PLANO CHILDRENS THEATRE

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 1301 Custer Rd Ste 706 Plano TX 75075 USA

Mission: to provide quality family entertainment and arts education which promotes life long learning, integrity, self discipline, creativity, communication and social skills.
Results: largest youth arts organization in Collin County
Target demographics: youth and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 35,000 patrons each year
Programs: Disney's Camp Rock, Annie, Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing. . ., Midsummer's Nights Dream, Cinderella

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Rating: 5 stars  

Plano Children's Theatre has been a blessing in my life. I have had the pleasure of working with so many talented, sweet, enthusiastic children over the years. In addition, the most wonderful parents help us in so many ways to build sets, run lights, create costumes, serve on the board, and fundraise.

If you have a child that is looking for a place to shine, please bring them to see a show and talk to our parents. If you are an adult looking for a place to make friends, make a difference, and have a blast - look no further. We have a home for you.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to have more space. We are bursting at the seams!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Plano Children's Theatre has played a pivotal role in my son's growth as an actor, in addition to the healthy development of his self-confidence. My son, currently 17, has been an active participant in their programs since he was 12. It has been a thrill to watch him grow in confidence and ability. I love how this organization will give opportunities to everyone...from a shy child who has no experience, to a seasoned veteran who has performed in numerous productions. Children truly have the chance to grow and shine at PCT. We are thankful to the many staff members and volunteers there who have lovingly invested in our son for so many years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through the great programs offered our son has gone from being too timid to be heard on stage to shining. PCT is where he has made friends who accept him for who he is and are supportive and encouraging. For our family, the friendships we have made are more important to us than any performance. For boys, if you don't play sports it's difficult to find team to belong to, especially when you are in elementary school, but our son found his team at PCT.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more people know about PCT/MYT.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Plano Children's Theatre/McKinney Youth Theatre has been our second home for almost 4 years.
I'm incredibly grateful for all that this organization has provided for my son. The friendships, the family, the experiences and mentors have all made lasting impressions on my son and our family. PCT/MYT offers so many unique opportunities for our kids to become involved. It's the kind of home every community should have, I feel so lucky that we can be a part of it.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an incredible experience PCT/MYT has provided my daughters. Not only does it give them a true outlet for their passion, it allows them to build on their creativity and talent. Not to mention the sense of belonging and home the group has within each show. As I can attest to how it has been such a positive outlet for them, I can also say that our family, friends and community have enjoyed the benefits of seeing such great shows and talent come out of the children in the area. A great family entertainment experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

would love to see more shows and a home in McKinney area.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Plano Children's Theatre has been a wonderful experience for my kids. It has given each of them a place to shine and build confidence. PCT cultivates a love and appreciation for theatre, public speaking and community service. We have seen many children benefit and blossom into true leaders because of their experience with PCT.
Kelli Matthews

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Plano/McKinney Youth Theater (PYT/MYT) has had a substantive and positive impact on my son and family. We are currently in our third musical and the experience just keeps getting better! There seems to be a lack of arts culture for our youth and the lions share of the money seems to go to sports in our community. I'm continually amazed at the quality of the productions PYT/MYT offers on a shoestring budget. The directors are great mentors, so patient with the kids and seem to know exactly how to get the best out of each individual. The board and staff are responsive and inclusive in terms of getting input to improve and expand their offerings.
I simply cannot say enough positive things about PYT/MYT! They continue to fill a gap for our youth and offer those creative and talented kids a way to explore and grow in their passion for theater!
Mary Kay Badar

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any changes. It's well run from an administrative perspective, they are great at motivating parents and families to volunteer. The one change I would love to see is more community money pour into this lovely organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has been a true blessing for our son. He has loved performing and learning new acting skills. He has had an opportunity to sing, dance, and act. He has enjoyed the many diverse directors and has made so many close friends. Our older son has also gotten involved in helping backstage and making new friends. My son especially enjoys working with the director Becca Johnson-Spinos-she is awesome!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bigger and nicer facility for Plano.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A great place for kids to come out of their shell. My 10 yr old son's favorite activity. Alll kids are included and make many friends here.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

buy them a bigger place to serve more kids!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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