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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Runs Dec. 7-16

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Sara Kenny as Lucy and Trey Paris as Charlie Brown from TCT’s 2015 staging of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Dec. 7-16
Taft Theater [Downtown]

Directed and choreographed by Roderick Justice

Cast: David Armando as Shermy, Amy S. Baumann as Peppermint Patty, Donald Burns as Franklin, Madeleine Burgoon as Marcie, Jeremy Neale Cox as Linus, Ian Timothy Forsgren as Pig Pen, Haley Gillman as Lucy, Faustina Gorham as Frieda, Joseph Green as Charlie Brown, Bob Herzog as Snoopy, Aubrey E. Jones as Sally, Joey Logan as Woodstock, Evan Koons as Schroeder, John Wenstrup as Santa & Alexandra Williams as Violet
Ensemble: Brooke Schamberlin, Sylas Craven, Marlo D’Ascenzo, Mia Bella D’Ascenzo, Chloe Goodman & Geoffrey Hill

Back by popular demand, bring your family and celebrate the season with our live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season.

  • Sat, Dec. 7 at 2pm*
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Fri, Dec. 13 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 14 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 2pm
    *Sign language interpreted.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s State-of-the-Art Facility Now Available for Corporate Events

TCTC_Building 2019-20Host your next meeting, training, or party at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati!

With twelve unique spaces in its newly remodeled building, including an executive conference room and a 152-seat theater, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is sure to be an optimal choice for your next gig.

Centrally located off Red Bank Road in Cincinnati, it’s the perfect solution to meet your needs.

Call Tera Pierce at (513) 569-8080 x32 or visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com for more details.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) has been creating lifelong memories for families with children and school audiences since 1919, making it the oldest professional theater for young audiences in the nation.

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

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Sara Kenny as Lucy and Trey Paris as Charlie Brown from TCT’s 2015 staging of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

The beloved holiday classic, now live on stage.

CINCINNATI:  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s yuletide favorite A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS returns to the Taft Theatre December 7-16, 2019, and this production features Local 12’s own Bob Herzog as Man’s Best Friend, Snoopy!

Just like the television special everyone knows and loves, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will warm your heart this December, no matter how cold it gets outside!

Back by popular demand, the whole family is invited to celebrate the season with this live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle, bustle and commercialism of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the entire Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the CBS program debuted on December 9, 1965. 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was originally written by Charles M. Shulz. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mandelson. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. This show will be directed and choreographed by Roderick Justice, TCT’s Producing Artistic Director.

Showtimes for A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS include:

  • Saturday, December 7 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 14 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Sunday, December 15 at 2 PM

All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased via ticketmaster.com.

Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are proud to collect items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new and unwrapped item to the show and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby.  In addition, TCT will collect gifts at our Red Bank Road location. Patrons can drop off items in the lobby of our building during business hours.

School performances of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be held December 10-13 and December 16, 2019 during the daytime hours.  For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school performances, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsor Macy’s; Season Sponsors H.B., E. W. and F. R. Luther Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation; and 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.  Media sponsors are LOCAL 12 and Q102.  Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is TCT’s Ticket Envelope Season Sponsor.  First Watch: The Daytime Café is TCT’s Crown Club Sponsor.

CAST (in Alphabetical Order)

  • Shermy…David Armando
  • Peppermint Patty…Amy S. Baumann
  • Franklin…Donald Burns
  • Marcie…Madeleine Burgoon
  • Linus…Jeremy NEALE Cox
  • Pig Pen…Ian TIMOTHY ForsgrEn
  • Lucy…Haley Gillman
  • Frieda…Faustina Gorham
  • Charlie Brown…Joseph Green
  • Snoopy…Bob Herzog
  • Sally…Aubrey E. Jones
  • Woodstock…Joey Logan
  • Schroeder…Evan Koons
  • Santa…John Wenstrup
  • Violet…Alexandra Williams
  • Ensemble:  BROOKE CHAMBERLIN†, SYLAS CRAVEN†, MARLO D’ASCENZO†, MIA BELLA D’ASCENZO†, CHLOE GOODMAN†, Geoffrey Hill
    † Denotes TCT’s Young Artists Company

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Test Drive Your Halloween Costumes at CASPER!

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Casper’s boo-tiful aunts: Lyndsey Bowman as Minnie, Madeleine Burgoon as Lane, and Haley Gillman as Coco. Photo by Julia Fowler.

With treats provided by global confectionery company, Perfetti Van Melle
And a special 100th birthday BOGO ticket offer!

