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Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth

The Early History of Traveling Entertainment in the U.S.

January 17, 2024

At CTC, we make it our goal to bring presented productions from all over the world to our stages; <span class="NormalTextRun...
Jenny Friend, Production Stage Manager

Staff Spotlight: Jenny Friend, Production Stage Manager

January 12, 2024

We sat down with staff member, Jenny Friend, and asked some questions about her position with CTC and how someone could prepare for a career in Stage Management.

Folklore

January 11, 2024

By Michael Winn Associate Artistic Director/Director of Equity and Community Partnerships   Folklore includes the traditional stories and culture of a group of people. The word was first used by English writer and historian William Thoms...
Peter C. Brosius

Interview with Peter C. Brosius, Director of Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

December 15, 2023

Artistic Director, Director Peter C. Brosius (he/him) has served as artistic director of CTC since 1997, directing the world premieres of Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches The Musical; The Last Firefly; Seedfolks; Animal Dance; and many others, all of which...
Linda Talcott Lee

Q & A with Linda Talcott Lee, Choreographer of Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

December 13, 2023

We sat down with the Choreographer of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Linda Talcott Lee, and asked some questions about The Grinch, her career, and teaching—enjoy!
April Crowley

Staff Spotlight: April Crowley, Artistic and Equity Coordinator

December 11, 2023

April Crowley recently joined the team at CTC, relocating from western MA. Her academic background is in ethnomusicology, which is a long word for music in/as human culture, and especially what one might consider “folk music” or “traditional” music...
Reiko Ho

10 Fun Facts about The Carp Who Would Not Quit and Other Animal Stories

December 11, 2023

Reiko Ho, the playwright and director of The Carp Who Would Not Quit and Other Animal Stories, is an accomplished director and theatre maker from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Reiko loves telling stories that reflect the diverse voices of her...
Ricky McAllister

Staff Spotlight: Ricky McAllister, Run Crew/Spotlight Operator

December 7, 2023

We had a quick Q&A session with Run Crew and Spotlight Operator, Ricky McAllister, about his position at Children’s Theatre Company.
Reed Sigmund and Matthew Woody in Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Photo by Glen Stubbe Photography.

Q & A with The Grinch himself!

December 5, 2023

The Grinch granted a rare interview, spilling some secrets and sharing his lifestyle tips. Enjoy! Learn more about <span class="TextRun SCXW53837163 BCX9"...
Jennifer

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer "Jamface" Probst, Wardrobe

November 30, 2023

We caught up with Wardrobe Assistant, Jennifer “Jamface” Probst, for a quick Q&A about her position at Children’s Theatre Company.
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