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‘Vanities: The Musical’ arrives at Fountain Hills Theater this November

Posted 10/13/22

Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of “Vanities: The Musical,” which is set to premiere on Friday, Nov. 4.

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‘Vanities: The Musical’ arrives at Fountain Hills Theater this November


Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of “Vanities: The Musical,” which is set to premiere on Friday, Nov. 4.

A press release explained that “Vanities” will play from Nov. 4 to Nov. 20. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. “Vanities: The Musical” is rated PG-13 for language.

“Vanities: The Musical” chronicles the life-affirming journey of three vivacious Texas women, from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives to liberated women and beyond. This musical captures a snapshot-sharp portrait of the lives, loves, disappointments and dreams of these young women growing up during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s and reconnecting in the late 1980s.

With a tunefully evocative score by David Kirshenbaum (Summer of ’42) and Jack Heifner’s hilarious adaptation of his long-running Off-Broadway smash, “Vanities: The Musical” is a funny and poignant look at three best friends who discover that, through thirty years of rapidly changing times, the one thing they can rely on is each other, the release added.

The show is directed by Peter J. Hill, musically directed by Jay Melberg and choreographed by Noel Irick. “Vanities: The Musical” stars Tina Khalil, Katie Lambert and Autumn Morgan, and is presented through a special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Individual tickets are $35.00 for adults and $18.00 for youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday performances. Group, active duty and veteran discounts are available.

Tickets are available through the theater box office at 480-837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information not contained in the release, call Fountain Hills Theater artistic director, Peter J. Hill at 480-837-9661 x7.

Fountain Hills Theater presents three regularly scheduled seasons of productions in their two theaters. The theater’s year-round offering includes Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and youth productions.

The Mainstage (often called the “big”) theater seats 130 and is devoted to medium and large-scale popular musicals and plays including the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway. No seat is more than 35 feet from the stage.

The Youth/Mainstage Too! (also called the “little” theater) is a smaller, more intimate 90-seat, thrust-style auditorium that offers thought-provoking, inspiring and sometimes challenging productions including Broadway musicals, original plays, musicals, and artworks, according to the release.

Both stages often run productions concurrently. Special events are offered throughout the season on both stages as well as in community centers.

The mission of Fountain Hills Theater is “to engage, inspire and entertain diverse audiences, train and support our youth, and celebrate the essential power of the performing arts,” the release stated. Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible.

The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Fountain Hills Theater is committed to the safety of its patrons, staff and performers. They will be closely following CDC safety recommendations, as well as local guidelines, due to COVID-19. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility. Check the website for evolving guidelines as the season progresses.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The corner of Saguaro and Rand).