The show will be performed at The Holland Center, home of the DFT office. Audience size is limited and seats are spaced for social distance recommendations. Audience masks are required and the performers will have clear face shields. The Holland Center is cleaned professionally and the theater is cleaned again before each performance.
Congratulations to the cast of The Sound of Music! We have one more weekend of this sold-out show, Nov. 19-21.
However, last Saturday was the closing performance for some of our younger cast members since some roles were double cast. Well done, Morgan Vasiliauskas (Liesl), Katerina Anderson (Louisa), Scarlette Shapiro (Brigitta), Mckenzie Lopezlira (Marta), Hannah DeMeo (Gretl) and Keagan Smith (Rolf). Brilliant performances by all! Break a leg to Cast #2! (Photo credit: Rob Madden)
State of the Theater
The future looks bright!
Dear Friends of DFT,
It is my sincerest hope that this note finds you well, safe, and recovering from an unusually hot summer. This is my second "State of the Theater" letter and I am proud and grateful to write that we have more than weathered the storm and are well on our way to an amazing, thriving season of theater. (Click below to read entire letter.)
Desert Foothills Theater is enjoying a great partnership with the Town of Carefree performing at the beautiful Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. We are grateful to six local restaurants that have donated a yummy dessert to our reserved seating patrons and who also have a special "prefix" dinner for patrons to make sure theater-goers get to the show on time. Many thanks to:
English Rose Tea Room, Giordano's Trattoria Romana, Alberto's Ristorante, Keeler's Neighborhood Steakhouse, Venues Cafe, and Liberty Station.
If you have tickets to the show, call these fine establishments and make reservations!
Announcing 2020-21 Season
Desert Foothills Theater is ready for a SAFE and wonderful return to the stage. DFT takes its mission to heart in these challenging times.
Safety precautions include smaller audience sizes, safe distance seating, face masks, and a thorough theater-cleaning before each performance.
Our storytellers are excited to take you on journeys filled with music, dance, and adventure. We have missed you!
Lion King, Jr.- Sept.18-27
Arsenic & Old Lace- Oct. 15-18
Sound of Music- Nov. 12-21
Holiday Cabaret- Dec. 19
Once On This Island- Jan. 15-24
What a great weekend we had at the Holland Center, Oct. 16-18 at the Glass Pumpkin Patch! Many thanks to Gregory Tomb for his generous donation to Desert Foothills Theater. Twenty percent of his sales from the Glass Pumpkin Patch will benefit the theater. Not only was the event a chance to see Greg's beautiful work and meet the artist in person, but it also brought a delightful harvest spirit to the community.
Thank you also to the many hard-working volunteers who set up and served in many capacities. You provided such a wonderful opportunity for patrons to enjoy one another and Greg's beautiful creations.
Safe and Ready Return
DFT doors are opening
Desert Foothills Theater and the Holland Center staff have worked many hours to determine the best course of action to open our doors once again, slowly and safely.
This coming season, you will see smaller audiences to allow for safe distancing and required mask-wearing. Safety precautions are also in place for auditions and rehearsals to ensure actor's protection.
We are committed to remaining updated on local health mandates and to finding a way to bring our actors and audiences home to DFT safely.