McCallum Theatre releases 2013-2014 schedule


The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert announced today the lineup for its 2013-2014 season that starts in October, with several musicals, appearances by two animal experts and performances by opera singer Deborah Voight and country crooner Vince Gill among the offerings.

New next season will be the inaugural Palm Desert International Dance Festival in November, which will feature three dance companies.

The featured musicals are the Tony Award-winning "Million Dollar Quartet"; `Hello, Dolly!" starring Sally Struthers; and "Frida, the Musical" about the life of artist Frida Kahlo.

The season's offerings include Luis Bravo's "Forever Tango"; a Christmas show with Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack; the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; the Tony-winning play "Peter and the Starcatcher"; trumpeter Chris Botti; "Food Network" host Alton Brown; animal expert Jack Hanna; and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan.

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will take the McCallum stage, as will the Ten Tenors from Australia; Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony winner Chita Rivera, singer Michael Feinstein and Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.

"Palm Springs Legends" will pay tribute to such stars as Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Liberace, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Red Skelton.

Subscriptions go on sale Monday at 8 a.m. at the McCallum Theatre box office, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, by phone at (760) 340-2787 or online at www.mccallumtheatre.com.

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