Fountain Hills Theater opens hit musical ‘Grand Hotel’

The Fountain Hills Theater has announced the opening of the Tony award-winning musical hit, “Grand Hotel,” April 21 on its mainstage.

The musical is based on the novel Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum and the classic 1932 MGM Best Picture Academy Award winning movie of the same name that starred Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Berry and many others, according to a press release.

“Grand Hotel” opens at Fountain Hills Theater on April 21. (submitted photo)

In “Grant Hotel” it is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all much is happening with the Grand Hotel’s illustrious clients.

Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.

Many of the elite whirl through the revolving doors of the hotel; Elizaveta Grushinskaya, the aging Russian ballerina, Felix von Gaigern, the impoverished romantic, German nobleman, Otto Kringelein, a Jewish bookkeeper dying of cancer and blowing his life savings on a few days of high living and Flämmchen the pregnant typist who is desperate to make it to Hollywood.

Grand Hotel is produced by Allison Hacker, directed by Peter J. Hill, choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Jennifer Whiting. Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Grand Hotel will play April 21–May 7.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Individual tickets are $35 for adults and $28 for youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday and Saturday performances. Group rates and student rush discounts are available. Veteran and Active Duty discounts.

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 or by visiting fhtaz.org.

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