children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company
previous arrow
next arrow

The Legend of Hercules

Children’s Theatre of Elgin production of

  • Friday, Nov 15 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 16 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 17 at 2:00 pm

Tickets $12 adults | $10 students & seniors

Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, Illinois 60120

Purchase tickets at 847 214 7550 or online through the button below.  

The Greek myth comes to life in an all-new way in this original CTE production! With lyrics and script written solely for CTE performances, this is an experience you won’t find elsewhere. All your favorite characters – Zeus, Hercules, Pandora – are here, and take the stage with adapted lyrics to some of today’s hit music!

CTE Home for the Holidays

Bring the Whole Family for a Night of Holiday Cheer!

Twas the night before the show…wait, is that how it goes??? Find out as CTE alumni, actors, and staff bring you a one-of-a-kind performance filled with laughs and heart. We can’t wait to see you at this festive event – we hope you’ll join us in this fun, unique evening to benefit CTE. Your evening will also include dinner, a wine/beer cash bar (one drink included with your ticket) and the chance to bid on several fabulous auction items!

Tickets: $32 each, celebrating CTE’s 32 years of making memories and shaping lives! 

Call 847-214-7550 or email to get your tickets today!

#GivingTuesday is Dec 3!

“It showed me that theatre is more than the performers and running a perfect show. It’s about the people you meet and the family it creates.” Big Bad Wolf Cast Member

This #GivingTuesday, Give the Gift of Theatre to a Child

Each year, Children’s Theatre of Elgin brings hundreds of children and their families together to create long-lasting memories, life lessons, and friendships through quality performances. In the 32 years of CTE’s existence, over 100,000 people have been impacted in some way by what we do – and we hope you’re one of those people. 

On December 3rd, CTE will work to reach its goal of $3,500 raised in one single day. (Or, if you want to start early, donate today! Your gift will still count toward the goal!). Here are some ways you can help us reach our goal:

  • Donate on (or before) December 3rd!
  • Make your gift a monthly donation! If you can give $5, $10, $20, or more per month, that really adds up for CTE and doesn’t break your budget! What about donating the amount of years you’ve been involved with CTE?
  • Share your story on social media on #GivingTuesday, and let others know how CTE has impacted your life. You and others like you who have experienced CTE for yourself are truly our greatest advocates.
  • See if your employer has a matching gift program that will make your gift go even further! Own your own business? Place an ad in a CTE program to gain great publicity for a good cause!

Countdown To #GivingTuesday 2019!








School Shows Now On Sale

2019-20 School Shows

School group tickets are now available for CTE’s productions of The Legend of Hercules and Matilda the Musical. Visit  for details and to reserve seats for your group today! These shows tend to sell out, so don’t delay! 


Questions? Get in touch with us at or call 847 214 7152.

Catch the Theater Bug at CTE!

CTE/FVTC presents
June 13 – 16, 2019
Elgin Community College Arts Center

FVTC presents
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
September 27 – 29, 2019
Elgin Community College Arts Center

CTE presents
The Legend of Hercules
November 14 – 17, 2019
The Hemmens Cultural Center
Buy Tickets

CTE presents
Roald Dahl’s
Matilda the Musical
April 16 – 19, 2020
The Hemmens Cultural Center
Buy Tickets

“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