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Published July 04, 2013, 03:46 PM

New Rockford theater group prepares for 21st annual show

A theater group in tiny New Rockford, North Dakota is busy preparing its 21st annual summer show, which opens Thursday night. Performers say a lot of hard work and community support has turned the town in a destination for the arts.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

A theater group in tiny New Rockford, North Dakota is busy preparing its 21st annual summer show, which opens Thursday night. Performers say a lot of hard work and community support has turned the town in a destination for the arts.

The Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts has grown in the last 21 years, making New Rockford a destination for arts and culture. "Life Could Be A Dream", a 50s and 60s doo-wop musical, is the latest production from the company. Actors come from as far away as Fargo to appear in the show. But there's also a lot of local talent, raised on musicals during the past 20 years. Actors and singers say they wouldn't be performing today without growing up with arts in their community.

They says people in New Rockford have a special place in their hearts for the arts.

The arts center in New Rockford has grown to include three yearly shows, an art gallery and yoga and pilates classes.

The show opens Thursday night and runs Wednesdays through Sundays through August eleventh. They say tickets sell out fast. You can get tickets online here or by calling 701-947-2174.

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