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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s COOKIES WITH SANTA Event

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Joey Logan, Brandi Langford-Sherrill, Ryan-Chavez Richmond and Maddie Vaughn are featured in TCT On Tour’s REINDEER GAMES. Cookies with Santa attendees get to see the production at the event. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Deck the halls with Santa and the Reindeer this December at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. TCT’s Cookies with Santa event will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2018 between 1 PM and 5 PM.

Tickets are just $35 per person.

Bring your camera and get a special holiday photo with The Man in Red, create crafts, enjoy a cookie from the BonBonerie, and make holiday memories to last a lifetime.

Guests will also enjoy a special performance of REINDEER GAMES on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage at 2 PM or 4 PM (included in your ticket price).

All children and adults in attendance must have a ticket for this event. Infants will not require a ticket if they are under 1 year of age and not eating solid foods.

No refunds will be given after November 23, 2018.

Questions?  Contact Mary Wright at or call 513-569-8080 x14.

At The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227

Presented by Fourth Street Performance Partners.  Also made possible by Park National Bank.



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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents BAH HUMBUG! A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL on the Showtime Stage

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Chris Logan Carter plays ALL the iconic holiday roles in TCT’s production of BAH HUMBUG: A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Cincinnati:  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati invites audiences to see a holiday classic like it’s never been seen before. What’s the fun twist?!  All characters in this 45-minute production are performed by ONE PERSON – from Scrooge to Tiny Tim!

BAH HUMBUG! A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL will be presented for two performances only on December 1 on TCT’s Ralph & Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road.

Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic was adapted and directed by Damian Gillen and features Chris Logan Carter playing every role.  Audiences will be mesmerized by this imaginative and magical re-telling of the powerful holiday tale of hope and compassion.

This show is perfect for children in grades K-12 (and adults too!)

Showtimes are:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A question-and-answer session follows every show.

Tickets are $13 each (plus service fees) and are available exclusively through or by calling 800-745-3000.  Tickets available now.

The show will be performed on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227.  Only 152 seats are available for each performance.

TCT On Tour is bringing the production of BAH HUMBUG! A ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL to schools and venues around the Tri-State and throughout the region from November 26 through December 22.  If you’re interested in booking, please contact Violet Rae Webster at 513-569-8080 x20 or by emailing

Don’t miss our brand-new Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, listeners will get to know the actor playing all the role, Chris Logan Carter. 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 will be available soon on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn and Spotify!  Here’s a link to SoundCloud:

TCT On Tour is sponsored by Macy’s, PNC and Mercy Health Foundation.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.


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Live on Stage: Sinclair Theatre’s A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

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Rafael Santillan as Charlie Brown.

Back by popular demand, Sinclair Theatre will present A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE ON STAGE in Blair Hall, Dec. 13-16, on the downtown Dayton campus. Listed by local media as a “Can’t-Miss Family Show to Celebrate the Holidays,” this 40-minute production is a perfect introduction for young children to LIVE theatre.

Directed by Gina Kleesattel with music direction by David Brush and choreography by Rodney Veal, this faithful stage adaptation of the 1965 animated TV special based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts charactersfeatures Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang as they grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. Featuring colorful costumes and scenery, the show is perfect for school, church, scout and other youth groups.

“This has become a tradition for groups and families as we enter our fifth year of performances,” says Gina Neuerer, chair of Sinclair’s Music, Theatre and Dance Dept. “We’re thrilled that people are gathering friends and family to come to Blair Hall to experience this very special holiday event together.”

All seats are reserved at $8 each and the regular house policy of  “no children under 6” has been lifted. However, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Please review detailed house policies before ordering tickets.

Tickets are available online now at: and one performance is already sold out.

If you need further assistance, email or leave a message at 937-512-2808. Box office messages are monitored by student box office agents who work around their class schedules and return calls as quickly as possible.  The box office is open one hour prior to performances if tickets are still available for purchase at the door. Groups of 20 or more should call 937-512-2076.

