The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offering Drama Classes and more!

Did you know we have a theater company in our back yard? Tons of classes for almost every age at The Children's Theatre Academy! It's conveniently located off Red Bank Road. Super easy to get to and an excuse to eat at our favorite taco place Mazunte because you'll be passing by it for classes. 

 

Check out this amazing line up. 

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Home school families, they have created special morning classes for you too!

HOMESCHOOL DRAMA (Ages 6-7, 8-10) (E)
Are you a homeschooler looking for a creative outlet? Come
to TCT for your dramatic needs! Step into the role of a lifetime
and master the fundamentals of the Dramatic Arts! Using
traditional and modern acting techniques, we will explore
the dynamics of drama through the use of scene work. Your
teaching artist will assign scenes from both contemporary and
classical theatrical plays/musicals as you learn to expand your
talents through the help of others. This class inspires strong
teamwork, observation, and creativity.
This is a 15-week course.

See the website for details, pricing and scholarship applications. 

 4015 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227

 

 

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MARY POPPINS JR. April 7-16, 2018 at the Taft Theatre

Cincinnati: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR. April 7-16, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film.
 
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All of London (and Cincinnati!) is shouting from the rooftops about this exciting stage adaptation of the classic tales of Mary Poppins. Join the Banks family as they encounter adventure after fun-filled adventure with their curious new nanny, Mary Poppins. Adapted especially for young audiences, this musical includes favorite Sherman brothers songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” as well as wonderful new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. With colorful characters and an irresistible score, MARY POPPINS JR. is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
 
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Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s own Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, and choreographed by Paula Rakestraw.
 
MARY POPPINS JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, April 7-16, 2018. Saturday, April 7 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, April 8 at 2 PM, Sunday, April 8 at 5 PM, Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PMSaturday, April 14 at 2 PMSaturday, April 14 at 5 PMSunday, April 15 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and  www.ticketmaster.com.
 
TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, April 16 at 9:45 AM. This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.
 
Homeschoolers, did you know that The Children's Theatre now offers Study Guides for their Main Stage shows? Check it out here
 
  Tickets must be picked up in Taylor Mill, KY.

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats Coming to Cincinnati March 6, 2018

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

 

Performing feats on chairs stacked ten-stories high, the troupe has traveled to all fifty states and to more than sixty-five countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. A five-week run at Broadway’s New Victory Theater in 2014 marked the only time an acrobatic troupe from China was chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.

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The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China's most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance – dance, opera, martial arts, and sports – acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations. The citizens of China continue to present their acrobatic art for the world today, in order to portray their hard-working nature and set forth an example of the rich traditions of Chinese culture.

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The group’s founder, producer and director Danny Chang, is one of the world’s leading promoters of Chinese acrobatics. He began his training at the age of eight with his family’s acrobatic school in Taipei and began performing with its touring wing, the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at age ten. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Medal for International Faith and Goodwill by the Republic of China’s Coordination Council for North American Affairs.

 

"When the Golden Dragon Acrobats come to town, the wonders stack up," reviewed The New York Times. "Cathedrals of contortionists in back bend rise before your eyes, body by body. Human obstacles, which tumblers flip over, widen in person-size increments. The thrill is escalation. These touring acrobats from China know how to keep topping themselves."

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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$15 STUDENT TICKETS / $20 PARENT TICKETS:  http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/goldendragon_mom

 

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

 

 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE February 10-19, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Taft Theatre stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. 

 

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Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.   With ten new songs added, including the film’s pop favorite “I Like to Move It, Move It,” MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE is brought vividly to life on stage in a high-energy production under the direction of Aubrey Berg. Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, calls this show a creative celebration of friendship that will be fun for the whole family!

 

Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.  Directed by Aubrey Berg.  Choreographed by Eric Byrd.

 

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MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, February 10-19, 2018.  Saturday, February 10 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, February 11 at 2 PM,Sunday, February 11 at 5 PM, Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 17 at 2 PM, Saturday, February 17 at 5 PM, Sunday, February 18 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Ticketsstart at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and  www.ticketmaster.com.

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School performances of MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE will be held February 13-16 & 19 during the daytime hours. TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, February 19 at 9:45 AM. This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and soundare made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed byspecialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand.  For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school or Sensory-Friendly performances, visitwww.thechildrenstheatre.com.

 

 Tickets must be picked up in Taylor Mill, KY.

 

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Waitress National Tour Broadway Cincinnati at the Aronoff

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Cincinnati on Broadway continues to pump out a great lineup of entertainment and fun, in downtown Cincinnati. 

