Directed by Ross Collins
Written by Peter J. Hill
Musically Directed by Jay Melberg
Choreographed by Noël Irick


Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10:00am and Monday, Aug. 30 at 5:45pm
Callbacks (if required) Monday, Aug. 30 at 5:45pm

October 1 – 10, 2021
Performances Friday, Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2pm

A Musical in the Youth Theater

Sign Up & Download Audition Packet Here

Miss Demeanor: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest” is a fun, silly, and toe-tapping musical that spoofs beauty pageants and plays on the silly stereotypes that enter them. Presented by the fictional Demeanor Hair Care Company, (the company so rare that’s there to dare to care for your hair.) the questionable contestants vie in beauty, pose and talent categories to win the ‘coveted’ title of Miss Demeanor. Hosted by Slick Von Greasy, it is soon discovered that one of the contestants is sabotaging the pageant. Who could it be?

Video auditions via a link may be emailed to Ross Collins no later than Friday, August 27 at 12pm.

Auditioners should bring:
(download audition packet here)
– Completed audition form
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of rehearsal conflicts Aug. 31 – Oct. 10, 2021 (see rehearsal schedule in packet)

Auditioners should prepare:
– 1-2 minute comedic monologue
– A cut from an upbeat Broadway-style song (24-36 bars or one minute in length)
– Tell us or show us a silly or special talent you have (juggling, acrobatics, playing an instrument…be creative!)

Production fees: If cast, your child will be receiving over 110 hours of professional direction from trained, industry professionals. Please be advi sed that if your child is cast in this show, there is a production fee of $100.00 per participant which includes a show t-shirt and a flash drive of production photos. Parents are also required to volunteer for 10 hours. Scholarships are available. NO ONE will be denied participation based on ability to pay.

Please bring any connectors needed (dongles, adapters, etc.) for your playback device.  Please also be prepared to share a 45-second sample of any additional silly or otherwise “talent” you may have, example: juggling, acrobatics, musical instrument, etc. Please bring completed audition form (found on website), resume and headshot or school photo, and list of conflicts Aug. 31 – Oct. 10, 2021. All auditioners should dress to move.

CASTING FOR (Ages 12-19):
Beauty Pageant Contestants:
All have good hearts but are determined to win for their own reasons!
Hillary (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Stephanie (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Bambi (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Connie (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Babs (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Dabs (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Sally Jo (Female) –
Stereotypical beauty pageant contestant
Slick Von Greasy –
Pageant M.C. (Males – will also play a Female)
Edward – Stephanie’s father (Male):
Stephanie’s father. Determined she win, whatever the cost!
Mother Magnolia (Female) –
Sally Jo’s mother
Mama (Female) –
Hillary’s mother
Miss Edna – Pageant coordinator (Female):
A tired and harried pageant coordinator!
Stage Managers (Male/Female) –
Up to 3 roles
Pageant Judges (Male/Female) –
Up to 3 roles

or call 480.837.9661 x3 (Tues.–Sat., 12pm-5pm). Groups discounts available.

Fountain Hills Theater is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible. The Theater is 100% funded by ticket sales and donations. Ticket sales alone do not cover operating expenses. For more information about donating or volunteering, please call 480.837.9661 x3 or read here.