Lauderdale Children's Theatre Welcomes the Holiday Season with:
Lauderdale - This winter expect to be
enchanted with special performances by Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre as
they present Scrooge! The Musical
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts'
Amaturo Theatre. Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, known for its
extravagant, professional style theatre productions, with children performers,
welcomes the holiday season with yet another spectacular event!
Bring your family and share the holiday magic of
this retelling of Charles Dickens' "A
Christmas Carol" and see firsthand
the many reasons Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre has become a cultural
landmark over the past 53 years. The cast and crew of over 60 young
people, ages 6-18, have been rehearsing for eight weeks and can not wait to
grace the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts! There is no
better way to welcome feelings of "comfort and joy" and "goodwill
on earth" than with this rousing musical, complete with flying spirits and
a toy shop come to life! Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the magic
of Christmas and learns that selflessly giving to others is the greatest gift of
Scrooge! The Musical
will run December 17-19, Friday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.
Tickets for all performances are $18 for adults, and $15 for children ages 12
and under. Tickets are available at the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre
Box Office until December 15th at 4 pm by calling (954) 763-6701.
After that, tickets will be available at the Broward Center for the Performing
Arts Box Office at the door or by calling (954) 462-0222 in advance.
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, founded in
1952, was the first documented children's theatre in the state of Florida.
It remains one of the very few theatres whose performances use students as
actors, assistant directors, backstage crew and technicians. The theatre
offers classes, productions, and community outreach programs for young people
ages 3 ½ - 18. FLCT continues to provide the community and visitors to
the area a source of enrichment and enjoyment in the cultural arts and to
provide opportunities for young people to participate in classes, productions
and creative dramatics exercises, regardless of economic, cultural, or ethnic
Recent achievements include the prestigious City
of Hope 2004 Business Woman of the Year Award presented to Janet Erlick,
Executive Artistic Director. Southeastern Theatre Conference Sara Spencer
Child Drama Award for Excellence in Theatre for Youth in 2003, the 50th
Anniversary Gala and Season in 2002, the Moretti Award for Cultural Achievement
in 2001, The Small Business of the Year Award in 2000, and being named
"Best Live Entertainment for Children" by South Florida Parenting
Magazine five times. Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre is constantly
recognized as the place where dreams take center stage.