As Artistic/Managing Mainstage Director of FHT, I am delighted to be celebrating this wonderful theater’s Silver Anniversary!
The theater started 25 years ago as a fledgling group of hard-working, dedicated volunteers producing 2 to 3 shows per year and has grown to two full-time theaters with 6 Mainstage shows, 5 youth theater shows, 1 holiday show, a full season of summer stock, daily theater workshops and the summer teen camp.
We’ve added our annual fund raiser – Broadway in the Desert as well as an adult theater trip, the yearly Prizm awards, the youth fund raisers – The Big Apple Corp and our annual YABOY (Young Actors Benefiting Other Youth) production
Not everyone knows that other than our staff and the occasional director and designer, everyone who works and plays at FHT is a volunteer. From the actors on the stage, to the technical people in the wings, to the folks who swing a hammer or a paintbrush, they’re all here for the love of theater. A full fledged musical can take easily 2500 – 3000 volunteer hours! And we’ve been at it 12-14 times a year for 25 years! Everyone has a great time and life-long friendships – and even the occasional marriage – are formed within our little theater family.
25 years and still growing! Please accept this as my invitation to you to join the fun. If you’ve ever wanted to “trod the boards” or you can swing a mean paint brush or you love to sew, you’re just the person we’re looking for. Call me personally, or stop by the theater and I’ll put you in touch with one of our producers and help get you involved.
So from myself and everyone here at the theater, please accept our 25 years of thanks for your support and patronage and we’re looking forward to another 25 and beyond!
See you at the theater
Peter J. Hill
Artistic / Managing Director
Fountain Hills Theater