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

My mother in law truly enjoyed her first-time Broadway experience and while she thought the lead female role did an excellent job with a beautiful voice, the men almost stole the show. 

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Ryan G. Dunkin & the cast of the national tour of Waitress, photo by Joan Marcus
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Bryan Fenkart & Desi Oakley in the national tour of Waitress, photo by Joan Marcus

PROCTER & GAMBLE HALL - ARONOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

650 Walnut Street 
Cincinnati, OH 45202

SUNDAY 1/14 6:30PM 
TUESDAY 1/16 7:30PM 
WEDNESDAY 1/17 7:30PM 
THURSDAY 1/18 7:30PM 
FRIDAY 1/19 8:00PM 
SATURDAY 1/20 2:00PM 
SATURDAY 1/20 8:00PM 
SUNDAY 1/2 11:00PM 
SUNDAY 1/21 6:30PM

 

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Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland Newport, KY

Newport Aquarium invites the public to experience a Cincinnati holiday tradition under the sea Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 at Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland.

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Since 2003 Scuba Santa has been delighting children in Northern Kentucky with tons of bubbles, and lots of fun. My girl gets shy talking to Scuba Santa, but has a blast with Tinsel the Elf, you must find him if you visit! 

 

 

The Water Wonderland journey will also take guests through a number of holiday-clad galleries, culminating in a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration:

 

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Stingray Hideaway New in 2017, visit the tropical paradise getaway where Scuba Santa goes to relax after the busy holiday season. His elves are already there decorating with festive tropical decor ready to meet and greet guests in Stingray Hideaway. Plus, guests can interact with and touch two dozen stingrays in the 17,000-gallon stingray touchpool, while enjoying the tropical holiday oasis.

 

 

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After chasing the swimming penguins back and forth, have giggle of fun, our girl drew a wish on a magic bubble and mailed it to Scuba Santa's Post Office. 

 

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She also enjoyed getting up close with these guys, they're just so cute! 

 

 

PS. While you're visiting Scuba Santa. Did you know you could Buy 3, Get 1 FREE during their annual pass sale? In time for the holidays, guests who purchase three Newport Aquarium Annual Passes will receive a fourth Annual Pass free. The Annual Pass Holiday Special ends on Dec. 31. Annual Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase, so guests can use them now to experience Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and into next year, including a VIP Passholder-only preview party for the opening of the new Ring of Fire exhibit in March.

 

 

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Brain Candy Live in Cincinnati with Adam Savage and Michael Stevens

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Science, imagination, and fun, Cincinnati you're in for a treat! Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel “Vsauce head to the Aronoff on November 30th for Brain Candy Live! 

 

 

 

"Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting you and your friends and family to join-in and get your minds messy. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.  

Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet's most entertaining everyday heroes are coming to your town to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement (and just a pinch of danger) to cook-up and deliver a giant batch of magical Brain Candy to every mind in the audience."

 

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 You won't want to miss Brain Candy Live. What a great opportunity to grab your kiddos and experience something completely new, and exciting. 

The much-anticipated tour plays the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall for one night only on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 PM as part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2017-18 Season.

Tickets are $68, $58, and $45 (additional service fees may apply; ticket prices/fees subject to change) and go on sale Friday, August 11 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. 

Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $150 each and include a prime seat location in the front orchestra, an exclusive meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Adam Savage and Michael Stevens, a signed 8x10 photo, and a special VIP meet-and-greet laminate.

The best part, Vintage Indie has an 25% off discount, just for you! 25% DISCOUNT TICKET PURCHASE LINK:  www.cincinnatiarts.org/promo  Use promo code:  CANDY.  Discount tickets are also available at (513) 621-2787 [ARTS] or at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office – mention promo code CANDY.

 

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Finding Neverland on Broadway Cincinnati!

We simply adore Broadway here at Vintage Indie. Especially stories that tell the history behind famous musicians and ones like Finding Neverland that tell the story of J.M. Barrie, the man and writer, behind Peter Pan. 

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"Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan KneeFinding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (PippinHair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up."

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Prepare your heart as you follow J.M. Barrie, and his relationship with widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter as he embraces who he is and the man he wants to be. 

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Much like last night's audience you may find yourself falling for J.M. Barrie's dog Porthos who was originally a St. Bernard. Porthos was quite the attraction on stage, and is the reason J.M. Barrie came to know the Llewelyn Davies' boys.  

 

Want to make visiting Broadway in Cincinnati educational? Check out the online Study Guide, so you and your students can follow along with the history of the show before seeing it come to life. 

