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Welcome to East Central Drama


East Central is known for its Drama Department. We have placed in most of our competitions and have obtained a five (5) star out of five (5) star rating.Bragging Rights:  Since 1988 , East Central has been the Sub-Section Champion twenty-two times and the Sub-Section Runner Up five times.  East Central has been the Section Champion ten times and the Section Runner Up seven times.  We have participated in the State Festival nine times, “starring” four times. In 2017, we will make our tenth state appearance.We have traditionally held the following schedule:
Fall – Community & School Musical
Winter – One Act Play
Spring – Play

To see a list of our plays, please see our Historical Play List under the program links above.

Director:  Kathy Ebnet
phone: 320.245.2289×6502


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Video Tutorial of Signing Up for Activities

The following video has been produced to help with signing up for Activities at East Central! This 1st video will show you how to register your student if you have used FeePay in the past.  The second video will show you how to register if you have never used FeePay before.  If you are not […]

One Act Stars at State

East Central’s one-act play SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT won top honors, a “starred” rating, at the Minnesota State High School League One-Act Play Festival on Friday, February 10th. The two-day event was held at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Out of the 206 Class A one-act plays competing in […]

Section One Act Champions

For the fourth consecutive year East Central’s drama students advance to the MSHSL State One-Act Play Festival! The two-day event takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10, in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. East Central’s performance of SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, adapted by Aaron Jansen from […]

East Central One Act Advances to Section 7A Competition

East Central High School’s one-act play, SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, adapted by Aaron Jansen from the novel Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, will advance to the Minnesota State High School League Section 7A competition at Two Harbors High School on Saturday, February 4. There will be a free public performance at East […]

Sub-Section 7A One Act Champions

The East Central Drama Department hosted the Section 7A Sub-Section One Act Contest on Saturday, January 28th.  There were seven schools at the contest:  Aitkin, Barnum, Cromwell/Wright, East Central, Esko, Willow River and Wrenshall. The sub-section alternate was Separate Lives, performed by Willow River.  The sub-section runner up was Peter Pan, performed by Esko.  The […]

Cast List Announced

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers *Be sure to carefully check the entire cast list since some people have more than one part. Our first rehearsal is Sunday September 11, 2016 @7:30 PM in the High School Theater. Materials and schedules will be handed out at this time. Congratulations! Cast List Adam Pontipee – Aaron Jansen […]

One-Act Wins Section Championship

The One-Act traveled to Two Harbors and came away with the section 7A Championship! They will now travel to St. Kate’s to compete in the State Tournament on Thursday February 11th! Congratulations!

The Music Man Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, October 26th.  The ticket office is open from 3:30 to 5:30 on Monday through Friday. Adults: $8  —  Under 18: $5 Please call the ticket office at 320-245-6125 during their hours to reserve a ticket.  Tickets can be picked up prior to the show.  However, tickets must be […]

The Music Man Cast List

The Music Man Cast List *Be sure to check the entire cast list since some people have more than one part. Conductor – Geoff Hilty Charlie Cowell – Bryce Shervheim Salesman #1 – Aaron Jansen Salesman #2 – Mike Bennett Salesman #3 – Elwood Nelson Salesman #4 – Bill Jansen Salesman #5 – Sam Johnson […]

Community & School Musical Announced

East Central School and Area Communities will be presenting Meredith Willson’s The Music Man as our 2015 Fall musical! Auditions will be held at the East Central High School Auditorium on Wednesday September 2nd from 4:00-8:00 PM and Thursday September 3rd from 7:00-8:30 PM. (Please note that auditions are being held the week before school […]



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