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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.”

There’s a Monster in My Closet — 2019 Middle River Community Theatre’s Children’s Production

Middle River Community Theatre presents

There’s a Monster in My Closet — their 2019 children’s production. Tickets available in advance at Young’s Store or limited numbers at the door.

June 23, 24, and 25. Showtime is 7:00 pm.

Ticket prices of $10 for adults and 7$ for senior citizens (62+) and children (12 and under). Performances are at Ye Olde Depot Theater in Middle River.

Fosston Children’s Theater presents Mary Poppins, Jr

You are invited to attend the Fosston Children’s Theater’s production of Mary Poppins JR, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film.  

JUNE 27 & 28

7:00PM 

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

There is no admission fee to attend the play, and seats will be on a first come first, serve basis. Freewill offerings will be accepted and are greatly appreciated.

Directed by Abby Pearson

MARY POPPINS JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

www.MTIShows.com