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Online Auditions Announced for Disney’s DESCENDANTS at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions ONLINE for the first MainStage production in their 102nd Season!

Submissions will be accepted only through THIS MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021.

TCT is the nation’s oldest children’s theatre. All roles are paid positions.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati believes the stories on our stages and the work we do behind the scenes must reflect the diverse communities we serve. We believe inclusive work cultures spark wide-ranging, exploratory conversations and learning. Therefore, we strongly welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender, gender identities, religions, abilities, and ages to apply as we continue our commitment to diversity and build an inclusive environment at TCT.

Auditions are by online submission only.

Young Artists currently in High School and Adults 18+ may submit an audition video. 
All actors in Disney’s Descendants must authentically portray characters ages 16+.

You MUST register online and include a youtube link (marked as unlisted) in the registration. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR VIDEO AUDITION.  If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email.  Multiple slots for a single actor will be cancelled.  You will need to register for a specific time which will be used for internal purposes only, DO NOT REPORT TO TCT IN PERSON.

Visit to sign-up and submit your video audition.

Submissions will be accepted April 26 to May 10, 2021

You may be asked to return and attend a “socially distanced” in-person callback if you are being considered for a certain role.  We will reach out directly to all auditionees we’d like to callback.  Callbacks will be held Mid June 2021.

Callbacks are held at TCT’s headquarters located at: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

For information concerning auditions email Eric Byrd at


Please prepare one memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1-minute max). The song must be age appropriate and should reflect the style of the character(s) you are interested in being considered for.

You only need a song. You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

You must submit a RECENT 8×10 headshot or photo and an UPDATED performance resume.

Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you do not have conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. Additional conflicts could result in a stipend adjustment. Please take note of when rehearsals begin, the day and evening tech and performance schedule, before submitting.


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

Directed by Roderick Justice

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the film.

Rehearsals: August 28 – October 2, 2021 (off September 3-6 for Labor Day) Mon – Thurs: 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat: 10AM – 4PM

Tech at the Taft Theatre: October 6-8, 2021 Daytime/Evening

Performances: October 9-19, 2021 – Morning performances during week days/school days. Morning, afternoon and evening performances Friday-Sunday.


MAL: Female identifying, our hero and Maleficent’s daughter.  Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold. Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range G3-D5

EVIE:  Female identifying, the Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter.  She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude. Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range G3-D5

JAY: Male identifying, Jafar’s son, an outwardly arrogant thief who conceals a strategic, collaborative nature. Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range Eb3-G4

CARLOS: Male identifying, Cruella deVil’s son, despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range Eb3-G4

MALEFICENT: Female identifying, The infamous evil fairy.  She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range A3-D5

GRIMHILDE: Female identifying, Snow White’s wicked adversary.  An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.  Seeking strong, comedic actor.

JAFAR: Male identifying, Aladdin’s nemesis.  He is a slimy, washed up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.  Seeking strong singer, actor with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range B2-E4

CRUELLA DE VIL: Female identifying, a Dalmation-loving dog-snatcher, she is an obsessive, eccentric and overbearing helicopter mom.  Seeking strong singer, actor with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range B3-B4

BEN: Male identifying, Son of Beast and Belle.  He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range Ab2-Bb4

KING BEAST: Male identifying, Ben’s father and King of Auradon.  Royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized.  Seeking strong actor.

QUEEN BELLE: Female identifying, Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon, warm but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation.  Seeking strong actor.

FAIRY GODMOTHER: Female identifying, Headmistress of Auradon Prep.  Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat.  Seeking strong singer, actor, with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range D4-D5

JANE: Female identifying, Fairy Godmother’s daughter, meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine. Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range E4-D5

AUDREY: Female identifying, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range A3-B4

CHAD: Male identifying, Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son.  An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range B2-D4

DOUG: Male identifying, Dopey’s son, nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do.  Seeking strong singer, actor, dancer with pop/rock vocal sensibility, vocal range C4-E4

MAURICE: Male identifying, chemistry teacher and Belle’s father.  He is kooky and stuck in his ways.  Singing strong character actor.

SNOW WHITE: Female identifying, red carpet reporter.  She is the voice of the masses.  Seeking strong actor.

ENSEMBLE: A group of adults and teens to play multiple roles in the Ensemble including Royal Guard, Royal Page, Isle Ensemble, Auradonians, Coronation Crowd, and Auradonian Choir, Seeking STRONG Dancer, Singer, Actors with versatile singing and acting ability who may also cover principal roles.  Tumbling a plus!


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Playhouse’s DRAGONS LOVES TACOS Available May 7-9 from Arts Center at Dunham

PIP_Dragons Love Tacos promoDRAGONS LOVES TACOS
A Virtual Off the Hill Production by Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out!
Recommended for ages 3 and up.

