"I made friends for a lifetime"

GREAT Theatre is celebrating our 20th anniversary and this summer we kicked off our summer camps with shows like School of Rock, Lion King, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and more, offering a variety of exciting roles to the children of our community!

This year GREAT was happy to welcome 1,620 children to play, learn, and perform on stages in 82 camps at 14 different locations across central MN. Because of generous donors, we were able to offer scholarships to over 100 kids, furthering GREAT’s belief in ensuring accessibility and inclusion for all.


This summer we launched our first-ever intensive two-week musical theater camp, School of Rock. 28 students had the opportunity to act, sing, dance, play instruments, and ROCK OUT! This experience had a profound effect on Larissa Tollefson, a 5th year camper who played Summer in School of Rock.


“I have made friends for a lifetime. Theatre is an art form that includes everyone and that’s why I love theatre so much!”

Gifts from devoted supporters provide opportunities and scholarships for students to build life skills through quality arts education. Because of those generous contribution, children can continue to experience the joy, empathy and self-discovery of live theatre. 

THANK YOU donors!