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  

The Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre has never failed to be there for me and is always there for support and to teach me! Everytime I go there i get to learn something new and I love every single second of being there! The staff is great and the magic created in this organization is unbelievable! I will always remember everything i learned there, whether it be being a performer or just a normal kid!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son attended FLCT as a child, and he is now in his senior year of college as a theatre major. I recently had the pleasure of working in the office, so I have first-hand experience of what goes on "behind the scenes." Janet is a truly dedicated director/educator. This reflects in the positive energy of all the FLCT teachers and staff. I regularly attend the shows--from costumes to set designs to performances, they are always stellar!

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

A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fort Lauderdale Children theatre has been only a positive & enriching experience since the fall of 2oo9.We actually discover the theatre existed by attending the show "les Miserables"in Hollywood playhouse,because,this Victor Hugo`s story is so dear to me being French,i wanted my kids to be exposed to some of my culture.I was literally overwhelmed by the talents of those kids,the details of the costumes and the professionalism of the whole play,keeping in the mind that they all were kids from 8 to 18.That show made it for our family.Since that I can honestly say thar Flct has bee our adoptive family,for the last 4 years .They learn.they grow .and have a great time doing shows after shows.The only struggle we have is to combine the daily homework & the rehearsals,but i guess it is a small price to pay if you want to follow dreams....Sylvie Anidjar.

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

reach out to in& out of states organisations or businesses for more fundings by proposing field trips to come see shows.

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

A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is a nonprofit youth arts organization that has had a profoundly positive effect on my family. The interactive learning environment encourages participation from young children to young adults with many programs that develop and promote the arts, primarily the theatrical arts. All levels of talent, experience and interest are given the opportunity to be involved from beginner to gifted performers, as well as all other facets of live production. The FLCT has promoted and given all members of my family increased confidence, awareness of many different plays from Shakespeare to Disney, and brought us closer as a family as we share the magic of the arts.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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I came to FLCT not knowing anyone. It didn't take long before I was calling it my second home. The atmosphere, students and staff are just so unbelievably friendly that you literally feel like family the moment you walk in. They are an inspiration to me and my college career, without FLCT I would not be the person I am today, and I would not have as much experience and knowledge in theatre as I do now. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to explore theatre, I just wish I would have found them before my senior year of high school!

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

None it is perfect.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Best place ever for kids to spend time, grow and gain confidence.

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Definitely

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

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ft. Lauderdale Children's Theatre has brought my children the confidence and self esteem any parent could wish for thier child!!! The staff is amazing, they are the type of people I want to be role models for my kids.

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The shows are amazing and the children have an opportunity to learn all aspects of the theatre.

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

Find a way to get more funding to this organization. Maybe find a permanent theatre for productions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the children's theater and I was beyond blown away with the level of expertise and the friendliness of everyone, i was in a show with them this year and by the end of the first rehearsal, i had so many friends and i was so happy. I made so many friends and even a crush. This place changed my life and I will return.

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?

2012

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a student at FLCT for almost 6 years. It is one big family and like a 2nd home for most students. It such a loving, caring, and amazing environment. The teachers and students are friends who you will have forever. I joined FLCT when I first moved to Florida, it was the first thing to make me smile in a long time. All the students are great friends and no matter who you are, you will always fit in. FLCT is filled with the most loving group of people ou will ever find anywhere. The older kids act a mentors for the younger students. Whether you are cast, crew, or any part of a production this group will make you feel safe and at home. Everyone there always has your back and is the best support system you can find anywhere. No matter what life hits us with, your FLCT family will always get you through.
Not only has FLCT taught me so much about theater, but it has taught me how to be a good person. It has given me the confidence to do things I never dreamed of doing. FLCT is the best thing that happened to me in a long time.

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

Being at FLCT for 6 years and growing up with all these amazing people around me.

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

not change a thing, i love everything about it..

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Rating: 5 stars  

FLCT has become possibly one of the biggest factors that shaped me into who I am today.

I've been going for three years now, and I have completely evolved in my acting, the way i see myself, my confidence, and the people I surround myself with. I used to be extremely shy when it came to performing, but with all the help and comfort that FLCT supplied me, I grew out of it.

The kids and staff that go to FLCT are some of the sweetest, most accepting, genuine people i've ever met. We all have problems and things going on in our outside lives, but it doesn't seem to matter when we get into the FLCT environment.

I've been pretty busy with school things lately to be as involved with FLCT as much as I wish I was, but still i come to see all the shows and go to the events they hold. There is always a way for FLCT to draw me back.

Not only that, but the shows are phenomenal for such a young age (Ex. A Midsummer Nights Dream).

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

my confidence and security.

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

do nothing, as far as i can imagine.

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