Theatre Beyond

A Brand New Program for Centennial Theatre Students

Headed up by Melissa Krieger and Eric Webster:

“Theatre Beyond” is a program that will bring more opportunities for education, learning, fundamentals and experiences for

high school students in the theatre program that are considering a career in the performing arts.

Theatre Beyond Features:

  • Professional Guest Speakers opportunities- from performance to technical aspects to producing.
  • Seeing professional theater shows with venue tours and Q & A opportunities with the cast and crew
  • Participation in the “Spotlight Awards” program
  • Keeping students updated on opportunities to further their experiences and education.
  • Professional Guidance for the “Next steps”.  Colleges, and how to pursue a career in the performing arts.
  • Attending or producing play readings
  • Audition workshops 
  • Actors cabaret  - a series of monologues and scenes

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Crooners Supper Club in Fridley Looking for Young Comedians looking to learn and perform at the festival!

Jun 21-24

Event Producer; Randy Lubas

Loons on the Lake Comedy Festival Producer, internationally touring Headline Comedian for over 40 years. And also manages a couple of young Comedians. One Olivia Harewood, who just finished a three year contract writing for the Late Late Show on CBS, and another, Kyle Erby who just co-starred on the last three episodes of Call me Katt on Fox. Discovered them both while he was producing the Ventura Comedy Festival, which I did for nine years.

He also taught standup comedy workshops over the years and one of his students was Trevor Wallace who took his workshop when he was 17 years old. He has since become a youtube sensation and is selling out theaters all over the country.

He wants to et students into the Festival as a great way for them to get a taste of the exhilarating and thrilling experience of doing standup comedy.

If you are a student who would like to put together a 3-5 minute standup set, he is willing to coach and mentor you to perform on one of the shows in the Festival. He would be available on Monday and Tuesday, June 19 and 20 to do this.

As a bonus, they are willing to offer the school up to 50 tickets to sell for the show each student is in, and keep half the proceeds for our theatre program.

If you are interested please let Eric Webster know and he will put you in contact with Mr. Lubas and the event coordinators.

Opportunity for Centennial Theatre Students

Stage Combat Workshop offered through MN Thespians

We have an awesome stage combat/intimacy training workshop opportunity! Read below for more details!

“Brawl of America is a three-day workshop on stage combat and stage intimacy. May 27th and 28th (Saturday and Sunday) is a series of 90-minute stage combat classes with instructors from across the country, while May 29th (Monday) is two 3-hour stage intimacy classes with a certified intimacy director. Students can register for single days or the whole three-dayexperience (with some discounting), and there is a Pay-What-You-Want option for folks who have a tough time paying the full price.

The event is open to everyone 15 years old and above, and it is open to students new or experienced to stage combat or stage intimacy. It will be held in the Anne Simley Theatre of Hamline University, and all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and booster against COVID (or valid medical exemption).”