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 to several FLCT productions and never cease to be amazed by the quality of the talent in those children. Not just on stage but in all aspects of the production. I think the organization does a fantastic job at fostering young talent. All children should have this kind of exposure to theatre as it helps them in so many aspects of their life e.g. public speaking, self-confidence, etc.

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

the enjoyment I get from watching its productions

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

Open a branch in Miami

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every production I have seen of the Ft. Lauderdale Childrens Theater has been excellent in quality: the sets, costumes, acting & singing. Among them have been their productions of BIG and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The children are motivated, enthusiastic and you can tell they have a lot of fun.

The staff are talented, creative, hard working, patient and excellent teachers of the children. I know this because I am acquainted with one of the staff members and have been permitted behind the scenes a few times.

So, in addition to encouraging the development of the children's talents and confidence, the Ft. Lauderdale Childrens Theater provides excellent public entertainment at affordable prices. This is one group that deserves all the financial support you can offer.

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

watching their excellent plays performed by children, adults and staff members. Everyone works so hard to achieve those few sparkling days or evenings of entertainment.

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

give them all the funding they ever need, but unfortunately I don't have a Magic Wand!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

FLCT offers wonderful classes and events. The staff is always professional. They strive to serve the children and teens in the community. They do their best to instill self-confidence in their students through proper training. They are liberal with praise while encouraging students to do their best. My 14 year old daughter has taken classes, been a cast member and crew member in various productions for the past TEN years. FLCT is a fabulous place to learn about theater in Broward County.

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

enrolling my children in classes. Allowing my child to audition for theater roles.

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

build them a proper theater.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Very well known group in the community that has always held a high regard for their kids and productions that are always sold out. I have known many children in the program through the years and many who have pursued continuing their interest in the field due to the devotion and talent that FLCT puts together.

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

from watching the group of individuals grow and mature and develop their theatrical talents

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

do nothing - they are great!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has been involved with FLCT for many years. She has taken classes, acted in plays and worked as a crew member in a variety of shows. She has learned many life skills through FLCT including public speaking, team work, time management and memorization. It is a great organization run by professional and caring staff. The group of kids are friendly, funny, talented.

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

through my child's self confidence.

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

Like to have it's own theatre at Galleria

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

These kids really put on great shows! The costumes and sets are very professional. The actors have a lot of talent. And, the shows are always a lot of fun. The theater's location in the Galleria is perfect for dinner and a show. Makes for a great date night.

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

I know several of the students and I've watched them grow into responsible adults.

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

Can't think of anything.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been in four flct productions. It has always been a fun, positive environment that I recommend for kids of all ages.

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My son had a great time surrounded by wonderful people and enjoyed performing for the sick children at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Not change anything

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family has been involved with the FLCT since our son was 4 years old. He is 13 now and has benefited enormously from his exposure to theater and to this group in particular. The staff is both talented and professional and their energy and positive attitude is contagious. After watching our son enthusiastically participate in classes for several years he finally felt confident enough to audition and nailed a great part at age 10. We haven't been able to keep him off the stage since! Through the years we have become aware that this nurturing and supportive staff has fostered an entire group of young people who share a special bond that is open and caring, that embraces diversity and promotes self confidence and awareness. We love FLCT!

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

the development of my sons talents and self confidence.

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

build them a theater of their very own!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing and talented bunch of children and young adults. Very entertaining. I look, forward to each production. My favorites to date have been Pirates of Penzance, Cinderella and Aladdin. A wonderful family oriented evening for my children and I to attend. Keep up the good work....

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

that my children and I have had many enjoyable nights watching these performances....

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

not change a thing. It's delightful just the way it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended many performances of the Ft. Lauderdale Children's Theatre for over 10 years. Every performance has exceeded my expectations and surprised me with continues displays of talent and ingenuity. It is a wonderful organization and gives countless young people opportunities they would not find elsewhere. They serve as an invaluable resource for theatre experience and exposure.

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

My daughter chose a career path in theatre (costume design) as her life's work. She received a full scholorship from the University of N.C. School of the Arts, including room, board, books and fees. She graduates this Spring. She was also able to work at the Sante Fe Opera for the last two summers.

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

attend more often

 
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