Our mission at Colorado Children’s Theatre is to ensure your child gets the best training possible in singing and acting in a safe, loving environment.
We understand that learning the skills of musical theater will give children amazing tools they can use in life. It teaches them to know themselves and to embrace who they are as individuals. It teaches them about truth, and it’s importance in life. It teaches them about trust and connection. Most importantly, however, it teaches them that hard work and proper training can enable them to do things they never imagined they could do! And, as they continue to study, they learn that they can do these things with much skill and much confidence. Guiding a child through this process is never anything less than thrilling and inspirational. We, at CCT, know what an honor it is to lead your child through this process and we promise to do our best to help your child succeed and enjoy every step of the way.
Kerri Monnerat has taught music and theater education for nearly 25 years. In her career, she has directed and choreographed over 150 musicals, created her own curriculums, served as a board member for theaters in both California and Colorado, and built entire music and theater education programs from the ground up. She is Executive Director of the Colorado Children’s Theatre (CCT), an Evergreen-based musical theater and performance school that has had more than 500 students through its doors since it was started 10 years ago. CCT provides a complete theatrical education and performance opportunity for children ages 4 – 18. Many students have stayed with CCT since it was started and have gone on to star in their high school productions, gain agents to work as a professionals in Los Angeles, or have earned college scholarships to continue their theater education. The students of CCT also boast a 95% acceptance rate to the Denver School of Arts (DSA).
Karen Tobey has been a voice and acting teacher for over 40 years and a professional singer and actress since the age of 3. An award-winning educator, her expertise lies in both teaching fundamentals of voice and drama to children of all ages, as well as refining the most professional young actors and singers in show business. Having launched over 100 careers in film, television and theatre, Karen’s roster includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt (2 time Golden Globe nominee), Juliette Lewis (Academy Award nominee), Bree Larson (21 Jump Street), Brendan Thicke (Dennis the Menace) and Blake Ewing (first youth Star Search Champion). No matter who she’s teaching, however, her main goal has never changed. Karen believes if you teach children how to excel at something they love, their self image will increase greatly and, therefore, change their life forever. Karen teaches the whole child. She doesn’t only teach techniques to make them talented, but she also works on attitudes, motivation and work ethics. She feels the path to happiness is to work hard and maintain integrity and humility.
Rebecca is so excited to start dancing with the Colorado Children’s Theatre! Rebecca is from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. She started dancing at the age of 7 under Michael Newton and Sandra Morgan. In 2009, she attended the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, studying under Jazz masters including Nan Giordano, Randy Duncan, Ray Leaper, and Homer Bryant. She appeared in the world premier of the opera O Pioneers at the Touhill Center in St. Louis, as well as performing regionally in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Music Man. Since moving to Colorado, she has appeared on stage in Boulder in Jekyll & Hyde the musical, The Love of Three Oranges, and several shows at CU Boulder, including Litmus, devised with Tim Miller. Rebecca has been teaching dance and acting to kiddos since she was 15, and can’t wait to start working with CCT!