CINCINNATI:  When The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s world-premiere adaptation of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL flies into the Taft Theatre, patrons will get to celebrate the ghostly season a little bit early.

Children (and adults) are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and international confectionery company, Perfetti Van Melle, will provide their signature, locally-made AirHeads for everyone after the show.

The celebration, October 12-October 21, 2019, kicks off TCT’s 100th birthday season.

Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum. They create innovative products and brands that are enjoyed in more than 150 countries.

Also, this weekend, performances of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL coincide with BLINK, one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation.  Returning October 10-13, 2019, this free four-day event takes place in downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, spanning more than 30 city blocks and crossing the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River. BLINK will turn the region into an outdoor art museum with large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, and immersive art. Hours run from 7pm-11pm each night.

“Coming downtown to see BLINK?” asks Kim Kern, Managing Director and CEO. “We encourage you to add CASPER to your family’s itinerary and create family memories together. CASPER is the perfect complement to BLINK as our production literally lights up — the ghosts and the show’s set are going to glow!”

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Marissa Poole as Magdalena, Reality TV Show Host (and the show’s villain!). Photo by Julia Fowler.

A buy-one-get-one ticket offer will be available tomorrow (Friday) at 10 AM through Sunday for all public performances of CASPER. Patrons can select ANY seat and get one for free! Use the code CBOGO to redeem the offer via www.ticketmaster.com, or at the TCT Red Bank Ticket Office on Friday from 10-4 PM, or the Taft Theatre Box Office one hour before performances this Saturday and Sunday only.

*Offer valid October 11-13, 2019. Valid on tickets in all Price Levels except Price Level 5 — $10 seats; fees apply; other restrictions may apply; may not be combined with other offers; not valid on previously-purchased tickets. 

Complete showtimes for CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL include:

  • Saturday, October 12 at 2 PM* (signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 13 at 5 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16 at 12:15 PM (Sensory-Friendly performance)
  • Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, October 19 at 5 PM
  • Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM

Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost, and his hilarious uncles, have embarked on the biggest Halloween adventure of their… after-lives. Filled with songs that will get you in the spiritCASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL is spooktacular fun for the whole family! Ideal for ages 4 and up.

Book and lyrics by Stephen Cole. Music by Matthew Martin Ward. Adapted by TCT and Roderick Justice. By special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group. Directed by Roderick Justice. Choreographed by Eric Byrd.

All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets, or visit the TCT Box Office at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM to purchase tickets in person with reduced fees. Tickets start at just $10.

Public subscriptions for the entire 2019-2020 season available now at http://www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

School performances of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL will be held October 15-18 and October 21, 2019 during the daytime hours.

The sensory-friendly performance of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL on October 16 is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit.  To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed by specialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand.

For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s School or Sensory-Friendly performances, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

And don’t miss The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s brand-new Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, listeners will get to know the actors and actresses in each show. 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 is currently available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn, and Spotify!

Here’s a link to SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/tctcincinnati.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsor Edyth B. Lindner and TriHealth; Season Sponsors H.B., E. W. and F. R. Luther Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation; and 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.  Media sponsors are LOCAL 12 and Q102.  Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is TCT’s Ticket Envelope Season Sponsor.  First Watch: The Daytime Café is TCT’s Crown Club Sponsor.  Perfetti Van Melle is TCT’s Candy Sponsor.

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CASPER the Friendly Musical Runs Oct. 12-21

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Casper as imagined by illustrator James Claridades.

CASPER the Friendly Musical
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Oct. 12-21
Taft Theater [Downtown]

Directed by Roderick Justice
Choreographed by Eric Byrd

Cast: Evan Blust † as Donald, Lyndsey Bowman as Minnie, Madeleine Burgoon as Lane, Brinley Culver † as Precious, Haley Gillman as Coco, Nicholas Gundrum † as Pierce, Abby Johnson † as Gretchen, Sam Johnson as Stretch, A. James Jones as Stinky, Andrew Lippert † as Bradley, Joey Logan as Fatso, Marissa Poole as Magdalena & Makenzie Ruff as Bettina
Ensemble: Brian Anderson, Donald Burns, Sara Cox, Marlo D’Ascenzo †, Alexis Rae Diggs, Faustina Gorham, Joseph Green, Jackson Hurt, Mackenzie Kasbaum, Ashley Olivia Morton, Talia Raider-Roth †, Ryan-Chavez Richmond, CJ Zimmer †

† Denotes members of TCT’s Young Artists Company

  • Sat, Oct. 12 at 2pm
  • Sun, Oct. 13 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Fri, Oct. 18 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 19 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 2pm

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