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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Fox Valley Theatre Company production of

  • Friday, Sept 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sept 28 at 2:00 pm 
  • Saturday, Sept 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Sept 29 at 2:00 pm


Tickets $12 adults | $10 students & seniors

Elgin Community College Arts Center Blizzard Theatre
1700 Spartan Drive, Building H
Elgin, Illinois 60123

Purchase tickets through the Arts Center Box Office at 847-622-0300 or online through the button below. Box office hours are Mon-Thu 12:00-7:00 pm; Fri-Sat 12:00-5:00 pm. 

Please note: The Arts Center adds a facility fee of a $2 per ticket to all ticket sales, and for phone and online orders, an additional $5 fee per order.


Audition Workshop!

Thinking of auditioning for our November production of The Legend of Hercules? Join us for a one-day workshop that will help you prep for a fantastic audition! Our staff will help you work on your audition technique, monologue delivery, and singing. Plus, get a sneak peek at this CTE-original script and meet the director!  This workshop is great for anyone looking to hone their audition skills – whether you’ve been in shows before or are just starting out, this class has something valuable for everyone. 

Anyone in Grades 2 – 9
Aug 24 from 12:30-4:00 pm

Elgin Community College Building H, Room H123
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois

Registration: $50 (plus $1.50 credit card fee)

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