CTC may aim its work at the younger set, but the theater has never been childish. At it's best, though, it's childlike—full of enthusiasm for the new, willing to take chances because that's what life is for, not afraid to fail because it doesn't know how. The theater had a particularly strong year in 2009, led by a terrific promenade version of Romeo and Juliet. With the audience filtering in at Genoa's street level, the youthful passion and eventual tragedy were that much more intense. Beyond that, you could have spent an evening with Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie (featuring the dynamic duo of Reed Sigmund and Bradley Greenwald), checked out The Gruffalo or the Mayhem Poets, or spent time with a real CTC tradition, Cinderella.