Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre Welcomes the Holiday Season with:

Scrooge!  The Musical

Fort 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 all!

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 - 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 backgrounds. 

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.




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