Explore Theater

Heroes Week Registration
Old-Fashioned 4th of July Registration

Every year, Crane River Theater provides a series of Explore Theater classes made possible by partnerships with Kearney Park and Recreation and the Kearney Area Children’s Museum. In just a few years, these classes have been able to reach more than three 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 beginning April 1st 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. All classes are generously supported by the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Arram Family Foundation, the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation, and First National Bank.

PAW PATROL FOR A DAY!
“No job is too big, no pup is too small!” Join Ryder and all the members of the PAW Patrol: Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, and Skye for a day full of fun! Kids will use their own special skills as they solve problems, work together, and save the city of Adventure Bay. Become a member of the PAW Patrol through games, songs, and stories straight from the show!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
Monday, July 8th   9am-12pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum

SHOPKINS FOR A DAY!
Be a part of the wide world of Shopkins! Each character is unique, and kids will find their own special qualities as they create their own character in the Shopkins world! Kids will have fun exploring and creating new stories and ideas. Join us for a Shopkins day will filled with games, crafts, dance and songs!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
Tuesday, July 9th  9am-12pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum

PRINCE AND PRINCESS FOR A DAY!
Learn what it takes to be royalty in this magical class that allows every boy and girl the opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite prince or princess! There will even be special appearances from Disney characters such as: Snow White, Cinderella, Moana, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Prince Charming! Royalty Tote Bag included.  This is always a favorite session, so sign up early!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 10th | 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum

TOY STORY FOR A DAY!
Andy invites you to come play with him and all of his favorite toys! Join good-hearted Woody and his best friend, Buzz Lightyear, along with Jessie, Bullseye, Slinky Dog, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head and more!  We will learn about teamwork and cooperation, all while having fun. Bring your favorite toy to share, and sing along with songs like “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and more!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 11th  |  9am-12pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum 

TROLL FOR A DAY!
Join Poppy and her friends as they set off on an adventure to save Troll Village from the Bergens. Their adventures and travels are full of mishaps and challenges as they learn to accept their differences and work together! Kids will have fun exploring their “True Colors” through games, songs, and more!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
July 12th  |  9am-12pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum

Registration available beginning April 8th 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 the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Arram Family Foundation, the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation, and First National Bank.

DISNEY MAGIC
Become a part of the most magical place on earth! From Moana, to Frozen, to Toy Story, to Beauty and the Beast, kids will jump into their favorite Disney stories and characters through songs and scenes. Bring your friends and make this special week the happiest time of the summer!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
June 3rd-June 7th
10am-12pm
$30*

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Squarepants! And now you have the chance to be a part of his adventures! Join all your favorite Bikini Bottom friends, including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward. Kids will invent their own stories and scenes, and sing along with songs from the new hit Broadway musical.
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 3rd-June 7th
2pm-4pm
$35*

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Make your way through the challenging years of Middle School with Greg and Rowley! Kids will discover all the ups and downs of life in junior high, as they follow along with the adventures from the popular books and movies. Let your imagination go wild as you create your own scenes and songs about middle school life!
6th Grade – 8th Grade
June 10th-June 14th
9am-12pm
$40*

LITTLE EINSTEINS
Discover a world of music, art, and nature! Join Leo, Annie, Quincy, and June as they travel the world as the Little Einsteins! Kids will embark on new missions to learn more about famous works of art, classic song and music, animals around the world, and more. The possibilities are endless when you use your own special talents to work together!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
June 10th-June 14th
2pm-4pm
$30*

SNOOPY AND THE PEANUTS GANG
Hey Snoopy! The gang’s all here and they’re bringing with them lots of laughs and fun! Kids will learn the art of physical comedy through scenes and songs from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Happiness is joining Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and the Crane Crew for the dog-days of Summer!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
June 17th – June 21st
10am-12pm
$35*

LET’S MAKE A MUSICAL!
Let your imagination run wild in one of our most popular classes. Discover the art of creating and performing your very own musical. Kids will create songs from popular melodies to tell a theatrical story of their own. They’ll also get the chance to showcase their original productions for family and friends!
6th Grade – 8th Grade
June 24th – June 28th
1pm-4pm
$40*

THE WORLD OF JUNIE B. JONES
Join the sassy diva, Junie B. Jones, as she begins her first day of school! Junie is learning all sorts of things – from new teachers, to new friends, to new classes – it’s one big adventure! Join Junie as you create your own journal, discover new stories, explore your imagination, and meet new friends. Kids will follow along with the popular book series and hit musical through songs, games, stories, and fun!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
July 15th – July 19th
10am-12pm
$30*

POKEMON
Gotta catch them all! Join Ash and his friend, Pikachu as they explore the wide world of Pokemon, and work to become the greatest Pokemon master! Kids will head out on an adventure, as they create new Pokemon creatures, and battle to be the best! Join us for a week of Pokemon imagination and fun!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
July 22nd – July 26th
10am-12pm
$35*

BROADWAY BOUND
Give my regards to Broadway! This entertaining musical workshop will be full of musical numbers and scenes that focus on hit Broadway productions! Young people will exercise their musical talents as they recreate characters and scenes from some of their favorite musicals, such as Elf, Godspell, Mary Poppins, Newsies and more!
6th Grade – 8th Grade
July 29th-August 2nd
1pm-4 pm
$40*

*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 beginning April 1st at the Crane River Theater Office, online at CraneRiverTheater.org/education or by calling 308-627-5796.
Crane River Theater and The Archway are very excited to offer two new opportunities for elementary students this summer! Kids will have lots of fun by exploring their creativity and imagination, through games and activities about our American History. We will step back in time and turn the ordinary into extraordinary! All classes will be taught by professional educators and actors. Classes are generously supported by the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Arram Family Foundation, the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation and First National Bank.

HEROES WEEK
Join us as we celebrate, honor and remember our local and national heroes past and present. Special guests will join us at The Archway each day, such as Police Officers, Firemen, National Guard, EMT and more, as they share what’s it’s like to walk in their shoes. We will have fun learning about our heroes through songs and interactive play! There will be a special presentation for families and friends on the final day at noon.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
May 28th-May 31st
9am-12pm
$40

OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY
Step back in time and celebrate the Fourth of July with your friends at Crane River Theater and The Archway! We will recreate a special moment in our country’s history as we celebrate our nation’s birth including old-fashioned children’s games, patriotic songs and activities, complete with a picnic and parade! There will be a special presentation at the conclusion of the day for friends and family.
Kindergarten-5th Grade
Monday, July 1st
9am-4pm
$35

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