FORT LAUDERDALE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Rating: 4.95 stars   107 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre 2542B East Sunrise Blvd. Ft Lauderdale FL 33304 USA

Mission: Teaching the art of life through the magic of theatre The theatre's goals are to: •DEVELOP the full potential of young people as members of the community •ACHIEVE the highest possible standards of theatre through artistic excellence •CELEBRATE the diversity of South Florida's population through collaboration and the arts •ENCOURAGE public appreciation of the art form while developing future audiences and patrons of the cultural arts
Programs: All programming is education based and includes: •Classes designed to provide formal theatre training and to develop self-esteem, discipline and creativity in children ages 4 to 18 years old. Classes take place at the FLCT Studio Theatre at the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale and t Young At Art Museum in Davie. •Productions provide a forum for youth and adults to create and collaborate during the main stage shows of youth performing for the public, the young repertory productions for teenage actors, and the family productions where parents, children and community leaders can audition to perform together. •Outreach Programs serve residents and visitors to Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties who would otherwise be unable to participate in programs due to financial, geographic or cultural constraints. Programs include arts infusion residency programs, festivals for the diverse multicultural South Florida audience, special appearances, family and cultural expos, etc. Two programs of note: •A BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU is a conflict-resolution and anti-bullying program in public elementary schools. •FROM PAGE TO STAGE is a literacy improvement program in elementary schools, with elementary and middle school programs being added this year.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre for more than 30 years. As a former board member and current volunteer, I can honestly say FLCT has been a positive influence for many, many kids. My sons and now my grand daughter have grown up at the theatre doing so much more than just performing. The director, Janet Erlich, and the entire staff, are not only professional instructors but caring individuals. They are hard working and will help any student whenever needed. FLCT teaches the kids many life lessons including tolerance, responsibility, friendship, teamwork and giving back to the community. By the way, their shows are great !

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I have seen so many shy, withdrawn children grow into wonderful, responsible young adults.

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Give them more money. Many children are on scholarships.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with FLCT since 2006. What an amazing organization! I wish I knew about them when I was a kid. They put on high quality performances, challenge the students, teach the students about important life lessons, provide a social outlet for kids, provide role models, assist with homework and so much more. FLCT is an incredible organization with an incredibly caring staff. From acting, singing, dancing and improv to responsibility, organization and respect, FLCT provides kids with lessons they can take on with them throughout life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching certain kids grow in ways nobody thought they would or could.

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

Find a way to build FLCT a theatre it can call its own!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family has been involved with Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre for the past 5 years and it has changed our lives for the better. All four of us have become very involved in performing as well as volunteering in many capacities, including performing shows for disadvantaged kids, mentoring kids in summer camp, fund-raising for the literacy and anti-bullying programs and helping to market the theatre, including their outreach programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. The staff are talented, motivated people who work incredibly long hours and are devoted to the kids they teach. The life skills these kids learn at the theatre are invaluable and include discipline, organization, motivation, confidence, tolerance and team work. For almost 60 years, FLCT has been like a second home for any child who wants to participate, and no child is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

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

Find them more money so they could reach more people!

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