Indian Wells Theater Events

PDC Rat Pack Month Celebration Logo

A month-long celebration of all things Rat Pack in the Valley they called home!

March 2018

, Package: $124-$137


Package holders will receive two exclusive events for free and an additional 30% off the three other shows! Upgraded ticket packages are based on preferred seating for events. Individual show tickets can be purchased below.

Package includes:

  • Rat Pack in the Desert Private Photo Collection, Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m.
  • Ocean’s 11 (1960's) Movie and Discussion, Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
  • Marilyn, MADNESS & Me, Friday, March 9 or Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
  • The Rat Pack Tribute Show, Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m.
  • Celebrity Home Tour & Cocktails at Melvyn’s, Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m.


Rat Pack in the Desert Private Photo Collection

Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $40, Peggy Cravens Lobby of the Indian Wells Theater

Limited Tickets Available: PURCHASE TICKETS

Collection includes personal photos from Rat Pack Era when they were hanging their hats and their golf bags here in the desert! Cocktails and appetizers included.

Ocean's 11 Movie and Discussion

Ocean's 11 (1960) Movie Showing and Discussion

Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $5, Indian Wells Theater

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR Ocean's 11 (1960) Movie and Discussion

Join screenwriter Frank Furino after the show to discuss some of what makes this film the quintessential Rat Pack film and why and how it inspired the later version starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Refreshments included.

Marilyn, Madness and Me

Marilyn, Madness and Me (Play)

An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fundraiser

Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10

  • 6:30 p.m. Wine Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. Program

$35 Reserved Seating - Includes reserved seats and wine reception prior to performance

$50 Premier Seating - Includes reserved premium seats in first five rows, wine reception prior to performance, private Green Room wine & dessert reception with cast & crew following the performance, signed playbill, photo and autograph opportunities with cast

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR Marilyn, Madness & Me

An unassuming limousine driver, befriended by Marilyn Monroe in the months before her death, becomes the focal point for circumstances that alter his persona and challenge his sanity…along with the course of history. How is it possible that this nobody may have been responsible for the assassinations of two iconic American political figures?

A poignant, compelling and shocking tale of unrequited love, centered amidst the last months of Marilyn Monroe’s life, including an infamous tryst in Palm Springs. This story is told first-person by the man who witnessed it, and enhanced by the beautiful and legendary Marilyn Monroe, reading excerpts from her diary.

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to Marilyn’s steamy affairs? Think again!

Tribute Artists for The Pack tribute show

The Pack: A Tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy! (Tribute and Live Band)

Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $35/$40, Assigned Seating


Relive all the laughs, the songs, and of course, The Dames! Our legendary stars will take you back to the music, style, glitz and glamour of vintage Vegas with all the hits and comedy you remember!

Palm Springs Celebrity Home Tour

Celebrity Home Tour & Cocktails at Melvyn's

Friday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets: $65, Meet at the Indian Wells Theater


See all of the places that the Rat Pack – and more – called home in this Palm Springs Celebrity Tours offering, ending with a cash bar service at the joint that Dean and Frank hung out!

Additional Theater Events

(not produced by the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus)


Dinner at Five Jan. 24-Feb. 24, 2018 Varies (760) 340-5480 or (760) 340-5481 or
Rose Kingsley presents "Andrew Lloyd Webber" Feb. 24, 2018 7:30 p.m. or or (760) 895-0450
Hartin Dance Company presents MOVE March 3, 2018 3 p.m. Contact Dance Dimensions at (760) 346-6283
California Desert Chorale: An American Songfest March 18. 2018 3 p.m.

(760) 346-4933

Havana Night in the Desert: A Tribute to Celia Cruz April 13-14, 2018 8 p.m. (760) 699-8151 or