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 February 15, 2017 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 10th | 9am-12pm
$20

MERMAID FOR A DAY!
Explore an underwater world full of wonder! Kids will dive under the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaid as they discover what it’s like to be a mermaid in this interactive workshop. They will play games, create crafts, and learn all about life in the deep blue sea.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 11th | 9am-12pm
9am-12pm
$20

NINJA FOR A DAY!
Summon your inner strength and find your secret ninja powers! Kids will create their own creed to follow and learn the techniques to being a silent, stealthy ninja expert.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 12th | 9am-12pm
$20

SUPERHERO FOR A DAY!
Superheroes Assemble! Participants will spend a day in the lives of their favorite superheroes, complete with masks and capes, as they fight evil and save the city.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 13th | 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 Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa themselves. Princess Tote Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 14th | 9am-12pm
$20

Registration available April 10, 2017 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.

SEUSS SPECTACULAR
A fantastical, magical, extravaganza awaits you as we dive into the world of Dr. Seuss. This workshop lovingly brings together all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters into a mixture of scenes and songs from the hit musical.
Ages 4 and 5
July 24th-July 28th
2pm-4pm
$25*

A WEEK WITH FROG AND TOAD
Follow Frog and Toad as they adventure through the seasons! Kids will learn songs and scenes from the popular musical, as they explore the fun friendship between Frog and Toad!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
June 5th-June 9th
10a-12p
$25* 

MUPPETS ON BROADWAY
The Muppets are headed to the Broadway! Kids will become Kermit, Miss Piggy and their favorite Muppet characters as they create their own musical variety show.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
July 17th-July 21st
2pm-4pm
$25*

LET’S MAKE A MUSICAL
Let the imagination run wild in one of our most popular classes. Discover the art of creating and performing your own musical. Kids will create songs from popular melodies to tell a theatrical story of their very own.
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 5th-June 9th
2pm-4pm
$30*

THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
Join a world of witches and wizards! Kids will live like Harry, Ron and Hermione as they wave their magic wand to bring their imagination to life! This interactive workshop will let kids become a part of the popular Harry Potter books through stories and games.
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
July 17th-July 21st
10am-12pm
$30*

THE MAGIC OF MAKEUP
Learn the magic of special effects makeup from the experts! Transform into a zombie, and learn the tricks to aging yourself into a new character. Kids will see demonstrations on how to apply special effect makeup and get a hands-on experience using these techniques themselves!
5th Grade – 8th Grade
June 19th and 20th
10am-12pm
$40*

COMEDY SPORTS
On your marks, get set, LAUGH! This interactive workshop will be full of games that focus on the wonderful world of comedy. Kids will create characters and storylines that are sure to entertain audiences.
6th Grade-8th Grade
June 12th-June 16th
9am-12pm
$35*

CLOWNING, CHOREOGRAPHY AND COMBAT
A special one day Masterclass designed to master the art of Movement! Participants will learn about the physical comedy of clowning, take part in their own choreography and dance session, and explore the art of stage combat. All levels of experience are welcome!
6th Grade – 8th Grade
July 7th
1pm-4pm
$30*

MUSICAL THEATER REVOLUTION
Explore ensemble numbers from the great revolutions of musical theatre such as Newsies, Les Miserables and Hamilton. Learn to seamlessly combine healthy singing with dance combinations while convincingly acting the part.
6th Grade – 8th Grade
July 31st-August 4th
1pm-4pm
$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.

Registration available March 15, 2017 at the Holdrege YMCA of the Prairie, online at YMCAofthePrairie.org or by calling 308.995.4050.

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.  Classes are offered through Crane River Theater Company in association with the Holdrege YMCA of the Prairie.  The final day of classes will include a performance for families and friends.

A WEEK WITH FROG AND TOAD
Follow Frog and Toad as they adventure through the seasons! Kids will learn songs and scenes from the popular musical, as they explore the fun friendship between Frog and Toad!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
June 26th-June 30th
Crane River Theater Workshop Time 9:30am-11:30am

THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
Join a world of witches and wizards! Kids will live like Harry, Ron and Hermione as they wave their magic wand to bring their imagination to life! This interactive workshop will let kids become a part of the popular Harry Potter books through stories and games.
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 26th-June 30th
Crane River Theater Workshop Time 12:30pm-2:30pm