The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents HOLIDAY FOLLIES 2011 for Young Theatergoers

HOLIDAY FOLLIES 2011
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati takes young theatergoers
on a tour of Cincinnati’s best holiday attractions 

Cincinnati, OH – In this year’s “Holiday Follies” production, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates the season in our own hometown – featuring a tribute to Cincinnati. This spectacular production highlights yuletide favorites from this special time of year that audiences have come to love.

“Holiday Follies 2011” runs December 2-4 and 10-11 at the Taft Theatre. The show is being directed by Roderick Justice, Associate Artistic Director of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The story was written by Kelly Germain and Christopher Stewart; featuring holiday music adapted by Steve Goers, Roderick Justice and Deondra Means.

In this season’s show, our traveling troupe of performers makes one last stop — in Cincinnati. Reflecting back on times gone-by, each performer has a holiday memory and location that comes to life on stage — Newport Aquarium’s Scuba Santa, the Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights, Macy’s, Fountain Square, the Freedom Center and more! Two mysterious strangers arrive and bring even more joy and wonder to the occasion. Could it be Santa and Mrs. Claus? Join us and find out! The show’s director Roderick Justice said, “Holiday Follies 2011 is exciting, spectacular and what the holidays should be!”

“Holiday Follies 2011” is ideal for family with children ages 4+.

“Holiday Follies 2011,” The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through December 11. 7:30 p.m. Friday December 2; Saturday December 3 and 10, 2 PM and 5 PM; Sunday, December 4 and 11, 2 PM; Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$20. 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

And don’t miss Brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 3 at 11:30 AM. Tickets for this event are $40 including a ticket to the show, or $25 for breakfast only. Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for a festive holiday breakfast, music, crafts, a visit from Santa and his friends and memories to last a lifetime. Seating is limited. Call 513-569-8080 ext. 13 for reservations.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati also presents additional performances of “Holiday Follies 2011” for school students. Ticket prices are $7 per student with one free adult admission for every 15 students. School performances are during the daytime hours December 2 and 6-9. Call Pam Young at 513-569-8080 ext. 13 for details.

Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are proud to collect items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of “Holiday Follies 2011.” Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new or unwrapped item and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby. Visit http://www.stjosephorphanage.org/ for a list of holiday requests. Thank you for sharing the holiday spirit.

“Holiday Follies 2011” is made possible by the generous support of Macy’s. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Children’s Theatre’s Season Sponsors are the Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. Media sponsors are The Cincinnati Enquirer, LOCAL 12 and Time Warner Cable. Education Sponsor is the Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Foundation. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

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