Category Archives: Summer Programs for Youth


IBP_Girls Will be Wolves logoGIRLS WILL BE WOLVES
InBocca Performance
July 28-31
Village Players [Fort Thomas]

Watch out. Because little girls? They grow up. They become beasts. Or women. Or both.
What happens when a group of girls are sent, year after year, into a dark wood to fight a mythic beast? Join us as we explore the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, twisting it into new avenues and discovering what happens to generations of women as they unravel the stories, trauma, and heartache that weave together our identities and instead discover the meaning of community strength and care.

  • Thu-Fri, July 28-29 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 30 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 2pm

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CABARET Runs July 29-Aug. 7

CASA_Cabaret promo

8/4 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s performance of CABARET has been canceled & rescheduled for Saturday 8/6 at 12pm. If you previously purchased tickets, they have automatically been moved. If you would like to move your tickets to another performance day, please email us at! Thank you for your understanding!

Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy
July 29-Aug. 7

Directed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Music directed by Joe Montgomery
Choreographed by Gina Cerimele-Mechley & Cecelia Gries

Cast: Alex Pletikapich as Emcee, Maddi O’Connell as Sally, Trey Finkenstead as Cliff, Nick Swope as Ernst, Kate Stuard as Fraulein Schneider, Kayamarie Roll as Fraulein Kost, Ethan Brooks Baker as Herr Schultz, Hannah Hodson as Rosie, Sabrina Mack as Lulu, Peyton Wright as Frenchie, Cassandra Reeves as Fritzie/Gorilla, Cecilia Gries as Helga, Chandler Murray as Texas, Jason Coffenberry as Bobby, Tre Taylor as Victor, Con Williamson as Herman, James Pinkley as Train Officer/Sailor/Max & Jonathon Armstrong and Kat Swift as Bodyguards

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Mature content and triggering scenes.

  • Thu-Sun, July 28-31 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Aug. 5 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Aug. 6 at 12pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 7 at 7:30pm

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101 DALMATIANS Kids Runs July 22-23

RISEUP_101 Dalmations logo101 DALMATIANS Kids
Rise Up Performing Arts
July 22-23
Fairfield Freshman Building

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

  • Fri, July 22 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 23 at 2pm & 5pm

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GREASE Runs July 21-31

CYPT_Grease promoGREASE
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 21-31
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts [West Price Hill]

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With a hip shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” GREASE celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory!

  • Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 22-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 27-28 at 7:30pm
  • Frii-Sat, July 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY Runs July 21-24

INNOVA_Freaky Friday logoDisney’s FREAKY FRIDAY
July 21-24
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

Directed by Denise A Schnieders
Music direction by Jovonné Lewis

The new musical, Freaky Friday, is based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films. It is developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, and features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood.” Music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of “Next to Normal” and “If/Then.”

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

  • Thu-Fri, July 21-22 at 8pm
  • Sat, July 23 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 3pm

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