About Trollwood Performing Arts School

About Us....

Trollwood Performing Arts School, located at Bluestem Center for the Arts, is a unique arts organization committed to providing high quality arts education, exceptional community entertainment, and serves as a community events and exposition center.

Trollwood's youth arts programs include a wide array of arts centered classes and performing opportunities. Trollwood's youth programs includes 12 annual arts education, youth leadership and performance programs.

Trollwood serves as the managing arm for Bluestem Center for the Arts, a world-class facility headquartered in Moorhead, Minnesota. The campus includes river views, grassy meadows, woods and wildlife, outdoor stages, a 2,500-seat amphitheater, and the beautiful Marcil Commons which serves as an educational center and rental space including warm, knotty pine rooms with beautiful park views.




Trollwood Performing Arts School is excited to announce FREAKY FRIDAY
as its 2019 summer Mainstage Musical!

Trollwood Performing Arts School is proud to announce its 2019 Mainstage Musical, Freaky Friday! Newly released, Trollwood is excited to bring this classic story of a mother and daughter magically swapping bodies and, as a result, learning what life is like by spending a day in each other’s shoes, live to the Bluestem amphitheater. Filled with numerous positive messages for every age, this humorous musical is sure to entertain all who attend. Trollwood’s production of Freaky Friday is proudly sponsored by Bell Bank.

“An amazingly talented team of artists, led by Artistic Director, Michael Walling, will be guiding our students through an educational process that will culminate with a funny and emotionally uplifting family-friendly performance,” states Kathy Anderson, Executive Director of Trollwood and Bluestem.

Performance dates are set for July 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, 2019 at Bluestem Center for the Arts, home of Trollwood Performing Arts School, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN.  Discounted group sales are currently open and are available for the purchase of 10 or more tickets on a single performance night. For individual sales, the box office opens June 6, 2019.

Cast auditions will be held February 24-27, 2019.  Orchestra auditions will take place March 7-9, & March 12, 2019¬¬.  All auditions are open to students currently in grades 8 through 12 and students may sign up for an audition time slot now.  In addition, students may participate as a run crew member or technician by registering for summer programs beginning January 9, 2019.

A free audition workshop will be held at Trollwood on Sunday, February 3, 2019 to help prepare students for cast auditions. Additional training will also be offered beginning in January. Trollwood summer program registration opens on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Further details, as they become available, may be found at www.trollwood.org.

Synopsis from Musical Theater International:  “The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

For more information please contact Kathy Anderson at 218-477-6510, andersk1@fargo.k12.nd.us.

Freaky Friday is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684.

Freaky Friday Book by Bridget Carpenter, Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
Based on the novel Freaky Friday by MARY RODGERS and the Disney films.

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