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Department Description
Our department seeks to serve Anoka-Ramsey Community College students by providing quality theatre learning opportunities for majors and non-majors alike.  The Theatre Associate of Fine Arts degree curriculum includes a wide range of courses with particular emphasis on performance and technical theatre.  We seek to serve the college and engage the community by producing varied and thought-provoking plays throughout the academic year.  All Anoka-Ramsey Community College students are welcome to participage in theatre classes and productions regardless of prior experience.

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus performance area is a proscenium-style, intimate theatre with 145-plus seats and wheelchair access for four patrons.  The stage supports a variety of theatre experiences and offers students a challenging environment in an intimate actor/audience setting.
The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center is a proscenium style theatre with continental seating including 320 seat and wheelchair space for 8 patrons.  With only 12 rows, no seat is further than 50 feet from the state.  The 40 foot wide by 48 foot deep stage boasts 20 feet of wing space on either side allowing for intimate box sets, full-scale musicals, and even opera or ballet. 

Academic Options
The AFA degree in Theatre offers a two-year associate in fine arts (AFA) degree in theatre which is designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college or
university to complete a bachelor's degree in fine arts.  Many Anoka-Ramsey Community College students have gone on to four-year colleges such as the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Hamline University, Minnesota State University at Mankato, Winona State University, University of Colorado, University of South Dakota, and many others.  

Begin your career path to theatrical success by visiting the AFA web site for degree requirements and other information.  See the course schedule for current course offerings.

Courses are offered at both the Cambridge and Coon Rapids Campuses.  For a complete listing of all theatre courses, visit the course description web site.



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 Check Out Our Current Season


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Music by George Stiles
Books and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Directed by Scott Ford

February 6,7, 13, 14
(matinee and evening performance on the 14th)

Honk!, a contemporary award-winning musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, is funny, fast, and feathery.  Soon after Ugly, an odd looking baby duck, is born he is seduced away by a wily Cat who is looking for dinner.  Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home.  In his quest to reunite with his mother, Ugly encounters all manner of domesticated and wild critters who help him to learn valuable lessons about fitting in, being proud of who he is, and the importance of love and family.  This family-friendly show is appropriate for kids of all ages and the kid in all of us.  Treat a young person in your life to an evening of theatrical joy!










The Anoka-Ramsey Community College production of Las Hermanas Padilla at the Kennedy Center American College Theater was very well received by both the respondents from the region and the audiences. Students respresented themselves very well and presented the show for packed houses for all three performance.















Lisa Harris     

Theatre Faculty & Staff

Cambridge Campus

Lisa Weaver

Coon Rapids Campus

Blayn Lemke

Scott Ford

Peter Lerohl