From our founder:

27 years ago I was bitten by the ‘theatre bug’ and have not looked back since. Working on over 60 productions across Fargo-Moorhead in the past ten years, I have seen the growth of the theatre scene in our community first hand. Out of a passion for theatre, and a love for seeing the growth of people as they participate in the arts, I am excited to launch BRUSVEN THEATRICAL.

It is our mission to ignite imagination, cultivate creativity, and enrich education through theatrical experiences. One of our core objectives for BRUSVEN THEATRICAL is to bring Fargo-Moorhead’s first year-round Children’s Theatre to life. We will provide opportunities for youth and families to immerse themselves in theatre education and performances as well as opportunities for year-round, family friendly productions.

We believe deeply in the power theatricality plays in life. While our main objective is to program year-round Children’s Theatre, we will also launch new events, programs, services and resources that add a little more theatricality to the region.

Yours in the Arts
Scott M Brusven • Founding Artistic Director/Producer

During the month of July, 50 6th-9th grade students will learn and grow in the theatre arts while creating the true to life story of 13. Through this immersive theatre program, the students will help create every aspect of this production. For part of day they will help design the costumes, set and lighting as well as learn acting, dancing, and vocal lessons outside of their production rehearsals. The other part of the day the students will rehearse the production. During the Cultivate Creativity Program BE LEADERS will assist professional artists to create this production. Program runs July 5- August 5. Monday – Friday’s 9:00-4:00

This is an open enrollment program to the first 50 student to enroll.

Performances will run August 3, 4, 5 & 6

Program cost $350
Early Bird Registration $300 – If Registered by February 15th!

*Program is for students 6th-9th grade completed.

Show Synopsis:

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?


IGNITING IMAGINATION • Jungle Book KIDS • K-5th grade!

Brusven Theatrical and Oak Grove Theatre Arts are excited to announce Jungle Book Kids -Starting June 12 we will spend 4 weeks – 5 days a week in half day theatre education and half day in performance rehearsals. Igniting Imagination is an immersive education program which explores the fundamentals of theatre: acting, singing, dance, costume design, and set construction for half the day and create the musical production of Aladdin Kids the other half of the day. This program will be produced by our EMERGING ARTISTS in conjunction with a professional artistic team led by Scott M Brusven.

This program is an open enrollment program. Any K-5th grade student registered will participate in this program.

Program runs June 12 – July 9, Monday – Thursday 9-4pm and Fridays from 9-noon on the Oak Grove Campus in the Scheel’s Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be held July 6, 7, 8, & 9

Program cost $350
Early Bird $300 – if registered before January 15th

CLICK HERE to register your k-5th grade students via eventbrite
Program is for students who have completed grades k-5 (not going into grades k-5). The first 75 students registered will be cast in the production. This is an open enrollment, community wide program. All 75 students who register will be cast in the production. We will hold auditions for all those registered to place them in their role, but all who register will be cast in the production.
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