Into the Woods Opens Next Monday!

Thief River Falls Area Community Theatre presents Into the Woods for its June musical this year, and next Monday is already opening night! Get your tickets before they sell out! There are six shows–from Monday, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th–which start at 7:00 each night. You can get your tickets at DigiKey, Pennington Main and Pennington Square. For more information about tickets, click here.

Cast Announced for Over the River and through the Woods!

Here is the cast for the July play “Over the River and Through the Woods”, directed by Teresa Rankin McGriff, which can be seen on the Northland stage July 18th-21st!

Mike Mattocks – Nick Castiano
Paul Tandberg – Frank Gianelli
Diane Krause – Aida Gianelli
Scott Pream – Nunzio Castiano
Kristi Hanson – Emma Castiano
Alyssa Novak – Caitlin O’Hare

Written by Joe DiPietro of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change fame. This heart-warming family comedy will entertain audiences of all ages: “Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio, and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlyn O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.”

Calling All Students… to Audition for Summer Theatre!

For kids 3rd-5th grade during the 2016-17 school year, audition for How to Eat Like A Child on Friday, April 22 at the Northland College Theater from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

For more information, check out the auditions page or this printable poster (please share!).

For teens 6th-11th grade during the 2016-17 school year, audition for Bye, Bye Birdie on:

  • Monday, April 25 after school Franklin Middle School – Band Room
  • Wed. & Thurs. April 27 & 28 after school at Lincoln High School—Band Room

For more information, check out the auditions page or this printable poster (please share!).

Looking for an Older Male Actor

We are asking for your help finding an actor. We are looking for an “older” man (50s-70s) for the play “Over the River and Through the Woods.” It’s a wonderful, funny, heart-warming, family-focused show. Did I mention it’s funny?

The show dates are July 18-21. If you are interested or know someone who is, please email the director Teresa Rankin-McGriff at

Thank you so much and thanks for spreading the word. This is a great opportunity for an older actor!

Take a look back at the past 20 years…

Can you believe TRFACT is already in its 20th season? Since 1996, the Thief River Falls Area Community Theatre has produced over 50 plays and musicals.

As one way to commemorate that, we are looking back in our computers and closets for old pictures from all our previous shows. Some pictures have already been posted on the Past Productions page. Also on that page, you can find some of the old programs from those previous shows. Enjoy the trip down memory lane!

Cast Announced for Hometown Talent Show 2: Broadway Bound!

Last year’s Hometown Talent Show musical revue was such a success, we decided to do it again (from May 24th through May 26th—don’t miss it)! This summer’s Hometown Talent Show 2: Broadway Bound! will feature the following cast:

Judi Helgeland
Brenna Skallet
Leah Wattenphul
Cyndi Onkka
Malayna Wahl
Sherry Knott
Kim Beito
Michele Christensen
Lacey Simoneau
Donna Helmich
Jane Anderson
Edie Brandli
Peggy Gunderson
Shelby Pahlen
Rene Mooney
Scott Pream
Rob Conwell
Tyler Sele
Tyson Panek
Andrew Hanson
Wade Benson
Isaiah Burkel
Scott Fricke
Jonathon Mansk
Seussical Kids:
Molly Halsa
Grace Brickson
Ellie Brickson
Emma Anderson
Breanna Lee
Isaiah Burkel
Kaitlyn Johnson
DJ Bernstein
Josh Row
Devyne Sieckert
Ethan Osowski
Becca Ballard
Peyton Casteel
Elise Kalsnes
Molly Halsa
Javyn Eidelbes
Eleanor Brickson
Brooklyn Bakke
Brianna Lee
Carter Johnsrud
Emma Anderson
Grace Brickson
Olivia Mooney

Into the Woods Cast Announced!

This summer, TRFACT will be producing Into the Woods. Here is the cast!

Narrator/Mysterious Man – Jon Mansk
Cinderella – Brenna Skallet
Jack – Andrew Hanson
Jack’s Mother – Diane Krause
Baker – Isaiah Burkel
Baker’s Wife – Leah Wattenphul
Stepmother – DJ Parenteau
Florinda/Lucinda – Anna Barth & Nicole Rairdon
Cinderella’s Father – Scott Pream
Little Red – Jocey Hams
Witch – Jane Anderson
Rapunzel – Ginger Kirkeby-Stumbo
Rapunzel’s Prince – Tyson Panek
Cinderella’s Prince – Max Kahlhamer
Steward – Alexis Lane
Snow White – Tamara Diaz
Sleeping Beauty – Shelby Pahlen
Cinderella’s Mother – Sherry Knott

Performances are June 20-25. We hope to see you then!