theatre arts education
by and for children
Children’s Theatre of Winnetka is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting theatrical experiences for children, grades 4-8. Children participate both onstage and backstage in two productions annually; fall and spring.
Scholarships are available.
Audition materials and more information will be online July 1st.
Want to feel more comfortable with the audition process?
Come to our FREE audition clinic for boys.
Thursday, August 25th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winnetka Community House, Matz Hall
Don't let the title fool you, Annie Jr. has GREAT roles for Boys too!
DADDY WARBUCKS Billionaire Businessman who opens up his heart and home to Annie
"ROOSTER" HANNIGAN Miss Hannigan's disreputable brother
BERT HEALY Radio announcer and singer
HAROLD ICKES & CORDELL HULL Roosevelt’s cabinet
LT. WARD Gruff Police Sargent
BUNDLES Laundry man
DRAKE Warbucks Butler and good friend
HOOVERVILLE AND CITIZENS OF NYC Solos and lots of lines
Our Orphanage is Co-Ed too!
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email soon with more details.
Any questions? Call Cathy Hirschmann at 847-767-2709.
The Guys of CTW
When many boys hear something about acting or musicals, they immediately dismiss it as silly and something they wouldn’t like. What they don’t realize is that they are missing out on a very fun and rewarding activity. During dress rehearsal of our most recent production, Mary Poppins, I had the opportunity to talk to a few of the boys in the cast about their experience at CTW, and why they decided to get involved in theatre. Most CTW productions are double cast, giving the opportunity for many children to participate in our productions. The following is an interview with three of the leads from Mary Poppins: James, Liam, and Andrew.
If you are a boy and don’t know where to start when looking to get involved in theatre, join us at CTW, and you are sure to have a blast!
–Josh Hoffman, CTW alum