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.

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PLAYlabs: The War of The Worlds

Preview: Friday October 27th at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 28th 8:00pm
Live Performance broadcast on KVSC 88.1FM and streamed live at KVSC.org

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GREAT Theatre and KVSC 88.1FM  at St. Cloud State University are teaming up to bring the infamous radio drama The War of The Worlds live to the stage and radio. The legendary show that caused a national panic in 1938 by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater will be performed live on-stage at Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre and broadcast and streamed live on KVSC radio! Join our cast of voice actors and live sound effects artists as they recreate one of the most famous radio plays of all time – just in time for Halloween!

Limited tickets available starting Oct. 2nd 10:00am to attend the live broadcast available for $10 online or by calling 320.258.2787 which includes a pre-show reception at 7:00pm.

The Cast

We are proud to announce the cast of PLAYlabs: War of the Worlds! If cast, your first rehearsal will be tomorrow Friday, October 13th 6:00pm at GREAT Studios, 919 St. Germain Street (third floor, three doors west of the Paramount Theatre front doors, park in the parking ramp for free.)  All those cast need to click here to fill out the online registration prior to your first rehearsal. Rehearsal schedules and scripts will be handed out.

ANNOUNCER 1/GUNNER: David Symalla

ANNOUNCER 2: Rachel Saliares

ANNOUNCER 3/OPERATOR 1: Jake Hagerdorn

PHILLIPS/OFFICER: Phillip Hoelscher

PIERSON: Jeffrey Bleam

WILMUTH/COMMANDER: Josh Snead

CAPTAIN/OPERATOR 4: Nicholas Brutscher

OBSERVER/STRANGER: Joel Miron

SMITH/SECRETARY/OPERATOR 3: Jennifer Lawrence

POLICEMAN/MCDONALD/OPERATORS 2&5: Chad Holien

FOLEY SOUND ARTIST: Drew Sevcik

A HUGE thank you to all who auditioned last night!  The turnout was phenomenal! You all made the casting process very challenging!

Congrats to those cast in the show! Very exciting!   If you are unable to accept the role, please let us know ASAP by emailing Dennis@GreatTheatre.org.

THANK YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN!

Please call 320-258-2787 or email Dennis@GreatTheatre.org with any questions. Thank you!