Glimmerings of Hope-A Musical Journey

NYC’s Award-winning Children's Theater Company (nominated for 2018 Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival) has written a new musical for young audiences.

Glimmerings of Hope is set in Central Africa and is centered around the life of a young boy living in the midst of civil strife. The musical follows the story of Kibomi, a twelve-year-old boy who embarks on a journey to find his sister in another town after his parents are killed in their small village. The show will inspire young audiences to consider and understand the forces at work in society and developing coherence between faith, belief and action.

Saturday April 6th:
2-3:30pm & 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday April 7th: 1:30pm-3pm

Dizzy Gillespie Theater
53 E. 11th st.
New York, NY 10003


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Come be a part of our school break camps where your child will learn singing, dancing, acting and a full Musical in a course of a week. We teach the importance of service, unity and community. See your child come out of their shells, use their imagination and be apart of an environment of acceptance, love and encouragement.

In one week, children will learn a full musical with costumes and have 2 to 3 performances. This is possible by having auditions at least one month in advance. If you would like to learn more please click here

Dr. Joy DeGruy in Partnership with CTC Presents: Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown, the story of an 1850’s enslaved Virginia man who shipped himself to freedom in a box with the help of African American and white abolitionists. In this fusion of Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original negro spirituals, this musical celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.

Following this one-hour musical, there will be post-show "Social-Lab" interactive workshop led by RACE UNITY CIRCLE where the audience will engage with moderators and panelists in a lively and guided discussion in "RE-THINKING RELATIONSHIPS"

Los Angeles 2017 & 2018 Tour with DR. JOY DEGRUY

New York 2017-2018 Tour:

CTC hosts Bway & National Tour Lion King Auditions

THE CHILDREN'S THEATER COMPANY in Association with BINDER CASTING is hosting AUDITIONS for the Broadway and National Tour of LION KING


CALL : 212-633-6629


Seeking: Young Simba and Young Nala
Ages 7-12 yrs old.
Priority appointments to Current Cast and Alumni

Backstage Magazine Nominates CTC AS The Best of 12 Childrens Theatre Companies In The US!

This educational theater organization uses the performing arts to “fill the gap” in school curriculums, focusing on the seven C’s of learning: character building, collaboration, creativity, community service, current affairs, critical thinking, and citizenship. The company develops original, instructive musicals for kids and brings them to resident schools and after-school programs nationwide; CTC shows include titles like “Rescue Me: A Musical History of Women” and “Queen Kunka Bunka and the Rotten Royal Rascals.” With a flagship company in New York and over nine resident chapters all over the United States, Children’s Theatre Company “builds character onstage” for over 4,000 youngsters nationwide.


(Miss Saigon, the movie, Dreamgirls, and The Wiz to name a few) who directed Terms of Dismemberment Written By DOROTHY MARCIC, Co-Written by CTC's Artistic Director, MEHR MANSURI, and Composed by CTC's resident composer FRANK SANCHEZ has graciously performed on our musical and audio book recording for our original play, Henry Box Brown.  

* A special thanks also goes out to Jennifer Fouche and Tracey Conyer Lee from the cast of Sister's (Also Produced by Battle) who also lent their amazing talents to the recording of Henry Box Brown music and audio book recording. 

Children's Theater Company at the UN General Assembly

CTC gave a featured performance at the United Nations General Assembly as part of the presentation for WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK 2012

 Congratulations to each and every child, youth, parent and CTC staff who took part in this amazing performance for heads of state, dignitaries and the President of the UN and Secretary General of the United Nations.

The Children's Theater Company presentedquotes from historical figures, peace makers, and from different faiths. One World was led by Lory Lazarus, the song's composer whose stirring song, along with the kids' soulful singing, brought tears to the audience. It was truly a highlight of the season, when our Company Members received a standing ovation at this prestigious event.