 273 reviews
172 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went to see Lucy Arnaz's My Latin Roots show. Theater is not too big. Very nice seating, comfortable. Great sound. Easy access. Friendly staff. Free parking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews 142 reviews
36 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a wonderful venue for enjoying the performing arts. Seats are comfortable, the sound system excellent and the entire staff are extremely helpful. Parking is easy and plentiful. We have been to the McCallum Theatre on several occasions this year and have always been impressed with the entire experience. Highly recommended.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Saw a the best tango show we have ever seen and we have seen a few, including in Argentina. The seating was roomy and very comfortable. The facility is first class. The staff is very helpful.

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Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is an excellent theatre with excellent acoustics and comfortable seating. Their selection of entertainment is varied and quite good.

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Hagerstown, MD
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I make one trip a year to see shows at the McCallum. After last year's cancellation of Frank Sinatra Jr., I decided to go with no names shows this year and was scheduled to see Rhythmic Circus and Palm Springs Legends. This theatre is beautiful and gives you a feeling of intimacy with the performer. The staff at the theatre... More

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