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Music is in the air this weekend (May 3, 2018)

The cast of Tin Roof Theatre's "The Matchmaker" includes (standing, left to right) Amber Dean, Jacob Kalvoda, Paul Hartman II, Monika Browne-Ecker and (seated) Craig Roath, with Myra Nowak in the title role. John Lamb / The Forum1 / 3
Matt Vee heads up "I Am, He Said," a tribute to Neil Diamond, which plays the Fargo Theatre on Saturday night. Special to The Forum2 / 3
Master Chorale of Fargo Moorhead presents its spring concert, Light Eternal, on Sunday. Special to The Forum3 / 3

1. 'The Matchmaker'

Friday - Sunday

It's a Thornton Wilder kind of weekend on local stages. Fargo North High School takes on the classic "Our Town" while Tin Roof Theatre presents the comedy, "The Matchmaker". Perhaps better known as the musical adaptation "Hello, Dolly!", the farce follows the widow Dolly Gallagher Levi who arranges marriages in Yonkers, New York, at the turn of the 20th century. She has her sights on a wealthy merchant, but all who come near her get struck by Cupid's arrow. The rom-com starts at 7:30 Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The plays resumes May 10 at The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Tickets are $17 and $23., (701) 235-6778.

2. "Children of Eden"

Friday & Saturday

North Dakota State University singers wrap up the school year in grand fashion with a multi-group staging of "Children of Eden". The Madrigal Singers, University Chamber Singers, Cantemus and Statesmen come together to present Stephen Schwartz's two-act musical about familial relationships in the Old Testament. The sacred sounds start at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

3. 'I Am, He Said'


The nephew of the late, great singer Bobby Vee, Matt Vee knows a talented performer when he sees one. The young artist pays tribute to Neil Diamond Saturday night with the musical celebration, "I Am, He Said". With a little help from friends and family, Vee will showcase the numerous classics from the legendary singer/songwriter, like "Song Sung Blue," "Kentucky Woman," "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" and, of course, "Sweet Caroline". Music starts at 8 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Tickets are $32.50., (866) 300-8300.

4. The Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead


The Master Chorale of Fargo Moorhead gets the last words this Sunday and what a sweet sound it will be. The vocal group's final concert of the year, Light Eternal, will feature Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" with a chamber orchestra, as well as two pieces by Moses Hogan and John Rutter's "For The Beauty of the Earth," among others. The music, directed by Aaron Zinter, starts at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 7th St., S., Moorhead. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for adults.