Theater Essentials Online is a library of video lessons for grades 7-12 led by local theater professionals. Designed to be completely flexible for in-person, hybrid or fully remote models of learning, each video lesson connects with state standards and includes study guides, student worksheets and other resources. 

Theater Essentials Online videos are designed to support select Nebraska state standards for the fine arts. Connections to standards vary according to the grade level and how teachers incorporate videos and accompanying worksheets into their existing curriculum goals. Please visit for a full listing of Nebraska state standards for the fine and performing arts and glossary terms.


available lessons
  • Jan 04
    Sue Headshot
    How to Choreograph a Show with Sue Gillespie Booton Read More
  • Jan 06
    Ray Mercer
    The 5 Things You Need to be a Successful Working Choreographer with Ray Mercer Read More
  • Jan 05
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    Healthy Vocal Habits with Jared Hiscock Read More
  • Jan 06
    Understanding Your Character’s Objectives, Actions, and Obstacles with Nick Zadina Read More
  • Jan 06
    WaiYim headshot
    Creating Your Character’s Physical Body with Wai Yim Read More
  • Jan 03
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    Creating Stage Pictures with Marya Lucca-Thyberg Read More
  • Jan 03
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    Best Practices for Auditioning with Raydell Cordell III Read More

For questions or more information, please contact the Education Team at

Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Sunny Durham Foundation and the Producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.