He “flies” into the Taft Theatre this October
CINCINNATI: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will take audiences “up, up and away” with a SUPER season opener when they present SUPERMAN™ October 6-15, 2018 at the Taft Theatre.
SUPERMAN™ is the tale of the Man of Steel’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, the new villain Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. In this premiere adaptation of the 1966 musical, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, this brand-new version is a comic book come-to-life. Geared to young audiences, this musical will be sure to soar up, up and away into the hearts of all children and the young at heart.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s creative team, theatrical licensing agent Tams-Witmark, and DC Comics have joined forces to adapt and premier a TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) version of the 1966 musical It’s A Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman (SUPERMAN™)
Book by David Newman and Robert Benton. Based upon the comic strip “Superman.” Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams. Broadway production produced by Harold Prince. In association with Ruth Mitchell. Directed for the Broadway stage by Harold Prince. Adapted for Tams-Witmark by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Script Adaption: Eric Byrd, Associate Artistic Director. Musical Arrangements: Brian Hoffman, Music Director. Roderick Justice, Producing Artistic Director
“We are 94 years young – and we still haven’t grown up!” said Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice. “After two years in the making, we are thrilled to kick off our season with an exciting collaboration.”
President of Tams-Witmark, Sargent Aborn, states, “The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati had this wonderful idea to create a TYA version of “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman“. Tams-Witmark and the authors of the show are excited to see the results.”
Important to note: The Children’s Theatre’s four Broadway-style MainStage productions are performed in the historic Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.
SUPERMAN™ presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 6-15, 2018. Saturday, October 6 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, October 7 at 2 PM, Sunday, October 7 at 5 PM, Friday, October 12 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 13 at 2 PM, Saturday, October 13 at 5 PM, Sunday, October 14 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.
School performances of SUPERMAN™ will be held October 9-12 & 15, 2018 during the daytime hours. For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school performances, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of SUPERMAN™ is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsors Edyth B. Lindner and TriHealth; Season Sponsors H.B., E. W. and F. R. Luther Foundation and the Dater Foundation; and the and the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Media sponsors are LOCAL 12 and Q102.
CAST (in Alphabetical Order):
- Superman/Clark Kent…EVAN KOONS
- Lois Lane…BRANDI LANGFORD-SHERRILL
- Dr. Sedgwick…KYLE KRICHBAUM
- Sydney…KRISTI ROSE MILLS
- Max Mencken…SPENSER SMITH
- Perry White/Ensemble…REGINALD HEMPHILL
- Ensemble…ANDREW BLAKE
- Ensemble…IAN TIMOTHY FORSGREN
- Ensemble…HALEY GILLMAN
- Ensemble…ANNA GORTNER
- Ensemble…HEATHER HALE
- Ensemble…KYNDRA D. JEFFERIES
- Ensemble…MATT KRIEG
- Ensemble…DYLAN MCGILL
- Ensemble…ASHLEY OLIVIA MORTON
- Ensemble…HOPE PAULY
- Ensemble…NEAL STANSEL
- Ensemble…RENEE STOLTZFUS
- Ensemble…EMBRY THIELMEIER
- Ensemble…LOGAN WEINFURTNER
YOUNG ARTISTS COMPANY
- Ensemble…AUBREY ELIZABETH JONES
- Ensemble…MADDI O’CONNELL
- Ensemble…KIP RICHARDSON
For Sydney – HEATHER HALE; for Sedgwick & Perry White – DYLAN MCGILL; for Guide & Kappa Girls — HOPE PAULY; for Max & Superman/Clark Kent – NEAL STANSEL; for Lois Lane – RENEE STOLTZFUS