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  

FLCT has been a very important part of my family's life. I have seen my shy cousins come out of their shells not only because of theater but because of the wonderful people involved. The plays I have seen have been phenomenal- far beyond anything you would expect from a children's theater.

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entertainment purposes

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not change a thing

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children attended Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre and they have gone on to get jobs in the arts. The experience they received has been a great asset in their careers. I Have also been on the board for many years and have seen the theatre grow. It has reached out to many children in a creative and positive way.

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FLCT has improved the lives of my kids and thousands of others, helping spread the arts to generations of South Florida families.

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Help them raise more money to expand their amazing services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Fort Lauderle Children's Theater changes people's lives. They bring the beauty and wonder that theater offers into the lives ofchildren and their families. Their shows are amazing and are a wonderful expierence to be apart of. I suggest tryng it to everyone I now. I love it there alng with many others.

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a positive manner. They are so welcomig and caring. They make it so that you never want to leave.

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make it so that they would have more money to on productions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a prodigous organization.
Children from all walks of life can come here to express themselves.
Hone theatre skills, gain self esteem, learn to speack in frount of crowds.
Great opportunities for volunteers and students alike.
Cheryl Wade

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Observation and community communications.

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None. appears to functionquite well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

this place is an amazing place to show your talent. the people are nice and i absolutely love the artistic director janet erlick shes is all you could ask for in a mentor or role model or even just someone to help you. FLCT is the place to be.

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performing and making friends.

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not at all

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Rating: 5 stars  

Well, in many ways working with Florida Children Theatre(FLCT) has been like a blessing. FLCT is how and where I discovered I had a love for acting. FLCT took me under there wing and I never once looked backed. And to think I only found them a few months ago; to them I whole many thanks. The environment is fun, laid back, determined, and hardworking. FLCT is like a family. Though I have been there for less then four months I am proud and honored to say that I have loved and cherished every moment with this organization and cling to the little time I maybe or may not have left with them.

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Every rehearsal.

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Nothing at all

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Rating: 5 stars  

FLCT is an amazing organization, it is honestly like a home away from home for everyone who goes there. It's a place where you are accepted no matter who you are not to mention the staff are so talented and caring. The quality of the productions they put on is always great, despite the fact that the cast and crew is made up of children and there is never the necessary amount of funding. By far one of my favorite places in the world.

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their productions and classes which are always of the best quality

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

Nothing, I think they do a really good job for all the trials and tribulations they face being a non-profit theatre.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This wonderful place taught me how to grow up through art, and music and culture. I will treasure the friends i made and the lessons I learned at flct in a special place in my heart.

Ryan carr
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Every aspect of my learning process.

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Place one everywhare.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've participated in lots of shows over the past 9 years at FLCT. I love the people and the experience so much! FLCT is amazing.

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Too many shows to count :)

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Help them get more funding!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is a five star organization that not only provides children with an opportunity to express themselves and develop their talent, it also helps children build their confidence and self-esteem in a loving, safe and supportive environment. FLCT has been a shining star in the community for more than 50 years. They have touched many lives and no doubt saved a few as well through their anti-bullying campaign. Two thumbs up!

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My children attended summer camp and I'm a donor.

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thank you

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