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Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

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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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first became involved with FLCT in 2010 when one of the adjunct directors created the Glee Show Choir: Sound Wave. I had never heard of the theater until then and had no idea what to expect. I was astounded at the talent present within the organization, in the teachers, directors, and students. But what surprised me the most was the dedication shown by everyone involved: there are no cliques, there is very little drama (the bad drama). It is truly a safe place where students can grow and develop, and learn to express themselves.

Amanda S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

FLCT is a fun place to meet others who love theater! It's a great opportunity for kids to shine. The students meet lifelong friends there and go on to love the Arts for the rest of their lives. Keep the Arts alive through performing and taking classes with FLCT!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre for 8 years and just want to share what an amazing organization it is. The opportunity it gives kids to learn different forms of expression is a tool that not only helps them in their youth, but throughout their lives. I have witnessed first hand how FLCT brings children together from all walks of life together and create unique bonds that grow to become lifelong friendships. In addition, theatre classes and productions leave participants with enhanced self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence - all tools that help prepare these young people for a life of and success. Being involved with FLCT has reinforced my belief in the power and importance of the arts and it is something that I absolutely intend on incorporating into my life forever! Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is an incredible organization that I am proud to promote!

Review from Guidestar