Broadway Jukebox --- the world’s first and only interactive Broadway musical --- returns from July 10 to Aug. 16 at Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Broadway Jukebox’s cast of actors test their versatility each night as they adapt to the demands of each evening’s audience, during the original, interactive musical revue, with much of the show happening backstage out of audience sight, according to a press release.
During the half hour before curtain, the cast mingles with the audience, and collects their jukebox selections for the evening as selections are carried backstage where the choices are said to be quickly tallied and the most requested songs are compiled.
With help from staff, songs are arranged in dramatic and comedic order, divided by style, duets and ensemble numbers. Then, minutes before the show begins, the final list is copied on to a giant whiteboard posted backstage in time for the cast to make their first entrance, noted the release.
Broadway Jukebox , created in 1999 by Valley veteran Peter J. Hill, returns to Fountain Hills after several successful productions throughout the Valley, detailed the release.
The award-winning Broadway Jukebox is produced by Copperstate Productions; choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed and accompanied by Jay Melberg with Broadway Jukebox stars Lacey Dixon, Victoria Fairclough, Alex Gonzalez, Noel Irick, Michael Wallot and Kyle Webb.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays in the Mainstage venue of Fountain Hills Theater. Individual tickets are $33 for adults and $18 for children 17 and under; and students with IDs.
All possible precautions are being implemented to ensure patrons safety including disinfecting all public surfaces before each performance, limiting ticket sales to less than 50% capacity, requiring cooperative seating and encouraging social distancing, according to the release.
Tickets are available through the Box Office at 480-837-9661 ext. 3. Limited Box Office hours are 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.