“Cabaret for a Cause – Can You Feel the LOVE Tonight” — Help Support our Causes!



Act Up’s 5th annual Cabaret for a Cause” on Dec. 29 at the TAK Music Venue was a stellar evening of Elton John music, performed by amazing area artists! We are raising funds and awareness for Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS), The Great North Pole and Act Up Theatre!

Performing artists (from left): Mark Aamold, Aimee Klein, Jacob Preisler, Jason Daniels, Katie Spokely, Randy Taylor, Lexx Francis, Dillon Spurlin, Lance Morlock, Rebecca Koerner, Whitney McClain, Sam Wisenden.

Act Up Theatre is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, started in 2010 to provide musical performing opportunities to artists in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo region with productions and events that focus on social justice and health issues. We empower artists to use their talents to impact lives in their communities.

MISSION:  To inspire, amaze, challenge, educate and empower artists and audiences through exceptional performing art.

VISION:  It is Act Up’s vision to nurture and inspire leaders to use their voices and their art to spur social change, thus instigating a more conscious community and a more compassionate world. 

Act Up Theatre is supported by grants from:

  • The Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation;
  • The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo and from Sanford Health;
  • The FM Area Foundation – the community foundation created by and for the people of Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota. The FM Area Foundation helps people give back to the community and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. Working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and professional advisors, the FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. The FM Area Foundation has been serving the community through philanthropy since 1960.

Learn more about Act Up in this video (Created by Act Up Alum/filmmaker Devon Solwold)

Previous Act Up shows in Fargo-Moorhead:


“The Theory of Relativity”

“American Idiot”

“Spring Awakening”

“Next to Normal”


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