Thanks to the support of our community we are heading into the new year with refreshed optimism and pure excitement as we return to LIVE performances (safely, of course)! In 2020, a record 1,192 donors supported GREAT! Of those, 494 were first-time donors and 480 increased their giving over the prior year. Their support came at a time when the survival of GREAT was at risk. We will do more than just survive; we are ready to thrive!



Consider this your invitation to escape the everyday…together again! All our musicals originally announced last year, including Mamma Mia!, are rescheduled. This also includes the production of our very first outdoor musical at the brand new The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park.  

Mark your calendar to gather together again with family, friends and your community for JOY, BEAUTY and INSPIRATION!

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
    July 22-24, 2021 at The Ledge Amphitheatre, Waite Park + livestream
  • Little Shop of Horrors
    September 10-19, 2021 at the Paramount Center for the Arts + livestream
  • The Sound of Music
    November 19-28, 2021 at the Paramount Center for the Arts + livestream
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda
    January 28- February 6, 2022 at the Paramount Center for the Arts
  • Mamma Mia!
    April 14-24, 2022 at Paramount Center for the Arts



Thank you again for trusting us with your ticket credits. We are excited to help you exchange your tickets for new dates and to perform for you again! To ensure the best live theatre experience we are putting tickets on sale in multiple phases. 

As of right now this show is planned to be general admission, allowing for the greatest flexibility if it is deemed safe to increase seating capacity. 

  • SUBSCRIBERS: Please check your email for the link sent on May 4, 2021 to pick your date!


  • SUBSCRIBERS: You can now pick your date AND the seat you want! We had been planning for general admission to allow for the greatest flexibility if seating capacity increased. Well, it has! Please disregard the link emailed on May 4th for “IN-PERSON” reservations. Any prior reservations for general admission will need to be resubmitted. Please check your email for the NEW link sent on May 11, 2021.  You can also reserve your seats by calling the Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 320-259-5463.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MATILDA, MAMMA MIA! Exchange and on sale dates to be announced in Fall 2021.

If you have any questions regarding your subscription or credits on account, please email Your patience and generosity keep our arts culture vibrant and contributes to the economic recovery of our community.  Thank you! 



The safety of our audience, volunteers, and staff remains our top priority. GREAT will follow all recommended mitigation efforts and mandates in effect at the time of performance. A copy of our audience safety guidelines is available to review. 



New this year, we are holding one set of auditions in the Spring and one in the Fall for our musicals.  

  • May 2021Cinderella
  • July 2021 – Little Shop of Horrors
  • August 2021 – Sound of Music
  • October 2021 Matilda
  • January 2022 – Mamma Mia! 



  • How I Became a Pirate –  If you’re a subscriber for our previously announced Youth Artist Produced show for pre-school audiences, we encourage you to exchange your tickets for Charlotte’s Web. Please check your email for a link to a form to indicate how you would like your tickets handled. 
  • Black Nativity, Every Brilliant Thing and Puffs – we continue to work on securing new dates and royalty contracts to perform these shows in the future. If you subscribed to either of these shows your tickets will be held as a credit and honored in the future.

GREATer TOGETHER: Ready to Thrive!

Thanks to the collective support of our community, we’re heading into 2021 with refreshed optimism and pure excitement as we prepare for a return to LIVE theatrical performances (safely, of course)! Will you make a donation today to ensure our return to live performances is as spectacular as before? 

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Every gift will be matched DOLLAR for DOLLAR!

We share our gratitude for the tremendous support of all who have trusted us with their ticket credits, donated back their tickets or camp registration, made additional gifts of support (some even doubled!), or recently joined the GREAT donor family to help get us to where we are today. Thank you for making GREAT your community theatre.