ENROLLMENT FOR 2019’s TOTALLY TROLLWOOD MUSICAL IS NOW FULL
TAKE YOUR PLACE ON STAGE AS A PART OF THE TOTALLY TROLLWOOD MUSICAL!
Totally Trollwood Musical allows middle school students to claim the stage! Gain performance and production skills training as you stage a musical under the guidance of professional educators and artists. During the process you will learn character development, proper vocal technique, dance moves, set construction and so much more! This program welcomes beginning to advanced students.
AGES: 11–14, AS OF AUGUST 31, 2019. OPEN ENROLLMENT. PROGRAM FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
Dates: July 1-3, 8-August 1, 2019
Orientation: July 1, 7:00pm at Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem. Required for student and at least one parent/guardian.
Prerequisite: None, everyone is welcome! No auditions to participate. Audition process to assign roles.
Auditions: July 2 & 3, times TBD at Fargo North High School, 801 17th Ave N
Registration Deadline: May 17; students are encouraged to enroll early, program filled on a first come, first served basis.
NOTE: Registration remains open after this deadline, subject to availability, as enrollment is capped. However, a $25 late fee will be assessed.
Location: Fargo North High School
Time: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm full cast rehearsals. Fridays, 8:30 am–4:30 pm rehearsals for featured roles and others as scheduled.
Performances: July 30 & 31 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm at Fargo North High School, 801 17th Ave N
Strike & Production Party: August 1, 8:30am-12:00pm at Fargo North High School, 801 17th Ave N
Lunch: Students responsible for bringing their own lunch, snack and beverages daily.
Fee: See Program Fees page here
TOTALLY TROLLWOOD MUSICAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT: DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR.
The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
(Above excerpted from Music Theatre International)
Tickets for Beauty and the Beast Jr. are available starting on Monday, July 15th at the Trollwood Box Office. Please stop in or call (218) 477-6502. Tickets are also available at the door. All tickets are General Admission.
Director, Totally Trollwood Musical
Joan Degerness is currently a Music Specialist in Moorhead, MN and teaches Grades K-4 at Dorothy Dodds Elementary. She has been a music educator for thirty years. Joan was the Artistic Director of the Red River Boy Choir from 1997-2005. She has also been an active church musician and soloist for over twenty years, serving as a worship leader, accompanist and children’s choir director of Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. Ms. Degerness attended Trollwood Performing Arts School through her junior high and high school years. Her “claim to fame” was playing the part of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1983). She has also served at Trollwood as an administrative assistant, Imagine Children’s Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2008), and an ArtSpark Instructor since the program’s inception in 2004. Joan helped to start the Trollwood Children’s Theatre program in 2012 and serves as the program’s Artistic Director and Stage Director. She has also been the Director for the Totally Trollwood Musical since 2013. Joan holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Public School Music (K-12) from Concordia College, Moorhead, where she graduated with honors. She resides in West Fargo, ND with her husband, Dan. They have three sons, Jordan, Walker and Parker.
NOTES & UPDATES!
A Message from the director:
Thank you, TTM cast members! We were incredibly impressed with your talents and we are very pleased with the cast we have assembled. Remember, even if you didn’t get your “dream role”, you will enjoy the experience of being in the cast and contributing your own unique gifts and talents. Trust that the directors made good decisions to create a wonderful production. Congratulations!
Reminder: Our first rehearsal begins at Fargo North on Monday, July 8 at 8:30am. Remember to bring a hearty lunch, two healthy snacks, water bottle, pencil and notebook. Tip: Also bring a light jacket (or dress in layers), in case you get cold from the air conditioning!
