Our two troupes present four fabulous large-scale musical theatre productions annually. We specialize in great family-oriented entertainment!
Children’s Theatre of Elgin (CTE) performs at the Hemmens Cultural Center with cast members in Grades 2 – 9. CTE shows are primarily based on fairy tales, children’s literature, or shortened Broadway favorites.
Fox Valley Theatre Company (FVTC) is more advanced with cast members in Grade 9 – 20 years old performing full-length Broadway-type musicals at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.
We are excited to announce our Spring 2021 CTE production – Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Schoolhouse Rock Live! is one of musical theatre’s brightest and most innovative shows. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational animated TV series, Schoolhouse uses the familiar songs from the cartoons to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day on the job. From the opening notes of “A Noun Is a Person, Place or Thing,” through the rousing closer, “Interjections!” Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. delivers hit after hit to the delight of audiences and performers of all ages.
Join us for an enchanted tale as old as time, under the stars! CTE and FVTC combine to tell this beloved classic fairy tale at our first live performance after a year and a half. Filled with all your favorite characters, like Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Gaston, and all the rest – plus, of course, dancing forks and enchanted furniture! With a cast ranging from age 7 to age 20, this performance is a wonderful way to welcome our actors and their families, and our community, back to our stage. Thank you to Elgin Community College and the City of Elgin for their collaboration in helping to make this possible!
Tickets and Venues
Our shows are presented at two venues:
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
Buy tickets to these shows on our website. Choose your seats, pay online, print tickets, and you’re all set. No hidden charges. Your credit card bill will list the transaction as “TicketPeak.” Questions? Call us at 847-214-7550.
For group tickets to weekday matinees, visit the “Field Trips” page of our website.
Elgin Community College Arts Center Blizzard Theatre
1700 Spartan Drive Building H
Elgin, IL 60123 Directions
Purchase tickets through the Arts Center Box Office at 847-622-0300 or online. Box office hours are Mon-Thu 12-6 pm; Sat 12-5 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.