Chanticleer Community Theater

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Chanticleer Community Theater offers opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students interested in learning about the craft of acting. The acting workshop will touch on the many elements of performance including stage presence, speaking skills, imagination, warming up the body and mind, memorization, rehearsal etiquette and how to audition.

Our Children’s Theater offers an inclusive environment for children of all backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles where they can study many aspects of theater arts, develop valuable life skills, and produce quality plays. Our students learn all the facets of a stage production, including writing, acting, set design, and behind-the-scenes work. Children’s Theater is an informal, classroom-based structure promoting self-expression, critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. All students enrolled in our classes are eligible to audition in plays that are put on for live audiences, but those who are stage shy have plenty of other ways to contribute and participate. We are a nonprofit, 501c3 organization which is proud to serve the community of Council Bluffs and beyond.



Summer Workshop

Monday, Jul 12 | 6:30 pm

Workshop Times:
 6:30-8:30 July 12-16 and  9:00-11:00 July 17 with a program for parents at 11:30!

Join us this summer to enjoy all things theatre by working on your acting, singing, and dancing skills with Chanticleer theatre experts. Every day you’ll work on a song, dance, and acting scene from musical theater and then prep for your final program with a live audience! The curtain call for workshops is June 21 so get your registrations in before then.

Join Jerry Gray, Jason DeLong, and Denise Putman as you embark on a journey to learn the ins and outs of life on the stage. Be prepared to sing, dance, act, and perform!

Each workshop lasts 2 hours every evening with a final workshop happening Saturday morning followed by a performance at 11:30 AM! Children must be ages 7-14 to register and spots are limited.


Registration required before June 21st.


Upcoming Performances

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Event Chanticleer Community Theater

Council Bluffs, IA

Friday, Jun. 25  |  7:30 PM Chanticleer Children's Theater - Fiddler on the Roof JR.
Event Chanticleer Community Theater

Council Bluffs, IA

Saturday, Jun. 26  |  7:30 PM Chanticleer Children's Theater - Fiddler on the Roof JR.
Event Council Bluffs 100 Block

Council Bluffs, IA

Sunday, Jun. 27  |  2:00 PM Chanticleer Children's Theater - Fiddler on the Roof JR.