Desert Foothills Theater's production of The Lion King, Jr. kicked off its season in September.

Taking its mission of “welcoming all members of the community as we challenge, inspire, educate, and entertain through theater arts” fully to heart, Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) is ready for a safe and exciting return to the stage.

“The shows that we are going to be producing this year are going to be high quality,” Terry Temple, managing director, shared with CST in August. “We are not dropping the quality of the shows, COVID is not going to affect us at all that way.”

He added that “There is something for everyone this year!”

DFT’s season kicked off in September with The Lion King, Jr. Upcoming shows include Arsenic & Old Lace (Oct. 15–18), Holiday Cabaret (Dec. 19), Once on This Island (Jan. 15–24), Steel Magnolias (Feb. 19–28), Fair Game (March 12–14), 13 (April 16–25), and Godspell (May). An announcement on the November show, scheduled for Nov. 13–22, will be forthcoming. The 2020–21 season sponsors are Peter and Phyllis Strupp.

The theater says that safety precautions include smaller audience sizes, safe distance seating, face masks and a thorough theater cleaning before each performance. The majority of the season’s performances will be held at The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale.

Patrons can purchase ticket online, or by calling or visiting the box office: dftheater.org; 480.488.1981. Tickets this season are all general admission seating. Add-on opportunities for early seating and pre-show VIP experiences to include a reception and priority seating will also be available. 

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