Explore Theater!

Summer 2021 classes are complete. Be on the lookout for more theater camps and classes with Crane River Theater soon!

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. These creative drama classes have reached thousands of young students ranging from Pre-K through middle school, providing them a hands-on theater and performance experience. While younger students 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 young artists the opportunity to collaborate, create, and explore theater!

Browse our Explore Theater classes below or on our 2021 Explore Theater Brochure!

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

Registration is available on April 5 at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, online at kearneychildrensmuseum.org, or by calling 308.698.2228.

*Crane River Theater and Kearney Area Children’s Museum are committed to keeping young artists, their families, and teaching staff safe at Explore Theater camps. Safety protocols will be put in place to maintain a healthy and enjoyable learning experience for all.

Explore Theater with Crane River Theater and Kearney Park and Recreation

Registration is available at the Kearney Park and Recreation office, online at kprregister.org, or by calling 308.237.4644.

*Crane River Theater and Kearney Parks and Recreation are committed to keeping young artists, their families, and teaching staff safe at Explore Theater camps. Safety protocols will be put in place to maintain a healthy and enjoyable learning experience for all.

*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: WILLY WONKA Kids!

Thank you for making this an incredible experience! Be on the lookout for future student performance opportunities coming soon.

More Information about PAWS University can be found at www.unk.edu/pawsuniversity.

*Crane River Theater and PAWS University are committed to keeping young artists, their families, and teaching staff safe at Explore Theater camps. Safety protocols will be put in place to maintain a healthy and enjoyable learning experience for all.

Through this four-week class on the UNK campus, you will learn about the art of performance from university professors and other theater and dance professionals. During the month, you will employ everything you learn and take on your own role in a production of Roald Dahl’s “WILLY WONKA Kids!” in the Miriam Drake Theatre. During this exciting process, we will learn choreography, make our own props, memorize dialogue, practice good singing techniques, and learn how to work as a team!

4th – 6th Grade

June 7 – July 2, 2021 | Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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


Performance of WILLY WONKA Kids!

Friday, July 2, 2021 | 10:30 am

Miriam Drake Theatre

Free Admission

                 

2021 Teaching Artists

Education Staff
Education Director
Education Staff
Education Staff

Crane River Theater’s Arts Education Programs are generously supported by the Arram Family Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.