children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

You gave!

THANKS SO MUCH to all of you very generous people who remembered CTE yesterday on Giving Tuesday! You brought in $3,122 that will be matched by the Grand Victoria Foundation making it an amazing $6,244!

We promise you we will use every penny of it to make CTE a better place for children, families, and the community to gather and enjoy lasting friendships and great entertainment.


Come one, come all, 2nd – 9th graders looking for some fractured fairy tale action with our original musical Big, Bad Wolf?!

Auditions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15 & 16. More information and online registration coming SOON!


Weekday Matinees 2018-19

To all of the students, teachers, and other groups who attended our weekday matinees of A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.: THANK YOU SO MUCH! We hope you had an outstanding experience with us.


The April 11 & 12 9:45 am performances for our production of Big, Bad Wolf? are now full. Contact our office to be added to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

The producer will be adding a second performance on Thursday, April 11th, likely starting at 12:15 or 12:30 pm. The confirmed time will be posted here as soon as we have it.

Catch the Theater Bug at CTE!

Mashup: When Songs Collide
June 22-July 1, 2018
Elgin Community College Arts Center

Disney’s High School Musical
September 7-16, 2018
Elgin Community College Arts Center

A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.
November 15-18, 2018
The Hemmens Cultural Center

Big, Bad Wolf?
April 11-14, 2019
The Hemmens Cultural Center

“Words cannot express how much my daughter took away from this experience! She made some great friends, learned, and her passion for musical theater has grown.”

Cast parent

“My students loved it. For many, it was the first play/musical they have ever seen on stage. Since they had no frame of reference, they kept thinking we were going to see a movie. They loved the play and could not stop talking about it! “


“CTE does an incredible job! They set the bar high and the kids rise to it. I love that so many kids are included in the productions and each child feels like a star.”

Audience member