2011-2012 Season Patron Donations

CTW depends solely on ticket sales and our patron's tax-deductible donations to stay in operation and to continue to produce quality theater and educational opportunities for our community.  We thank all of you who support us with financial contributions. 

Patron donations are monetary donations made in kind ~ Personally, In Memory Of, or Anonymously.  Your name will be printed in each of our Mainstage playbills as our way of saying "Thank You" for your extra support.

Patron Levels

Chorus - $50-$99
Star Role - $100-$249
Designer - $250-$499
Director - $500-$999
Producer - $1,000 - $1,499
Executive Producer $1,500+

Thank you Southwest Florida Community Foundation for the generous grant.
*Thank you to Mayor Randy Henderson, Jr., Fort Myers City Council, and the Public Art Committee for the 2012 Arts and Culture Grant award of $3,500. This generous donation will enable CTW to continue providing quality children's theater in Southwest Florida*



























Annie Jr.
Oct 11, 18, 25
@ 11am & 4pm

"13" the Musical
Oct 11 & 18
@ 8pm

Both shows are located at
Cape Christian Fellowship
2110 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991

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About the Creative Theater Workshop

Mission Statement:

The Creative Theater Workshop, Inc. is a community based non-profit organization that encourages and promotes an interest in the theatrical arts by providing workshops and producing full-length musical productions in order to educate, entertain, and enrich the community.

Welcome to the Creative Theater Workshop. This non-profit program was started in the spring of 2006 by Michelle Hamstra, and since then it has grown to be one of the most successful children's theater companies in Southwest Florida. Through CTW, young talented artists not only gain the experience of performing a full length musical, but also gain new knowledge through weekly workshops taught by CTW staff and outside members of the community. Previous workshops have included mime, Fosse style dance, ballroom dance styles, stage combat, theater tech, and audition techniques.

How does CTW work?
Students must audition at the beginning of each season (typically August & May). Students prepare 16 bars (or 30 seconds with a karaoke track). Some students will be asked to come to a call back in order to read for a part. Once cast, students will be required to pay the workshop fee. (Workshop fees differ depending on the musical & payment plans are available). Workshops are offered throughout the rehearsal process to students who are cast in the show. Typical secessions last 12 weeks and meet once a week for rehearsal.

How can I prepare for the audition?
Most students take voice lessons and work with their vocal coach on their audition material. A vocal coach is not required, and many get into CTW without the help of a coach. At the audition, relax, and have fun. Make sure you warm-up your voice before the audition & try to pick a song that can show some of your acting skills.

Can I attend a workshop if I'm not a part of the show?
Unfortunately, only cast members can attend workshops. If you would like to take an acting class, Michelle Hamstra (owner) offers private lessons or you can take her class at Competitive Edge Dance Studio in Cape Coral.

For additional information, private lessons, or questions please contact us:
creativetheaterworkshop@yahoo.com or (239) 738-3525(239) 738-3525



               Click Here to Purchase Tickets
NEW: There is now an online processing fee that will be added to your ticket purchase.
($1 child, $2 adult). We sincerely apologize for this fee, the ticket company is charging it to process your order. We will sell tickets at the door (without the extra fee), but seats are very limited and we can not guarantee an open seat. We will look into other options in the future. Thank you again for supporting CTW!
 (Just a friendly reminder that this company is run by unpaid volunteers who love the theatrical arts. Please offer your understanding with this situation.)
If you are coming to see a certain child, please double check the cast list and buy tickets for the show they are in.

CLICK HERE for Cast List


Congratulations to CTW for winning "Outstanding Achievement in Music" at the 2010 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA!

Congratulations to Halie Boling, Tara Trenhaile, Kelly, Johnson, Callie Atkinson, and Sherry Niekamp for winning an award for "Student Direction and Choreography" at the 2011 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA!













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