Monthly Archives: February 2023

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Runs March 24-26

Xavier University
March 24-26
Gallagher Student Center [Evanston]

Directed by Bethany Kerr

Cast: Tierra London Rush as Violet, Alexa Kreuzer as Doralee, Sienna Glaze as Judy, Richie Pokrywka as Hart, Anna Snyder as Roz & Owen Clark as Joe
Female ensemble: Alexis Pinto, Anna Verderber, Lizzy Sundstrom, Tate Clemons, Hanna Richardson & Mia D’Ascenzo
Male ensemble: David Ludwig, Anthony Frederickson, Sam Gielink, Carter Bechtol, James Ciccarelle & Ben Hunt

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying hypocrite they call their boss. While he remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 is an outrageous, thought-provoking and hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the age of the Rolodex! Adult situations, content and language.

  • Fri, March 24 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 25 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 26 at 2pm

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ANASTASIA Runs March 21-26


Willem Butler as Dmitri and Veronica Stern as Anya in the North American Tour of ANASTASIA – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made

Broadway in Dayton
March 21-26
Schuster Center [Dayton]

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Ages 7 and up. 

  • Tue-Thu, March 21-23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 25 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 26 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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ON THE TOWN Runs March 17-April 8

Wright State University
March 17-April 8

New York, New York, it’s a helluva town! Three sailors wring every bit of life, romance, musical comedy, and exuberant dance out of their 24-hour shore leave in the WWII-era Big Apple.

  • Fri-Sat, March 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 19 at 2pm
  • Fri, March 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 25 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 26 at 2pm
  • Thu, April 6 at 7pm
  • Fri, April 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 8 at 2pm & 8pm

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2023-2024 Mainstage Season Announced by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 23-24 MainStage Season
Family Favorites and Classic Fairy Tales Come to the Taft Theatre 

TCTC_2023 2024 Season

Cincinnati – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) brings an exciting 23-24 Season full of adventure, discovery, and transformation to the Taft Theatre stage.

The season will open with the yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: youth edition in a fun-filled adventure to save Bikini Bottom! Based on the beloved book by C.S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, NARNIA THE MUSICAL transforms the stage into a winter wonderland, bringing Christmas back to Narnia and to the Taft Stage. TCT’s production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA: YOUTH EDITION will feature a BIPOC creative team, and diversity will be celebrated as your favorite characters show us “Impossible”, is possible! If you loved the 1997 film version of this classic musical, you won’t want to miss this enchanting production. Closing out the season is DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. that is sure to delight audiences young and old, reminding us to “just keep swimming”!

TCT’s 23-24 MainStage Season at the Taft Theatre:

  • THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: youth edition: October 14 – 23, 2023
  • NARNIA THE MUSICAL: December 9 – 18, 2023
  • DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR.: April 20 – 29, 2024

Public Performances: October 14 & 15, 20 – 22, 2023
Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: YOUTH EDITION is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg.

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau. Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Public Performances: December 9 & 10, 15 – 17, 2023
Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:
Based on C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. NARNIA THE MUSICAL tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world. NARNIA THE MUSICAL wants to sing, and from the excitement of the opening number “Doors and Windows” to the poetry of “Narnia (You Can’t Imagine),” to the stirring “To Make the World Right Again,” your spirits will soar with all those in this enchanted land.

Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman.

Public Performances: February 17-18, 23-25, 2023
Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Public Performances: April 20 – 21, 26 – 28, 2024
Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:
Explore the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film! DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin, and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson. Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn. Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton.

Season Subscriptions
Traditional subscriptions to the TCT 23-24 MainStage Season start at $43. Subscribe today at Single tickets will go on sale in Spring 2023.

ALS interpretation will be offered on the first Saturday at 2 PM performances of all productions. A Sensory-Friendly performance will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 1 PM for DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the tens of thousands of people who give generously to the annual ArtsWave Campaign, the region’s primary source for arts funding. 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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Auditions Announced for WONDERLAND at InBocca Performance

IBP_logoAnnouncing auditions for our summer production: WONDERLAND (working title)

“Alice? Gone. The White Rabbit? Silenced. The Red Queen? At large.

“Dive down the rabbit hole with us this summer to discover that the Wonderland of your childhood might not have stayed the way you left it…”

This production is for young people, grades 3-12 (including incoming third graders and outgoing seniors), from all schools, of all races, sexualities, gender identities. All are welcome. It is a devised theatre production, containing original music, dance, and scripting, created by the actors themselves.

WHEN: 3/18/23, 10am-1pm

WHERE: The Village Players of Fort Thomas – 8 N Fort Thomas Ave Fort Thomas, KY 41075

PREPARE: Nothing. Actors/dancers should come prepared to move, speak, and sing.
We will have a separate dance audition the day of and combination on site for those who wish to dance in the show. Dances are a combination of contemporary, hip hop, and lyrical styles.

SHOW TIMES: Rehearsals begin July 5th, with performances July 27th-30th.

PRICE: Camp costs $200/child for the month. That being said, we want all kids to be able to enjoy theatre. If, for some reason, this price is not available to you, please contact us privately.

Please email with any questions.

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