FMCT promises a fun, upbeat, and welcoming atmosphere throughout our audition and call-back process.  We encourage everyone of all ages, race, and level of experience to audition.  Our productions are chosen to both offer unique and challenging educational experiences for our actors as well as quality productions for our community.


When preparing for any of the auditions below, be sure to educate yourself about the show and about the characters for which you are auditioning.  In doing this, you can either search on-line for individual productions to find previous cast lists, music videos, and script excerpts  or you can come to The Stage at Island Park, home of FMCT, and check out a script. Those under the age of 18 must receive permission from a parent or guardian, and college students from the local universities must receive permission from their advisor or department chair before auditioning.  If you are new to the audition process, you can contact us for guidance.  For any questions about the productions or the audition process, please contact FMCT at (701) 235-1901.


Not sure about acting but still want to get involved?  There are countless offstage or technical opportunities available. Please call 701.235.1901 for more information.


Murder at the Banquet (Dinner Theatre)

FMCT invites you to audition for our first ever DINNER THEATRE production of Murder at the Banquet by Robert LaVohn.


Audition Date - Sunday, March 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Audition Material - This is a group audition. No preparation is required. Please plan to be available for the entire two hour window.


About the Show - This lighthearted and humorous send-up of famous detectives dishes out a bountiful feast of wisecracks seasoned with physical comedy! The International Association of Mystery Solvers is hosting an awards banquet for the ’world’s greatest detectives.’ As Foster Holmes, Sherlock’s descendant, steps up beside the host to speak, Jenny Watson bursts in. She is protesting her ancestor’s role as Sherlock’s sidekick! Alas, the lights go out, and, when they return, the banquet’s host is dead and the prize money is missing. It’s time for Foster and Jenny to team up with an aging British sleuth, a forgetful gumshoe and a hillbilly sheriff to solve this crime.


Performances - May 2, 3, and 4 at Santa Lucia Restaurant (auditions and rehearsals will be at The Stage at Island Park)


Anticipated Rehearsal Schedule - 2-4 evening rehearsals per week. Typical rehearsals are 2-3 hours each held between 6-10pm depending on cast availability.


Director - Carina DuMarce


Casting Info - 4M, 4F, Extras of any gender


Any questions, please contact


Date: 03/18/2018 (Sun.)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST

Location: The Stage at Island Park



Silver Follies 2018


Join the Silver Follies for their annual spring showcase on the FMCT stage!  Directed by Bill Lucas, this year’s Follies performance takes on the theme Music & Mayhem for three performances.  The program will include lively musical numbers, dance, and a short, scripted play-within-a-play whodunit entitled “A Murder Mystery”.  Featuring performers aged 55+, Silver Follies demonstrates that performing is not only for the young, but also for the young at heart.


NEW!  Auditions - Tuesday, April 17 from 5 - 8pm


A note about auditions:  No preparation is necessary.  Auditioners will be asked to perform a cold reading from the mystery script and to sing “Happy Birthday”.  Those auditioning who wish to sing a song of their own choosing should perform no more than one verse of the song.  Participants may elect to audition for the participation in just the acting ensemble, just the music ensemble, or both.  All those who audition will be cast in the production.


Performances -  Saturday, May 19 at 7:30pm

                          Sunday, May 20 at 2:00pm

                          Monday, May 21 at 7:30pm.

Silver Follies 2018 "Murder & Mayhem"



Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Keep an eye open for those Dirty Rotten Scoundrels! This 11-time Tony Award nominee is a hilarious battle of cons that will keep audiences laughing, humming, and guessing all the way to the French Rivera. Based on the 1988  film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, this high-energy musical caper is a local premiere.


Performances - April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 PM, April 22 & 29 at 2:00 PM


Location: The Stage at Island Park


Director - Adam Pankow


First Rehearsal : Thursday, February 22 | 7-9:30pm



Lawrence Jameson - Miles Barnum

Andre - Adam Montgomery

Muriel Eubanks - Shelby Cochran

Freddy Benson - Dave Brunsvold

Jolene Oakes - Jessica Thompson

Christine Colgate - Ellery Lystad

Men’s Ensemble-

    Braden Miller

    Hans Wohler

    Randall Taylor

    Brandon Hecker

    Jason Daniels

Women’s Ensemble-

    Kathryn Tyler

    Sara Simenson

    Skylar Steffan

    Audrey Heilman

    Samantha Schmidt

    Jaylen Rick

A printable PDF of this Cast List can be downloaded




Calendar Girls


When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.


A word on nudity from the playwright: "As in the best traditions of vaudevillian fan dances, the art of the play’s nudity lies in what is withheld.  The choreography of this sequence is best described as “fabulous concealment.”  Should we see anything we oughtn’t, the whole scene will deflate like a soufflé on which the oven door has been opened too quickly."


Performances - March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 PM, March 18, 25 at 2:00 PM


Location: The Stage at Island Park


Director - D. Marie Long



Cora -  Tanya Weets

Chris -  Dawn Gunderson

Annie -   Jean Sando

Jessie -  Mary Cochran

Celia -  Jeanette Smith Murphy

Ruth -  Stephanie Shea

Marie -  Lauri Winterfeldt

Brenda/Lady Cravenshire -  Linda Hinrichs

John -  Bill Lucas

Rod -  Lee Klocke

Lawrence -  Lucas Rutten

Elaine -  Ashleigh Kost

Liam -  Amanda Leftridge

A printable PDF of this Cast List can be downloaded


NPPA’s Activities are made possible in part through the generous support of the following agencies: The North Dakota Council on the Arts through appropriations from the North Dakota State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts and the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo through the Arts Partnership. NPPA is a member of The Arts Partnership, the American Association of Community Theatre, Red River Attractions, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, the Downtown Community Partnership and North Dakota Arts Alliance. NPPA is also listed with Dun & Bradstreet.


The activities of The Stage at Island Park are supported in part with proceeds from charitable gaming. In accordance with the North Dakota Games of Chance Administrative Rules, all financial information and tax returns are made available for inspection at NPPA by appointment. This information is updated quarterly. NPPA gaming sites include the Baymont Inn and the Windbreak Saloon, located in Fargo, North Dakota, Borrowed Bucks and The Loft in Grand Forks and Happy Trails in Argusville.

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