Palm Springs, Calif., (February 17, 2023) – Local character actor, Ron Coronado, will bring his one-man show Confessions of a Character Actor to Palm Canyon Theatre on March 1 for one night only. Through song, stories, and visuals, Coronado will share secrets of the stage during a night that promises to enlighten your soul, touch your heart, and make you laugh.
Coronado has performed throughout the country on stage, television and in film. He is known to completely embody his characters and transform himself to the point where he is unrecognizable, even to those who know him well. As an actor who loves the process of character development and research, Coronado is excited to share stories of his journey that started in Michigan at age 12 and led to performances in Los Angeles, New York, and now Palm Springs.
Best known locally for his performances in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Bernadette Bassenger), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), La Cage Aux Folles (Jacob), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe), Coronado shares his memories of becoming these characters. Through laughs (and maybe some tears), Coronado opens up about how these characters spoke through him and how they remain a part of him, even after the curtain closes.
“I’ve always considered myself a storyteller, and I’m excited to share what it takes to develop the character and everything else that leads up to opening night,” said Coronado.
During Coronado’s confessions, he also plans to reveal some “theatre magic!” How is it created? What goes into making a witch fly over the audience? And how do they make a Hollywood mansion levitate on stage? How did they fly a helicopter on stage? The theatre is where “seeing is believing,” but what you see is not always “reality.” Coronado plans to answer the question asked by so many theatre patrons, “How did they do that?”
Confessions of a Character Actor begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. All tickets are $30. Group discounts are available. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT Box Office at (760) 323-5123 or order online: PalmCanyonTheatre.org. The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Box Office hours are currently Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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About Palm Canyon Theatre:
Palm Canyon Theatre is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education of live stage production and the enrichment of the greater Palm Springs community and its visitors. The regional repertory theater company operates primarily with volunteers and produces about 12 Broadway musicals and classic plays each year, plus offers a children’s theatre camp and production. The theatre opened its doors in 1997 when Dr. William “Bill” Layne and his family renovated the historic Frances S. Stevens School located at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in Palm Springs, Calif.