Charity of the Week

June 22nd - July 5th, 2017


Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) creates meaningful experiences for artists and audiences of all ages.

Through dynamic on-stage programming and innovative off-stage educational outreach, they are creating a culturally vibrant community of tomorrow by educating and entertaining audiences today. Their on-stage productions are held at the historic Paramount Theatre, located in downtown St. Cloud and at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater and Escher Auditorium, in partnership with the College of St. Benedicts/St. John's University Fine Arts Programming.
The Great Theatre company believes in:
• Honoring the imagination of children - their involvement in the arts cultivates curiosity, creativity and endless exploration
• Sharing the wonder of live theatre - the resulting joy is something all people should experience
• Encouraging artistic development - dramatic arts instill pride, confidence, cooperation and a sense of community
• Connecting artists and audiences with thought-provoking programming - collaboration unites our community and advances mutual understanding
• Expanding the cultural landscape of our area – live theatre contributes to a vibrant arts community and positively impacts society as a whole