Desert Theatricals Presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Joseph’

Rancho Mirage may be more than 2,000 miles from the Great White Way, but Broadway hits are right here in your backyard. This season, Desert Theatricals brings two exciting productions to the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater that are sure to impress. 

Tale as old as time

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. The original Broadway production ran for more than 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This well-loved production hits the stage March 17 – 19.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Audience members will recognize and enjoy many of the songs in the show, includ­ing “Be Our Guest,” “Belle,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.” 

General admission tickets are $50, and theater goers can enjoy a three course, waiter served meal under the stars catered by Lulu by purchasing dinner theater tickets. Reserve a table for 4 or 6 people; tickets start at $560. Limited tables are available, and dinner includes a salad, protein, vegetable and starch and a dessert. 

‘Go, go, go Joe!’

The curtain rises on one of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” on April 14 – 16. This reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors is filled with numerous catchy tunes with lyrics penned by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

General admission tickets are $50 and dinner theater tickets with tables for 4 or 6 people start at $560.  

For both productions, the gates open at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater at 5:30 p.m. and the performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Chairs are provided, and all sales are final. These are rain or shine events and there are no refunds.