Category Archives: Event News

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Opens Cabaret

Cabaret’s Emcee and 2 Kit Kat Girls Ginger Kirkeby-Stumbo, Jon Mansk, and Sherry Knott

The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater’s musical production of Cabaret opens Tuesday June 25 and runs through Saturday, June 29. Cabaret has been entertaining audiences world-wide for decades; this is the first time it has been performed in Thief River Falls.

Cabaret’s Matt Linder (Cliff Bradshaw) and Lisa Swanson (Sally Bowles)

Performances will take place at the Northland Community and Technical College Theater, with shows beginning at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Tickets can be purchased at Digikey’s East Entrance during business hours, online at www.trfact.org or at the door each evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

Performing locally in Cabaret are Jon Mansk as The Emcee; Matt Linder as Cliff Bradshaw; Lisa Swanson as Sally Bowles; Rob Conwell as Herr Schulz; Jane Anderson as Fraulein Schneider; Sherry Knott, Rene Mooney, Ginger Kirkeby-Stumbo, and Jennifer Manning as the KitKat Girls; Sydney Linder as Fraulein Kost; Steve Moeller as Ernst; and Kim Beito, Shelby Pahlen, Tiffany Barta, David Miller, David Ahlfs, and Jeffrey Willis play multiple roles in the ensemble.

Cabaret’s Jennifer Manning, Jon Mansk and Sherry Knott in “Two Ladies”

The orchestra, led by Lorrisa Skalsky, also includes Brianna Geer, Alice Conwell, Raymond Johanneck, and Aaron Fagerstrom.

Written in 1966, Cabaret is a musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Set between 1929-1930 in Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles

A sub-plot involves romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany

Cabaret is directed by Gretchen Weinrich, with set and light design by Philip Hoks and costumes and props by Jane Anderson.  Bruce Elseth and Carl Dahlberg will serve as sound and light operators.

For more information on the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, visit us at www.trfact.org or join us on Facebook.

Cabaret is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with Legacy Amendment funding through the vote of Minnesotans in 2008.

Stained Glass Mosaic Exhbit at Sorenson Gallery

ARTIST RECEPTION ON JUNE 18, 5PM-7PM

The Sorenson Gallery, located at the Fosston Library Arts Center, is currently showing beautiful stained glass mosaic pieces created by artist, Dee Dee Narum.  Her exhibit will be up through the end of June and can be seen during regular library hours.  Dee Dee’s mosaics are available for purchase.  

Dee Dee Narum’s stained glass mosaic pieces

There will be a reception on June 18th, from 5pm-7pm, where you can enjoy some refreshments and meet Dee Dee.  Dee explains how she got started creating stained glass mosaics, “After taking a traditional stained glass class, I had a large amount of left over small bits and pieces of glass and someone suggested mosaics.

I love working in anything that is “bits and pieces”, that is why stained glass mosaics is a favorite medium. I love the stained glass look with the flexibility of mosaics. I’m able to repurpose old windows, frames and doors to use as a base.

I’ve been working in mosaics for over a decade and I never get tired of the new ideas I can find.

My bits and pieces love also extends to quilting which I see as a very similar style in a different medium.”

CAMP ART in Hallock

Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27

CAMP ART will be offered once again in Hallock for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. Art classes will take place each day with an art show for the public the evening of Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. The focus of CAMP ART this year is moving around with art.

The artists include MN Joe who will teach break dance, Mike Arturi will lead drumming and theater will be taught by Aimee Bryant. For more information about each artist, please visit www.compas.org.

Classes are open to all students enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. You do not need to attend Kittson Central or live in Kittson County to participate.

If you have questions regarding CAMP ART or would like to enroll, contact Shannon Christenson at 612- 210-1159 or call the school office at 218-843-3682, ext 221 and leave your name and number.

This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.