GREAT Children's theatre honors the imagination of children and shares the wonder of live theatre.  GREAT is the largest children's theatre in greater Minnesota and features local actors of all ages.



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Life is the bubbles, under the sea! In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical it features the hit songs Part of Your World, She’s in Love, and the Oscar-winning Under the Sea.


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There’s no place like home. Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.  This popular musical includes the songs We’re Off To See The Wizard, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.


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See what real courage is. One of the most beloved and beautifully compassionate stories ever written, Harper Lee’s moving tale of life in rural Alabama during the Depression is filled with heartache and joy, conflict and conciliation.  Scout, a young tomboy, grows up quickly as her father, Atticus Finch, defends a legal battle that reveals fires of prejudice burning through the South where black and white, rich and poor, young and old, struggle to find common ground and survive. This Pulitzer Prize-winning tale is about innocence, tolerance, family and the courage to live what you believe.


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Leave it to the Cat in the Hat! Everyone’s favorite feline in the red and white hat turns a rainy afternoon upside down with his madcap mischief and wacky adventures.  Speaking only in rhyme, the Cat in the Hat shows Sally and her brother that “it’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how,” despite the misgivings of their well-mannered Fish.  But what will Mother think of all the antics when she returns home?  Find out when all of your favorite moments from this Dr. Seuss classic come to life before your eyes. 


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A secret can be a weapon. In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Based upon interviews with girls on the giving and receiving end of bullying, providing the opportunity to reveal the secrets and address the complexities which dominate the lives of many young women.  This special project is supported by the Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.


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Believe all ogre again! Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film is the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre brought to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.