Sunday, February 28, 2021

BEAUTIFUL NOISE - THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND - Copperstate Productions at Fountain Hills Theater - March 12-April 11, 2021


Created by Peter J. Hill

Diamonds are forever!  Music to rock and touch your soul.

Copperstate Productions is proud to announce the return of the musical Beautiful Noise – The Music of Neil Diamond on the Kern Entertainment outdoor stage as a part of our continuing socially distanced theater productions which have included hit productions of 4 on the Floor, Broadway Jukebox, Holly Jolly Christmas and the smash hit Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.

Rising from humble roots in working-class Brooklyn to global success, Neil Diamond became one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century as well as a dynamic, internationally known touring act and skilled songwriter whose compositions produced numerous hits for himself and others. In a career that began in the early 1960s as a staff songwriter at New York's legendary songwriting institution the Brill Building, he soon transitioned into performing and recording his own songs, finding success among the emerging pop singer/songwriter market with early highlights like "Solitary Man" and "Kentucky Woman." Melodic chart-toppers like "Cracklin' Rosie" and "Song Sung Blue" kept him on top and opened the door for ambitious project material like the Grammy Award-winning Jonathan Livingston Seagull soundtrack and 1976's conceptual Beautiful Noise album. Diamond continued to tour, release music, and accumulate impressive honors including his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. During a 2018 world tour celebrating his five decades in music, it was revealed that Diamond had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, ending his live career. Nevertheless, he remained active in the studio, returning with 2020's Classic Diamonds.

The Copperstate production of Beautiful Noise – The Music of Neil Diamond celebrates the music of this classic American singer/songwriter with a stage production filled with his greatest hits including, “I’m a Believer”, “Sweet Caroline”, “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and many more.  

Performed by an all-star cast that includes: 
Elizabeth Bridgewater (Disenchanted)
Lacey Dixon (Broadway Jukebox)
Brianne Gobeski (Into the Woods)
Alex Gonzalez (Buddy, South Pacific and more) 
Adam Guinn (Mamma Mia)
and Brian Hoffman (4 on the Floor)

Brianne Gobeski, Alex Gonzalez, Elizabeth Bridgewater, Adam Quinn and Lacey Dixon
photo by Patty Torrilhon

Beautiful Noise will both rock and touch your soul.

Beautiful Noise – The Music of Neil Diamond is produced by Copperstate Productions in co-operation with Fountain Hills Theater, directed by Peter J. Hill, musically directed by Jay Melberg and choreographed by Noel Irick.  

The Fountain Hills Outdoor Theater is comfortable, convenient and safe.  The theater features 15 heated ‘stations’, seating up to 6 patrons per station.  Each station is reserved for a single party and no party will be seated with any other patrons.  Each station is 8 feet from any other station and is provided with a large patio space heater for comfort on chilly nights.   Masks will be required for all attendees and staff whenever in public areas. Patrons may also request one of 8 stage viewable parking spots which allow them to remain in their cars or sit outside their cars and ‘tailgate’ All patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for a “contact-free” experience while you’re at the show. Seating is limited.

FHT’s outdoor stage is provided by and sponsored by Kern Entertainment.  

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM.   

Individual tickets are $35.00 for Adults and $18.00 for children 17 and under. Group rates are available through the Box Office.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Outdoor Theater 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 or by visiting https://www.fhtaz.org .  Box Office Hours are 12:00PM-2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturdays. 
For additional information not contained in this press release, please call Fountain Hills Theater (480) 837-9661.

Copperstate Productions and The Fountain Hills Theater are committed to the safety of their patrons, staff, and performers. They will be closely following CDC safety recommendations, as well as local guidelines, due to COVID-19. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the facility, and the wearing of face masks inside the facilities, for staff and patrons, is currently mandated by Maricopa County. Please check the website for evolving guidelines as the season progresses. 

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