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Cast List
Chelsea Anderson Silly Girl/Napkin
Erika Blanchard Villager/Napkin
Jenna Blanchette Villager/Sugar Bowl
Zoe Booth Narrator 1
Kayla Brachman Villager/Knife
Annika Carlson Lumiere
Taylor Christians Villager/Measuring Spoon
Ava Christopherson Villager/Spoon
Drew Cohen Villager/Plate
Eleanor Culloton Mrs. Potts
Isaiah Damico Maurice
Ben Davies Beast
Alexis Dockter Villager/Napkin
Jaida Doucette Villager/Fork
Alexis Eilertson Villager/Butter Dish
Gracie Eilertson Villager/Knife
Aunika Elness Villager/Spoon
Jeremiah Elness Villager/Spoon
Gabrielle Engebretson Wolf/Statue
Kaitlyn Foote Villager/Fork
Ava Fowler Silly Girl/Knife
Kennedy Froehlich Charmer/Villager/Fork
Kyle Froehlich Gaston
Catherine Graftass Villager/Spoon
Ava Grams Silly Girl/Napkin
Alley Grommesh Villager/Vase
Madelyn Grothman Madame de la Grande Bouche
Katy Hallman Villager/Corkscrew
Reese Hansen Narrator 2
Ella Hanson Villager/Napkin
Montana Hinnenkamp Villager/Pitcher
Tyler Hoverson Cogsworth
Roman Indrehus Chip
Eleanor Iversen Charmer/Villager/Knife
Ella Jacobson Enchantress/Villager/Fork
Kaitlyn Johnson Villager/Knife
Nora Jones LeFou
Sophia Keller Villager/Knife
Kaylee Kern Villager/Napkin
Ava Kilgore Villager/Whisk
Charleigh Kilgore Villager/Broom
Kensey Knight Belle
Vivienne Kohlman Villager/Chandelier
Mattie Korsmo Villager/Pepper Shaker
Seth LaMont Villager/Spatula/Beast Fight Double
Maverick Malmgren Monsieur D’Arque
Hannah Martens Narrator 3
Alicia McIntyre Charmer/Villager/Fork
Noah Meline Baker/Rug
Cora Melland Bookseller/Knife
Morgan Mielke Villager/Cheese Grater
Allison Mouche Villager/Plate
Amandine Mouche Babette
Elizabeth Murchie Villager/Fork
Liam Newman Villager/Spoon
Soffi Olson Villager/Fork
Anna Quick Villager/Fork
Isabella Rausch Villager/Plate
Kenzie Richardson Wolf/Statue
Kelden Rick Silly Girl/Napkin
Danika Schlichting Charmer/Villager/Napkin
Amy Schramm Villager/Spoon
Susannah Schwantes Villager/Plate
Eden Selvig Villager/Spoon
Ryleigh Skaurud Villager/Chandelier
Mara Smith Villager/Chandelier
Tristan Sundet Villager/Spoon
Mia Sunram Villager/Salt Shaker
Emma Swanson Silly Girl/Knife
Eleanor Tuel Wolf/Statue
Kamryn Tweiten Wolf/Statue
Ella Vanlaningham Villager/Chandelier
Karli VanVleet Narrator 4
Thank you, Totally Trollwood Cast Members, for your great work at auditions today! The following students are asked to come to Callbacks on Wednesday, July 3 from 9:00-11:30am at Fargo North High School. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to check in.
The Cast List will be posted on Friday morning.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. CALLBACK LIST:
TOTALLY TROLLWOOD MUSICAL (6-8)
The Totally Trollwood Musical offers cross-curricular arts education and training to middle school students. It also provides valuable performance experience and unique, differentiated instruction tailored to the needs of every student. The multiple curricular areas and applicable standards and benchmarks are listed below. Not all standards and benchmarks are addressed in every opportunity, but a significant number of standards and benchmarks within multiple disciplines are represented.
Standard 1: Singing
Students sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
6-8.1.1. Sing accurately and with good breath control throughout their singing ranges, alone and in small and large groups.
6-8.1.2. Sing with expression and technical accuracy a varied repertoire of vocal literature.
6-8.1.3. Sing music representing diverse genres and cultures.
6-8.1.4. Sing music written in two and three parts.
Standard 2: Instrumental Performance
Students perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
*This standard is not applicable in Totally Trollwood Musical.
Standard 3: Improvisation
Students improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
*This standard is not applicable in Totally Trollwood Musical.
Standard 4: Composition
Students compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.
*This standard is not applicable in Totally Trollwood Musical.
Standard 5: Reading Music
Students read and notate music.
6-8.5.1. Read complex rhythms in simple and compound meters.
6-8.5.2. Sight-read simple melodies in both the treble and bass clefs.
6-8.5.3. Know standard notation symbols.
Standard 6: Listening
Students listen to, analyze, and describe music.
6-8.6.1. Understand appropriate terminology to describe specific music events.
