Desert Theater League Announces 2016 Nominations

By Noelle Geiger on Aug 02, 2016 at 01:32 AM in Kirk Geiger's Press, Noelle's Geiger's Press

Congratulations To Our Desert Stars Nominees!

Hi-Desert Cultural Center Joshua Tree

"An Actor's Carol," Receives 7 Nominations

An Actor's Carol Charles Evered
  • Outstanding Production-Comedy - Hi-Desert Cultural Center
  • Outstanding Director of a Comedy/Professional - Charles Evered
  • The Bill Groves Award for Outstanding Original Writing - Charles Evered
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy/Professional - Hal Linden
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Professional - Kirk Geiger, Ben Atkinson 
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Noelle Geiger

The Desert Theatre League will once again host its annual Desert Stars Awards gala to honor theatrical performers in the Coachella Valley and High Desert communities for the 2015-2016 theatre season. Winners in the various categories will be awarded a statuette. 

The ceremony will take place at Sun City Palm Desert on October 9, 2016. Reception and check-in begin at 4:00 PM. Ceremony begins at 5:15 PM. There will be a no-host bar. A 3 course seated dinner will be served. 

Seats are limited. Purchase early to avoid being shut out. Ticket sales close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday October 5, 2015 or when the supply of tickets is exhausted. Please be aware that our program format no longer separates presentation of youth/ballet awards and adult awards.

Desert Theater League Announces 2016 Nominations

About the Desert Theatre League

The Desert Theatre League (DTL) is a non-profit public benefit corporation founded in 1987 with the mission of supporting and cultivating theatre in the Coachella Valley. The DTL now boasts thirty-four Producing Members and thirty-eight Individual Members. Producing Members include professional and non-professional theatre companies, educational theatres and dance companies. Individual Members include area artists and others interested in furthering quality theatrical entertainment.

The DTL annually sponsors the Desert Stars Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in theatre arts. At that ceremony, it also recognizes those who have made continuing significant contributions to the Valley’s growing theatrical community. To assist aspiring artists, the DTL awards two scholarships each year to advance continued study in the arts. It also maintains an Emergency Financial Aid Fund to help members in times of extreme need.
The DTL is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which convenes on a monthly basis. Current Officers and Directors are as follows:


Gina Bikales, President
Susan Berman, Vice President
Pamla Abramson, Secretary
Frank Berman, Treasurer


John Abramson
Tony Bogard
Shirley LeMaster
Jo Rotunda
Irwin Rubinsky
Karen Schmidt
Derik Shopinski
John Toogood


"There are a lot of great actors to be found in this movie, and far too many to mention. Who steals the show, however, is Geiger. If an award were to be handed out this year for Best Actor, Geiger deserves to win. His portrayal of Vendeski is flat-out superb, and quite an eye-opener. He brings such life into his sinister, crazed-out cult-leader character, flawlessly tackling this task. His facial expressions and line-delivery are spot-on. Geiger’s Vendeski will scare and creep-out any unsuspecting viewer, and even cause a few chuckles along the way."
Steven DeJoseph Jr.
Cryptic Rock