How to get involved with the Theatre Program

Centennial Theatre Boosters Club (open to parents of grades 6-12) E-mail to get more information

Participate in the boosters' fundraising and event planning. Without the help of our boosters club, we would not be able to pull off such amazing performances for the community. 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.

Boosters Club Meetings are held at PAC unless otherwise noted.

  • Theatre Boosters meetings are typically the 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • September 13th at 6:30 pm
  • October 18th at 6:30 pm
Booster club members help during set build for Frozen Jr.
Booster club members help during set build for Frozen Jr.

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.

Sarah Bushnell

Sarah Bushnell
Centennial Theatre Boosters Vice President

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.”

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Melissa Krieger
High School Musical Music Director
Centennial Theatre Boosters Secretary

Melissa has been involved with Centennial High School Theatre since 2015 as a director, musician, and Boosters member.

She currently is the music director for "Into the Woods", and Theatre Boosters Secretary.

Melissa has a degree in vocal and instrumental music education from The University of Minnesota. She is a private lesson instructor, substitute music teacher, church music director, and freelance musician. Melissa enjoys photography and traveling with her husband and three sons.

Her favorite part of being involved with Centennial Theatre is getting to share her passion for music and theater with amazing, dedicated students.

Brandy Eckman

Brandy Eckman
Centennial Theatre Boosters
Marketing & Fundraising Chairperson

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 webmaster and marketing chairperson.

Music has always been a part of Brandy's life. 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.