Test Drive Your Halloween Costumes at CASPER!

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Casper’s boo-tiful aunts: Lyndsey Bowman as Minnie, Madeleine Burgoon as Lane, and Haley Gillman as Coco. Photo by Julia Fowler.

With treats provided by global confectionery company, Perfetti Van Melle
And a special 100th birthday BOGO ticket offer!

CINCINNATI:  When The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s world-premiere adaptation of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL flies into the Taft Theatre, patrons will get to celebrate the ghostly season a little bit early.

Children (and adults) are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and international confectionery company, Perfetti Van Melle, will provide their signature, locally-made AirHeads for everyone after the show.

The celebration, October 12-October 21, 2019, kicks off TCT’s 100th birthday season.

Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum. They create innovative products and brands that are enjoyed in more than 150 countries.

Also, this weekend, performances of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL coincide with BLINK, one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation.  Returning October 10-13, 2019, this free four-day event takes place in downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, spanning more than 30 city blocks and crossing the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River. BLINK will turn the region into an outdoor art museum with large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, and immersive art. Hours run from 7pm-11pm each night.

“Coming downtown to see BLINK?” asks Kim Kern, Managing Director and CEO. “We encourage you to add CASPER to your family’s itinerary and create family memories together. CASPER is the perfect complement to BLINK as our production literally lights up — the ghosts and the show’s set are going to glow!”

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Marissa Poole as Magdalena, Reality TV Show Host (and the show’s villain!). Photo by Julia Fowler.

A buy-one-get-one ticket offer will be available tomorrow (Friday) at 10 AM through Sunday for all public performances of CASPER. Patrons can select ANY seat and get one for free! Use the code CBOGO to redeem the offer via www.ticketmaster.com, or at the TCT Red Bank Ticket Office on Friday from 10-4 PM, or the Taft Theatre Box Office one hour before performances this Saturday and Sunday only.

*Offer valid October 11-13, 2019. Valid on tickets in all Price Levels except Price Level 5 — $10 seats; fees apply; other restrictions may apply; may not be combined with other offers; not valid on previously-purchased tickets. 

Complete showtimes for CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL include:

  • Saturday, October 12 at 2 PM* (signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16 at 12:15 PM (Sensory-Friendly performance)
  • Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 19 at 5 PM
  • Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM

Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost, and his hilarious uncles, have embarked on the biggest Halloween adventure of their… after-lives. Filled with songs that will get you in the spiritCASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL is spooktacular fun for the whole family! Ideal for ages 4 and up.

Book and lyrics by Stephen Cole. Music by Matthew Martin Ward. Adapted by TCT and Roderick Justice. By special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group. Directed by Roderick Justice. Choreographed by Eric Byrd.

All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets, or visit the TCT Box Office at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM to purchase tickets in person with reduced fees. Tickets start at just $10.

Public subscriptions for the entire 2019-2020 season available now at http://www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

School performances of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL will be held October 15-18 and October 21, 2019 during the daytime hours.

The sensory-friendly performance of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL on October 16 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.  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 by specialists 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, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

And don’t miss The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s brand-new Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, listeners will get to know the actors and actresses in each show. This podcast is designed to look at the shows we produce, and to ignite, impact, and inspire all of our young listeners to have a lifelong love of theatre. Flex your imagination and join us!  This free TCT Podcast runs about 8 minutes, and is currently available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn, and Spotify!

Here’s a link to SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/tctcincinnati.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsor Edyth B. Lindner and TriHealth; Season Sponsors H.B., E. W. and F. R. Luther Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation; and ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of 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.  Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is TCT’s Ticket Envelope Season Sponsor.  First Watch: The Daytime Café is TCT’s Crown Club Sponsor.  Perfetti Van Melle is TCT’s Candy Sponsor.


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