THE HGPAC STAFF IS HERE FOR YOU!
My name is Kelly Newhouse and this is my first year as coordinator of the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. I am honored and excited to take
on the responsibility for the venue and for our Student Management Team program. I have been working in education for 26 years and have been
involved in theatre for as long as I can remember. It is my goal to continue the exceptional reputation that has been created and to build
upon that foundation to make the HGPAC the premier performance venue in the Coachella Valley.
HGPAC Student Management Team
HGPAC is proud to be the only High School Based Performing Arts Center managed by a Student Management Team (SMT)
SMT manages the entire Front Of House operations including Box Office/Ticket Sales, Docent Training, Ushers, Marketing,
Publicity, Hospitality, Concessions and even Parking Control. SMT's Mission is to insure you as a patron, have the
best entertainment experience possible, They're here to answer questions and help as needed.
Meet Ron Newhouse
Hello!, My name is Ron Newhouse and I am proud to be entering the fifth year of operations here at HGPAC at Rancho Mirage High School. I started
in the Entertainment Industry as a stagehand in 1971 and have worked 1000's of shows of every type imaginable. I've worked in Theme Parks, School Districts
Symphony Orchestras, Performing Arts Centers both Large and Small and I am excited everyday to be able to pass on my knowlege and
experiences to both student crew members and performers. I am truly blessed to be able to come to work with my wife everyday and
add my uniqueness to all the performances in this beautiful venue.