Mission: We are dedicated to offering performance opportunities to young people from 8-18 in order to help them hone their talents, improve self-esteem and build character. In view of the diminishing funding available for arts education, we offer scholarships for our summer camp and free participation throughout the rest of the year. We reach out to various organizations throughout the community to partner in lifting up old and young alike.
Results: We have been in existence since 2017 and have produced a major musical in our July summer camp each year. We have visited various locations including the Veterans' nursing home singing Christmas carols and did an anti-bullying program outreach for local youth groups and the Boys and Girls Club. Most recently we completed a fall musical with overflow audiences and a large cast. We have had many first time actors join us and have met with many personal successes in each production.
Target demographics: Young children, teens
Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of young people
Geographic areas served: Charlotte County and North Port, FL
Programs: Performing arts education and self-esteem building including anti-bullying outreaches
My son spent a little over a year participating in CCCT's productions, and it was such a wonderful experience for him. He honed his singing, dancing, and acting skills, while making new friends and being part of live productions that were top-quality! As I watched from the sidelines, I was amazed at how it all came together under Sue Strope's expert directing. She has a great team of dedicated helpers, and everyone was so caring, inclusive, and kind to one another. I highly recommend this group to anyone wanting to get involved with theatre, as it's a fantastic place to nurture the arts, learn, and have fun!
As a parent of an actress, this theater group is AMAZING! It’s a family environment and they treat each child with love and respect. As a group, they are organized and effective, putting on wonderful shows. I’m thrilled to have my child a part of Charlotte County Children’s Theater group!
What a wonderful Children's Theatre to be a part of. My daughter has been a part of this organization for several years and has really increased her confidence and speaking skills. She's developed great friendships. I highly recommend Charlotte County Children's Theatre!