children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Cast list “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.”

The cast list for A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens here. Just click on the button below – and congrats to all!

We’ll see everyone on Monday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm at The Hemmens for the first rehearsal and mandatory parent meeting. Once again, please review the expectations information before the meeting. The production staff is excited to work with all of these wonderful young people and their families as we prepare for the show!

High School Musical Sept. 7-16 at ECC!

Don’t miss our production of Disney’s High School Musical! This is great entertainment for all ages in a fun, high-energy show with amazing vocals and dazzling choreography. Click on the button below to get your tickets today!

Six performances only:

Fridays and Saturdays, September 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm
Sundays, September 9 & 16 at 2 pm

$12 adults/$10 students & seniors

Weekday Matinees 2018-19

Calling all teachers and program directors: Reservations to our weekday matinees are coming in fast, so don’t wait long to submit yours!

Students love taking field trips to these shows, and tickets are just $5 each (groups of 10+ only, please). We provide a free resource guide to connect your trip to curriculum and make it a great learning and exciting experience. Just click on the button below to find out more and book your trip!

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