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TARZAN The Musical Comes to the ROYAL Theatre Company Stage October 12-14

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ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason, is proud to present Tarzan The Musical October 12-14 at Mason High School. Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the ApesTarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

The show will run for four performances – Friday, October 12th at 7:00pm; Saturday, October 13th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, October 14th at 2:00pm. VIP reserved seating tickets can be purchased for any show for $25 each, and general admission tickets for any show are $12 each.  All tickets can be purchased online at www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com through October 12th at 5pm and at the door starting one hour before each show.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Fans can follow ROYAL Theatre Company on Facebook (ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of Children’s Theatre of Mason), Twitter (@ROYALTheatre_Co) and Instagram (royal_theatre_company).

About ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason
ROYAL Theatre Company produces two large-scale productions each season, from Annie to West Side Story and Seussical to The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as many other popular favorites. ROYAL offers children from ages 7-18 from all over the Cincinnati area the opportunity to take part onstage as performers as well as off stage as crew members, make-up assistants and many other behind-the-scenes roles. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com or call 513.398.0116. 

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Runs May 25-27

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The cast.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
ROYAL Theatre Company
May 25-27
Mason High School

Directed by Dirk Doebereiner
Choreographed by Jay Goodlett

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

  • Fri, May 25 at 7pm
  • Sat, May 26 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, May 27 at 2pm

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Comes to the ROYAL Theatre Company Stage May 25-27

RTC_Hunchback of Notre Dame cast

The cast.

ROYAL Theatre Company to Honor Local First Responders 

ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason, is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame, May 25-27 at Mason High School. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The show will run for four performances – Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm; Saturday, May 26th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, May 27th at 2:00pm. VIP reserved seating tickets can be purchased for any show for $25 each, and General admission tickets for any show are $12 each.  All tickets can be purchased online at www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com through May 24th at 5pm and at the door starting one hour before each show.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.  Karen Kilgore, President of ROYAL Theatre Company said, “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.”

Some of the most enduring messages of The Hunchback of Notre Dame are that every life has value and love has the ability to grant us untold courage.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame cast made up of junior high and high school students were sincerely impacted by the events at Parkland High School in Florida.  They felt it important to honor the lives of their peers as well as express their support for the tireless efforts of the police, fire and EMS personnel who saved lives that day and those who put their own safety on the line each and every day in all of our communities.  In that spirit, the cast has chosen to honor the Parkland 17 on their cast t-shirts and with a special moment at each performance.  To honor and support our local first-responders, ROYAL Theatre Company will be offering 2 complementary, reserved seating tickets to a performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  These tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis with a maximum of 50 reserved seats per performance.

Fans can follow ROYAL Theatre Company on Facebook (ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of Children’s Theatre of Mason), Twitter (@ROYALTheatre_Co) and Instagram (royal_theatre_company).

About ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason
ROYAL Theatre Company produces two large-scale productions each season, from “Les Miserables” to “South Pacific” and “Annie” to “West Side Story” as well as many other popular favorites. ROYAL offers children from ages 7-18 from all over the Cincinnati area the opportunity to take part onstage as performers as well as off stage as crew members, make-up assistants and many other behind-the-scenes roles. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.ROYALTheatreCompany.com or call 513.398.0116. 

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SEUSSICAL The Musical Runs Nov. 3-5

CTM_Seussical logoSEUSSICAL The Musical
The Children’s Theatre of Mason
Nov. 3-5
Mason High School Auditorium

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

  • Fri, Nov. 3 at 7pm
  • Sat, Nov. 4 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 5 at 2pm

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SEUSSICAL Comes to the ROYAL Theatre Company Stage November 3-5

CTM_Seussical logo65 talented local performers bring this story to the Mason High School Auditorium
for four performances

ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason, is proud to present SEUSSICAL, November 3-5 in Mason. One of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

The show will run for four performances – Friday, November 3rd at 7:00pm; Saturday, November 4th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, November 5th at 2:00pm. VIP reserved seating tickets can be purchased for any show for $25 each, and General admission tickets for any show are $12 each. All tickets can be purchased online at www.ctm-kids.com through November 2nd at 5pm and at the door starting one hour before each show.

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and a child with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. “There are wonderful and powerful messages in Seussical,” said Karen Kilgore, President of ROYAL Theatre Company. “

ROYAL Theatre Company recently announced a capital campaign for a new state-of-the-art 750 seat Performing Arts Center. Karen Kilgore said, “Just like the Who’s come together to announce ‘We are here’, so too have we seen great support for our efforts to build a brand new theatre to benefit our entire community.  To paraphrase Dr. Seuss…’Oh the places we’ll go!’”

Fans can follow ROYAL Theatre Company on Facebook (ROYAL Theatre Company – RTC), Twitter (@ROYALTheatre_Co) and Instagram (royal_theatre_company).

Don’t miss ROYAL Theatre Company’s next show The Hunchback of Notre Dame, May 25-27, 2018 at Mason High School!

About ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children’s Theatre of Mason
ROYAL Theatre Company produces two large-scale productions each season, from “Les Miserables” to “South Pacific” and “Annie” to “West Side Story” as well as many other popular favorites. ROYAL offers children from ages 7-18 from all over the Cincinnati area the opportunity to take part onstage as performers as well as off stage as crew members, make-up assistants and many other behind-the-scenes roles. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.CTM-kids.com or call 513.398.0116.

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