Grab Spots Now for Live Performances

The Rancho Mirage Amphitheater hosts the Desert Theatricals 2021/2022 Season and tickets are going quickly for the first two live performances in the lineup.

Save your spot to enjoy singing, dancing, and classic storytelling. Admission to some of the shows are free, but registration is required. Tickets make for great holiday gift giving. See what’s taking the stage:

The Little Mermaid, Jr.: November 20-21, 2021 (Ended)

The first performance is officially SOLD OUT. The entire family will enjoy this classic Disney version as it comes to life on stage. Mermaid Princess Ariel is dissatisfied with underwater life in the kingdom of Atlantica and longs to someday join people on dry land although her father, King Triton, forbids contact with humans.  

You won’t want to miss this performance and the chance to sing along. BroadwayWorld.com awarded this youth theatre company the Best Afterschool Children’s Theatre Program. Presented in association with the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Foundation and underwritten by the generous support of the Brooke Foundation, admission is free for this program, but registration is required to obtain tickets. (Dinner Theatre tickets are not available for this production, this is a performance only show.)

A Christmas Carol: December 11- 12, 2021

More than half of the seats are already taken for this stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. This moving story about the redemption of a human soul  is something the entire family can enjoy.

Scrooge, a lonely miser, gets help from spirits and visions from his past, present and future, and discovers a second chance to become a loving, generous human being and rejoice in the holiday. 

Presented by the City of Rancho Mirage in association with Desert Theatricals, 

admission is free for this Christmas favorite, but registration is required to obtain tickets. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. ​(Dinner Theatre tickets are not available for this production, this is a performance only show. Attendees can enjoy food and beverage options from a local vendor.)

Mamma Mia!: February 18-19, 2022

You’ll surely be singing along to this live performance of the smash ABBA musical with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs by Stig Anderson. Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International, in this production, Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary, believing them to be possible candidates. However, when the men arrive, Sophie’s mother, Donna, becomes distressed, emotions run high, and surprises abound.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Choose either 

General Admission ($50) or Dinner Theatre ($115 per seat tables of 4 or 6) tickets.

General Admission ticket holders can enjoy food and beverage options from a local vendor and utilize full bar service from Acqua California Bistro’s on-site bar. Dinner Theatre ticket holders enjoy waiter served meals at their reserved tables in the first three tiers of the theatre.  

Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun: March 18-19, 2022

Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, in this classic Irving Berlin musical, Annie Oakley and Frank Butler meet when she beats him in a sharpshooting contest at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The two have to negotiate between their completive sides and their blossoming love for each other.   

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Choose either 

General Admission ($50) or Dinner Theatre ($115 per seat tables of 4 or 6) tickets.

General Admission ticket holders can enjoy food and beverage options from a local vendor and utilize full bar service from Acqua California Bistro’s on-site bar. Dinner Theatre ticket holders enjoy waiter served meals at their reserved tables in the first three tiers of the theatre.  

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: April 15-16, 2022

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics fill this hysterical comedy about Pseudolus, the laziest slave in Rome. He has but one wish: to purchase his freedom. He schemes a way by playing matchmaker for his master’s son, Hero, who has fallen in love with Philia, a virgin in the house of Lycus. However, things don’t go exactly as he plans. 

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Choose either 

General Admission ($50) or Dinner Theatre ($115 per seat tables of 4 or 6) tickets.

General Admission ticket holders can enjoy food and beverage options from a local vendor and utilize full bar service from Acqua California Bistro’s on-site bar.  Dinner Theatre ticket holders enjoy waiter served meals at their reserved tables in the first three tiers of the theatre.  

Note that for all three shows in 2022, Rancho Mirage Residents are also able to purchase General Admission tickets for $42.50 (plus ticketing processing fee) by January 31, 2022 at the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory with proof of residence. If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door for $55.