From the Directors' Desk:
Important updates from Mr. Webster, Mrs. Tangren, Mrs. Rudquist, Mrs. Schmidt, and Mrs. Kreiger for cast and crew will be posted here.
Congratulations to the newly-elected 2022-2023 student theatre board members!
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Congratulations to the newly-elected 2022-2023 Student Theatre Board Members! We are so excited to work with you and can’t wait to see what you accomplish! Photos and bios of new members coming soon.
NEW Centennial Alumni Summer Stock Theatre (C.A.S.T.) Registration is NOW OPEN!
Shakespeare Summer Theatre
Former theatre alumni and current theater students (participants do not have to be Centennial students, all are welcome) will perform together for a summer show based on a Shakespeare production (production to be determined). All ages are welcome from middle school to adult. If you may be nervous about Shakespeare each play will have non-speaking and speaking roles so don’t be intimidated. Tech crew will also be needed: lights, sound, props, costuming. Participants can register as actors or tech crew.
Directed by Shanan Custer and Eric Webster
M-F July 18-28 10 am-noon
July 29 (performance day) 10 am-through evening performance with lunch and dinner breaks
11 sessions + dress rehearsal, (dress tech invite), at 2 pm and performance at 6 pm on July 29
(friends and family are invited to attend either or both events on the 29th).
Drama Programs at Centennial School Middle School and Centennial High School
Theater is proven to improve focus, teach problem-solving skills, teamwork, confidence, and important life skills.
The Centennial Theatre program is one of the foremost heralded programs in the state. Our district theatre programs are all under one roof meaning:
Our theater programs feed from the middle school into the high school club so we have combined both programs with the same staff and Directors from Middle School through High School.
We encourage each school to support the other in their productions. High school students are connected to the Middle School programs. We have student directors from the high school work with the students at the Middle School programs. Students connect to the program, creating a cohesive and strongly bonded community.
All schedules for each program are published for the year in the summer before the school year starts, including mandatory meeting and audition schedules.
The Centennial Middle School Theatre programs are for students at all levels of acting, from beginning to more experienced. Our schedules for all theatre programming at the Middle School allow for students to participate in all theatre programs without conflict.
The Centennial High School Theatre programs are for students at all levels of acting, from beginning to more experienced. Our schedules for all theatre programming at the High School allow for students to participate in all theatre programs without conflict.
Our leadership at Centennial Theatre is experienced in every aspect of theater and stage management.
Director and Coach for High School and Middle School Theatre Programs, Improv Coach, Middle School Speech Coach, Cougar Football Stadium Announcer
Middle School Fall Play Co-Director
Middle School Musical Co-Director
High School Costume Director
Middle School Musical Music Director
High School Musical Co-Director
High School Musical Music Director
Centennial Theatre Boosters Secretary
Middle School and High School Play and Musical Set and Props Design and Director
I love how theater can transform students and change lives. Theater transports us to other cultures and new ideas and even worlds--from the deeply philosophical to the utterly absurd. Most importantly, theater teaches all of us empathy, which is the beginning of creating a better, safer world for everyone.
Teaching theater, therefore, is what I believe allows students to be free to express thoughts and fears, but it’s also what fuels me as a professional. Theater provides a safe place for students to think out loud and “try on” ideas and, because they are allowed to fly around with safety nets, they unwittingly and unknowingly teach the teacher.
- Eric Webster