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

Side Show at Ashland Productions

High School Theatre and Beyond outing to see the musical Side Show at Ashland Productions:

Next Sunday, October 15th, we will be taking anyone interested (parents are welcome to come) to see the 2:00 final performance of Side Show.

The ticket price will be based on how many we can get to attend as we will be able to get a discount. It will definitely be under $20 a ticket.

Please email Mrs.Krieger at or text 651-214-9114 how many tickets you would like.

RESERVATION DEADLINE IS FAST: BY THIS TUESDAY (October 10th) PLEASE. We will arrange carpooling from school for those who want to attend.

Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As the starring act of a sideshow, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, Violet and Daisy Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding musician. A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, Side Show is a true story that will touch audience’s hearts.

New High School Theater and Beyond Event:

On October 16th at 3:20 in the choir room, Centennial Theatre Alumn, Courtney Kline, will be our guest speaker. The topic will be pursuing theater after high school. Courtney will talk about the college audition process, give tips on auditioning for scholarships and shows, things to look for which choosing a postsecondary school/program. Come with all your questions. Snacks will be provided. The session will last until 4:30-4:45. If you have questions, contact Mrs.Krieger.

Courtney Kline Bio:

Courtney has been involved in theatre since she can remember. She earned her BFA in Acting from Millikin University in April of 2021 and has continued performing ever since. While in college, Courtney served on the PR and Marketing boards of multiple organizations including Alpha Chi Omega. Besides performing, assisting, and directing in Twin Cities Theater companies, Courtney is the Marketing Director for Ashland Productions and CHS Speech Coach. When she’s not performing or editing videos, Courtney enjoys spending time with her friends and family, singing karaoke, or playing DnD!


“Theater Beyond”


Guest Speaker

Professional Theater Stage Manager/Production

Keara Lavandowska

Will discuss

“A career Behind the scene in Theater”

Stage Management /Lights, Sound and Production

*What are the opportunities?

*What is the path post post-high school?

Monday, January 22nd

5:00 – 6:00 PM

High School PAC

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