Local singers Patti Gallagher and Mark Almy will perform their new cabaret concert show, "Dynamic Duo" at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 PM. The show will include famous duets from memorable musicals in duet history by composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz and more. Joining them will be acclaimed musical director Paul Cracchiolo on the baby grand.
Both Patti Gallagher and Mark Almy have extensive experience in musical theater as well as opera. Mark, who studied throughout the world, has taught at some of the most prestigious institutes in the country and is currently on the staff at College Of The Desert. His performing credits include over 100 roles in opera and musical theater including several Palm Canyon Theater productions earning a DTL Award for Spamalot, and nominations this year for The Sound Of Music and Les Miserables, and another DTL Award for the lead role in COD's Jekyll and Hyde. Patti won a scholarship to Denver University earning a BA in Opera Performance. But her heart has always been in musical theater and has played leads in such shows as Carousel, Wonderful Town, Pal Joey, Man Of La Mancha, The Music Man, and The King And I. In 2000 she was crowned Ms. Senior America which took her on a tour throughout the US. In the last few years she's been starring in her own one-woman cabaret shows around the desert. Musical director Paul Cracchiolo has been involved in professional productions in the desert for more than 15 years, winning many awards and is in much demand for his music, writing, producing, and directing skills.
Dynamic Duo starring Patti Gallagher and Mark Almy with Paul Cracchiolo on piano is Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 PM and presented by Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. The $11 cash only tickets will be sold only at the box office, which opens at 1 PM. The Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center is located at 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert. Please call 760-325-2731 with any questions or go to www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn..