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Spelling Bee Feedback

We hope you were able to join us for our production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”! Whether you participated as an audience member, a parent, or a cast member, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Please give us your feedback below – it helps us plan for future shows and keep bringing quality productions and theatrical experiences to you and others like you. Thank you!

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!

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
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“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