Get Involved With The Theatre Program

Without the help of our boosters club, we would not be able to pull off such amazing performances for the community AND OUR KIDS.

Centennial Theatre Boosters Club is open to parents of grades 6-12 and any community member interested in theater.

To get more information about joining and participating in the boosters' fundraising and event planning, come to a meeting! If you are a Centennial Theatre parent, you are already a boosters club member.

Boosters club members do not have to be parents of students in the program but typically are. The boosters club is an integral part of our program.

Our meetings are typically held at the PAC unless otherwise noted. Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00pm at the PAC
  • Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00pm

Booster Communication

All booster communication will be through the BAND app. Click the button to download the app and join BAND.

Centennial Theatre Fundraising

Centennial School District has a strong and vibrant theater program at our Middle and High schools.

The theatrical productions produced by the school have an outstanding reputation within the Twin Cities and are attended by hundreds in our community each year.

Moving forward, the program at the Middle School will now be funded 100 percent through donations and fundraising.

So, we are looking for partners to help us sustain our heralded programs and keep them going for the future.

If you would prefer to mail a donation, please mail it to the following address:

Centennial Theatre Boosters
PO Box 596
Circle Pines, MN 55014

Other Ways to Get Involved

Centennial Theatre Boosters Officers

Melissa Carlson

Melissa Carlson
Centennial Theatre Boosters President

Melissa is excited to be a newer member and president of the Centennial Theatre Boosters. As a Centennial Theatre and Speech alum herself, she has deep roots in the community and a love for the Centennial Theatre program.

When Melissa is not watching her son Brennan and daughter Hazel in their theater endeavors, or playing sports, she enjoys time with her husband Trent and their many animals. She has a love for photography and being outdoors.

Melissa looks forward to many more years of theater activities with her children and working with directors and the rest of the Boosters to continue to make the Centennial Theatre program one of the best in the state.

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Brandy Eckman
Centennial Theatre Boosters
Vice President, Marketing, & Fundraising

Brandy is a digital marketing agency owner located in Lino Lakes. She has worked with many of our community and business leaders in a former position as the board president of a medium-sized nonprofit in Blaine.

Brandy's connections and experience are being put to work for the Centennial Theatre department as our marketing and fundraising chairperson.

Music has always been a part of Brandy's life and she believes that a thriving community needs arts programs to create well-rounded adults.

She loves that at Centennial Theatre, the kids and directors have created a community that is welcoming to everyone. Inclusion is near and dear to her heart.

Lisa Partyka

Lisa Partyka
Centennial Theatre Boosters Secretary-Elect

Lisa is looking forward to the adventure ahead of being the Secretary of the Centennial Theatre Booster Club.  She has a long history of involvement in athletics in her past but is very excited about this new adventure into the theatre world that her children have introduced her to.  Her youngest daughter Brynn loves being on stage, and her oldest daughter Hayden loves all of the technical behind-the-scenes pieces that go into a production.  She has held board member positions and committee chair positions for countless organizations and school support groups over the years.
Lisa is so pleased to see all of the offerings that the Centennial Theatre department offers such as plays, musicals, and improv sessions as it shows that there is something for everyone. She hopes to support parents in their journey to support their children with involvement in the Booster Club as there are opportunities for everyone to be involved.
During the normal work day, Lisa is a Patient Relations Liaison for Masonic Children's Hospital and M Health Fairview.
Sarah Bushnell

Sarah Bushnell
Centennial Theatre Boosters Treasurer

Sarah is delighted to be part of the Centennial Theatre program. She is mom to Michaela, a freshman who participates in and loves many aspects of theatre: musicals, plays, improv, tech booth, and lighting.

In her “other” life, Sarah is a lawyer who litigates business, employment, and professional disputes. She is a graduate of Northwestern College (now known as the University of Northwestern-St. Paul) and Harvard Law School.

Sarah is married to Anthony and, in addition to Michaela, they have David (19) and Rachael (13).

Sarah says: “There is much that I love about the Centennial Theatre program, including the quality of the performances, the fun and uplifting atmosphere created by students and directors alike, the continuity of the program from middle school to high school, and the wonderful volunteers who give so much time to supporting the work of the theatre.”

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors!

Jesse Bentrup Agency
Custom Designed Apparel
Bakery located in Circle Pines
Styled Stems, Blaine Florist
Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF)
DIgital Marketing & Systems Integration