The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is presenting the musical “Anything Goes” at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 20-22, at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.
Tickets, $13 each, are on sale at Hope Pediatrics, 219 Brooks Ave., Thief River Falls. Tickets will also be available each night before the show; the box office opens at 6 p.m.
The show will also be available for online viewing July 26-31. For more details on this option, visit https://our.show/thief-river-falls-area-community-theater/44606 .
In “Anything Goes,” the TRFACT is returning to live performances after nearly two years out of the spotlight. The classic musical comedy, with music by Cole Porter, is set aboard a luxury ocean liner in the 1930s. With lavish period costumes and large-ensemble choreographed numbers, the show is sure to please audiences of all ages, said Jane Anderson, TRFACT executive director.
“Anything Goes” includes a madcap script with some of the greatest music written by Porter, such as “Anything Goes,” as well as standards like “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “De-Lovely” and “Blow, Gabriel!,” Anderson said.
The cast consists of students in grades 6 through 12 and features Javyn Eidelbes, Odin Mooney, Brynn Olson, Liam Stavos, Alex Nomeland, Jilliana Klemetson, Henry Kahlhamer and Olivia Mooney.
Other performers are Amellia Ballard, Annabelle Simoneau, Jordin Kading, Alaina Lunsetter, Danielle German, Andraya Bakken, Audrey Bienek, Justin Timm, Hailee Eidelbes, Logan Ballard, Olivia Wojahn, Sarah Hahn, Anita Foster, Amelie Heaton, Charlie Sieckert, Emma Westerman, Riley Poppitz, McKenna Carr, Shelby Hensrud, Maddie David, Maddie Poissant and Karena Bakken.
“The last year and a half has been challenging for everyone, to be certain,” Anderson said in a news release. “The theatre has persevered by producing concerts and radio shows that have been broadcast on Pioneer 90.1 FM and on our Facebook page. But actually stepping back on stage has been like ‘coming home.’
“We have missed our staff and volunteer performers, and the board determined that we would start with our youth programs -- a very wise decision. We are thrilled to be back and hope theater-lovers take the opportunity to come out and support our teens as they present this show.”
This production is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The theatre company’s Flexpasses will not be sold this season, but if patrons have them from previous years, they are still redeemable.
For more information on the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, visit www.trfact.org .