WOMAN IN BLACK, GYPSY and More Set for FMCT's 2012-13 Season

WOMAN IN BLACK, GYPSY and More Set for FMCT's 2012-13 Season

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre has announced the 2012-2013 FMCT season, including Schoolhouse Rock Live, Woman in Black, Humpty Dumpty is Missing, It's a Wonderful Life, a New Year's Musical Revue, Rumors, Forever Plaid, Gypsy, Follies - Carol Burnett Skits and Songs and Winnie The Pooh KIDS!. More details below.

FMCT's Children's Studio Theatre (CST) Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live JR!

Directed by The Student Mentorship Program
Performances Run - August 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 August 18 & 19 at 2:00

Synopsis: The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun & energetic musicals ever to hit the stage! A loose, revue-like structure allows for great characters to take the stage. With songs like "Conjunction Junction," "The Preamble," "Do the Circulation," and "Interplanet Janet," the cast and audience alike will learn as they listen to this upbeat and entertaining showtunes.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Presents
Woman in Black

Directed by Charlene Hudgins
Performances Run – October 19,20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm

Synopsis: The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch, as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre's CST Presents
Humpty Dumpty is Missing

Directed by Bryce Henrickson
Performances Run – October 31 November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 November 4 at 2:00 p

Synopsis: Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and '50s and an exciting, fun filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel, and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tale's most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit, the least likely suspect. Of course we'd never break tradition in that important area, as with the popular Trial of Goldilocks and The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Presents
It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by Jean Wilhelmi
Performances Run – December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm
December 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm

Synopsis: In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre's CST Presents
New Year's Musical Revue

Directed by Bryce Henrickson
Performances Run January 4, 5 at 7:30 January 5 & 6 at 2:00 pm

Synopsis: For the fourth year in a row the Faro-Moorhead Community Theatre will ring in the New Year with a celebration of music from the best musicals ever written. This year will delight with a few unknown songs, but we will also share the most popular songs from Broadway.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Presents

Directed by Jean Wilhelmi
Performances Run –Feb 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 Feb 3 & 10 at 2:00 pm

Synopsis: At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Presents
Forever Plaid

Directed by tba
Performances Run – Feb 28, Mar 1 & 2 at 7:30
March 2 & 3 at 2:00 pm

The Show will also perform February 15th at the Shooting Star Casino and Events Center as a Dinner Theatre Production!

Synopsis: FOREVER PLAID is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950′s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950′s.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Presents
Gypsy – The Musical

Directed by Scott M Brusven
Music Director Jo Marie Fike
Choreography by Jennifer Kapitan
Assistant Direction by Darren Sitz

Performances Run –April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30
April 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm

Synopsis: GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You'll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything's Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre' Silver Follies Presents
Follies – Carol Burnett Skits and Songs

Directed by Rebecca Meyer Larson
Performances Run May 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 May 11 & 12 at 2:00 pm

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre's CST Presents
Winnie The Pooh KIDS!

Directed by The Student Mentorship Program
Performances RUN June 26-29 at 7:30 June 29 & 30 at 2:00 pm
Synopsis: Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks! Based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film

For more information, visit fmct.org.


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