Photo Collages Available Soon!


All orders must be in by Friday, September 11th.

The cost is $15 for each photo collage. Please send a check in to CET, 710 Howard Street SE, Salem, OR 97302 with the order form or make a payment through PayPal. If paying online, please be sure to specify which production collage (or collages!) you’re interested in purchasing.

Saturday, July 25th

fineartsnightOur Fine Arts Night Concludes the 2015 Season!

This is the final evening for CET – the evening includes a fun, relaxing silent auction and performances showcasing CET students. Fine Arts Night will be on Saturday, July 25th at the Elsinore Theatre.

Visit our Fine Arts Night page at for more information!

5:30PM Doors open for Silent Auction
7:00PM Performance

Many thanks to our generous sponsors of CET’s Fine Arts Night!

Presenting Event Sponsor:
Salem Radiology Consultants PC

Fine Arts Advocate:
Amborn Orthodontics

Fine Arts Supporter:
Ann and Joe Little

Fine Arts Aficionado:
South Salem Orthodontics: Dr. Bart Carter

Friday, July 24th



You are welcome to join us in the Rose Auditorium on Friday, July 24th from 11AM-12:30PM. We will be handing out awards and the TAs will bombard us with their talent!


Remember to look for your items on the table between the office and the Rose Auditorium and grab what’s yours. We do our best to connect kids to lost items, but all items are donated at the end of CET.

snowconesCOOL TREAT!

CET will be treated to shave ice from the YTP Real Hawaiian Shave Ice folks on Friday afternoon at 12:30PM outside the Rose Auditorium! YTP, or Youth Transition Program, prepares youth with disabilities for employment or career related post secondary education or training. For more information on this Salem-Keizer school district program, please visit their website at


This the final evening for Children’s Educational Theatre — the evening includes a fun, relaxing silent auction and performances showcasing many of the CET students. Please double check with your students to determine which of their classes may be performing. Fine Arts Night classes were specified during class registration.

Fine Arts Night will be on Saturday, July 25th at the Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem. Visit for more information!

5:30PM Doors Open & Silent Auction Begins
6:30PM Participating Students Report to Third Balcony – wear your CET T-shirts!
7:00PM Performance Begins

CET logoSilent Auction items will include production props and photos as well as many treasures from local businesses. You’ll also be given the opportunity to win CET tuition for 2016 or Pentacle season tickets in our $41 to celebrate 41 years golden ticket raffle! Dessert will be served during intermission.

Individual tickets are available for $10 each or we have a $35 pass for a family of four. Tickets and passes can be purchased at the door on Saturday night though we encourage you to pick them up in advance at our ticket table on CET weekdays from 8:30-9:00AM or 12:00-12:30PM or at our final performance of Honk! Jr. Friday night.

CET students who will be performing do not need a ticket, but should wear their CET T-shirt to be admitted. They are expected to arrive at the Elsinore by no later than 6:30PM on Saturday evening. Please be sure they’ve eaten a healthy dinner beforehand. We expect the evening to wrap up around 9:30PM and students are required to follow the check-out process at the end of the night. Thank you for lending us your talented, charismatic, enthusiastic kids these past several weeks!


We have been so lucky this season to have received a grant from Marion Cultural Development Coalition to allow us to provide ASL services for one performance of each of our 2015 productions. We are so grateful to have had them join us this year!


One final, enormous THANK YOU to all of the wonderful contributors who made our 2015 season such a success! Please visit the sponsor page on our website and in our playbill. When you visit the businesses that you’ve seen are sponsors, please tell them how much you appreciate their support of Children’s Educational Theatre!


Wednesday, July 22nd

Download the schedule for the last two weeks of CET HERE!

Fine Arts Night is Saturday! Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?!
This season has been a smashing success! Help us celebrate 41 years of Children’s Educational Theatre on Saturday, July 25th at the Historic Elsinore Theatre! Entertainment for the evening will be provided by our very own CET students… it’s a wonderful showcase for them to reveal what they’ve been doing in their classes during the past five weeks.

