Trollwood Weekly

Trollwood Weekly - July 15 - Issue 6

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- IN THE KNOW -

What's Happening at Trollwood?

Totally Trollwood Musical held its first rehearsals this week! The TTM kids have been hard at work this week doing character work and learning their music, blocking, and choreography.


The start of Trollwood Children's Theatre and The Trollwood Players is just days away! Both programs hold their first rehearsals next Monday, July 18. TCT (for students in grades 5-6) will rehearse Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Discovery Middle School in Fargo. TTP (grades 8-12) rehearse Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fargo South High School.


There are STILL OPENINGS for students to participate in ArtSpark sessions July 18-22 and July 25-29! Click here to view available sessions and register.

Box Office

Tickets for the Totally Trollwood Musical The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition are available now! And tickets for our other shows this season will be available soon. Just like with Wizard of Oz, these tickets will be reserved individually online. You will no longer have to wait in line for a good seat. Just pick one from the seat map online!


Tickets for the Trollwood Children's Theater production of Seussical Kids and The Trollwood Players' The Best of Trollwood Sketch Comedy will be available NEXT WEDNESDAY, July 20 at 9 a.m. so make sure to mark your calendars to get the best seats in the house!


To purchase tickets, either scan the QR Code, follow this link, or use the box office link at trollwood.org. If you have any questions, call Kathryn at 218-477-6541.

- SUMMER SNAPSHOTS -

Totally Trollwood Musical

The cast of Totally Trollwood's Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition kicked off rehearsals this week! With the stress of last week's auditions and callbacks behind them, the performers dug in and got to work preparing for the show. Check out photos from rehearsal below!
students singing with their hands up
director playing piano in front of a room of students studying music

- SENIOR SPOTLIGHT -

Each week, Trollwood Performing Arts School will celebrate its senior students through feature articles. You will get to know each of our seniors and what their plans are for life after high school. Seniors were also recognized in a ceremony during Sun Celebration. Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them luck in their future endeavors!

Senior Spotlight - Jordan Jensen

Jordan Jensen, a Moorhead High School graduate, has been involved with Trollwood for four years. She was in the cast of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in 2021 and has been cast in the upcoming Singin’ in the Rain for 2023. Click here to read more about Jordan!

Senior Spotlight - Kolton Doucette

Kolton Doucette, a Moorhead High School graduate, has been involved in Trollwood for eight years. He was in the cast of Mainstage Musicals Hello, Dolly! in 2018, Disney’s Freaky Friday in 2019, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in 2021 and has been cast in the upcoming Singin’ in the Rain for 2023. Click here to read more about Kolton!

- MAINSTAGE MUSICAL 2023 -

Movies Within the Musical

With a musical set in Hollywood, naturally there has to be some filmmaking glitz and glam. The show features movies within the musical. The Singin' in the Rain team, led by director Michael Walling, will be filming these movies this summer! Check back here for weekly previews of the casts of the movies within the musical. This week we're featuring Lydia Horan and Sophie Schulz as the Ladies in Waiting in the movie The Dueling Cavalier in the 2023 production of Singin in the Rain.
Lydia Horan and Sophie Schulz dressed up for The Dueling Cavalier with a film reel background

'The Show Must Go On'

In the words of Singin' in the Rain's Cosmo Brown, "The show must go on! Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet! The show must go on!" Even though the Mainstage Musical is postponed a year, the Singin' in the Rain crew is still hard at work preparing for Summer 2023!
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- SUMMER SNAPSHOTS 2 -

Singin' in the Rain - Soda, Subs, and Slices

Even though there isn't a Mainstage Musical opening night to celebrate this year, we still wanted to celebrate all of the dedicated students who had intended to commit their time and effort to the show and those who play to do so next year. On what would have been opening night of Singin' in the Rain, we held a social get-together for all of the students who planned to be involved in the Mainstage Musical this summer. They enjoyed video clips of the movies in Singin' in the Rain and had the movie-musical playing all night. Check out photos below!
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- HELP WANTED -

Volunteer Opportunities

Trollwood Performing Arts School offers rewarding volunteer opportunities working with positive and fun people to benefit a great cause! There’s a place for everyone at Trollwood! You can volunteer in any area that interests you and no experience is required. We’d love for YOU to join the Trollwood volunteer force. Without our dedicated volunteers, Trollwood would not be able to have such a positive impact on the youth of our region.


We are seeking volunteers to help with costume alterations and ushers for Totally Trollwood Musical, Trollwood Children's Theatre, and Trollwood Players in July and early August.


You may sign up for volunteer opportunities by emailing Programming Assistant Macy Scharmer at scharmm@fargo.k12.nd.us or Program Coordinator Nancy Glaser at glasern@fargo.k12.nd.us.

- SUMMER PERFORMANCES -

ArtSpark Performances

Friday, July 22

Trollwood Performing Arts School | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.


Friday, July 29

Trollwood Performing Arts School | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.


There are STILL OPPORTUNITIES TO REGISTER for ArtSpark sessions July 18-22 Grades K-2 and 3-4, and July 25-29 Grades 3-4! Click here to view available sessions and register. And don't forget to tell your friends!

Totally Trollwood Musical - Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

Program Dates:

July 6 to August 4


Performances:

Tuesday, August 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

North High School | 801 17th Avenue North, Fargo


Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Click HERE to buy tickets

Trollwood Children's Theater - Seussical KIDS

Program Dates:

July 18 to August 9

8 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday


Performances:

Tuesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Discovery Middle School | 1717 40th Avenue South, Fargo


Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.

Trollwood Players - The Best of Trollwood Sketch Comedy

Program Dates:

July 18 to August 11

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Thursday


Performances:

Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

South High School | 1840 15th Avenue South, Fargo


Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.

- SNAPSHOTS TAKE 3 -

ArtSpark - You Can Still Sign Up!

We still have a little bit of capacity left in our July ArtSpark sessions! If your child attended in June and they enjoyed their time, we would love to have them back for another week. The play they will perform is different every session!


The sessions available are:

  • Grades K-2: July 18-22
  • Grades 3-4: July 18-22 and July 25-29


You can click here to register online or contact registration assistant McKenna Brye at (218) 466-6500. Check out photos from the June ArtSpark sessions below!

ArtSpark students jumping and holding their arms up

- EVENTS CALENDAR -

Trollwood Performing Arts School has many events scheduled throughout the summer. Click on the calendar below to see the summer schedule!

- BLUESTEM CONCERT SERIES 2022 -

Billy Strings - August 6

Doors open at 6 p.m. | Show begins at 8 p.m.

Reserved & General Admission Seating Available

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Amy Schumer - August 25

Doors open at 5 p.m. | Show begins at 7 p.m.

Reserved & General Admission Seating Available

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Tedeschi Trucks Band - September 3

Doors open at 5 p.m. | Show begins at 6 p.m.

Reserved & General Admission Seating Available

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