children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Announcing our 2023-2024 School Day Matinees! Perfect for field trips for a variety of ages and grade levels!


From the beloved Disney/Pixar film right to the musical stage, this tale has found the hearts of millions of people. The musical follows Marlin, a clownfish from the Great Barrier Reef, as he embarks across the ocean to find his son Nemo. He meets lots of memorable characters along the way, including a hilariously forgetful but loveable fish named Dory, and his journey proves to him that nothing is impossible with friends to help you, and love to guide your way. The show features songs by award-wining composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the same people behind the hit soundtrack of Frozen. Finding Nemo Jr. is a heart-warming tale of adventure, risk, trust, and the strength we all get from our friends and family.

School shows: Nov 16 & 17, 2023


This adaptation of the classic novel by Roald Dahl follows the story of a boy named James as he embarks on an epic adventure in…a giant peach. James, neglected and mistreated by his aunts, is ordered to cut down the old fruit tree. Inside, he find a magical potion that creates a gigantic peach. Leaving his gloomy life behind, James sets out on the ocean inside the peach. Inside, he meets a charming and quirky group of insects, and they all go together on a journey of danger, excitement, and self-discovery. From the mind that gave the world Matilda and Willy Wonka comes this story of friendship, courage, and believing in yourself.

School shows: April 11 & 12, 2024