Explore Theater

Every year, Crane River Theater provides a series of Explore Theater classes made possible by partnerships with Kearney Park and Recreation, Kearney Area Children’s Museum and Holdrege YMCA of the Prairie. In just a few years, these classes have been able to reach more than two thousand kids ranging kindergarten through middle school providing them a hands-on theater experience. Imagination at Play, Magic of Theater, Clowning Around and Let’s Make a Musical are just a few of the classes offered. While the younger kids tackle the craft of theater through puppetry, fairy tales and storytelling, middle school students set out to present a performance equipped with music and choreography. Encouraging the creativity of youth is essential and Crane River Theater is proud to afford kids the opportunity to interact, create and have fun while exploring theater.

Registration available April 2, 2018 at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, online at kearneychildrensmuseum.org or by calling 308.698.2228.

Theater is an opportunity to explore, create and have fun.  Kids of all ages can relate to the universal appeal of theater. It is for this reason that we bring to you a series of classes that explore the art of music, theater and performance. The intention is to have fun through imagination and play. The program will allow kids to challenge themselves while working with others, and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.  All Classes are offered through Crane River Theater Company in association with the Kearney Area Children’s Museum.

PIRATE FOR A DAY!
“Yo-Ho-Ho a Pirate’s Life for Me!” Take to the seas with a roving band of pirates as kids walk the plank, swab the decks, and search for hidden treasure in this interactive workshop for boys and girls. Treasure Chest Treat Box filled with goodies included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 9th | 9am-12pm
$20

SEUSS FOR A DAY!
“Today you are you!   That is truer than true!   There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr, Seuss A fantastical, magical, extravaganza awaits you as we jump into the world of Dr. Seuss! This workshop lovingly brings together favorite Dr. Seuss characters through stories, games, crafts and songs!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 10th | 9am-12pm
$20

TROLL FOR A DAY!
Join Poppy and her friends as they set off on an adventure to save Troll Village from the Bergens. Their adventure is full of mishaps and challenges as they learn to tolerate each other and work together. Kids will explore their “TRUE COLORS” through games, crafts and songs!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 11th | 9am-12pm
$20 

JUNGLE FOR A DAY!
Go on a safari filled with exotic animals! Kids will explore what it’s like to be lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) in this interactive workshop. They will play games, crafts, sing songs and learn all about life in the jungle!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 12th | 9am-12pm
$20 

PRINCESS FOR A DAY!
Learn what it takes to be royalty in this magical class that allows every girl the opportunity to step into the shoes of her favorite princess. There will even be special appearances from Snow White, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa themselves. Princess Tote Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 13th | 9am-12pm
$20

Registration available April 9, 2018 at the Kearney Park and Recreation office, online at www.kprregister.org, or by calling 308.237.4644. 

Theater is an opportunity to explore, create and have fun.  Kids of all ages can relate to the universal appeal of theater.  It is for this reason that we bring to you a series of classes that explore the art of music, theater and performance.  The intention is to have fun through imagination and play.  The program will allow kids to challenge themselves while working with others, and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.  All Classes are offered through Crane River Theater Company, and will be taught by theater professionals.  The final day of classes will include a performance for families and friends.  All classes are generously supported by First National Bank.

ELEPHANTS AND PIGGIES
Let’s have a fun time with Gerald the Elephant and his friend, Piggie as they go on many adventures and learn new things! We will follow their stories through amazing scenes, games and songs!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
May 29th-June 1st
2pm-4pm
$25* 

DINOS AND DRAGONS
Travel to when Dinosaurs roamed the land or when mythical Dragons lurked behind every corner! Use your imagination to create never-before-seen creatures and go on adventures through jungles, castles, and caves. The sky’s the limit, so flap those dragon wings or stomp those T-Rex feet and join us for stories, games and songs about Dinos and Dragons!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
June 11th-June 15th
2pm-4pm
$25*

A BUG’S LIFE
Embark on an incredible journey with Flik, as the little ant searches for a brave band of warriors to help him battle the bullying grasshoppers! Kids will learn all about bugs through games, stories, crafts, songs and the awesome power of imagination!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
July 16th-July 20th
10am-12pm
$25*

MAGIC TREE HOUSE
Join Jack and Annie on incredible missions traveling through time as kids have fun with Magic Tree House stories, games, songs and creating their own adventures. Imagination and creativity is endless!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 4th-June 8th
2pm-4pm
$30*

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME WITH LEGOS!
You know what we like about Emmet, the LEGO Guy? He’s a regular, ordinary guy in extra-ordinary situations, who always gives his ALL! Kids will use their imaginations and create their own LEGO World through stories, games, songs and of course LEGOS! It will be AWESOME!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 18th-June 22nd
2pm-4pm
$30*

A WORLD OF IMAGINATION
Come along as we bring magical moments from Roald Dahl’s most iconic stories to life. Kids will strengthen their acting skills through voice, body and imagination in creating characters and scenes from Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Join us for a SWEET time!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
July 23rd-July 27th
10am-12pm
$30*

WELCOME TO HOGWARTS
Welcome to the world of witches and wizards at Hogwarts! Young people will live like Harry, Ron and Hermione as they cast magical spells and bring their imagination to life! This interactive workshop will let young people become a part of the popular Harry Potter Books through stories, games and music.
6th – 8th Grade
June 25th-June 29th
9am-12pm
$35* 

BROADWAY BOUND
Give my regards to Broadway! This entertaining musical workshop will be full of musical numbers and scenes that focus on Broadway! Young people will exercise their musical talents as they recreate characters and songs from the Great White Way.
6th Grade – 8th Grade
July 30th-August 3rd
1pm-4 pm
$35*

*A ten dollar supply fee will be due on the first day of class.
Please make checks payable to “Crane River Theater”.
All participants will receive a T-Shirt.

Education Director and Volunteer Coordinator
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