Disney’s DESCENDANTS The Musical Kicks Off The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 101st Season

TCTC_The Descendants logoThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is announcing the opening title of their 101st season, and it’s only fitting for Cruella De Vil to show up for the celebration – along with three other famous Disney super-villains in DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS!  Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage October 10-19, 2020 at the Taft Theatre.  The nation’s oldest children’s theatre is thrilled to present the pop culture phenomenon that mashes up of your favorite classic characters in a fun, fresh and feisty new Disney adventure.

About the Show:  It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

The show will be directed by TCT’s Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, who said, “We are elated to produce this brand-new Disney musical about breaking the stereotype mold and being the best person possible, even if it means going against what everyone thinks of you.  This musical will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and a wonderful beginning to our 101st season!”

Show Credits: Book by Nick Blaemire; Songs by Johan Alkenas, Adam Anders, Aristeidis Archontis, Antonina Armato, Howard Ashman, Par Astrom, Stephen Mark Conley, Doug Davis, Charity Daw, Andrew C. Dodd, Josh Edmondson, Pipo Fernandez, Nikki Hassman, Samuel Hollander, Ben Hosteler, Hannah Jones, Jack Kugell, Craig Lashley, Andrew Lippa, Jeannie Lurie, Alan Menken, Grant Phillip Michaels, Anthony Mirabella, Shayna Mordue, Chen Neeman, Susan Paroff, Shelly M. Peiken, Joacim Persson, James K. Petrie, Timothy James Price, Adam Schlesinger, Adam Schmalholz, Tyler Shamy, Jodie Shihadeh, Nikki Ann Sorrentino, Thomas Armato Sturges, Ali Dee Theodore, Matthew Wong, David Zippel.

Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith. Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith. Additional Lyrics by Nick Blaemire. Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler. Music Produced by Matthew Tishler.

The other three productions in TCT’s 2020-21 season will be announced during TCT’s production of ANNIE JR. opening on February 29, 2020, however subscription renewals, as well as new season subscriptions and memberships can be purchased today: https://thechildrenstheatre.com/subscribe/

Show Dates for 2020-2021 at the Taft Theatre:

  • DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS:  October 10-19, 2020
  • Show 2 TBA:  December 5-December 14, 2020
  • Show 3 TBA:  February 13-Feb. 22, 2021
  • Show 4 TBA:  April 17-April 26, 2021

For the first time TCT is offering two membership types:

  • Traditional Subscriptions — Guaranteed seats, same seats, same time for every show. Ticket exchanges. Free parking – BEST DEAL!
  • NEW Flex Pass Membership Package(s) of 6 vouchers to be redeemed at any performance.

Please note: Becoming a Traditional 4-Show Subscriber is the only way to guarantee seats to DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS.

Showtimes Are Changing in 20-21
To better accommodate our little patrons, we have adjusted our showtimes. TCT will now host 11 AM shows on both Saturdays! The 5 PM showtimes will be discontinued and Friday 7:30 PM show will be moving up to 7 PM.  (This does not affect showtimes for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.)

Season 2020-2021 Showtimes will be:

First Weekend:

  • Saturday at 11 AM
  • Saturday at 2 PM
  • Sunday at 2 PM

Second Weekend:

  • Friday at 7 PM
  • Saturday at 11 AM
  • Saturday at 2 PM
  • Sunday at 2 PM

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by 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


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