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
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.
Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Godel Memorial Library in Warren, MN
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently in East Grand Forks at the Campbell Library until August 31.
See below for the schedule for the year.
The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:
May 10–June 28, 2019 Godel Memorial Library, WarrenJune 29–August 31, 2019 East Grand Forks Campbell LibrarySeptember 1–Nov 2, 2019 Ada Public LibraryNov 3–Jan 4, 2020 Red Lake Falls Public Library**Jan 5– March 1, 2020 Roseau Public LibraryMarch 2–May 2, 2020 Hallock Public Library
*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.
The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork:
Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)
Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)
Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)
Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)
James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)
Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)
Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)
Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)
Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)
Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph)
This year the annual Art Exhibit, featuring art from a variety of mediums, will be in Badger at the Community Hall, 203 N Main St, Badger, MN 56714 and runs from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 31, 2019. Hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00pm on weekdays, Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Annual Art Exhibit features 100 pieces of visual art, photography, and fine craft from38 adults and 31 high school student artists from our 7 county service region competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Attendees at the exhibit will also be able to vote for People’s Choice. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by Holly Alcott, a qualified juror from Shevlin, Minnesota. They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception.
The Artist Reception will be at the Badger Community Center, 111 N Main St, Badger, MN 56714 on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Artist of the Year and Arts Advocate of the Year Awards, and the Northwest Star Artist lifetime achievement award will be presented at that time. The artist reception program begins promptly at 3:00pm and ends around 4:00pm. Refreshments will be served starting at 2:15 at the community center prior to the program. People’s choice voting will end promptly at 2:45 on the day of the reception, in order to count ballots. Local entertainment will be featured during the program. The Creative Minnesota survey results for our region will be presented. We are proud of the economic impact of the arts in Region 1.
The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public and free to attend. Many pieces of art are for sale and the public is encouraged to shop. Purchases can be marked as sold and picked up on March 31 at the reception. The reception is a wonderful day of celebrating the arts in our region with a usual attendance of about 200 people. Please feel welcome to attend.
Valentine’s Dinner Theater Hosted by TRFACT: Barefoot in the Park
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
A Valentine’s Dinner Theater: Barefoot in the Parkwill be presented by the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater on February 12, 13, and 14 at the Eagles Club at 305 Red Lake Boulevard in Thief River Falls. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Digikey’s East Entrance in Thief River Falls during business hours and online at www.trfact.org
Seating is general admission, and the doors will open each evening at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.
The romantic comedy classic by Neil Simon will be performed by an all-star cast that includes Rob Burkel, Sherry Knott, Scott Pream, Carl Dahlberg, Jon Mansk and Alyssa Novak. Directed by Gretchen Weinrich, with lighting and sets by Carl Dahlberg, costumes and props by Jane Anderson, and sound by Bruce Elseth.
The menu will feature a pasta bar with both red and white meat sauces, salad, bread sticks and dessert of brownie bites and mini cheese cakes. A cash bar is also available. Catering is by Becky Carlson of Broadway Station.
Listen to Director Gretchen Weinrich on Pioneer 90.1 on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:05 pm or to the podcast on our website afterwards!
“A BUBBLING, RIB-TICKLING COMEDY.”– The New York Times
“Critic weeps joyfully…I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening.” – New York Daily News
This production 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.
For more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, visit our webpage at www.trfact.org or join us on Facebook.