Playhouse to perform dazzling Mother’s Day Cabaret—Love Songs From Broadway | May 10-12

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s top-awarded Hi-Desert Playhouse invites you to celebrate MOTHERS’S DAY May 10-12 with its dazzling new cabaret production, LOVE SONGS FROM BROADWAY!  Perfect for Mom, the Playhouse’s all-star and award-winning cast of singers will surely warm your heart and tickle your funny bone as they sing of old love, new love, love found, and love lost.  This special cabaret production will feature songs from classic Broadway musicals including THE KING AND I, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SWEENEY TODD: DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and SHOWBOAT, plus songs from new Broadway smash hit shows like THE BAND’S VISIT, WAITRESS, WICKED, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and more!  The talented cast of singers includes Cultural Center favorites Ben Bees (WORKING, COMING ATTRACTIONS, THE DIVINERS), Scott Clinkscales (WORKING, GODSPELL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), Haley Kooyman (WORKING, COMING ATTRACTIONS, THE RED PRIEST), Jericho McWilliams (COMING ATTRACTIONS), Analisa Pilecki (THE SPITFIRE GRILL, GODSPELL, WORKING), Jasmine Shaffer (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, GODSPELL), and, new to the Hi-Desert Cultural Center stage, Natalie Mann—who has just finished a successful run as Christine Daeé in the concert production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA.

Conceived and Directed by Howard Shangraw, and with Musical Direction by Nelms McKelvain, LOVE SONGS FROM BROADWAY plays May 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm with a 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday, May 12.  The production is rated-G for all audiences.  Doors open one half-hour prior to the performance.  Tickets range from $18 for General Admission up to $32 for Elite Seating.  A cash bar is available prior to each performance and during intermission.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the Hi-Desert Playhouse, visit, call 760.366.3777, email, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person weekdays from 1-5 pm at 61231 CA-62 in Joshua Tree.  The Hi-Desert Playhouse is a program of Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization and arts agency for the communities of Joshua Tree National Park.

PHOTO CAPTION: Actress Natalie Mann, who recently finished a successful concert production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the McCallum Theatre, will be joining the Hi-Desert Playhouse’s all-star cast in a special Mother’s Day Broadway cabaret production May 10-12.



With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:


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