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Play time at the Fire Hall

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Besides being one of the quaintest buildings in Greater Grand Forks, the historic Fire Hall Theatre has become a downtown venue hot spot for great live performing art. Home to the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre Company, this talented troop’s 69th Season of shows is nothing less than stellar! With everything from youthful musicals to impactful dramas, their upcoming productions will have you laughing, crying and up on your feet, giving a standing ovation.   As proof of its diversity, take a look at the 2016-17 schedule: November 11-13 & 18-20, 2016 – “Willy Wonka, Jr.” and “Hansel & Gretel” (Children’s musical version of two classic tales.) December 15-18, 2016 – “Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play” (Legendary holiday film performed in its original format.) February 2-18, 2017 – “Prelude to a Kiss” (Story of two people who fall in love despite the girl’s pessimistic outlook on life. Shortly after the couple’s wedding, a supernatural event tests the strength of their love and commitment.) March 23-April 8, 2017 – “Murder on the Nile” (1944 murder mystery play, by crime writer Agatha Christie, based on her 1937 novel Death on the Nile.)   For further details on these events and …

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Burning down the house

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Have you taken in a show our two at the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre (aka Fire Hall Theatre)?  If not, you don’t know what your missing.  This community organization has been a mainstay in Greater Grand Forks for 64 years, and produces a variety of shows that showcase the fabulous talent in our region. The 2011-2012 season has launched with some fabulous theater including: “Bell, Book & Candle” – October 13-29 (this week is the final showing) Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform supernatural feats.  She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly because she is attracted to him.  He falls head over heals in love with her at once and wants to marry her.  But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads to a number of difficulties.  Will Gillian choose love over tradition?  And will Shepherd choose a mortal woman over Gillian?  It’s a “Bewitching” predicament. “A Christmas Carol” – December 6-17 Focusing on Dickens’ powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming drama tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.  The play follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, …

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It is a SPOOKTACULAR season in Grand Forks!

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While the leaves are turning beautiful colors of gold, orange and red, and little ghouls and boys are getting ready for the tradition of dressing up and trick-or-treating, it is a wonderful time to celebrate this “spooktacular” season in Greater Grand Forks, and there are plenty of things to help you do that! It all kicked off this past weekend as zombies visited Town Square for the 2nd Annual Zombie Music Fest hosted by the North Valley Arts Council. Some of the activities you just must experience include: Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch is located in Emerado, just minutes west of Grand Forks. In addition to offering a large patch full of all sorts of pumpkins, there are also hayrides, corn maze, Gruesome Granary Haunted House, Haunted Hollow Road, Haunted Hen House (pre-schoolers) and much more. Their season runs from September 17 to October 29, weekdays 3-6 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m.-6p.m. While there, make sure to look for the Big Pumpkin! On October 28 and 29, spirits from our community’s past will descend on the normally quiet grounds of the Myra Museum to fill your Halloween with fright and fun! The 3rd Annual Legends of Terror Haunted House, for those 16 …

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Last chance to see RENT this week

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I know I have already blogged about Crimson Creek’s production of RENT, but I hadn’t seen it yet, so it was more informational about the muscial itself.  I have seen it in a number of other locations, so I am quite familiar with RENT, and I am thrilled to report I had the pleasure of seeing Crimson’s portrayal of the popular musical. I was so impressed with the phenomenal talent found in the Grand Forks region.  The vast majority of RENT involves singing with a great deal of movement, there are not many spoken words, and to hear those voices was truly amazing.  The entire cast was great, but, of course, I did have a few favorites such as Roger played by Steven Douglas.  I thought this Roger could compete with any that I have seen in London, NYC, Baltimore or Minneapolis. Matt Hippen played Angel Dummott Schunard and did a fabulous job.  I can’t imagine Angel is an easy character to master, but Matt did it wonderfully! Finally I loved Candice Morgan as Maureen.  Talk about a “drama queen”!  She was hilarious, and her voice was unbelievable. While the Fire Hall Theatre is normally the home of Crimson Creek, …

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