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 an official member of the PAW Patrol in this exciting one-day adventure!
Ages 4, 5 and 6
Monday, July 8th   9am-12pm
$20
Offered in part by Kearney Area Children’s Museum

SHOPKINS FOR A DAY!
Grab your boarding pass and come on a worldwide ride with your favorite Shoppies! Kids will discover what makes them unique as they create their own special characters in the magical village of Shopville. Join Apple Blossom, Kooky Cookie and Licky Lips for a Shopkins day 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

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 life of her favorite princess for a day! How does a princess walk and talk? There will even be special appearances from Snow White, Cinderella, Moana, Anna and Elsa themselves. Princess 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*

WELCOME TO CAMP KIKIWAKA
Spend a week at Camp Kikiwaka! Straight from the Disney hit series BUNK’D, campers will abandon “city life” and head into the great outdoors. Camp counselors will show them the ropes, as they create exciting new characters and scenes from this popular series. Summer camp has never been this fun!
6th Grade – 8th Grade
June 10th-June 14th
9am-12pm
$40*

LITTLE EINSTEINS
Discover a world of music, art, and nature! Embark on an incredible journey with the Little Einsteins as they go on missions in their ever-changing rocket ship. 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 GANG
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. Participants will create new lyrics from songs that are popular today 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
Watch out world, here comes Junie B. Jones, and she’s definitely ready for some new school-year adventures! Join the sassy diva as she navigates life with new friends, new glasses and the annual kickball tournament. Sneak a peek into Junie’s “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” as you discover new stories and explore your imagination.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
July 15th – July 19th
10am-12pm
$30*

POKEMON
Is your child crazy for Pokemon? Do they love trading Pokemon cards? Are they on a mission to “catch ‘em all”? Then this is the perfect class for them. Kids will join Ash and his friend Pikachu as they travel through the different regions of the Pokemon world with the ultimate dream of becoming a Pokemon Master. They will create their own pocket monster and equip themselves with the special skills needed to defeat Team Rocket.
3rd Grade – 5th Grade
July 22nd – July 26th
10am-12pm
$35*

BROADWAY BOUND
Give my regards to Broadway! Crane River Theater cast members will team up with participants for a final performance in this one of a kind class as they dive into the songs and scenes of Broadway’s biggest musicals. Take the stage as your favorite characters from Godspell, Elf the Musical and Newsies!
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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