“Among the audience favorites were Freda Payne, Marilyn Maye, the unique and powerful Brent Barrett, Von Smith’s thrilling rendition of “Embraceable You” as well as the sensual and sensational Lucie Arnaz belting out “’S Wonderful”. Alix Korey and Jason Graae turned “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” into a one act comedy filled with inside jokes about Palm Springs and the Acqua Pazza restaurant where the song took place. Ann Hampton Callaway gave us such perfect jazz vocals that no other singer could possibly duplicate. The emotional and brilliant ending of the show, Porgy and Bess, featured Indio’s very own Voices of Calvary as well as the powerful and poignant voices of opera stars Angel Blue, Nita Whitaker, Rogelio Douglas Jr. and Bradley Baker.” Betty Francis – Desert Sun
“Each year,ONE NIGHT ONLY raises the bar for performances in the Coachella Valley. This year’s salute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin was the best yet. Every performer, whether a legend in the industry or an up and coming star, was at the top of their game, giving spine-tingling performances of some of the best songs ever written. We are so proud to have ONE NIGHT ONLY at the McCallum Theatre” Mitch Gershenfeld – Director of the McCallum
ONE NIGHT ONLY is the finest concert in the valley for entertainment. Where else can you hear the best in music, song, dance, Broadway, and opera all in one performance? Michael Childers has proven this is a show to be seen by its sold out performance year after year.” Pat Krause – The Desert Entertainer Magazine.
“Angel Blue, Nita Whitaker and Bradley Baker were spectacular in the Porgy and Bess finale. ONE NIGHT ONLY is a wonderful show and great, great entertainment.” Todd Marker, K-JAZZ 102.3
“Michele Lee did a fabulous job performing "The Man I Love" and how impressive the beautiful Lucie Arnaz was in "‘S Wonderful" from Funny Face. Along with Carole Cook who was so incredibly funny I had to take my glasses off three times to wipe away my hysterical tears. ONE NIGHT ONLY was particularly special and brilliant this year because it was the Gershwins and every song was recognizable.” Barbara Wisbey - Bottom Line Magazine
“Nita Whitaker, Lucie Arnaz, Freda Payne and my friend, Michele Lee were all exceptional! Who could ask for anything more? Nowhere in the world, could you expect to hear the performances from these artists other than at the McCallum and Michael Childers’ ONE NIGHT ONLY.” Francis Allen - Beverly Hills Courier”