CTA Mission Statement and History

Mission Statement

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis is a community based, “501(C)3 non-profit organization”, dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of children ages 5 – 18, through participation in all aspects of the theatrical experience, including performance, workshops, technical elements, community involvement, and apprenticeships.

CTA provides a positive circle of influence through friendships that foster self-esteem, creativity, commitment, teamwork, appreciation, and dedication.  CTA serves the child and the community.

Fun facts about CTA’s History

  • “Alice in Wonderland” is the most popular choice for CTA, having been performed six times. “The Wizard of Oz” comes in second at five times, “Cinderella” in third at four times.
  • 1978-1979 was the first and only year CTA didn’t produce any major productions (though it still offered workshops)
  • 2009 was CTA’s first year in its own performance space.
  • 2013 – CTA’s Traveling Troupe, Second Stage was created.

A Timeline of CTA Productions

  • 1959-1960: Hansel and Gretel
  • 1960-1961: The Witch’s Lullaby
  • 1961-1962: N-24 from Mars
  • 1962-1963: Old King Cole
  • 1963-1964: The Ghost of Mr. Penny; The Trouble with Tricks
  • 1964-1965: The Stolen Prince
  • 1965-1966: Huckleberry Finn; Prospero’s Magic Cape
  • 1966-1967: Kalau and the Magic Numbers; Alice in Wonderland
  • 1967-1968: Cinderella, The Unwicked Witch
  • 1968-1969: Harkee the Cat; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 1969-1970: The Little Princess; Rip Van Winkle
  • 1970-1971: N-24 from Mars; Hansel and Gretel
  • 1971-1972: The Emperor’s Daughters; Winnie the Pooh
  • 1972-1973: Cinderella, Peter Pan
  • 1973-1974: 1920s Musical Review
  • 1974-1975: Babes in Toyland
  • 1975-1976: Maggie Flynn; Alice in Wonderland
  • 1976-1977: The Ghosts on Green Street, Sing Ho for a Prince
  • 1977-1978: A Day at the Flicks or Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts
  • 1978-1979: No major productions
  • 1979-1980: Oliver; Tom Sawyer
  • 1980-1981: The Velveteen Rabbit; The Wizard of Oz
  • 1981-1982: Annie, Get Your Gun; The Sound of Music
  • 1982-1983: Fabulous Fable Factory; 45 Minutes from Broadway; An Evening of Milne
  • 1983-1984: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the Black Forest; Babes in Toyland
  • 1984-1985 (25th anniversary year) : Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Peter Pan; Encores
  • 1985-1986: H.M.S. Pinafore; The Wizard of Oz; The Velveteen Rabbit
  • 1986-1987: Barnum; Alice in Wonderland
  • 1987-1988: Cinderella; The Hobbit
  • 1988-1989: Anne of Green Gables; Pinocchio
  • 1989-1990: Annie, Get Your Gun; Wind in the Willows
  • 1990-1991: How to Eat Like a Child; Lil Abner
  • 1991-1992: Wizard of Oz; Babes in Toyland
  • 1992-1993: Calamity Jane; The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • 1993-1994: Anything Goes
  • 1994-1995: The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Snow White Goes West
  • 1995-1996: Alice in Wonderland; Fabulous Fable Factory
  • 1996-1997: Babes in Toyland; How to Success in Business without Really Trying
  • 1997-1998: Babes in Arms
  • 1998-1999: Once Upon a Mattress; Pinocchio
  • 1998-2000: State Fair; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • 2000-2001: The King and I; Oliver
  • 2001-2002: The Sound of Music; The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • 2002-2003: Snow White; Cinderella
  • 2003-2004: Alice in Wonderland; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2004-2005: Guys and Dolls; Charlotte’s Web
  • 2005-2006: The Wizard of Oz; Honk!; Seussical the Musical
  • 2006-2007: Bye Bye Birdie; Aladdin, Jr.
  • 2007-2008 : Disney’s Beauty & the Beast; Annie, Jr.
  • 2008-2009: Peter Pan; The Adventures of Dr. Doolittle
  • 2009-2010:; Brundibar; The Music Man; Willie Wonka, Jr.
  • 2010-2011: “Say What: Play Words and Word Plays; Once Upon a Mattress; A Night at the Wax Museum
  • 2011-2012: The Witches: A Tribute to Roald Dahl; Grease, The School Version; Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
  • 2012-2013: Get Smart; Legally Blonde; The Little Mermaid, Jr.
  • 2013 – 2014: Snow White; Shrek the Musical; Pippi Longstocking
  • 2014 – 2015: Canterville Ghost; Wizard of Oz; Bugsy Malone, Jr.
  • 2015 – 2016: Haphazardly Ever After; Mary Poppins; Sleeping Beauty
  • 2016 – 2017: Seussical; Treasure Island; James & the Giant Peach, Jr.
  • 2017 – 2018: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast; Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.