|Fire Hall Community Theatre lists 2006-2007 schedule|
The Fire Hall Community Theatre, also known as the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, is a nonprofit organization established in 1947 to provide entertainment, education and recreation for the Greater Grand Forks area through the opportunity to experience and participate in theatrical productions of the highest artistic merit. Fire Hall Theatre is listed as one of the nation’s oldest community theatres.
The 2006-2007 Season
"Dinner With Friends," drama; show dates: Sept. 14-17, 21-24 and 28-30; cast: two women, two men; audition dates: Aug. 1-2, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. This engaging drama received the 2002 Tony Award and is the story of two married couples that have been best friends for years. One of the couples, Tom and Beth, decide to end their marriage and find new love and happiness. Gabe and Karen cling to their own marriage and struggle to come to terms with their friends’ breakup.
"On Golden Pond," comedy/drama; show dates: Nov. 9-12 and 16-18; performance at the Empire Arts Center; cast: three men, two women, one boy; audition dates: Sept. 18-19, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off, then on Broadway, this is a touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and loveable elderly couple facing their twilight years.
"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," musical; show dates: Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3; performance at the Empire Arts Center; cast: two men, two women; audition dates: Jan. 2-3, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. A humorous collection of musical vignettes exploring human relationships of courtship, dating, marriage, divorce and even geriatric dating.
"Beauty and the Beast," children's theatre; show dates: March 15-18, 22-25; cast: children ages 5 to 15; audition dates: Jan. 22-23, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. A classic children’s story of love, loyalty and friendship. Director Lee Barnum does a marvelous job finding the inner actor in each child.
"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," comedy; show dates: May 3-6, 10-13, and 17-19; cast: one man, five women; audition dates: March 13-14, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. During an ostentatious wedding reception, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.
Act - Direct - Build - Design - Create your local community theatre, celebrating its 59th season of producing engaging shows with local talent, invites you to be a part of the experience. Whether you enjoy being behind the scenes, on stage, or just in the audience, the Fire Hall Community Theatre is pleased to have you as a part of our family. It takes a variety of skills to produce a show. From acting and directing to set design and painting, our technical crews are filled with talent from all walks of life. Whatever your specialty is, the Fire Hall Theatre can use your talents. Get involved in your theatrical community and experience the thrill of community theatre!
For more information, contact Fire Hall Theatre at 746-0847 (message) or Jeff Kinney, 701-696-2289. Watch for our season brochures and new web site. -- Jan Orvik, editor, for Fire Hall Theatre.