Upright at The Ace / Palm Springs

May 23, 2009
8:00 pm

UPRIGHT PRESENTS: THE BOYS OF BROADWAY… the new generation of leading men


Upright Cabaret continues its 2nd Season in Palm Springs at the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The “hottest ticket in town” returns with star-studded poolside concerts.

L.A.’s famed Upright Cabaret bring the Boys of Broadway to the Ace Hotel this Memorial Day Weekend. Come experience the new generation of leading men as they take their stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Producers/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel have re-teamed with Jonathan Heath at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club to create a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience. From relaxing by the pool to lounging at the bar or dining at the “King’s Highway” restaurant, guests can enjoy the show this poolside show in a variety of ways.

Under the direction of Upright’s new Artistic Director, Billy Porter (Broadway: GreaseDreamgirlsLittle Shop of Horrors) the “new generation cabaret” will feature an eclectic mix of artists from stage, record and screen. Performers T.B.A.

In the Golden Age of entertainment, Palm Springs supper clubs like the Chi Chi hosted all of the great stars of the day and helped define an era of style and sophistication that made Palm Springs famous. Upright Cabaret has reclaimed that era at the desert’s most anticipated new leisure property.


Upright Cabaret at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th, 2009
701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Doors open at 5 PM / SHOWTIME 7 PM
Tickets: $25 in advance online or $30 at door on day of show (if available)



Upright Cabaret began in Los Angeles in April of 2005 when producer/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel bought an upright piano on Craigslist, borrowed a speaker and microphone from a guy in Venice Beach and begged a few of their talented friends to sing, drink and be merry. Since that standing room only inaugural engagement, Upright Cabaret has featured cast members from over 75 Broadway shows and countless film and television productions. After four years, this modern-day Martin and Lewis duo continue to work tirelessly to capture the Bohemian spirit of ‘Moulin Rouge’ and to present the country’s finest singers in a variety of venues across the country.


Ace Hotel & Swim Club – Palm Springs is the desert. People come here to escape the city and recharge with the tranquility of the desert landscape. Ace Hotel Palm Springs reinvents and updates the idea of the resort property, broadening the boundaries of the desert oasis. Offbeat details like tamale carts and tuk tuks offer surprise and amusement, while the property’s serene setting is embraced via outdoor massages and edible landscaping. Built on the foundation of a 1965 Westward Ho Hotel, much of the property’s original elements are preserved and restored, from unearthed terrazzo floors in the restaurant to the rare deep saltwater pool.


For the hotel’s interiors, the L.A.-based visual curator team Commune builds on the Ace penchant for pure, human design. Commune’s translation of the Ace vision transports the guest to an indulgent, bohemian “camping” experience. Utilitarian and beautiful, the design of Ace Palm Springs caters to the guest who seeks the simple and sublime.