children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


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.

June 18th-27th, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Wing Park Bandshell
1010 Wing St, Elgin 60123
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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! 

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Special Considerations for this Show:

– The bandshell benches and lawn area will be held to a capacity of 350 audience members for each performance.

– Lawn areas will be marked with spray paint for seating with your party.

– Bench seats will be limited, and portions will be marked as non-seating for social distancing.

– Masks must be worn if you are seated at the benches, or if you are walking or standing anywhere in the bandshell lawn area.

– No eating or drinking is allowed on the bench seats.

– Seating is first-come, first-served.

– In case of inclement weather, the show will be re-scheduled if possible, and patrons will be given replacement tickets or a refund. If a re-schedule is not possible, patrons will be given a choice of tickets to another performance, or a refund.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the show is canceled or rescheduled.

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.

Detailed seating chart of The Hemmens Cultural Center, including exits

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 onlineBox 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.