Explore Theater!

The arts are an opportunity to explore, create and have fun. Kids of all ages can relate to the universal appeal of music, theater, and dance. It is for this reason that we bring to you a series of classes that challenge kids to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. The intention is to have fun through imagination and play. All Classes are offered through Crane River Theater. The final day of classes will include a performance for families and friends. All classes are generously supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Browse our Explore Theater classes below!

Explore Theater with Crane River Theater and Kearney Area Children’s Museum

Our 2022 camps have ended, but we’ll be back in 2023! Examples of some of our past camps are listed below.
Registration will open in early Spring 2023.

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 offered through Crane River Theater Company in association with the Kearney Area Children’s Museum.

ENCANTO FOR A DAY!
Join the family Madrigal! Kids will explore the home of the family Madrigal in this fantastical, magical camp! Meet Mirabel and discover what makes you unique and extraordinary. Kids will sing along to their favorite Encanto songs, learn new dances, and work together as a team to make this camp even more magical! Special Goodie Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6

MERMAID FOR A DAY!
Explore an underwater world full of wonder! Kids will dive under the sea 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. Mermaid Goodie Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6

PAW PATROL FOR A DAY!
“PAW Patrol is on a roll!” Learn what it takes to be a part of this team of mighty pups. Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, and Skye will lead our team for a fun and exciting day of PAW Patrol activities. Discover the benefits of teamwork and problem solving to become an official member of the PAW Patrol during this one-day journey! PAW Patrol Goodie Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6

PRINCESS FOR A DAY!
Spend the day with your favorite princesses and learn what it takes to be royalty. How does a princess walk and talk? By the end of the day, you will be able to rule your own kingdom alongside Snow White, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa, and our other favorite princesses. Magical Princess Goodie Bag included.
Ages 4, 5 and 6

Explore Theater with Crane River Theater and Kearney Park and Recreation

Our 2022 camps have ended, but we’ll be back in 2023! You can see descriptions of our past camps below.
Registration will open in April 2023.

The arts are an opportunity to explore, create and have fun. Kids of all ages can relate to the universal appeal of music, theater, and dance. It is for this reason that we bring to you a series of classes that challenge kids to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. The intention is to have fun through imagination and play. All Classes are offered through Crane River Theater. The final day of classes will include a performance for families and friends. All classes are generously supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

IT’S SHOWTIME!
Kids can take the stage with Crane River Theater’s newest opportunity this summer! Learn what it takes to be a part of a show, including the auditions, casting, rehearsal process, and finally, putting on the show for friends and family at the Harmon Park Activity Center. Kids will create characters, stage scenes, and learn choreography, all while focusing on creativity, collaboration, and communication.
This summer’s show will be Pinkalicious! Based on the popular book series, this is the tale of a girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. After a few too many, she ends up with Pinkititis, which turns her pink from head to toe! Join us for this awesome performance opportunity!
3rd Grade – 5th Grade

DINOS AND DRAGONS
Travel to when Dinosaurs roamed the land and 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 and stomp those T-Rex feet and join us for stories, games, and songs about Dinos and Dragons!
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

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 Newsies, Hamilton, and Wicked!
6th Grade – 8th Grade

*A $10 supply fee will be due on the first day of class. Please make checks payable to “Crane River Theater.”

**All participants will receive a Crane River Theater T-Shirt.

Performing Arts Academy: James and the Giant Peach Junior!

The 2022 PAWS camps have ended, but we’ll be back in 2023! You can find a description of our past camp below.
More Information about PAWS University can be found at www.unk.edu/pawsuniversity.

Active participation in the arts provides an opportunity to explore, create, learn, and have fun. Performing Arts Academy is a unique opportunity to study the many aspects of music, theater, and dance with University professors and experts working in the field. We will learn what it takes to be a part of a show, including the auditions, casting, and rehearsal process. Kids will learn choreography, make our own props, memorize dialogue, practice good singing techniques, and learn how to work as a team! Students will showcase everything they’ve learned by taking on their own role in a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.!”

4th – 6th Grade

$240 per student for all four weeks ($160 if qualified for free/reduced lunch)


Performance of James and the Giant Peach Junior!

UNK Miriam Drake Theatre

Free Admission

                 

Teaching Artists

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Crane River Theater’s Arts Education Programs are generously supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.