Do I need to see the original (movie, TV show, etc.) to understand your parody?
|Uncle Cosmo helping with Family Home Evening|
No, we have received this question a lot in regards to our upcoming show "Wicked-er: It's Not Easy Being Green" so we thought we'd answer it for everyone. Our shows are stand alone comedies and you never need to see the original to fully enjoy a show at Desert Star. For 25 years Desert Star Playhouse has produced parodies of Hollywood movies, hit TV shows, and the biggest hits on Broadway. There’s something for everyone regardless of whether you’ve seen the original show we’re parodying or not.
Why are there neckties hanging from the ceiling in the Dinner Theatre lobby?
The neckties date back to a fun tradition of the old Desert Star Steakhouse. The Steakhouse used to operate where the Dinner Theatre is now located. It was well known by our patrons for its delicious steak dinners and Western atmosphere. Because the restaurant had a casual atmosphere, if a guest came in wearing a necktie, the servers would cut it off with a large pair of shears and hang it from the ceiling as a “trophy.” As our guests became familiar with this tradition, they would deliberately wear ugly neckties to the Steakhouse just to see them cut off and hung from the ceiling. The victim’s name and the date that each trophy was claimed can be found on each necktie. One of our most prized "trophies" is a necktie one of our customers fashioned out of metal to try and prevent our servers from cutting it off. It is currently hanging in on the back wall of the Dinner Theatre.
What happened to our favorite actor?
We frequently get requests from our patrons to bring back their favorite actor. Such a request implies that the actor is no longer working here because Desert Star won’t cast them. That’s rarely true.
|Cruella Addams (Heather Ferguson)|
For example in our current show, "The Addams Family Home Evening," the part of Cruella Addams is played by two familiar faces that have been absent for over a year. Heather Ferguson and Julie Heaton have returned after taking some time off and we are glad to have them back.
Can I do a marriage proposal at Desert Star?
Getting engaged is one of the most important events in person’s life, and we’re honored when one of our patrons wants to make Desert Star part of that special memory. Not only that, but our audiences love being a part of this thrilling moment.
If you want to propose to that special someone at Desert Star, here’s how it works: We’ll create an opportunity during our “birthdays and anniversaries” intermission to get you and your intended-fiancé on stage in front of the entire audience. If you wish, you can arrange to have flowers brought from off stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to say a few words and pop the big question while receiving thunderous applause from the audience.
Due to time constraints, we’re unable to permit special songs, skits, prerecorded music, friends on stage, or other elaborate things that would lengthen out the proposal.
If you’d like to have your proposal at Desert Star, contact the box office at (801)-266-2600 at least a week in advance to make arrangements.