Igniting excitement in the arts helps to promote teamwork, creativity and leadership. In an effort to raise awareness and excitement toward theater among high school students, Crane River Theater instituted a one of a kind program in our area called the Backstage Workshop. This program allows students from across the state to receive a backstage look at a professional production and take part in a series of theatrical workshops. Regional artists and faculty from universities throughout the Midwest teach the specialized workshops. The Actor’s Workshop with Crane River Theater is an exciting masterclass opportunity, designed to provide select high school students from across the state with a chance to learn from professional artists and notable university professors. The masterclass includes interactive sessions in dance, acting, and musical theatre. The Audition Workshop is designed to help juniors and seniors master their audition as they prepare for their college career. Students will also have the chance to audition for several Midwest universities, and learn more about their theatre, music and dance programs.