This professionally filmed performance will be available virtually
in partnership with the Arts Center at Dunham.

You must register for this FREE virtual show.

​After registering, you’ll receive instructions on how to view the show two days prior to your streaming date.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does each show last?
    Each show is between approximately 45 and 60 minutes long.
  • May I take pictures of the show?
    Recording and videotaping during the performance are prohibited. If you would like to take a photo of your family streaming the production on your TV or computer screen, feel free! If you share it on social media, please tag the Playhouse and the Arts Center at Dunham in your post — we want to see!

The Arts Center at Dunham is limited to 150 viewings for our weekend.

RSVP NOW –  before all slots are taken!

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DISNEY PRINCESS – The Concert | Sun, Dec. 12, 2021 | Aronoff Center


December 12, 2021 – 3:00 PM
Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall     

Tickets on sale Friday, May 7 at 10:00 AM

[CINCINNATI, OH] – Be our guest as Broadway’s Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Anna celebrate all the Disney Princesses in Disney Princess – The Concert, an unforgettable evening of story, animation, and song on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall. Perfect for Princesses and Princes of all ages, the musical experience is part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2021-22 Season.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 7 at 10:00 AM at and  (513) 621-ARTS [2787]. For Group Sales, call (513) 977-4157. Due to the pandemic, the Aronoff Center Ticket Office is closed for in-person sales until further notice. Ticket prices: $65 • $55 • $45 • $35. Applicable services fees may apply.                           

For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Disney Princess – The Concert. Tony®-nominee Susan Egan, two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes, Grammy®-nominee Courtney Reed, and rising star Aisha Jackson join forces in this once-in-a-lifetime concert alongside their magical Music Director, Benjamin Rauhala, and enchanting Prince, Adam J. Levy.

Your every dream will come true as these acclaimed Broadway stars sing your favorite Disney Princess songs, and share their exclusive, hilarious and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories. We invite you to become part of our world… dress up in your best royal attire and get ready for an unforgettable evening at Disney Princess – The Concert.

Cast bios are available on request. Cast is subject to change.



SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

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Auditions Announced for CINCYDANCE! for Second and Third Graders at Cincinnati Ballet

Free summer classes will introduce children to ballet and other dance styles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Cincinnati, OH, April 25, 2021) — Join Cincinnati Ballet for a FREE summer dance experience connecting your second or third grader to the joy and discipline of dance! Any second or third grader in the tri-state area is invited to audition Saturday, May 15 at Cincinnati Ballet. To accommodate as many students as possible, there will be two audition times at 4 pm and 5 pm. (All details below) Following the audition, select dancers will be chosen to join CincyDance’s Ballet Foundations class, a nine-week program this summer that will teach children ballet fundamentals in a safe, structured, and supportive environment. Classes are 2 hours with a 20-minute snack and water break provided by Cincinnati Ballet. The first hour of class will focus on a warm-up and ballet technique and the second half of class will include a guest teacher to introduce the students to dance styles including street, modern, and musical theater.

CincyDance! is a fully scholarshipped program designed to remove barriers and encourage racial, gender and economic diversity within the Otto M. Budig Academy. After the Ballet Foundations experience, five to six students will be given the opportunity to receive full, lifetime tuition scholarships to Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy. The Academy’s pre-professional training program provides students with a world-class dance education as well as performance opportunities with the Academy and Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company. Students may go on to pursue dance as a career pathway or as a personal passion. The May 15th audition is the beginning to a student’s exciting journey with Cincinnati Ballet and high-quality dance training.

DATE: May 15, 2021
CHECK-IN: 3:30-4 PM or 4:30-5 PM
WHERE: 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Any second and third grader in the tri-state area
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothes you can dance in. Dancers will audition in bare feet.
HOW TO PREPARE: Show up and bring your best self! No previous dance training or audition materials are required.
HOW TO REGISTER: Register here or by call us at 513-562-1124. Due to the limited capacity, we encourage all participants to pre-register online or by phone. Limited registration will be available on day of audition.
SAFETY: Anyone who enters the Ballet Center must wear a mask, maintain a safe distance, answer health questions, and respect all health and safety protocols as stated by Cincinnati Ballet. Class space is limited.


About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

Cincinnati Ballet 2020-2021 Season Sponsors: Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, Frisch’s, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY Runs April 29-May 1

CHS_Addams Family School Edition logoTHE ADDAMS FAMILY
Cooper Drama Club
April 29-May 1
[Union | Online]

Official cast and crew list |

Based On Characters Created by Charles Addams Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland,James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffee, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement With Elephant Eye Theatrical. THE ADDAMS FAMILY: School Edition, a New Musical courtesy of Theatrical Rights Worldwide

  • Thu-Fri, April 29-30 at 7pm
  • Sat, May 1 at 1pm & 7pm

Official page |

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