children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Welcome to the new CTE website – have fun exploring!

Willy Wonka Jr. Cast List!

Thanks to EVERYONE who tried out for our production of Willy Wonka Jr!  Click on the button below to see the cast list. Congratulations to everyone! We look forward to working with all of you over the next few weeks.

The first rehearsal (all cast) and mandatory parent meeting is Monday, September 26th at 6:30 pm at the same location as auditions: Epworth United Methodist Church, 37W040 West Highland Avenue in Elgin. The participation fees of $115 are due in full at the meeting. Questions? Contact Anna at or 954-579-3022.


Weekday Matinees – selling fast!

Important notice: The Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:45 am performance of The Lion King Jr. is sold out.

Contact us to get your group on our waiting list in the event of cancellations. 847-214-7550 or

The other performances are also selling fast, so don’t delay or you’ll miss out!

Teachers love bringing their students to see our talented 2nd-9th grade cast members! All performances are at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois.

A free enrichment guide based on Common Core Standards and Illinois Learning Standards  helps tie these educational field trips to curriculum.

Little Shop of Horrors: Devoured!

We’re grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make Little Shop of Horrors so, well, horrible!

In the words of one of our patrons: “This show was a like a who’s who of all of the local high school’s the most talented performers!”

How was your experience with the show? Your feedback means a lot to us! Select the button below that fits you – and thanks!


Catch the Theater Bug at CTE!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
June 17-26, 2016
Elgin Community College Arts Center

Little Shop of Horrors
September 9-18, 2016
Elgin Community College Arts Center

Willy Wonka Jr.
November 17-20, 2016
The Hemmens Cultural Center
Auditions September 21-22, 2016

The Lion King Jr.
April 20-23, 2017
The Hemmens Cultural Center