Fountain Hills Theater opens musical comedy ‘Quilters’

From left is Jenny Harrington, Angela Kabasan, Danielle Hale, Cynthia Elek, Larah Pawloweski, Jennifer Whiting and Colleen Corliss

From left is Jenny Harrington, Angela Kabasan, Danielle Hale, Cynthia Elek, Larah Pawloweski, Jennifer Whiting and Colleen Corliss.

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce the opening of the musical “Quilters,” a rarely produced musical that blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic that captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life.

Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the musical depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity, according to a press release.

Originally presented by The Denver Theater Company, “Quilters” opened on Broadway in 1984 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“Quilters” is produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. It is produced by Patty Torrilhon and directed by Noel Irick. The show stars; Colleen Corliss, Cynthia Elek, Danielle Hale, Jennifer Harrington, Angela Kabasan, Larah Pawlowski and Jennifer Whiting.

“Quilters” is now playing and will continue through March 27. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Individual tickets are $28 for adults and $23 for children 17 and under. Group rates and student rush discounts are available. Half prices for veterans and free admission for active duty and their immediate family, the release stated.

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 x3.

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