Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2023 Cabaret Series

CATHEDRAL CITY – Coachella Valley Repertory’s 2023 Summer Cabaret Series, now underway, is presented in CVRep’s casual, intimate setting every Thursday evening from now through August 24.

It’s a series you won’t want to miss.

Each performer is a captivating storyteller, using music, personal experiences, and passions to take audiences on memorable journeys. The series includes ALIX KOREY AND TERI RALSTON (June 8), two evenings with GLENN ROSENBLUM and guest artists (June 15 and August 3), CHRISTIANE NOLL (June 22), FLAMENCO COMPANY MIGUEL BERNAL (July 13), MAXIMO MARCUSO (July 20), CHRISTIA MANTZKE (July 27), LISA VROMAN (August 10), MARK EVANS (August 17) and artists from CVRep’s acclaimed production of Once: MOLLY COYNE, TREVOR LINDLEY CRAFT and EILEEN DOAN (August 24).

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets for Melissa Errico are $38.50 and all others $45. They may be ordered online at, by calling (760) 296-2966, ext. 201, or at the CVRep box office located at 68510 East Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City. Special packages will be available. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and two hours prior to performances.

In order to better serve audiences, patrons requesting accessibility assistance are encouraged to contact the box office at least 24 hours prior to their ticketed performance.  Artists, show titles and dates are subject to change.


with GLENN ROSENBLUM │ June 15, 2023 & August 3

CVRep Announces Summer Cabaret Series

Alixx Korey and Teri Ralston

Alix Korey’s Broadway appearances include the acclaimed 2016 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, Chicago, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Triumph Of Love, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Is There Life After High School? and Pirates Of Penzance.  Off- Broadway, she originated roles in The Wild Party, No Way To Treat A Lady, and Suburb, among others. Alix has appeared in numerous films, primetime TV series, and has two award-winning solo CDs. She is one of the founders of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. For 15 years, she taught at NYU in the Tisch School’s Cap21 program.


Teri Ralston has been a prominent figure in the musical theatre world since her debut as young Luisa in The Fantasticks. She has worked with many of the great songwriters of our time, including Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Cy Coleman. Schwartz created the role of Denise in Baker’s Wife for her. She was the leading lady in Coleman’s Home Again, Home Again, Jenny in the original cast of Company, and originated the role of Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music. Ralston has performed in cabaret venues around the world and was the soloist with Michael Feinstein and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the New Mexico Symphony.  Ralston can be heard on seven original cast albums, three CDs from London engagements and a solo CD.


CVRep Announces Summer Cabaret Series

Glenn Rosenblum

Glenn Rosenblum is joined by Jackie Joseph and Alix Korey for this wonderful evening. Rosenblum uses the stage to share music and his vast knowledge of musical theatre to tell his own story through song and fun anecdotes. He’s been called a cross between Nathan Lane and Ethel Merman. Celebrating the music from Peter Pan, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Funny Girl,  Zorba, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd  and more! called him the “New Prince of Los Angeles cabaret”

JACKIE JOSEPH │June 15, 2023


Actress and writer Jackie Joseph portrayed Audrey Fulquard in the original version of The Little Shop of Horrors, as well as Charlene Hensley in Hogan’s Heroes, Sheila Futterman in Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Mrs. Kirkland in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, and was the voice of Melody in the animated series, Josie and the Pussycats. Her career, especially in television and film, began as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Revue of 1958. Among her many film credits, Joseph played the love interest of Willie (played by Bob Denver) in the film  Who’s Minding the Mint?


CVRep Announces Summer Cabaret Series

Christiane Noll

Broadway star and concert artist Christiane Noll has been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards and received the Helen Hayes Award for Mother in the revival of Ragtime. She starred in the first National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, later taking over the role of Cynthia Murphy on Broadway. Noll made her Broadway debut as Emma in Jekyll & Hyde, receiving a FANY award and garnered a second Drama Desk nomination for Chaplin on Broadway. She was Sister Margaretta in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood. She also appeared on Broadway in Elf and It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, and toured in Urinetown, The Mambo Kings, Grease!, Miss Saigon and City of Angeles.


CVRep Announces Summer Cabaret Series

Miguel Bernal

Bernal is passionate about preserving and performing the glorious and authentic tradition of dance in Spain. In their magnificent classic flamenco costumes and dancing to the raw flamenco music, Bernal’s company performs this revered art with heat, passion, and seduction. Bernal started his professional dance career as a child, performing for many Latin and Hollywood celebrities. He studied classical and flamenco dance with renowned artists in Spain, Mexico City and Los Angeles. In the US he was a featured performer of the Jose Greco and Nana Lorca Dance Company. Bernal’s performances are otherworldly. “Who could not be entranced by the passionate dancing of Miguel Bernal?” – LA Weekly

MAXIMO MARCUSO │July 20, 2023

Internationally acclaimed tenor Maximo Marcuso thrills audiences with his beautiful and diverse repertoire of operatic arias, classical crossovers, Broadway standards and contemporary favorites. His recent engagements include European venues in Berlin, Frankfurt and Rome, as well as in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Ensemble, Santa Monica and Nevada symphonies, Pasadena Symphony and Pops Orchestra, the Golden State Pops Orchestra Hollywood Ensemble Opera and, for several years, the Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power Philharmonic. To learn more about Maximo Marcuso, visit his website:  Maximo


In this exclusive one-night event, Broadway performer and Billboard Award-winning EMI recording artist Christia Mantzke sings some of her favorite songs from productions over her past thirty years as an entertainer. She will share vocal snapshots of her theatrical career, along with stories from the road. With songs like “Proud Mary,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” the audience will be taping their feet, singing, laughing, and, perhaps, shedding a few tears as they join her along this musical walk down memory lane. Critics have raved, Mantzke can “sing notes that have yet to be invented,” and hailed her as “a sheer pleasure to watch.”


