2017-2018 PLAYlabs Productions

PLAYlabs are experiences that provide a chance for GREAT to be brave and take bold artistic risks as we venture into the new.  We need to take risks because we believe you can’t create something new without going somewhere that makes you a little bit uncomfortable. We’re always asking questions. We’re never satisfied with the status quo. It’s the secret to how we find the extraordinary. If you like a little risk with your theater experience, PLAYlabs is for you. The Great River Educational Arts Theatre and the Learning Lab Theatre go hand in hand and each play a role in achieving the vision of building life skills through quality arts education.



Saturday, December 16th at 7pm
Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre

Through a telling of the traditional Christmas story, spiritual carols and dance a young man finds it really is “A Christmas To Believe In.”  This uplifting original play by local author Rev. B.D. King will have its World Premiere as part GREAT Theatre PLAYlabs.

Tickets: $5 - all ages



The Cast

Cast:  See you at our first rehearsal on Tues. Nov. 28th at the Learning Lab Theatre! To accept your role, please register here.

Narrator 1: Ellie Hayden

Narrator 2: Spencer Gillian

Angel 1: Robert Thorson

Angels/Shepherds: Amelia Reid, Bella Jennings & Ariana Dickerson

Elizabeth: Gabby Fritz

Mary: Maddy Lindholm

Shephard 1/Angel: Nature Hollins

Zecharia: Christopher Smith

Herod: Jared Onefrey

Rehearsals: Tues. Nov. 28th 6:30-8:30pm, Thurs. Nov. 30th 6:30-8:30pm, Sat. Dec. 2nd 10:00am- Noon, Fri. Dec. 8th 6:30-8:30pm, Sun. Dec. 10th 1:00-5:00pm, Thurs. Dec. 14th 6:30-8:30pm and Fri. Dec. 15th 6:30-9:30pm