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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 25 attractions in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts is a first-class venue. We saw the live production of Oh What a Night, based on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The seating is easy to convenient, and all the seats are excellent, with open view of the stage. The sound quality is exceptional. The foyer is large and open, and we... More

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

McCallum never disappoints. they offer top notch entertainment in an intimate setting. About 1,000 seats and there's not a bad seat in the house. Saw a Queen tribute band a few months ago with some friends. We were on our feet dancing most of the time!

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Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a beautiful well appointed theater. The seats are very comfortable and the acoustics are very good. The staff is friendly and very well organized. I've seen several events there and really enjoyed it. They often offer world class talents.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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271 reviews 271 reviews
90 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were there when the theater opened and it was fabulous. We we there for a vacation swing through the desert and enjoyed this venue again.

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a fantastic small theater to see any type of show. The seats are cushioned and comfortable. The sound system is fantastic. The lighting is great. The lounge are bar is well stocked (no drinks inside the theater). Cookies, coffee and water are also available for purchase. The audience crowd here is generally an older, respectable & a bit... More

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Portland, Oregon
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

There are no BAD seats at the McCallum. We have sat in the front row and the last row of the balcony. Friendly staff. Next year we'll buy a package.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics great. Palm Springs Review show was GREAT. Easy access. Wide variety of shows during the year.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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