 

Finding Neverland will play the Aronoff Center from November 7 - 19, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $30 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

 

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WICKED in Cincinnati

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Back from its three year hiatus WICKED is in Cincinnati!

Oh my goodness! First, hubby and I are Broadway, musical newbies. Every show we've seen has been completely new to us, and when we found out we were going to see WICKED we didn't know what to expect. Friend's of ours said it was a not to miss show, and they couldn't have been more right.

Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda. Photo by Joan Marcus

Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz.  It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. 

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The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.” 

My jaw was on the floor most of this show. From the set, to the superb acting, to the amazing voices. Ga-linda (before she changed her name) was absolutely hysterical, and had us in stitches!  I love how the story fills in so many unknowns to the Wizard of Oz. There were so many times where my husband looked over at me and just smiled. 

Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda and the North American Touring Company of WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus

There is just something about a full house at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. When the crowd cheers, and people jump out of their seats when the show is over, it leaves you feeling amazing. Those are the best kind of date nights! 

Don't wait to get your tickets to see it, shows often sell out! 

WICKED will play the Aronoff Center from September 13 – October 15, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Thursday September 14 at 1:00PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $42.50. They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 15 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

 

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Beautiful The Carole King Musical Cincinnati on Broadway

All I could think was if you haven't heard a particular music's story told like Beautiful The Carole King Musical, I had to express somehow what you've been missing. I had to beg you to go see this show while taking your mother, sister, daughter, aunt or anyone who appreciates music.   

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Having listened to my mother growing up, singing songs by Carole King I couldn't wait to ask her to see this show with me. As we sat in our seats and Carole's story came through on the stage, I couldn't wait to tell every Generation X, or Millennial, that you have to see music told like this. You have to get out of your comfort zone, and experience this. 

 

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Julia Knitel as Carole King in the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, photo by Joan Marcus

Often times we listen to music and have no idea who wrote the song. We just know that it makes us feel all the feelings. Beautiful takes you into the depths of Carole's heart and shows you her passion for writing as well as the story behind so many of her lyrics. 

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

 

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Curt Bouril as Don Kirshner, Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin, Julia Knitel as Carole King, Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann & Erika Olson as Cynthia Weil in the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, photo by Joan Marcus

 

Julia Knitel as Carole King, is absolutely stunning in this role. Her voice is magical, and I believe she captures Carole King perfectly. The rest of the cast doesn't disappoint, Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin almost steals the show with his own talent, and Erika Olson as Cynthia Weil, opened me up to more music than what I thought I came for. I adored this show, and you will too! 

 

Hurry, run get your tickets to Beautiful The Carole King Musical which is only in our beautiful city of Cincinnati for a short period of time. 

FRIDAY 05/05 8:00PM  
SATURDAY 05/06 2:00PM  
SATURDAY 05/06 8:00PM  
SUNDAY 05/07 1:00PM  
SUNDAY 05/07 6:30PM  
TUESDAY 05/09 7:30PM  
WEDNESDAY 05/10 7:30PM  
THURSDAY 05/11 7:30PM  
FRIDAY 05/12 8:00PM  
SATURDAY 05/13 2:00PM  
SATURDAY 05/13 8:00PM  
SUNDAY 05/14 1:00PM  
SUNDAY 05/14 6:30PM  
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IMPORTANT DATES

OPENING MAY 02, 2017
CLOSING MAY 14, 2017

TIME

2 Hours and 20 Minutes.(1 Intermission)

 

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Tarzan The Stage Musical Presented by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (Giveaway)

The 2016-2017 Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is swinging to a halt with their final production of the season, Tarzan The Stage Musical, based on the Disney film. 

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Swing on over to hear music by the famous rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.

Follow Tarzan as he " struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

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Tyler Kuhlman as Tarzan and Elizabeth Sunderhaus as Jane. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.
 

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

 April 1-2, 7-9, 2017

Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM*
Sunday, April 2 at 2 PM
Sunday, April 2 at 5 PM
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 8 at 5 PM
Sunday, April 9 at 2 PM

To Purchase Tickets visit The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Thanks to the generosity of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, you and your family could win a family pack of four tickets to see the show Sunday April 2, 2017 at 5pm or Friday April 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. 

 You MUST be able to pick up tickets in TAYLOR MILL KY 41015 before the show. 

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The Illusionists Live from Broadway Cincinnati ends tonight! March 26, 2017

Don't miss your opportunity to see The Illusionists Live From Broadway Cincinnati! This show closes today March 26, 2017 Tickets are available for 1:00 and 6:00pm tonight! 

