It’s going to be a chilly weekend here in Cincinnati — perfect for taking in a show! And from marionettes to children’s theatre, the symphony to the circus, this weekend is full of Cincinnati Kid- and Parent-approved options. As always, you can find all the best local activities on our Online Calendar.
Here are 5 family approved shows this weekend in Cincinnati:
TCT Presents The Frisch Marionette Company’s Production of Puppets Kapow
Thurs., March 9-Sun., March 12 at the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage
This fast-paced and fun-filled show features fabulous puppets performing fantastic feats! It is a puppet explosion of Marionettes! Hand puppets! Shadow puppets! Blacklight puppets! Rod puppets! Puppets singing, dancing, and performing tricks that will have you laughing and shouting for more!
The Ugly Duckling
Fri., March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fitton Center for the Arts
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, follow a down-trodden duckling who believes he is ugly and worthless because of his distinct appearance. Through his family and friends, he realizes his self-worth as he transforms into a beautiful swan. This timeless story offers a wonderful lesson in overcoming adversity and accepting our differences.
Ringling Bros. Circus XTreme
March 10-19 at U.S. Bank Arena
Ladies and Gentlemen! Children Of All Ages! Prepare yourself ONE LAST TIME to let your imagination run wild in an exhilarating adventure with extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers that add up to the ultimate family entertainment experience. The final curtain call for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Circus XTREME will be taking place at U.S. Bank Arena from Friday, March 10th through Sunday, March 19th with 13 total performances to choose from. You certainly will not want to miss this Final Farewell to the Greatest Show On Earth™ before it’s gone!
Fri., March 10-Sun., March 12 at the Aronoff
This musical will have your whole family singing. Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!
Rhapsody in Blue
Family Friendly Matinee: Sun., March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Taft
Introduce your kids to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this weekend at this classic! The famous clarinet riff of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blueopens the door for the virtuoso pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk to generate all of the jazz-infused flair called for in this crowd-pleaser.