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Enhance your talents with Children's Theatre of Winnetka workshops.

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Children’s Theatre of Winnetka is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting theatrical experiences for New Trier Township children, grades 4 - 8. Children participate both onstage and backstage in two productions annually in the fall and spring.

Workshop Description

Due to recent developments, published information in the 2020 Fall Program Guide is no longer correct. Please refer to this webpage for the most current Children's Theatre of Winnetka workshops.

During registration, participants pick from a list of Musical Theatre Scenes provided. They will rehearse and present the scene at the end of the session. The goal of this workshop is to rehearse at the Community House and eventually perform in front of participants' families.

  • Groups of 6 or fewer will work on scenes with the directors.
  • Duration: 4 weeks, twice a week for 1 hour each time after school, Tuesday & Thursday.
  • Fee: $225 per session
    (You may sign up for both sessions.  A maximum of 6 participants in each scene.) 

Because of size limitations, the workshop will be open to only those children going into grades 4th - 8th who has been an actor cast in a CTW production or were in 2019’s “A Christmas Carol”.  If space is available after initial registration, the workshop will open up to all 5th-8th graders in New Trier Township.

Session 1
(September 15 through October 8th)

Shrek (Story of My Life)

Fairytale creatures lament about how unfair their lives have been under evil Lord Farquaad’s regime.   

Grades: 4th-8th
Day        Date            Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      4:00-5:00 PM

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Fiddler On The Roof (MatchMaker)

In early 1900 Russia, three of Tevye's daughters wonder if the matchmaker will ever find them the man of their dreams.

Grades: 6th-8th (Girls Only)
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      5:00-6:00 PM

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Mary Poppins (Supercalifragilistic)

Mary, Bert, Jane, and Michael visit Mrs. Corry’s shop in the park, only to discover that she has run out of letters to make conversation.

Grades: 4th-5th
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      5:00-6:00 PM

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Guys and Dolls (Luck Be a Lady)

Small-time gangsters meet in a New York sewer to play an illegal game of dice.

Grades: 6th-8th (Boys Only)
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      6:00-7:00 PM

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Hamilton (Schuyler Sisters)

Eliza, Peggy, and Angelica sing this powerhouse feminst anthem that combines the vocal stylings of Destiny’s Child, TLC, and the Andrews Sisters.

Grades: 6th-8th (Girls Only)
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      6:00-7:00 PM

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Wicked (Dancing Through Life)

Fiyero, Elphaba, Glinda, Nessarose, and Boq have a ball at the Ozdust Ballroom.

Grades: 6th-8th
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     9/15-10/8      7:00-8:00 PM

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Session 2
(October 20 through November 12)

Aladdin (Never Had a Friend Like Me)

Adaddin and Abu, trapped in the Cave of Wonders, rub a magic lamp and meet a Genie who is able to grant wishes beyond their wildest dreams.

Grades: 4th-6th 
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     10/20-11/12   4:00-5:00 PM

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Matilda (When I Grow Up)

Matilda’s schoolmates sing of a time when they’ll be strong enough to tackle life's challenges and flush out monsters from under the bed.

Grades: 4th-8th 
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     10/20-11/12   5:00-6:00 PM

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Annie (A Hard Knock Life)

Annie and the orphans sing a song about the hardships of living in an orphanage

Grades: 4th-8th (Girls Only)
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     10/20-11/12   6:00-7:00 PM

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Joseph (The Dreamer Has to Go) 

Jealous of Joseph, his brothers plot to get rid of him.

Grades: 4th-8th (Boys Only)
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     10/20-11/12   6:00-7:00 PM

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Newsies (Seize the Day)

The Newsies of New York City strike against Joseph Pulitzer and the New York World newspaper.

Grades: 7th-8th
Day        Date             Time 
Tu Th     10/20-11/12   7:00-8:00 PM

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For more information about the Children's Theatre of Winnetka please visit:
https://www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com/

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