The Silent Auction, Wine Bottle Ring Toss, 50/50 Raffle and our golden ticket opportunity to win CET tuition for 2016 or Pentacle Theatre season tickets kicks off at 5:30PM. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to pick up photos or props from your child’s play, as well as treasures from many generous local businesses! Tickets are available now at the ticket table right before or right after CET classes or Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at the performances at South Salem High School. They can also be purchased at the door, but we encourage you to avoid the line and buy them in advance. They are $10 each or $35 for a family of four. Thank you for your support… it’s sure to be a grand evening!


Tuesday, July 21st

Download the schedule for the last two weeks of CET HERE!techpaintingtechcrew_artfairtech5
It’s Techie Tuesday!
Our tech crews are amazing!! They do a lot of the heavy lifting behind the scenes with very little kudos…running the sound, the lights, changing out sets. We are declaring today TECHIE TUESDAY!! Have you given your favorite tech student a high five lately?!

Tuesday Performances
Remember, tickets to Charlotte’s Web are free, but you must pick them up at the front desk of the library on the day of the performance you wish to attend. The library opens at 10 a.m. each day. Princess Who? is free at McKinley this afternoon as well and all performances at South Salem are only $5. You can find a map to the South Salem High School Courtyard here!

Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for Fine Arts Night! They are $10 each or $35 for a family of four and are available at drop off or pick up or at the ticket table at the door for any of the performances at South Salem High School this week!



Monday, July 20th

Download the schedule for the last two weeks of CET HERE!
What a Fantastic Kick-off For Our Performance Week!
Don’t miss your last opportunity to see Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. put on by the Level 7 students. It’s a blast! It will be in the South Salem High School Courtyard at 6:30PM and the cost is $5. See the map if you need directions. Or if you caught that over the weekend, Princess Who? has its first performance tonight at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater at 7PM and admission is free! Break a leg, all!


purchasetixPurchase Event Tickets This Week!
When purchasing tickets at the door for our performances at South Salem High School in the Courtyard or in the Rose Auditorium, be sure to pick up your tickets for Fine Arts Night! A fun and fabulous way to end our season, Fine Arts Night will begin at 5:30PM on Saturday night with a casual silent auction. It will be followed by student performances starting at 7PM and is an opportunity for kids to share what they’ve been doing in class. Tickets for Fine Arts Night are $10 each or $35 for a family of four.

Visit our Fine Arts Night page at For More Information!

Starting tonight you may also purchase tickets for our Benefit Night at the Pentacle Theatre on Tuesday, October 13th. There will be a reception in the lobby at 6:30PM followed by The Addams Family at 7:30PM. Tickets are $30 each and all tech2proceeds benefit CET! 

Give Those Tech Kids a High Five Tuesday!

We’ve declared it TECHIE TUESDAY this week! Let your tech crew know how much you appreciate the work they’ve put into making each show a success. They run the sound and lights and do a lot of the heavy lifting behind the scenes, but they rarely get the recognition and accolades that the actors do. They deserve a little special attention!


Thursday, July 16th

Download the schedule for the last two weeks of CET HERE!

supersingersSuper Singers Perform for our Producer Sponsor Saalfeld Griggs PC
Just one of the many benefits of supporting Children’s Educational Theatre!
Please check out our SPONSORS page and check out all of the amazing businesses that have given in order to make our 2015 season a success. When visiting our sponsors and
advertisers, please be sure to let them know you saw their name listed on the CET website or in the CET Playbill!

ArtFairWeekendThe Jabberwocky & Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Kick Off The Weekend!
Join us at the Art Fair Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon for the Park Play and at the Grand Theatre Friday and Saturday at 2PM for our Level 7 Show. Also this weekend, come support students involved with Stage Combat, Mime Troupe and Improv on the Family Stage at the Art Fair! REMINDER: all students will be walking over to the Art Fair together to watch The Jabberwocky on Friday and will walk back to the school as a group to be dismissed between 12:45-1:00PM, a little later than our regular dismissal time. The Princess Who? cast has afternoon rehearsal and Level 7 students will be leaving from the Art Fair as a group to head downtown for their 2PM performance. The Jabberwocky students will walk back once they’ve wrapped up the play and will be dismissed once they’ve checked their costumes in with Cherie & Lucas.

CET Mementos Available To Order!
Every production will have its own vivid collage of photos captured by photographer Aaron Satyanarayana. If you’re interested in ordering, please fill out an order form and drop it off in the office with $15 for each collage. They will be printed as high-quality, glossy 16×24” posters and will make fantastic keepsakes!