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by Ray Roderick and James Hindman
Performances: May 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30
May 3 & 4 at 2:00
Auditions: January 26 & 27
Directed by: Lynette Burgan
Synopsis: Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort.
With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or ‘The Jersey Girls,’ relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens, Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island.
Silver Follies – A Decade of Musicals
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Performances: May 15, 16, & 17 at 7:30
May 18 at 2:00
Auditions: March 16, 17
Synopsis: For the past 10 years the Silver Follies have delighted audiences with their interpretations of mega musicals. In the spring of 2014 the follies will take a look back at their first 10 years of musical theatre. This revue style musical tribute will feature songs from Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Once Upon a Mattress, Lil Abner, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Red, Hot, and Cole, Side by Side By Sondheim, Bugsy Malone Sr, and Carol Burnett Skits and Songs. You won’t want to miss this look down memory lane performed by the Silver Follies.
The Emma Awards
Free to Public
May 22 at 7:30
Cast 1 (Pumpkins) Performs:
June 25 & 26 at 7:30
June 29 at 2:00
Cast 2 (Slippers) Performs:
June 26, 28, & 29 at 7:30
Tickets are $10 for Adults & Senior Citizens; $5 for Students & Children
Synopsis: Cinderella, treated as a slavery by her selfish step-family, dreams of going to the Prince’s ball. She gets her wish courtesy of her Fairy Godmother, who does the pumpkin-into-coach bit, then delivers the requisite “be home by midnight” warning. Thoroughly enchanting the prince at the ball, our heroine high tails it at midnight, leaving a glass slipper behind.
Peter Pan JR!
Performs: June 25 & 26 at 2:00 & 7:30 at Moorhead High School
Synopsis: When the boy who never grows up whisks the three Darling children — Wendy, John, and Michael — away to Neverland, they embark on an adventure they’ll never forget. Neverland is home to the villainous pirate Captain Hook, who’ll stop at nothing to defeat Peter and his crew of Lost Boys. It will take faith, hope, and a pinch of pixie dust to win the day and bring the Darlings safely home.
Tickets on Sale July 1, 2014
Oscar and Felix – September 2014
America’s comic mastermind, Neil Simon, has updated his comedy The Odd Couple, bringing the trials and tribulations of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison to the present day.This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results. Those who love the original version will laugh over and over again at the classic characters in an all-new setting. Appropriate for all ages
Cocktails and Cabaret – October 2014
FMCT is proud to transport you to the swanky cabaret lounges of the Big City with this new musical production handcrafted to entertain! Enter the theatre, grab a cocktail, and sit back and enjoy the tunes of the greatest musical selections ever written. The Stage will be transformed into a nightclub with lounge sofas around the stage, and cocktail tables filling the theatre. This show will also partner with downtown restaurateurs to provide Cocktail and Cabaret preshow dinners and delicatessen desserts at intermission. Make a night of it and come hear the music play. Adult audiences encouraged
Willy Wonka – December 2014
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candyman and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The showfollows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he holds a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious chocolate bars. Whoever finds these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. All the children must follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory–or suffer the consequences. This classic is perfect for the whole family to enjoy over the holiday!
Willy Wonka Jr! – December 2014
This shorter version of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candyman and his quest to find an heir will be presented to hundreds of schoolaged children as a part of our Access to Arts matinee program. This cast will feature actors all under the age of 18. Through this production the actors will not only perform this quirky classic, but will further their education as a part of the FMCT Training Ground program.
Boeing Boeing – February 2015
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: he’s got a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses each engaged to him without knowing about the other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new, speedier Boeing jet throws off his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously. Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms on the horizion. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Fargo, ND —fasten your seat belts! Contains some adult sexual content – may not be suitable for all ages.
The Diviners – April 2015
Winner of the American College Theatre Festival [when?], this play follows the story of a young man in 1930s Indiana. A severe childhood trauma has left him with a nearly debilitating fear of water. This comes to a head when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a disenchanted ex-preacher determined to make his own way in life. The characters are caught in a clash of wills as the town insists that the boy get over his fear of water, and demands the man’s return to the pulpit. Their struggles culminate in a stunning climax after which the little town and its inhabitants will never be he same. Appropriate for all audiences
Silver Follies Revue – May 2015
Yee Haw for Hee Haw is a skits and song collection written specifically for the Silver Follies. We will travel back through classic country music, the Opry and over the top skits from Hee Haw! Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS-TV from 1969–1971 before a 20-year run in local syndication It centered on country music and rural Southern culture and was well known for its women in stereotypical farmer’s daughter outfits and country-style minidresses, and its cornponehumor. Appropriate for all audiences
101 Dalmatians KIDS – June 2015
Keep your pups on their leashes! Disney’s 101 DALMATION KIDS adapts the familiar animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies for a whole new generation of young performers. Artistically inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences. Appropriate for all audiences
A Year With Frog and Toad – June 2015
Waking from hibernation in the spring, join Frog and Toad over the course of a year as they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate in the differences that make them unique. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures. The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. Appropriate for all audiences.