Explore Theater!

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 classes have been able to reach more than three thousand kids ranging 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 kids the opportunity to interact, create, and have fun while exploring theater!

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

Registration TBA at the Kearney Park and Recreation office, online at 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 Arram Family Foundation and First National Bank. 

POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2021

Performing Arts Academy: WILLY WONKA Kids!

Registration for 2021 TBA!

Through this four-week class on the UNK campus, you will learn about the art of performance from university professors and other experts working in the field of theater and dance. During the month, you will employ everything you have learned 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 Grade – 6th Grade

DATES TBA

9am-11:30am

$240 for all four weeks

($180 if qualified for free/reduced lunch)

Performance of WILLY WONKA Kids! TBA

Free Admission

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