THE LIST: 'Into the Woods' ... Inpulse ... Symphony concert
-'Into the Woods' - Opening Friday at Sacred Heart: Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks will present the musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. March 19-20 and 2 p.m. March 21 in the school auditorium. "Into the Woods" is a fanciful interweaving ...
'Into the Woods'
- Opening Friday at Sacred Heart: Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks will present the musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. March 19-20 and 2 p.m. March 21 in the school auditorium. "Into the Woods" is a fanciful interweaving of children's fairy tales for all ages. A poor baker and his wife go into the woods to find items to reverse a curse and come upon Cinderella, Jack from Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood and others. Cast: Alex Baskerville, Michael Burd, Hayey Dionne, Daniel Ewens*, Katie Gulbranson, Hayden Hass*, Xavier Haas, Justin Hoeger*, Alyssa Huot, Michael Johnson, Sara Johnson, Theresa Kulas, Holly Ogaard, Shayla O'Leary, JoAnna Mitzel, Rachel Perry, Maggie Soeby, Matt Thompson*, Alex Vanyo, Jessica Vanyo, Nathin Voeller, Alex Yanish, (*also worked set, crew, etc.) Set: Kacey Cariveau, Zak Kuznia, Erin MacLeod, Lindsey Marek, John Melin, Chislaine Weisz, Stage, sound and lighting crews: Tom Grissom, Nick Hammond, Danny Johnson, Jordan Kuznia, Costumes, hair and makeup: Brittany Hammond, Sammy Haus, Katelynn Kowalski, Chris MacLeod, Emily McCauley, Megan Ogaard, Kate Schoenborn, Abby Schumacher, Jenna Stai, Clare Thompson, Media: Ruthie Hjeldness, Erin Hylden, Brandon Kassa, Stacy Remer. Stage managers: Elizabeth Hoeger, Michala Lee. Director: Debbie Luth, Music director: Gayle Gulbranson. Tickets: Adults, $6.50; students, $4; 12 and younger, free; available at the door.
- March 22 at Central: INPULSE, an a cappella vocal band, will be in Grand Forks for a concert at 7 p.m. March 22 at Grand Forks Central High School Auditorium. A nationally touring group, INPULSE's four members came together while studying classical voice at St. Olaf and Concordia Colleges in Minnesota. The group visited Grand Forks two years ago playing at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
- March 27-28 at the Empire: Philip Mann, assistant conductor of the San Diego Symphony, will conduct the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra's annual Young Audience Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 2 p.m. March 28 at Empire Arts Center. A special performance for school and community groups will be at 10 a.m. March 26 at UND's Chester Fritz Auditorium. Mann is the fourth of five finalists in the symphony's current search for a new music director and conductor. The new music director will be named in May at the Symphony's annual dinner, a news release said. Program: Mann will conduct Tchaikovsky's "Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture," Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony," Khachturian's "Violin Concerto" and Liszt's "Piano Concerto No. 2." Young musicians: The concert will feature two young winners of the symphony's annual Young Artist Competition, violinist Bethany Moss, 13, and pianist Shu-Min Chang, a freshman at Concordia College, Moorhead. Tickets; Adults, $20, $15; students, $10; children younger than 12, $5; available at www.ggfso.org . Group rates: (701) 777-3359.
'Mice and Men'
- Opening March 25 in Crookston: John Steinbeck's drama "Of Mice and Men" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 25-27 at Kiehle Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Crookston with a special performance at 1 p.m. March 26 for high school students and senior citizen groups. The story follows two migrant workers, George and Lennie, during the Great Depression. Under the direction of Teaching Specialist Linnea Barton, "Of Mice and Men" will feature community members and UMC students in the cast and examine some tough themes including racism, sexism, class and discrimination against persons with disabilities. Student director: Ken Mendez. Cast: Austin Czichotzki, Joe Harren, Jarrod Lanctot, Ian MacRae, Ken Mendez, Hank Pinta, Ashley Williams, Ben Williams, Broderick Williams, Dan Wolpert, Katelyn Zins, Admission: Free; donations accepted.