Mumblety Peg

Written by Ross Collins
Music by Miciah Dodge
Lyrics by Ross Collins and Miciah Dodge


Mumblety Peg Musical at Fountain Hills Youth Theater

Monday, December 12 at 5:00pm and Tuesday, December 13 at 5pm
Callbacks (if required) Wednesday, December 14 at 5pm

February 17 – 26, 2023
Performances Friday, Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2pm

An Original Youth Theater Musical in the Youth Theater
Our 2022 YABOY Production
(Young Actors Benefitting Other Youth)
Parental Guidance Suggested

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This 2004 ariZoni Award-winning production is an original musical drama that tells the story of a young man in crisis. The show presents the troubling issues of depression and suicide, as well as the positive impact each of us can have on the lives of others.

We are proud to present Mumblety Peg at this year’s YABOY production. If you are not already familiar with YABOY, FHYT produces one YABOY show per season as a give-back to the community, and focuses on issues that have a direct, positive impact on all youth no matter their social or cultural standing. We then “partner” with a local non-profit that is actually involved in the production’s theme.

To Audition:
Auditioners are asked to prepare an age-appropriate monologue from a previously published work, not to exceed 2 minutes in length, and 16 to 32 bars of an upbeat song or ballad that best shows off their voice. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided). A CD or edited karaoke track in the proper key may be substituted for sheet music, but must be queued to the desired start, must contain music only with no vocal assist, and must come with any special connectors necessary for your playback device. Dress to move for dance audition following.

Auditioners should:
– Complete digital audition form (download from sign up page, or from this link, and bring audition from to your audition!)
– Bring headshot, and resume if available and if not already submitted via link above

Production fees: If cast, your child will be receiving over 110 hours of professional direction from trained, industry professionals. Please be advised 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 the ability to pay.

COVID-19 Protocols: Because our actors will be performing indoors and in close proximity, they may be required to wear masks during rehearsals, and wear face shields during performances, both onstage and off. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Cast members may be required to take a COVID test before tech week and each Thursday before performance weekends. It is recommended that the audience wear a mask during performances. The safety of our young performers and our community is our number-one priority, and we greatly appreciate your understanding.


CASTING FOR (Ages 10-19)
This production is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested when signing your child/teen up for audition.

RODNEY, ADAM, DARLA, COLIN – young children playing a game of Mumblety Peg. Young versions of the older kids.

COLIN RUSSELL – A high school student.

AL – A simple man. A janitor.

MRS. RUSSELL – Colin’s mother.

AUNT LOUISE – Colin’s Aunt. She’s a lady with big hair and bad advice.

UNCLE WALT – Aunt Louise’s husband.

COUSIN DARLA – Aunt Louise & Uncle Walt’s confused cheerleader daughter.

MS. HARRIS – The school’s counselor.

TERRY ALLEN – A girl in Colin’s class. A friend.

JENNIFER – Darla’s friend. A cheerleader.

RHONDA & SUZY – Darla’s other friends. Also cheerleaders.

BOBBY – A handsome bully.

TOM – Bobby’s friend.

DAVE – Bobby’s friend.

BILL RUSSELL – Colin’s father.

ART – “Friend” of Colin.

TIM – Another “friend” of Colin.

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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.

Newsies is an original musical, written by Ross Collins, with Lyrics by Ross Collins and Miciah Dodge, Music by Miciah Dodge.