Centennial Theatre 2022-2023 Season

Last year was our first "normal" theater season in a couple of years. From It's a Wonderful Life to Disney Frozen Jr, and our CAST (Centennial Alumni Summer Stock Theatre) Shakespeare productions, we put on amazing shows for our community. We worked extremely hard in an unprecedented year and our community came out in full force to support us. We thank you for always showing up and cheering us on!

We hope you enjoy this season's shows as well. There is something for everyone with our productions this year and we are so excited to share our hard work with you soon!

We continue to learn from and respect each other and we really do believe that our theater is a place -

"Where Everyone Belongs"

Fall Plays at Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School

"An Inconvenient Squirrel"

A squirrel, whose inconvenient nature stems from the fact that he/she refuses to accept a name defining their essential characteristic the way every other squirrel in the tree has. The inconvenient squirrel and his obnoxious friend “Socially Awkward” Squirrel undertake a sort of walkabout during which they encounter “Thinks He’s a Pirate” Squirrel and “Master Thespian” Squirrel, ultimately spurring a climactic confrontation between “Evil Genius” Squirrel and the inconvenient squirrel’s father “Really Important” Squirrel that results in a shocking revelation about the true nature of the “Big Ol’ Tree”.

In the end, there’s a positive message about the importance of being yourself.

Written by Twin Cities Playwrite Joseph Scrimshaw

“It’s the kind of family show that’s actually a family show, with a clever script that will entertain patrons of all ages and a comic energy that will captivate the dull kids as well as the sharp ones.” - Star Tribune

 

Show Times

  • Wednesday, November 2nd – Senior Preview – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 3rd – Opening Night - 7:00pm
  • Friday, November 4th – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, November 5th – 1:00pm
  • Saturday, November 5th – 5:00pm

"Marley's Ghost: An Adaptation of Dicken's A Christmas Carol by Eric Webster"

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has been told thousands of times in thousands of ways. But in all of those adaptations, the question of “Why is Scrooge the way he is?” has never really been addressed.

This adaptation by Eric Webster stays true to the original and timeless classic, but broadens the brush stroke of empathy for our fellow persons, by exploring the path that brought Scrooge to his condition, with the intention that his denouement should remind us that everyone’s personal experiences are unique and worthy of consideration.

Show Times

  • Wednesday, November 30th– Senior preview – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, December 1st – Opening Night - 7:00pm
  • Friday, December 2nd - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 3rd - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, December 4th– 1:00pm

Spring Musicals at Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School

"The Wizard of Oz"

Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City.

Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

Show Times

  • Wednesday, March 29th - Senior Preview - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 30th - Opening Night - 7:00pm
  • Friday, March 31st - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1st - 1:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1st - 7:00pm

"Mamma Mia!"

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands.

Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

Show Times

  • Wednesday, April 26th - Senior Preview - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 27th - Opening Night - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 28th - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, April 29th -7:00pm
  • Sunday, April 30th - 1:00pm

Thank you to our cast, crew, production, and creative teams, and especially to our parents and community for supporting us in our endeavors. We appreciate your time and patronage!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for helping us put all of these productions on. We couldn't do it without your support!