Standard 7: Evaluating Music
Students evaluate music and music performances.
6-8.7.1. Know how to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of music and music performances.
6-8.7.2. Know how to apply specific criteria when offering constructive suggestions for improving the performance of self and others.
Standard 8: Music and Other Disciplines
Students understand the relationship between music, the other arts, and other disciplines.
6-8.8.1. Know how relationships expressed through music can be expressed differently through other art forms.
6-8.8.2. Know how principles and concepts of other disciplines are related to those of music.
Standard 9: Music, History, and Culture
Students understand music in relation to history and culture.
6-8.9.3. Know the functions of music, the roles of musicians, and the conditions of performance in several cultures of the world.
Standard 2: Acting
Students will engage in fundamental acting skills.
6-8.2.1.Know resource elements that help to create character motivations.
6-8.2.2. Develop a character’s behavior through a combination of movement, vocal pitch, and tone.
6-8.2.3. Interact in an ensemble.
Standard 3: Production
Students use fundamental production skills.
6-8.3.1. Know the technical elements of a scene or play.
6-8.3.2. Know publicity and house management duties.
Standard 4: Cultural Context of Drama
Students will understand the drama’s role in cultural and human experiences.
6-8.4.1. Know the historical, social, and cultural factors that influence theatre.
6-8.4.2. Know aspects of dramatic genres from a variety of cultures.
Standard 5: Consumer of Theatre
Students will understand how to be knowledgeable consumers of theatre.
6-8.5.1. Use appropriate audience behaviors.
6-8.5.2. Prepare for selected theatrical events.
6-8.5.3. Use knowledge of production elements to respond to a theatrical event.
Standard 6: Drama and Human Development
Students understand the role of theatre in human development.
6-8.6.1. Use drama to develop creative thinking skills.
6-8.6.2. Use drama to develop critical thinking skills.
6-8.6.3. Use drama to develop social skills.
Standard 7: Drama and Other Disciplines
Students understand the connections between drama and other disciplines.
6-8.7.1. Know the relationship of the other fine arts to drama.
6-8.7.2. Know how concepts expressed through drama can be expressed differently through other art disciplines.
6-8.7.3. Know the relationship of other disciplines outside of the arts to drama.
Standard 1: Movement Skills
Students understand the role of movement elements and skills in dance.
6-8.1.1. Understand the characteristics of various dance movements and the underlying principles common to all movement.
6-8.1.2. Know basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for dances from various styles or traditions.
6-8.1.3. Understand the process of transferring a spatial pattern from the visual to the kinesthetic.
6-8.1.4. Understand the process of transferring a rhythmic pattern from auditory to kinesthetic.
6-8.1.5. Know a range of dynamics/movement qualities.
6-8.1.6. Use kinesthetic awareness, concentration, and focus in performing movement skills.
6-8.1.7. Use dance vocabulary to describe the action and movement elements in a dance.
Standard 2: Choreography
Students understand choreographic principles, processes, and structures.
6-8.2.1. Understand the relationship of principles of creative design to dance.
6-8.2.2. Understand the significance of the processes of reordering and chance.
6-8.2.3. Understand the importance of dance structures or forms.
6-8.2.4. Understand the importance of working cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.
6-8.2.5. Know partner dance skills.
6-8.2.6. Know performance etiquette and stage terms.
Standard 3: Dance and Meaning
Students understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.
6-8.3.1. Understand the difference between pantomiming and miming.
6-8.3.2. Understand how different accompaniments can affect the meaning of dance.
6-8.3.3. Communicate feelings, ideas, and needs through dance.
Standard 4: Dance and Thinking Skills
Students apply critical and creative thinking skills in dance.
6-8.4.1. Solve movement problems.
6-8.4.2. Know the critical elements that contribute to a dance in terms of space, time, and force.
6-8.4.3. Know the possible aesthetic criteria for evaluating dance.
Standard 5: Dance, History, and Culture
Students understand the historical development of dance and its relationship to various cultures.
6-8.5.4. Know the appropriate audience response to dance performances.
Standard 7: Dance and Other Disciplines
Students understand the difference between dance and other disciplines.
6-8.7.1. Know how various dance concepts and principles relate to other disciplines.
6-8.7.2. Know the aesthetic impact of performance.