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Trollwood Weekly Newsletter Issue 3

By |2023-06-30T11:08:19-05:00June 23rd, 2023|Trollwood News|

Excitement is building around Trollwood this week! Sun Celebration is right around the corner which means the Trollwood Academy and Totally Trollwood Academy students had their Share Days this week. Our students gathered to show off what they have learned in their classes and perform for their peers on Thursday and Friday. You won't want to miss your chance to see the amazing performances for yourself at Sun Celebration next Wednesday, June 28! Singin' in the Rain got its first rainfall this week as Jeff's Plumbing came buy to set up the rain system! Check out a video of the first [...]

Trollwood Weekly Newsletter Issue 2

By |2023-06-16T10:56:25-05:00June 16th, 2023|Trollwood News|

It's been a busy week here at Trollwood with Trollwood Academy, Totally Trollwood Academy, Trollwood Conservatory, the Mainstage Musical, and ArtSpark all going on at once - plus Sun Celebration is right around the corner! Stay up to date on all of the important Trollwood news, events, and fun happenings at Trollwood with the Issue 2 of Trollwood Weekly! Click here to view Trollwood Weekly Issue 1

Trollwood Weekly Newsletter Issue 1

By |2023-06-09T10:17:59-05:00June 9th, 2023|Trollwood News|

Get ready to STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT! We are so excited to kick off our summer and have students back at Trollwood for our 2023 summer programming! We are thrilled to be back together for a summer full of creation, learning, and growing! Thank you to our students, families, and staff for choosing to lend your talents, commitment, and dedication to the arts and Trollwood this summer! Through the entire summer, while Trollwood classes and productions are being held, you will receive a weekly newsletter on Fridays. This will help you stay up to date on all the important news, events, [...]

Join the Costume Shop!

By |2023-05-05T08:49:26-05:00May 4th, 2023|Trollwood News|

Attention all costuming enthusiasts! Join our talented Costume Shop Manager, Manda Apony-Moriarty, this summer as she leads our costuming crew in building unforgettable costumes that will transport audiences straight to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood's golden age. Work alongside Mary McClung, our talented Costume Designer, to bring these awesome designs to life on stage. Showcase your creativity and be part of this unforgettable musical event. Register now and let's create a visual feast that audiences will never forget! Manda Apony-Moriarty (she/they) is an actor, solo performer, director, and costumer who has been involved with the theatre for over 20 years. [...]

Meet Scenic and Lighting Designer Jack Mehler!

By |2023-05-01T09:23:32-05:00April 28th, 2023|Trollwood News|

We're thrilled to introduce Jack Mehler, our incredibly talented Scenic and Lighting Designer for the past decade and a vital part of Trollwood Performing Arts School since 1995! Jack's vision for the production is truly exceptional, and we're excited to give you a sneak peek of his incredible work. From the mesmerizing lighting effects that transport you to the heart of the film industry in the 1920s, to the incredible scenic elements that set the stage for unforgettable performances, Jack's design is sure to leave you in awe. Don't miss out on the chance to experience his exceptional design firsthand in [...]

Meet Costume Designer Mary McClung!

By |2023-05-01T09:23:46-05:00April 28th, 2023|Trollwood News|

Mary McClung is returning for a third season after designing Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid for Trollwood.  She has designed costumes, puppets, and sets for theatre, video, and television. Companies include Disney, Children’s Television Workshop, Universal Studios, Dallas Children’s Theatre, The Idaho Repertory Theatre, and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  Professional design credits include As You Like It, The Dining Room, A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sesamo Barrio (Sesame Street, Spain), and The Big Friendly Giant. Currently, she is a Professor of Costume Design at West Virginia University. Designs while at WVU include Guys and Dolls, Jekyll and Hyde, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Dracula, Another [...]

Trollwood Summer Registration is Now Open

By |2023-01-13T16:06:55-06:00January 11th, 2023|Trollwood News, Uncategorized|

Step into the Spotlight this summer. Trollwood Performing Arts School 2023 summer registration is now open. Register online at: and view our summer programming brochure at: Trollwood Performing Arts School, a program of Fargo Public Schools, is a unique youth arts education and leadership organization. Trollwood offers performing and production arts education opportunities for students from kindergarten through graduated high school seniors. There is something for everyone at Trollwood! Students who register before March 1 can save up to $50 in registration fees. Trollwood offers a full array of classes, performing opportunities, and technical theater experiences for every skill level, from [...]

Singin’ in the Rain Auditions

By |2023-01-10T14:24:33-06:00January 10th, 2023|Trollwood News|

The cast of the 2023 Mainstage Musical Singin’ in the Rain is expanding! In order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to perform in this award-winning classic musical, we are expanding the cast. We will be holding Mainstage Musical cast auditions on Saturday, February 25. With much of the cast set to return after the 2022 Mainstage Musical postponement, lead roles are already filled. But there are still tremendous opportunities for students to gain experience as a member of the ensemble! Students can choose to participate in one of three two-hour sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m., or 3:30-5:30 p.m. All auditions are open to students [...]

Trollwood Receives Grant Funding

By |2022-10-06T15:16:57-05:00October 6th, 2022|Trollwood News|

Trollwood Performing Arts School is grateful to receive grant funding from a number of organizations that will support its arts education and performance programming and fund the Trollwood Students at Risk (STAR) program. Trollwood is incredibly grateful to each of the following organizations for supporting its 2022 programming through grant funding: The Arts Partnership: $5,000 for general operations The FM Area Foundation: $3,000 for general operations Fargo-Moorhead Sertoma Club: $2,500 for the STAR program The Kiwanis Club of Fargo: $2,500 for the STAR program Shiloh Masonic Lodge #1: $500 for the STAR program Xcel Energy Foundation: $3,500 for the STAR program [...]

Thank You For a Great Summer

By |2022-10-06T15:03:53-05:00August 12th, 2022|Trollwood News|

Thank you very much to every single student, staff, volunteer, and anyone else involved with making this summer at Trollwood Performing Arts School one to remember! With all of our summer programming wrapping up this week, we can't call this summer anything but a rousing success. But none of it could have possibly happened without every single person in the Trollwood family. Thank you! We at Trollwood absolutely love providing these programs and opportunities for our students to learn and grow as artists. We love seeing our students' progress throughout the summer and from year to year and nothing beats seeing [...]

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