Fountain Hills Theater auditions for ‘Footlight Frenzy’

WHAT: Footlight Frenzy

By Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, Bud Slocumb, Mark Blankenfield, Brandie Kemp, Mitchell Kreindel

WHERE: Fountain Hills Theater

11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 4pm and Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 7pm.

HOW: Audition sign up 480-837-9661 X 3 or

Fountain Hills Theater announces auditions for Footlight Frenzy.

In a desperate attempt to save their bankrupt “School for Unusual Children”, an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play, written by a has-been Broadway director. His near hysterical direction and the group’s questionable talent turn the production into a shambles. The scenes shift back and forth from the real tribulations of the performers to the play they are “performing”, and it is hard to tell which is sillier. This is fast and furious theatrical fun of the first order, with us watching the fun from the “back” of the stage!

Footlight Frenzy is produced by Meghan Ramos and directed by Peter J. Hill.

Footlight Frenzy will play March 6 – 22, 2020 (Possible extension to March 29.)

Auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 4pm and Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 7pm. Callbacks (If required) will be held Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 7pm. Auditioners are asked to provide a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and be prepared to read cold from the script.

Casting for:

Paul Becker A mild mannered school principle in his late thirties and a devoted, but hen-pecked, husband. In TARNISHED SILVER, the play within the play, he is Nicky Vandermorgan, the hopeful young jazz composer and heir to the family millions.

Laura Becker Paul’s wife and the mother of two problem children, is the hyperactive president of the P.T.A. In TARNISHED SILVER she plays Addie Starr, a downtown nightclub singer who’s soon to be heading uptown.

Tony Langdon The maniacal has-been Broadway director, in his early forties, sees this production of his play TARNISHED SILVER as his last desperate bid to win back fame and fortune. He has cast himself in TARNISHED SILVER as Uncle Julian (and later Uncle Julian’s ghost), Nicky’s cantankerous uncle who controls the Vandermorgan millions

Alex Malone The school’s slightly overweight accountant is a confirmed ladies’ man, who prefers partying to performing. In TARNISHED SILVER he plays Chas Courtney, a polo playing cad and school chum to Nicky.

Debbie Turner Is the Rye School’s new drama teacher, and aspiring daydreaming Hollywood starlet. In her early twenties, she is cast in TARNISHED SILVER as Gwendolyn Vandermorgan, Nicky’s refined debutant sister who is headed downtown.

Benny Dibble The Rye School’s janitor, in his early twenties has romantic dreams but is too shy and klutzy to get a girl. In TARNISHED SILVER he is cast as Johnny Chicago, a fearless gangster who owns The Hotsy Totsy Club, a downtown speakeasy.

Jarvis the Butler Is played by a telephone.

Footlight Frenzy

is presented through Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc..


Fountain Hills Theater presents 3 regularly scheduled seasons of productions in their two theaters. The Theater’s year-round offering includes Mainstage, Mainstage Too!, and Youth productions. Additionally, special events, community outreach, and educational arts programming for our youth is also offered. The Mainstage (often called the “big”) theater seats 130 and is devoted to medium and large-scale popular musicals and plays including the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway. No seat is more than 35 feet from the stage. The Youth/Mainstage Too! (also called the “little” theater) is a smaller, more intimate 90-seat, thrust style auditorium that offers thought-provoking, inspiring and sometimes challenging productions including Broadway musicals, original plays, musicals, and art works. Most of the youth productions are performed in the more intimate, smaller theater. Both stages often run productions concurrently. Special events are offered throughout the season on both stages as well as in community centers. The Theater has been in operation as a professionally-directed community theater for over 30 years. The Mission of Fountain Hills Theater is “to engage, inspire and entertain diverse audiences, train and support our youth, and celebrate the essential power of the performing arts.” Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Volunteer opportunities are available. Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Phone: 480.837.9661. Fax: 480.837.5972. The Box Office is open Tues.-Sat., 12pm-5pm (closed Sun. and Mon.). The website is