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 best theatre company I have ever worked with!!! They simply make theatre fun. If you have never given a thought to acting they will pull you in and if you are a thespian already they will keep you hooked. I

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my own life. If I dont go to FLCT I loose it.

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

make it closer to my house.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was around 6 when I started my first play at FLCT, Sleeping Beauty. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My love of theatre and FLCT started the first day I stepped into the Parker Playhouse. It has taught me life lessons the are necessary to go on with my future. It has created bonds with friends that will last a lifetime and I never want to part from it. I LOVE YOU FLCT!!

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Everything I do and will ever go on to do!!

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Donate $100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 if i had it:)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was around 6 when I started my first play at FLCT, Sleeping Beauty. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My love of theatre and FLCT started the first day I stepped into the Parker Playhouse. It has taught me life lessons the are necessary to go on with my future. It has created bonds with friends that will last a lifetime and I never want to part from it. I LOVE YOU FLCT!!

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

Everything I do and will ever go on to do!!

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

Donate $100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 if i had it:)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was in my first FLCT show at age 8 as Nate in Nate the Great. I was a small child who knew nothing about the world of theater and where my place was in it. For the past 7 years I have learned, grown, and not only found my place, but found my family at FLCT. I attribute finding my passion and future to my family at FLCT. All I can hope is that others can find a love for theater like I have found, and have a great time doing it.

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My everyday life and my career choice.

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

Expand their horizons and allow for further growth of the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was in my first FLCT show at age 8 as Nate in Nate the Great. I was a small child who knew nothing about the world of theater and where my place was in it. For the past 7 years I have learned, grown, and not only found my place, but found my family at FLCT. I attribute finding my passion and future to my family at FLCT. All I can hope is that others can find a love for theater like I have found, and have a great time doing it.

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

My everyday life and my career choice.

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

Expand their horizons and allow for further growth of the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My familiy has been a part of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre for several years now. I got involved in the theater in High School after I was injured and couldn't participate in sports. The theater provided me with a creative and productive use of my time and energy at first, expanding my horizons artistically. But I soon found that it is more than just a community theatre. It's a place for camaraderie, for community and for culture. Every member of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, staff, student, volunteer and family members dedicate 110% to their involvement with the Theatre, everyone falls in love with the place once they have experienced it.

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I've personally experienced the results of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre in the professional quality shows that I have been fortunate to be a part of. I have also been able to see the results of the community service done by the Children's Theatre.

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

I would provide the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre with more funding to expand the staff so they can reach more children and families with their outreach programs in A Bridge From Me to You, and From Page to Stage which is a program that uses live theatre to improve academic performance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I grew up watching Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre performances, but I never became involved in a production until my senior year of high school. All I can say is that I wish I had started earlier, but I'm so glad I became a part of it in general. It becomes like a second family. Everyone involved is so welcoming and genuine, and I have met people here that I know I will be friends with for the rest of my life. This theatre is a truly amazing thing, and I hope it keeps flourishing and growing like it always has.

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Observing the wonderful people that came out of this program, and seeing them come back and helping out

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

Not do a darn thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I grew up at the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre and cannot begin to put into words how eternally grateful I am for this organization. FLCT has taught me many lessons, and provided me the opportunity to participate in experiences that have shaped who I am today. The Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is one of the most loving and positive environments that I have ever been placed in. FLCT is not only somewhere kids can go to dance, sing, and act (etc), but a safe place where self expression is valued and encouraged. In the last 12 years I have been a student and volunteer at FLCT, and each position has been equally rewarding. As a camp counselor last summer I got to witness first hand the impact that FLCT has in the lives of children throughout the community. Over the years FLCT has become a second family to me and many of the other students. The staff at FLCT is nothing short of amazing, they are involved and committed to making the organization the best it can be. They maintain a level of professionalism and hold their students to high standards, which fosters the growth and development of many of the young actors at FLCT. The productions at FLCT are top notch, which is no shock due to the mixture of extraordinarily talented young performers and the educated staff. The Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is truly one of a kind, and I am honored to be a part of what they do there. I hope that FLCT will be able to continue the programming and the countless other great things they do for many years to come. I love FLCT

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Through productions, classes, camp etc..

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

NONE!

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Rating: 5 stars  

FLCT does tremendous good for the kids that take part as cast, crew and audience. Their programming is excellent.

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interacting with their students, staff and volunteers

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

give them more resources because they do so much with so little

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Rating: 3 stars  

FLCT is a wonderful place for children, and would take my future children here. There is a slight problem with FLCT however. FLCT has a lot of favoritism going on. It hurts many people's feelings because it doesn't give children equal opportunity to get certain parts. As a children's theater and not a professional theater they should give different kids a chance to prove themselves. This however is lacking. Many people agree with me and are afraid to speak out about it because they don't want to affect anyone's views on their kids. FLCT is a non for profit, yet in order to get the money they need they tend to give leads to the richer kids or kids in which there parents are on the board.They do give scholarships, but those kids seem to be left in the background sometimes, I could name a few examples. How do you think deep down this affects some of the other kids? Kids care deeply about the children's theater and go for years on end without every getting their chance to shine. We need to start switching it up a bit, and maybe some kids would grow even more on stage..and off.

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Everyday life.

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

Favoritism.

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