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The Illusionists whisks your mind away to a place it's never been before. The high energy, entertaining two hour show is mind bending, baffling, and downright crazy. You've got to see it for yourself to believe it. The show is  interactive with the crowd, and keeps you involved and entertained from the start.

I recommend taking your kids 6+ older to this show if they can handle suspense, and sometimes eye covering acts that could be a bit much for the squeamish. 

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Kevin James The Inventor Production photos of The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Kevin James The Inventor above, has a child-like way with magic. He enjoys seeing the joy and disbelief of his audience and captures your attention with amazing feats of things happening right before your eyes.

He brought a little girl from the audience to capture her imagination, and amazed the entire crowd. He doesn't stop though with innocent illusions. he cuts a man in half. A classic that will leave you questioning everything. 

Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjuror) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway
Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjuror) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Dan Sperry, The Anti-Conjuror brings his dry sense of humor, and his mysterious illusions to some of the classics of magic. His performance includes a rabbit, and some birds in his very own special way. He also performs some interesting illusions with his body that had me holding my hands over my face, and peeking through my fingers. Each time, bringing my jaw to a gaping hole of mystery. 

Colin Cloud (The Deductionist) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway
Colin Cloud (The Deductionist) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Lastly for my review, I'm highlighting Colin Cloud The Deductionist. Another favorite of mine and my husbands. We aren't quite sure how he does it, but he involves the entire audience into a mind-bending performance that questions your educational abilities on every level.

His way with numbers, and reading people is something you've only seen in the movies. I'm glad that we got to experience this live and in person. I only wish that our teens were able to join us for the show. They would have been amazed. 

 

Don't wait! Today, and this evening are your last chance to see The Illusionists Live on Broadway at the beautiful Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati. 

 

THEATER

Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts

650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH

SUNDAY 03/26 1:00PM  
SUNDAY 03/26 6:30PM  

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Broadway in Cincinnati Something Rotten is Hilarious!

There is so much to see, and so much to do in Cincinnati these days! It's buzzing with theater, music, dance and Broadway! Something Rotten's national tour is making it's way downtown to our fabulous city! We were thrilled to have seen this show on opening night.

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"Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!"

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The touring company of Something Rotten!

 

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I've never been in a room with that many people laughing that hard. Something Rotten is high energy and full of musical surprises. beerded.cincinnati and we enjoyed every minute of it.

 

It's not often you find an original musical not based on songs or books, but this one is fresh, and something different for the Broadway world. If it's your first time to see a Broadway show, you won't be disappointed, and quite possibly have found a new entertainment to love. Head down to the magical Aronoff Center for the Arts, and dig in to our wonderful city! This show won't be here forever, so visit the links below to score your seats. 

PLAYING AT

PROCTER & GAMBLE HALL - ARONOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

IMPORTANT DATES

OPENING FEB 21, 2017
CLOSING MAR 05, 2017

 

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Daniel Tiger's Live (Giveaway)

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Ugga mugga, ugga mugga, ugga mugga, we love, love, love Daniel Tiger around here! We love his soft spoken parents, and gentle parenting. We love the lessons on manners and respectful behavior, all around Daniel Tiger is a win in our home! We're so excited to take our littlest love to see him LIVE in Cincinnati, at the Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Won’t you be our neighbor? The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter, and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.

 

Want to save on tickets? Get $5.00 off by using this link. Discount tickets may also be purchased at (513) 621-ARTS [2787] and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office by mentioning promo code:  NEIGHBORHOOD

 

 Thanks to the CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION who is also giving YOU a chance to WIN a family four pack of tickets to the show! 

 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM

 

 

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DISCLAIMER: Thank you to the Cincinnati Arts Association for sponsoring this giveaway. I was provided with tickets to the show to enjoy with my family, all opinions are mine!


The Wizard of Oz in Cincinnati Presented by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! GIVEAWAY

It's almost theatre time again! Time to head down to the historical Taft Theatre to see our LOCAL 12’s Bob Herzog as the Wizard in The Cincinnati Children's Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz. I hear he's pretty amazing in any shows that he's apart of, we're looking forward to this one! 

 

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"Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this February (February 11 - 19, 2017). 

A cyclone transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, from Kansas to the technicolor Munchkin Land.  Unfortunately, they land right on top of the Wicked Witch of the East -- not a good thing!  As Dorothy and Toto head down the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and their way back home to Kansas, they meet new friends, each with a wish that they hope The Great Oz can grant for them.  A scrawny Scarecrow needs a brain, a rusty Tin Man needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion needs courage."

