District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


New Prague Area Schools will be closed on Monday, January 22 due to the impending weather forecast.

Ben Thietje
Ben Thietje
High School Teacher
High School
(952) 758-1218
Theatre Arts


My name is Ben Thietje, and I am in my third year teaching Theatre Arts at New Prague High School. I've been in charge of theatre activities at NPHS since 2008, directing an annual Fall Musical, One-Act Play, and Spring Play.

Outside of teaching and directing educational theatre, I also work as a professional theatre artist in the Twin Cities metro area. I've appeared on stage with local companies like The Old Log Theater, Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Troupe America, and the National Theatre for Children. I've also written and produced several top-selling shows at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. In 2012, my wife and I founded DalekoArts, New Prague's professional theatre company. At the 80-seat Prague Theater on Main Street, we produce a 4-show season each year, bringing many of the Twin Cities' top theatre professionals to town.



NPHS Fall Musical
Legally Blonde The Musical
by Nell Benjamin, Laurence O'Keefe, and Heather Hatch

Public Performances
Friday, November 17th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 25th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 26th @ 2:00pm

Click HERE for more information on NPHS Theatre.