Sunday, June 1, 2014

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR - Fountain Hills Theater - January 9 -25, 2015

The fresh, touching, and hilariously funny story of lovers Doris and George, married – to other people – who meet by chance while on separate business trips in 1951. The pair vow to rendezvous each year in the same place, and end up finding a connection that transcends the initial spark of passion to span a quarter of a century’s worth of love, loss, joy, conflict, but ultimately a common ground that sustains their unique friendship.  Same Time, Next Year is a delicious tryst about the complexities of human relationships and the phenomenon of love. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
Written by Bernard Slade
Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR., Fountain Hills Theater, January 30 - February 8, 2015

Fountain Hills Youth Theater proudly announces the third show of their 2014-15 Season, “Disney’s, THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.”  

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. 

Disney’s, The Little Mermaid Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  

Runs January 30 - February 8. Fridays & Saturdays 7PM, Saturdays & Sunday 2PM 

$18 Adults $15 Youth 17 and Under. Group rates available.

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Fountain Hills Theater, February 13 - March 8, 2015

The New Mel Brook’s Musical Young Frankenstein is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy masterpiece. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancĂ© Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster -- but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. 

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8PM and Sundays 2PM 

$33 adults. $28 Youth 17 and Under. Seniors $5 off on Thursdays. 

Group rates available. 

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

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BLEACHER BUMS, Fountain Hills Theater, March 6 – 15, 2015

In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die-hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. The Cubs inevitably blow it in the ninth and the villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs figuring he can’t lose, cleans up. The bleacher bums remain undaunted they will be back tomorrow to root for the home team.

Conceived by Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and written by The Organic Theatre Company and produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, Fountain Hills Theater, March 20 – April 5, 2015

From Neil Simon’s real life experience on the Sid Caesar show comes this side-splitting comedy following the writing, fighting, and wacky antics in the writers’ room of a weekly variety show. While chaos reigns backstage, star Max Prince battles with NBC executives who fear his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America. With characters based on his co-writers, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar, Simon perfectly showcases the hilarious jokes and banter of the original kings of comedy.

Written by Neil Simon
Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French.

** Contains adult language.

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THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY, Fountain Hills Theater, April 10- 19, 2015

This delightful story of an inquisitive youngster who discovers an old factory operated by a mysterious Mr. Aesop and an assembly line of ‘fable-makers.  Some of Aesop’s most famous fables including The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare and others are presented and the youngster surprises everyone with a remarkable moral making ability.

Written by Joseph Robinette, based on his musical of the same name and, produced through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

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THE RUNNER STUMBLES, Fountain Hills Theater, May 1 - May 10, 2015

Based on a true life murder mystery.  A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable.  In the spring he was in love with her, in the winter he was on trial for her murder.

Written by Milan Stitt and produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Fountain Hills Theater, May 8 - May 24, 2015

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament’s pressures, the eccentric coterie finds a new sense of belonging.  Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy.

Music and Lyrics by Book by William  - Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International

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DISNEY'S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS, Fountain Hills Theater, May 29 - June 7, 2015

Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! The show, based on the Disney film is a feline adventure that  is sure to have you tapping your feet to its upbeat, jazzy beat with a score that includes the Disney favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat”.

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston &Terry Giklyson
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard
Based on the 1970 Disney film “The Aristocats”

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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