Palm Springs The Musical: Born To Sparkle
Premieres at the Desert Rose Playhouse from March 24 to April 10, 2022
Featuring 20 jaw-dropping original tracks, book and lyrics by Robbie Moss Manning and Alyce Haskell Berard, and music by composer and music producer Jonathan Baer, PALM SPRINGS MUSIC: Born To Sparkle revolves around a deathbed promise to bring back The fabulous follies of Palm Springs which closed in 2014. The songs are edgy and fun, with numbers like the upbeat Casino I’ll be there, and the disaster Former Skelder. Aadditional songs written by John Baer and John Manning.
The clever score and lyrics are backed by a book telling us a love story; a crisis of faith and redemption; and above all a wondrous mustachioed twirling villain with a corrupt sidekick, a Ratchet-like nurse who together attempt to thwart the ladies’ reassembly of the Follies, in an effort to keep their noses out of the shady nursing home that they work.
Eight years of preparation PALM SPRINGS MUSIC: Born to Sparkle is slated to premiere March 24, 2022 at the Desert Rose Playhouse in Palm Springs and directed by Robbie Wayne. Wayne is the winner of the Desert Theater League’s Most Inspirational Michael Grossman Award in 2019, and also for Outstanding Director of the Desert Rose Playhouse staging of The sugar witch the same year. Company and play also won for Outstanding Props and Special Effects.
The Desert Rose Playhouse is located at 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 15, Palm Springs, CA 92264. For tickets, call the box office at (760) 202-3000 or purchase online here.
Desert Rose Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate and empower theater artists and audiences, to make the Coachella Valley a more mindful and compassionate community. .
Born to Sparkle Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, through the performing arts, an opportunity for healing to benefit those facing chronic and life-threatening illnesses.