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Desert Foothills Theater Announces April Performances

The hit musical "Disaster" will run from March 29 to April 14 and the Presley Project will be on April 7.

Scottsdale, AZ, March 20, 2019 --( The Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) in North Scottsdale announces performances of the hit musical, “Disaster,” from March 29 to April 14 and a one-night performance of Chance Tinder in “Project Elvis.”

Tia Wooley, managing director of the Desert Foothills Theater, is also directing the “Disaster” musical. “This show features nearly every disaster movie that came out during the 70’s along with some great 70’s music, such as 'Sky High,' 'Knock on Wood,' 'Saturday Night,' 'When will I be Loved,' 'Hot Stuff,' 'Hooked on a Feeling,' 'I am Woman'... and so many more,” explains Wooley. “Our cast members come from all over the Greater Scottsdale Area.”

Cast members and their roles are:
Dakota Kuhlman – Chad (as well as technical director)
Janelle Frisque – Marianne
Kevin Glenn – Tony
Michael Blau – Professor Ted Schieder
Corielle James – Jackie
Morgan James and Taya Burman splitting the role of twins Ben and Lisa on alternating nights
Ashley Rahaman - Levora
Cindy Campbell – Sister Mary Downy
Bridgette Phipps - Shirley
Darrell Spencer – Maury
Matt Pleasant - Scott
Keagan Smith – Chef and Taxi Driver
John Craig - Jake the Bodyguard
Christian Krugman – Wealthy Man
Mackenzie Campbell – Traci, Multiple roles
Makayla Kovac – Multiple roles
Katelyn Karcher – Multiple roles
Sofia Doe – Multiple roles

Music Director for “Disaster” is Kent Campbell, Choreographer is Chelsea Neiss, Production Stage Manager is Kelly Weigel, running rehearsals as Assistant Stage Manager is Bronte Bowling, 70's costuming is being done by Cedric Knuth, All 70’s hair and make-up is being done by Jillian Eckmann, wild props (sharks, piranhas, snakes, rats, shag carpeting and more) are being created by Steve Rioux, the many lighting effects are handled by Designer Drake Dole, and the fun sound effects of tidal waves, raging fires, earthquakes and more are being created by Designer James Bessinas.

“Disaster” runs from March 29 to April 14. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Fridays and Saturdays, March 29-30, April 5-6 and April 12-13. Sunday afternoon matinee shows begin at 2 p.m. on March 31, April 7 and April 14. Tickets are $22-$26 and available at

Presley Project
Chance Tinder is a multi-award winning Elvis Presley Tribute Artist. He has been a part of the Elvis Presley phenomenon since the late 1980s when he was first discovered in Southern California by one of the Righteous Brothers. Tickets for his show on April 7, 2 p.m., are $28 and can be purchased online at

Both productions take place at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St., Scottsdale. Parking is free.

The award-winning Desert Foothills Theater has been presenting live performances in the far North Valley since 1975. For tickets and more information about upcoming events, visit or call 480-488-1081.
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