“A taste of Broadway in Charlotte”
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has grown to become one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States. Nationally recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs, the Theatre serves 300,000 children and families a year with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs for young people.Each year we mount 15 professional adult productions for young people, with the curtain rising over 600 times during a season – that’s more than any other theatre company in the state. The Charlotte Observer’s Theatre Critic called Children’s Theatre of Charlotte “the city’s leading professional troupe,” and each season our actors, designers and directors receive numerous awards for their work on the stage. Another critic called our work “the most technically imaginative and resourceful theatre productions in the region.” It’s Broadway caliber theatre, the best in the region.The Theatre is also home to a fully professional touring company, the Tarradiddle Players, which has traveled across North Carolina and into South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia. One of the most respected and sought after touring arts groups in the country, the Tarradiddle Players have performed for well over 1,200,000 people. They are also one of the Southeast’s few true repertory companies, capable of performing multiple productions in the same day.As strong as our productions are, they are matched by an extraordinary range of Education programs. Each year the Theatre enrolls over 2,300 young people in Enrichment classes and Summer Camps, teaching confidence and self-esteem while encouraging creativity and self-expression. Programs are designed to build on these experiences, so that preschool students who desire it may one day find themselves performing as an adult in a Crown Experience production. And many have!Children’s Theatre also offers programs in every grade of the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system, from residencies that enhance core curriculum using drama techniques, to productions and workshops addressing alcohol and substance abuse prevention.The Theatre is also proud of its Community Involvement Program, which encourages participation among non-traditional audiences in the region, and its volunteer auxiliary, ENCORE!, which at close to 300 members, and growing, is one of the largest and most active in the region.Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s home is ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, an amazing collaborative venture between the Theatre and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. It’s an amazing place for families – a really cool children’s library, plus two incredible theatre spaces for our productions, classrooms, computer labs, a Teen Loft and a lot more.Children's Theatre of Charlotte has created a special place for itself on the cultural and educational landscape of the region. Unique nationally in offering such strong performance, touring, and education programs, CTC is committed to its mission of creating exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world.
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