Fountain Hills Theater has announced its exciting 2012-13 Season. In what may be the most ambitious season yet presented, FHT brings six great Mainstage shows, four shows mounted in the all-new Mainstage Too, four productions in the Youth Theater and two special engagements. Note that Mainstage Too is brand new this season – when the Youth Theater is dark, FHT will be presenting smaller comedies, plays and musicals in this venue. See full details below.
MAINSTAGE SIZZLIN' SUMMER STOCK 2012
July 20 – August 5, 2012
Close your eyes and you'll swear that it's Nat smoothly crooning the title song, Unforgettable; Sammy dazzling the audience with Mr. Bojangles; or Peggy delivering her sultry rendition of Fever. Other songs include: Paper Moon, That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody, Hallelujah I Love Him So, Misty, Wonderful Wonderful, Unchain My Heart, Georgia on My Mind, Crazy, Walking After Midnight, Cracklin' Rosie, Sweet Caroline, The Candy Man, Wonderful World and more. A Special Engagement presented By T.A. Burrows and Act II Productions.
August 17 – August 26, 2012
The Soul of Broadway
THE SOUL OF BROADWAY celebrates famous tunes from the Great White Way "soul" musicals and characters, from the classics of Porgy and Bess and Big River to showstoppers from Dreamgirls and Ain't Misbehavin' and more recent hits from The Color Purple and Passing Strange. But it doesn't stop there. This musical revue takes the audience on a journey through other classic and contemporary shows such as The Lion King, Once on this Island, Aida, Hairspray and The Wiz. A Special Engagement presented by Mitchell Vantrease.
September 14 – 30, 2012
Based on the classic movie, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of 'talkies.' Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Features such songs as "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." Book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
October 26 – November 11, 2012
And Then There Were None
From the brilliant mind of Agatha Christie comes her stage play of the novel 'Ten Little Indians'. Ten seemingly unrelated people are summoned to an isolated manor. One dies. Then two. Then…? Is one of them really a mad killer? By Agatha Christie.
January 11 -27, 2013
The 39 Steps
Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. The play features more than 150 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors, for a wildly entertaining experience. By Patrick Barlow. Adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
February 22 – March 10, 2013
The Full Monty
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. Book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.
April 5-21, 2013
The debonair Bernard, an architect living in Paris, is juggling relationships with three vivacious flight attendants – each of whom believes she is his only girl. All goes well until his friend Robert arrives for a visit, and the airlines decide to change their schedules! Chaos and fun take off as Bernard's clever plans unravel. By Marc Camoletti, English language adaptation by Beverley Cross.