The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

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Sara Kenny as Lucy and Trey Paris as Charlie Brown from TCT’s 2015 staging of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

The beloved holiday classic, now live on stage.

CINCINNATI:  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s yuletide favorite A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS returns to the Taft Theatre December 7-16, 2019, and this production features Local 12’s own Bob Herzog as Man’s Best Friend, Snoopy!

Just like the television special everyone knows and loves, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will warm your heart this December, no matter how cold it gets outside!

Back by popular demand, the whole family is invited to celebrate the season with this live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle, bustle and commercialism of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the entire Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the CBS program debuted on December 9, 1965. 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was originally written by Charles M. Shulz. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mandelson. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. This show will be directed and choreographed by Roderick Justice, TCT’s Producing Artistic Director.

Showtimes for A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS include:

  • Saturday, December 7 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 14 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Sunday, December 15 at 2 PM

All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased via

Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are proud to collect items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new and unwrapped item to the show and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby.  In addition, TCT will collect gifts at our Red Bank Road location. Patrons can drop off items in the lobby of our building during business hours.

School performances of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be held December 10-13 and December 16, 2019 during the daytime hours.  For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school performances, visit

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsor Macy’s; 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.

CAST (in Alphabetical Order)

  • Shermy…David Armando
  • Peppermint Patty…Amy S. Baumann
  • Franklin…Donald Burns
  • Marcie…Madeleine Burgoon
  • Linus…Jeremy NEALE Cox
  • Pig Pen…Ian TIMOTHY ForsgrEn
  • Lucy…Haley Gillman
  • Frieda…Faustina Gorham
  • Charlie Brown…Joseph Green
  • Snoopy…Bob Herzog
  • Sally…Aubrey E. Jones
  • Woodstock…Joey Logan
  • Schroeder…Evan Koons
  • Santa…John Wenstrup
  • Violet…Alexandra Williams
    † Denotes TCT’s Young Artists Company


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