Entering the 36th season of award-winning plays and musicals, Fountain Hills Theater ’s new 2021-22 season is ready for the stage with six musicals, three plays, and four youth productions.
FHT, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, offers a broad selection of live entertainment, according to a press release.
2021-22 Mainstage/Mainstage Too Season
Say Goodnight, Gracie by Rupert Holmes Aug. 20 – Sept. 5, 2021
Say Goodnight, Gracie invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. George Burns, whose career spanned 100 years of American entertainment history, is miraculously “alive and kicking” in this masterful one-man show by FHT Artistic Director Peter J. Hill. George is caught between this world and the next, unable to join his beloved wife and partner Gracie Allen until he gives the performance of his lifetime for God.
Rumors by Neil Simon Sept. 10 -26, 2021
The deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself at a tastefully appointed townhouse. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive.
Million Dollar Quartet by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux Oct. 15- 31, 2021
On Dec. 4, 1956 a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. They were brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sun Records storefront studio by Sam Philips, known as the ‘father of rock and roll’ and the man who had discovered them. This high-energy musical imagines what that night might have been.
Disenchanted by Dennis T. Giacino Nov. 5 – 21, 2021
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!
13 Days of Christmas by Peter J. Hill Dec. 3 – 19, 2021
Featuring 12—er– 13 delightful Holiday tales woven with traditional and unique holiday music, 13 Days of Christmas is a show for the whole family. Whether it’s cutting down the annual Christmas tree, spying on Santa Claus or finding the perfect holiday gift; or even suffering through another Nutcracker, 13 Days of Christmas tells everyone’s stories of the holiday season.
TBA Jan. 7 – 23, 2022
Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Jan. 28 -Feb. 13, 2022
After a whirlwind summer romance, greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin,’" "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and "You’re the One That I Want," Grease has become a musical classic.
Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire Mar. 18 – Apr. 3, 2022
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the women escalates into a hilarious game of one-upmanship. Starring the Grande Dames of Valley theater, Noel Irick and Barbara McBain.
Suds by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott Apr. 15 – May 1, 2022
An evening of boppin’ to over 50 well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: "Respect," "You Can’t Hurry Love," "Say A Little Prayer," and more, when Cindy, a laundromat attendant, receives a letter from her pen-pal boyfriend ending their romance, her stylish guardian angels arrive on the scene, determined she’ll do more than wishin’ and hopin’.
Nunsense by Dan Goggins May 6 – 22, 2022
Five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God, stage a variety show to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried.
2021-22 Youth Theater Season
Based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney Animated feature film, music and lyrics will be provided by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez; music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by Will Van Dyke Book and additional lyrics by Cheryl Davis, the release said.
Captain Preston, the Pirate Scourge by Ross Collins Oct. 1- 10, 2021
It’s a ‘b-arrr-el ‘of laughs when Captain Preston, a pirate who is trying to make a name for himself and the governor’s bored daughter Wendy join forces to find the fabled “Pearl of Poseidon”. Can they face the dread pirate Redfang and take him down a ‘peg-leg’ or two? Will they fall in love? Will they find the treasure? Will they see ‘aye’ to ‘aye’?!
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells by Allison Gregory Dec. 3 – 19, 2021
It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing fun things to celebrate. How can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets Tattletale you-know-who. Will Junie B. and May find their holiday spirit and finally bring peace and goodwill to Room One?
Little Women adapted by Kristen Lawrence Feb. 25 – Mar. 6, 2022
Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women revolves around the lives of four sisters growing up during and after the Civil War. With their father off fighting the war, the girls create their own theatre company as they write and perform skits for each other. Follow the heartaches and laughs as each daughter overcomes her flaws.
Winnie the Pooh, Kids June 3 – 12, 2022
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson. As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course, sharing snacks.