Cast includes:

  • Charlie Brown: Rafael Santillan
  • Snoopy: Tanner Titkemeyer
  • Lucy: Rachel Charles
  • Linus: Micah Koverman
  • Pig Pen: Austin Vega
  • Frieda: Valkyrie Williams
  • Schroeder: Joseph Herzog
  • Violet: Alexandria Weiss
  • Sally: Lydia Dye
  • Patty: Bailey Rhonemus
  • Shermy: Christopher Leavitt

Performances times:

  • Thursday, Dec. 13 – Noon*
  • Friday, Dec. 14 – Noon & 7 PM
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 – 2 PM & 7 PM*
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 – 2 PM* & 4 PM*

In partnership with Sinclair’s American Sign Language Dept., Sinclair Theatre will provide *ASL shadow interpreted performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas as indicated. Shadow interpreting is when interpreters follow actors onstage while interpreting, instead of being located off to the side of the action. Onstage interpreters include: Skylar Kurtz, Sydney Feeser, Jeri St. Clair and Erin Trace.

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Matthew 25: Ministries Presents TICKETS the Radio Play by Reverend Wendell Mettey

MISC_Matthew 25 Ministries logoOn December 14 and 15, Matthew 25: Ministries is presenting TICKETS the Radio Play, a charming, heartwarming, family-friendly holiday entertainment that celebrates the warmth of the Christmas season. What happens to the Christmas spirit when a church has to decide how to distribute 253 tickets that “Admit One to Heaven” to a congregation of more than 1,000?

TICKETS the Radio Play is based on the short story Tickets originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation. Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script received its world premiere staged production in December of 2013.

TICKETS the Radio Play recreates the ambiance of an old-time recording studio, where actors perform the radio play in front of a live “studio” audience, complete with old style sound effects and surprises. The original short story Tickets is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas), released in November of 2013.

The cast of TICKETS includes talented, fan-favorite performers from all around Greater Cincinnati. A selection of unique, international crafts purchased from artists in the locations Matthew 25 serves will be available for purchase at each performance.

Performances of TICKETS the Radio Play are December 14th at 7:30pm and December 15th at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for Tickets are available at, by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Join Matthew 25: Ministries and the cast and crew of TICKETS the Radio Play for a fun, unique, family-friendly holiday experience!

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate products each year and redistributes them to people in need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 3,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit

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Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT runs Nov. 24-Dec. 2 at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy

CASA_American Idiot logoJoin CASA on this journey as a group of young Americans struggle to find meaning in their lives.

What makes an American Idiot?

[Cincinnati, OH – November 16th, 2018] Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy presents AMERICAN IDIOT a blockbuster rock musical, music by Green Day, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. It’s time to discover the truth of the American Dream. Set in “Jingletown, USA,” AMERICAN IDIOT follows anti-hero Johnny, a naive but hopeful guy who goes to the city as the “Jesus of Suburbia.” He and his friends, Tunny and Will, suffer the realization that their dreams aren’t easy to achieve as they thought, and inevitably fall prey to addiction of various forms.
Ticket and Production Details
Performances will be on Saturday, November 24th – Sunday, November 25th at 7:30PM, Sunday, November 25th at 2PM, & Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30PM. All performances will be at Essex Studios (2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults, and can be purchased online or at the door.
Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT runs approximately 2 hours including an intermission and has an R rating for adult content.
For more details, visit or CASA’s Facebook page

*Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International*

  • Director: Gina Cerimele-Mechley
  • Assistant Director: Bettina Ernst (Walnut Hills High School)
  • Stage Manager: David Faller
  • Music Director: Janet Langhorst
  • Video Advisor: Evan Holzman
  • Lighting/Sound Designer: Olivia Cremisio
  • Choreographer: Kat Sweeney (St. Ursula Academy)
  • Assistant Choreographer: Celia Gries (home schooled)
  • Johnny: Johnny Shirer (School for Creative and Performing Arts)
  • Tunny: Jackson Daley
  • Will: Sebastian Kong (Indian Hill High School)
  • St. Jimmy: Kaya Roll (Seton High School)
  • Heather: Sabrina Mack (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Whatsername: Gabrielle Mouch (Mercy McAuley High School)
  • Extraordinary Girl: Chloe Baron (Fairfield High School)
  • Featured Ensemble: Donnie Adams (Madeira High School), Jonah Sorscher (Indian Hill High School), and Celia Gries  

“What is the American Dream? Does it even exist? Why do people turn to addiction and codependency as a result of the loss of American Dream? With this production we are taking a stand against substance abuse, violence and the personal atrocities that people suffer when they feel left behind by their country. We are also revealing the effects of media and propaganda on contemporary youth.” — Gina Cerimele-Mechley, director

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