The Nifty Fifties Jukebox

nfThe Fountain Hills Theater production of The Nifty Fifties Jukebox is created and directed by FHT’s Artistic/Managing Director, Peter J. Hill, choreographed by Noel Irick, with musical arrangements by Reynaldo Saenz. It stars a cast of supremely talented performers including the dynamic trio of Amy Powers, Lizz Reeves Fidler and Janine Smith, performing such hits as “Rock Around the Clock”, “Teenager in Love”, “Hound Dog” and many, many others. So put on your poodle skirts and slick back those DA’s and hop on over to The Fountain Hills Theater for The Nifty Fifties Jukebox!

The Nifty Fifties Jukebox will play April 27 – May 13, 2012 in the new Mainstage Too venue of Fountain Hills Theater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Individual tickets are $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for children 17 and under. Group rates and student rush discounts are available.

Nifty Fifties Jukebox

Fountain Hills Theater is pleased to announce the world premier of the interactive 1950’s musical revue, The Nifty Fifties Jukebox – a one-of-a-kind musical revue. Audience members, who arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain, are invited to select their favorites from our giant jukebox of over 100 of the greatest songs of the 1950’s. The choices are tallied and a brand-new, world-premier musical revue, created by the audience, is brought to life before their very eyes by our talented and versatile cast. Each show is as unique and as different as the audience that created it!

When no two shows are ever the same, it can be – to put it mildly – a challenge. As exciting for the performers as it is for the audience, a great part of the show takes place backstage out of the audience’s sight. The Nifty Fifties Jukebox requires an amazing cast of actors whose versatility is put to the test each night as they adapt to the demands of each evening’s audience. During the half hour before curtain, the cast mingles with the audience, and collects their jukebox selections for the evening. Those selections are then carried backstage where the choices are quickly tallied and the most requested songs are compiled. With the help of the staff, songs are frantically put in dramatic and comedic order, divided by style, duets and ensemble numbers and then with literally only minutes to go until curtain, the final list is copied on to a giant whiteboard which is posted backstage, just in time for the cast to make their first entrance.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3. Box Office Hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the website at www.fhtaz.org.

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