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Address: 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2906
Phone Number: 760-342-8217

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A small local theatre with an interesting variety of shows

We have seen about eight productions at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. The plays have ranged from light comedy to drama and one avant garde play that was a bit hard to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have seen about eight productions at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. The plays have ranged from light comedy to drama and one avant garde play that was a bit hard to fathom. However, the productions are well done for an amateur group and the small stage is always well decorated. Parking close to the theatre is plentiful... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought their summer series . It's wonderful to see local talent. The theatre isn't much but presents a small intimate experience. It was is wonderful to be greeted by the performers at the show's end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

What an enchanting show. The beautiful singer, Diane Pancel, was amazing, supported by her Musical Director, John Randall. She sang the great songs of Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day. I loved the patter between Diane and her gorgeous piano player. When she sang "It Magic", we melted. This theater is a jewel, and I have seen many shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a treasure! This is a small theatre located in a slightly obscure place with seating for only about 160. The lobby appeared to be staffed by friendly volunteers, and the theatre itself seemed to be used for a variety of purposes. The seating is on movable chairs located on the floor and on a small folding riser. Professional actors... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Entertaining in a small theatre atmosphere. Varied shows ... something for everyone.

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LaQuinta, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

and inexpensive -- small, intimate, people enjoy being there -- close to things, and you sit right up there in the front row it seems wherever you park your carcass --

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We went to see "Lend Me A Tenor" produced by a new theatre group called, "Palm Desert Stage Company" and frankly we were astounded by the professionalism and quality of the production. The theatre is very intimate at 160 seats which made for a very exciting theater experience...The ticket price at $25.00 can't be beat for such an amazing night... More 

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