We invite you to complete the form provided beneath for your enrollment in the in-person auditions taking place in September 2023. Desert Theatreworks, located at the Indio Performing Arts Center and dedicated to serving the East Coachella Valley, is delighted to welcome participants. While being a non-union, non-profit theatre company, compensation is offered to cover expenses for performers aged 18 and over.

Should you have any inquiries, kindly utilize the space provided at the bottom of the form, and we will promptly address your questions.

Anticipating the pleasure of a face-to-face interaction!

Best regards,

Lance Phillips Artistic Director Desert Theatreworks


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Runs Dec 1-21, 2023 (Rehearsals begin Oct 23)


By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

DTW Playhouse

Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, A Christmas Story follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, a daydreamer from Indiana who spends his days counting down to the most exciting day in any kid's life: Christmas. All he wants is an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle, but as his parents and teachers warn him, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” A Christmas Story chart’s Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that his perfect gift ends up under the tree on Christmas morning.  The perfect funny holiday treat for all.

Genre: Play: Comedy, Holiday

Rating: PG

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Runs Jan 5-28, 2024 (Rehearsals begin Nov 20


Music & Lyrics by Hope Juber and Laurence Juber

Book by Sherwood Schwartz and Lloyd J. Schwartz

DTW Mainstage

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale …” America’s most iconic sit-com from the 1960s comes to the stage reincarnated as a fun family musical. Written by the original TV show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, all the show’s beloved characters seem to have leaped straight from the TV screen to the big stage, bringing their hilarious adventures along with them. The skipper and his hapless first mate, Gilligan; millionaire Thurston Howell and his wife, Lovey; film starlet Ginger Grant; farm girl Mary Ann Summers; and the professor battle hurricanes, quicksand and even an alien with their usual fierce determination. Will they finally make it off the island? One thing is for sure: You will have a great time finding out the answer.

Genre: Musical: Comedy

Rating: PG

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Runs Mar 1-24, 2024 (Rehearsals begin Jan 15)

BEAUTIFUL the Carole King musical

Music & Lyrics by Cynthis Weil, Barry Mann Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Book by Douglas McGrath

DTW Mainstage

For six years, BEAUTIFUL, the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning Carole King musical, thrilled Broadway audiences with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Now, BEAUTIFUL is making headed to the DTW stage! From the string of pop classics Carole King wrote for the biggest acts in music, to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, BEAUTIFUL takes you back to where it all began—and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember—and the story you’ll never forget.

Genre: Musical

Rating: PG-13

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Runs Apr 12-28, 2024 (Rehearsals begin Mar 4)


Adapted by Christopher Sergel. From the novel by Harper Lee

DTW Black Box

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. The facade of the seemingly peaceful town begins to crack when a young black man is accused of a terrible crime. Driven by an unshakeable moral conviction, local lawyer Atticus defends the man in a trial that sends violent waves through the community. Timeless and lingering, this hard-hitting work explores prejudice, compassion and the courage to do what is right.

Genre: Play, Drama

Rating: PG

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NOTE: The roles of ATTICUS FINCH and SCOUT have been cast.


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