New Season Party Sep 26!
Hi-Desert Cultural Center Celebrates Its Biggest Season of Entertainment & Education

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center has just released its new 2015-2016 season — bringing an unprecedented full year of first-rate theater, music, art, and education to the Hi-Desert and its environs.  Each month is filled with unforgettable opportunities to enjoy culture, expand one’s horizons, or simply socialize with artists, friends, and other patrons — and it will be the biggest season yet offered by the region’s largest and oldest performing and visual arts organization.  In celebration, the Center will be holding a party September 26, 2015 at 7pm in its state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater.  The party is open to all volunteers, actors, directors, musicians, artists, and friends of the Center and complimentary champagne, fine beer and wine, snazzy non-alcoholic drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  An RSVP to is required to attend.

This season the Center’s award-winning Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division establishes true year-round theater in the region covering a wide genre of theatrical productions and events each month.  Led by Howard Shangraw, the Playhouse’s new Artistic Director, the over twelve show season includes full-scale drama and musical productions from acclaimed directors and also introduces the new “First Fridays!” series where directors, playwrights, and actors rehearse and present exceptional reader’s theater.  Featured by Palm Springs Life Magazine, the Center’s new three-day “Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival” adds yet another high-end element to the theater offerings, and the Center’s annual avant-garde Desert Stories epic spoken word event—featured this year by the L.A. Times—celebrates its ninth year.  The Joshua Tree Philharmonic is adding a third concert series to its season to both meet the demand of the always sold-out performances and to include more jazz and world music.  Founded with its educational partner, Hope Academy Charter School, the Hi-Desert Arts Academy program has more than tripled its classes with over 250 student enrollments, bringing incredible opportunities to area youth who will receive a first-rate arts education in the performing and visual arts.  New adult classes in drama and orchestral strings will also be offered.  The Center’s theARTISTS Galleries, currently located in its venues and featured at the Hi-Desert Medical Center, have expanded with quarterly exhibits and art available for purchase online.

All show, performance, and class information is available online at  For more information, or to RSVP for the New Season Party on September 26, send an email to or call the Box Office at 760.366.3777


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!