San Carlos Children's Theater

San Carlos Children's Theater

Where Character Grows … celebrating outstanding service to local youth since 1990.

SCCT offers drama courses, workshops and camps, custom programs and full stage productions for creative enrichment, while teaching the fundamentals of the performing arts including acting, singing, dancing, stage and technical production. Come experience the action!

Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye

Shows November 11-20
In this witty film noir fairytale spoof, Fairytale Land has been hit by a crime wave. The Three Bears’ home was broken into. The Three Little Pigs’ homes were destroyed. Now Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother is missing. The crimes seem unrelated, at least if you listen to those shady Grimm brothers. But could an evil mastermind be behind them all? Something punny is going on! Only hard-boiled detective Rumpelstiltskin and his wise-cracking partner Ugly Duckling can solve this wacky case. Full of hilarious roles and snappy one-liners, this private eye parody is pure gold!
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Fairy Tale Courtroom - North Star Academy

Performances November 4-6

This comedy shows the other side of several familiar fairy tales when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial.

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Shrek the Musical JR.

Shows January 18-22, 2017
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

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Willy Wonka KIDS - Adelante School

Performances December 2 & 3.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.

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Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn - Sandpiper School

Performances November 18 & 19

The two siblings, Jack and Annie, return to visit the magic tree house.  As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight.  When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times.

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SCCT's Party with a Twist

Be Prepared to Laugh!

Join friends for a fun night of food, games and a comical MisCast Cabaret!  Expect the unexpected at this SCCT party as actors young and old perform crazy songs and skits that are hilariously wrong for them! Just imagine Al Pacino playing Mary Poppins! Guests of all ages are welcome to join the laughs. 

Sunday, October 9, 5:00- 8:00 pm

Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington Street, San Carlos 

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Alice in Wonderland JR. - Clifford School

Auditions October 3 & 4
Performances February 10-12

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

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Recent News

  • Don’t Miss Our October Party

    Join your friends on October 9th for a night of hilarious entertainment and fun at SCCT’s fall fundraiser “Beyond the Stage: MisCast Adventures in Wonderland” at Devil’s Canyon Brewery 5-8 pm.  Guests of all ages are welcome.  The laughs begin with a crazy “MisCast” cabaret featuring actors young and old performing roles they would never ever […]Read More »
  • Best Theater Class Award

    Readers of Bay Area Parent magazine have awarded San Carlos Children’s Theater gold medals for Best Theater Class and Best Special Interest Camp on the Peninsula in the 2016 Best of the Best Awards. Each year thousands of Bay Area parents select their family favorites in this annual competition. This is the 10th consecutive year SCCT […]Read More »
  • SCCT 2016-17 Season

    You’re going to love SCCT’s 2016-17 season of shows: “Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye”  November 2016; “Shrek Jr.”  SCSD Tri -School Production; “The Fearsome Pirate Frank” March 2017:  “Seussical Jr.” & ” Putnam County Spelling Bee”  July 2017.  See you at the theater!Read More »

This summer’s musicals were packed with sensational songs, great costumes and tons of talent! Join us for our next mainstage production “Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye,” opening November 11.

Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Thoroughly Modern Millie

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