Glenn Rosenblum continues his survey of musical theatre classes with a second installment of BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS with GLENN ROSENBLUM. A captivating storyteller with an encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway history will be joined by Alix Korey, Leslie Stevens and David Engel.


Performer, choreographer, writer and teacher, Stevens created the role of Anne in La Cage Aux Folles, appeared in Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, and was Ariel in the US premiere of Grumpy Old Men.  She has appeared from coast to coast, especially loving the roles of Roxie in Chicago, Diana in Lend Me A Tenor, Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lola in Damn Yankees, Sally Slaton in Parade and Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into The Woods. Stevens was a soloist for Hubbard Street Dance and for LA Opera. She choreographed the LA Phil’s production of Nixon in China at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and for Into The Woods, Side Show, The Full Monty (LADCC Nomination), Hello, Dolly!, Oklahoma! and Sunday In The Park With George.

DAVID ENGEL │ August 3 

David Engel has performed all over the world and has appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including Putting It Together, Seussical: The Musical, and originated the role of Hanna from Hamburg in the original 1983 Tony Award winning production of La Cage Aux Folles. He created the role of Smudge in the original New York and London-West End productions of Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings, and in Forever Plaid: The Movie. He has won the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award six times. Engel has also starred in Crazy For You, Singin’ In The Rain, The Addams Family, White Christmas, The Full Monty and many others.

LISA VROMAN │August 10

She is incomparable. Lisa Vroman is a star of Broadway and opera stages, in concert halls and grand celebrations around the world. Her voice is “crystal clear and beautiful.“  Lisa Vroman made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love. She also starred on Broadway and in Los Angeles and San Francisco as Christine Daaé in his The Phantom of the Opera, garnering theater critics’ awards for her portrayal. Vroman also holds the distinction of being the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. One critic wrote, “Vroman has a voice that’s more ballsy than an angel, but with such unimaginable suppleness, fluidity and range that time stops when she opens her mouth.”

MARK EVANS │August 17

Evans is a renowned actor, singer and dancer with a large variety of Broadway and West End credits to his name, including lead roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Waitress, The Play That Goes Wrong, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Titanique,  Ghost The Musical, Oklahoma!, The Rocky Horror Show, High School Musical, I Married An Angel, Me And My Girl, Mary Poppins, Singin’ In The Rain, Finian’s Rainbow, Spamalot, and many more. Evans released his debut album, The Journey Home – Deluxe edition, in the fall of 2012. He co-authored the book, Secrets Of Stage Success, with his Wicked co-star, Louise Dearman. He will perform HIDE & SEEK, an hilarious and touching true story written, produced and performed by Evans, and dedicated to anyone who seeks to bring their authentic self to the surface.


A fresh, fun evening guaranteed. Hearth Healthy is a collection of original songs detailing young and changing love, self-rediscovery, the exiting of one’s youth. Coachella Valley Repertory proudly presents these three stellar young artists who were standouts in this past season’s production of Once. They were cheered by audiences and praised by critics. They are a discovery! CVRep brings them back to close the 2023 Summer Cabaret Series.


Critics singled out Molly Coyne for her performances at CVRep in last season’s Once. has performed Off-Broadway and in many regional theaters. In addition to Once, she has appeared in The Wizard of Oz (alliance Theatre), My Fair Lady (GA Ensemble Theatre), and The Fantasticks (Florida Repertory Theatre). She appeared in the film Safe Space (2023), and can be seen in commercials for Petco, Heinz, and


Eileen Doan (she/him) is an Asian-American singer-songwriter and actor. She has performed original music on stages throughout the Midwest and East Coast.  Acting credits include Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Great Leap (Hangar Theater, Portland Stage), Cambodian Rock Band (Victory Gardens Theatre, City Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Describe The Night (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). TV: Night Sky  (Amazon). Find her on all music platforms as Eileen Doan.|@eileeneileend


Craft was featured in a National Tour of Once prior to his performances with CVRep. He has performed in productions at Fulton Theater, in Great Comet of 1812 at and in Constellations. Find Craft on Instagram @craft.trevor and on SoundCloud @TrevorLindleyCraft.

Date & Time: All performances are at 7 p.m.

Tickets: Melissa Errico — $38.50; All other performances — $45

To purchase: Online —

Phone: (760)296-2966, ext. 115

Box office: 68510 East Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City

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Coachella Valley Repertory is a non-profit, professional regional theater. It is the only theater in California’s Coachella Valley that has Small Professional Theatre (SPT) status with Actor’s Equity.

CVRep produces professional theater and educational programs that present thought provoking theatre of substance. It also offers professional level theatre training for young people and adults in its Conservatory, Writing Competition, and other meaningful, socially, and culturally relevant children’s outreach programs.

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