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THE WIZARD OF OZ presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati,

February 11-19, 2017.

Saturday February 11 at 2 PM;

Sunday February 12 at 2 PM and 5 PM;

Friday February 17 at 7:30 PM;

Saturday February 18 at 2 PM and 5 PM; and

Sunday February 19 at 2 PM 

Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $10-30.  

1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are selling fast!

 

I'm so lucky, because I get to give away a family 4 pack of tickets to the Sunday Feb. 12 at 5pm show OR Friday Feb. 17 t 7:30pm show! What a great way to get your family out of the house this winter and into our wonderful city! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck! 

 

 

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Disney's The Little Mermaid Broadway in Cincinnati

 

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A childhood classic, Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to life through Broadway Cincinnati. 

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This show was anything but basic. Our first time ever to see a Broadway show, and I'm so glad it was Disney's The Little Mermaid. Our daughter, four years old, sat through the entire performance in awe of what was happening on stage. From the gorgeous costumes, to the enchanting lighting and sound effects, Cincinnati's Broadway whisks you away to a magical underwater world full of delight and wonder. The only thing she kept saying was wow mommy, this is so neat. My husband who has also never been to a Broadway show was also hooked. He enjoyed it very much, and is looking forward to future shows. 

 

 

Diana Huey as Ariel in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid
Diana Huey as Ariel in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid

 

 

The show's cast and creative team, knew what they were doing when the created this show. No attention to detail was left out and the most wonderful soothing voices were presented on stage. Ursula was simply amazing, her character is witty, and quite bold, with a After the show our daughter chatted our ears off the entire way home, she loved everything. 

 

 

Jennifer Allen as Ursula in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid
Jennifer Allen as Ursula in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid

 

 

If you haven't been to the Aronoff Center for the Arts, create a one of a kind child-hood memory this year and go see Disney's The Little Mermaid

THEATER

Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH

Tickets still available for the following shows. (subject to change)

TUESDAY 01/24 7:30PM  
WEDNESDAY 01/25 7:30PM  
THURSDAY 01/26 7:30PM  
FRIDAY 01/27 8:00PM  
SATURDAY 01/28 2:00PM  
SATURDAY 01/28 8:00PM  
SUNDAY 01/29 1:00PM  
SUNDAY 01/29 6:30PM

Christmas Around Town: Things to Do Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

We like to do what I call Christmas School around here. That is try to fit in as many Christmas memories as we can as a family. Even if you don't home educate, you can start some family traditions by visiting any of these wonderful events (some ongoing) around the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Area. 

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Elf The Musical JR. This December at the Taft Theatre! (Giveaway)

Winter Wonderland with Scuba Santa Newport, KY

Gingerbread House Display at the Warren County History Center Lebanon, OH


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Elf The Musical JR. This December at the Taft Theatre! (Giveaway)

Ask anyone in my family what my favorite Christmas movie is, and you will be sure to hear them say Elf! What's not to love about a hilariously elf-dressed grown man, who loves to put syrup on everything? The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is doing Elf their style presenting Elf The Musical Jr. If you're looking for a family fun time, be sure to purchase your tickets soon, as this is sure to be a sold out show. 

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"Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas."

 

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Public Performances at the Taft Theatre December 10-11, 16-18, 2016

 

Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM*
Saturday, December 10 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 5 PM
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 2 PM

 

I'm so happy to be able to give away 4 tickets to your choice of Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5pm or Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm shows! Thank you The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! 

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Experience the Symphony Orchestra with your Children at the Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concerts

I can't speak for all home school families, but I know for us, the arts are something to be appreciated and to be involved in from an early age. Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert series, makes this educational goal, a reality. Exposing children to the symphony early on is a wonderful thing. Even if you aren't a home educating family, and a visit to the historical Taft Theater is an added artistic bonus. 

 

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This coming Saturday November 19, 2016 kicks off the series with Peter and the Wolf. With a Pre-concert event starting at 9:30 where the whole family can get hands on with instruments and activities.

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John Morris Russell conducts Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf

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During the performance experience art by notable Cincinnati illustrator C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator. Who's goal is for you to "experience the Prokofiev's music in a grander way.”

You may have seen some of of C.F. Payne, Illustrations at the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, numerous college and university galleries, as week as Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review, Sunday magazine and more. He has also been commissioned to paint politicians, authors and entertainers. He's illustrated ten children's picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawaber, written by John Lithgow.

 

Tickets are available to purchase now, for Peter and The Wolf and for the following performances. Green Eggs and Ham, Superheros Up Up, and Away, and Disney in Concert. 

 

 

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