Fountain Hills Theater offers ‘30 Years — The Show’ in celebration of troupe history

Fountain Hills Theater is opening its 2016-17 season with 30 Years — The Show! (Submitted photo)

Fountain Hills Theater is opening its 2016-17 season with “30 Years — The Show!” (Submitted photo)

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Fountain Hills Theater is opening its 2016-17 season with “30 Years — The Show!”  The performance is a high-energy musical retrospective of Fountain Hills Theater’s 30-year history.

Begun as the brainchild of Sandi McGee in 1986, FHT has since grown into one of the most respected and highest award-winning non-professional theaters in the Valley under the leadership of Val Stasik and the dedicated staff. Author and director Peter J. Hill, promises that this exciting, multimedia musical production will showcase — however briefly — at least one song from each of the over 100 musicals presented by FHT since they began.

Huge shows like “Cats,” “Miss Saigon” and “The Producers,” as well as smaller productions like “Fantasticks,” “I Do, I Do” and even the half-dozen world premier musicals will be represented. Thirty of FHT audiences’ favorite performers are returning to recreate some of their finest roles, including Alex Gonzalez, Patrick Russo and Noel Irick.

Cost is $30 and the show is produced by Allison Hacker and directed by Peter J. Hill. The show is choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Jennifer Whiting.

The show will play from Aug. 19-28 with 8 p.m. performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. performances on Sundays. Individual tickets are $30 for adults and $23 for children 17 and under. Group rates and veteran, active duty, and student discounts are available.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661 Ext 3. go to www.fhtaz.org.

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