Fractured Landscapes & Joshua Trees at Palmdale Playhouse

The “Fractured Landscapes & Joshua Trees” exhibit  is now showing at Palmdale Playhouse, featuring the work of Antelope Valley artists Rose Gonella and Kris Holladay-Fregoso. In addition to this gallery show, which is the first of two scheduled for the spring, the Playhouse has a full schedule of upcoming events beginning in March with The Wizard of Oz.

Recently inviting the community in to watch screenings of classic films like On the Waterfront, Psycho and Double Indemnity, Palmdale’s city art establishment has been staying active.

With its current gallery show, Palmdale Playhouse brings together two formally trained local artists for a show exploring ideas of color, composition and imagination. Both artists may inspire us to see the local landscape a bit differently.

The text below is from the Palmdale Playhouse page.

Fractured Landscapes & Joshua Trees
Artists Rose Gonella and Kris Holladay-Fregoso
Thursday, February 18 through Sunday, April 17
Reception: Thursday, February 18, 6:30-8:30 pm

Fractured Landscapes
Kris Holladay-Fregoso

Rose Gonella began making collages in her early 20s, inspired by her aunt’s collage work. She creates her pieces using pictures clipped from calendars and magazines. Some are inspired by a story or song lyrics, others are color studies or simply constructed with a particular theme in mind.

After receiving her Master’s in Art for Assemblage at CSUN, Kris Holladay-Fregoso decided it was time to start working on a series of Joshua trees that had been on her mind for quite some time. Largely influenced by Expressionist Franz Marc, Kris appreciates his fantastic use of color. Joshua trees are amazing and a challenge to paint, but having fun with color is what brings her joy.



Special Offer of Free Tickets for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Palmdale Playhouse

THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 1st at the Palmdale Playhouse, 7:30 PM
Don’t miss the
of Theatricum Botanicum’s new production of
by William Shakespeare

As You Like It

*** SPECIAL OFFER: Tickets for this show when it debuts on the Theatricum stage will be $37. 
Email, or call Frank Weidner at 920-918-1706 to reserve your tickets to the Palmdale Playhouse performance for FREE instead of the normal price! ***

As You Like It tells the story of best friends Rosalind and Celia, who travel to the Forest of Arden in disguise to escape banishment, find love, and discover family. Accompanied by the clown Touchstone, As You Like It is one of Shakespeare most beloved comedies and is appropriate for all

ages! Theatricum’s production sets the tale in post Civil War America, and enhances the story with classic American folk music and dance.
This show will have you laughing from the very start, and received an enthusiastic standing ovation at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
This Saturday, Nov. 1st at 7:30 is the only chance for you and your family to see this hilarious, joyous show at the Palmdale Playhouse!
​Thank you for supporting the arts in the Antelope Valley!
Don’t forget, reply to Frank Weidner at or call 920-918-1706 to reserve your tickets for FREE! Pass this special offer on to anyone you know who loves theatre!



The Palmdale Playhouse is inviting artists to participate in a special juried art exhibition titled
Encore in conjunction with its 20th Year Celebration. The City of Palmdale will notify artists if
submitted work/s are approved and accepted for showing.

Accepted artwork must be delivered to the Palmdale Playhouse on Monday, September 8, 2014 between 3pm and 7 pm.

The City of Palmdale will host a reception, at no cost to artists, featuring all accepted pieces of
art. The Encore Reception will be held at the Palmdale Playhouse from 6pm to 9pm on
September 11, 2014.

Monetary Awards for First, Second and Third place will be presented during the Encore Reception. Winning  works of art will be featured in the Winter Edition of the Palmdale News Magazine.Encore

More Information…

The Palmdale Playhouse announces a call for artists for a special juried art exhibition, ENCORE, to be held in conjunction with the theatre’s 20th year celebration.

Artist’s may submit paintings in any medium, framed or unframed, ready to hang, not larger than 16″ x 24:”.

The exhibition will be displayed Sept. 11-Nov. 2. at the Palmdale Playhouse, with an opening night reception Sept. 11, 6-9 pm.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 27, 2014. Artists may download an application at:

Upcoming at the Palmdale Playhouse

The Palmdale Playhouse

Upcoming Events and Programs

West Coast Classical Presents…
A Night at the Movies
Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm
An evening concert with a medley of James Bond title songs plus themes from some of your favorite movies.
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West Coast Classical Presents…
A Night at the Movies
Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 pm
An evening concert with a medley of James Bond title songs plus themes from some of your favorite movies.
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palmdale Junior Ballet and Theatre Dance Company Presents…
Danceworks: In Progress
Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 pm
Dance students present a showcase of works by guest choreographers, dance artists and student works in progress.
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West Coast Classical Presents…
A Night of Musical Inspiration
Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 pm
An evening of musical solos, duets and ensembles.
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Barbara McNairy in Concert
No One Like You
Saturday, May 3 at 6:00 pm
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West Coast Classical Presents…
A Night of Jazz
Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 pm
“An Evening of Jazz” will pay homage to some of the giants of jazz. Music will feature famous compositions by Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Joe Zawinul, Oliver Nelson, John Coltrane and Kenny Garrett. This concert will feature the West Coast Classical Jazz Combo and the Jeff Kaser Quartet.
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