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Matilda Virtual Opening Night

All of us at Children’s Theatre of Elgin were sad to have to postpone our April production of Matilda the Musical – but that didn’t stop us from getting together to keep creating! On April 17, which would have been our opening night, we launched a series of videos on our social media platforms to showcase what our cast members have been working on, and also to ask our community for their financial support during this difficult time. We hope you enjoy this video, and we look forward to creating art again in person!

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All of us at CTE miss our wonderful family of cast members, audience members, and friends! We look forward to seeing you at a performance again soon!

Our producers and volunteers work so incredibly hard to make sure that CTE is able to support itself with each show, and now since we unfortunately had to cancel the April and June shows, we’re looking at pretty substantial challenges financially as an organization. So, if you are able to, we are looking to you, our wonderful family of supporters to help CTE through this difficult time. Whatever amount you can give to CTE right now, it will help us make sure we’re all set and ready to create another fantastic show when we can all get together again! Thank you so much, and stay safe!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at CTE Postponed to 2021

June 2021 Dates Announced

It is with deep sadness that we announce that CTE/FVTC’s production of Beauty and the Beast will no longer be taking place in June 2020. In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the recommendations made by the CDC and our government health departments, and the current shelter-in-place order, we feel that this is a necessary choice in order to protect the health and safety of everyone involved with our organization. 

Beauty and the Beast will now be taking place June 18-27, 2021. Mark your calendars and stay safe!

Catch the Theater Bug at CTE!

2020 – 21 Season

CTE/FVTC presents
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
June 19-28
Elgin Community College Arts Center
*Postponed. New Dates June 18-27, 2021*

FVTC presents
Culture Twister
An Original Musical
Sept 11-20
Elgin Community College Arts Center
Tickets on Sale Summer 2020

*More Shows and Dates Coming Soon!*

“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