Put a little pep in your peppermint! Banish those Co-ho-ho-vid-19 blues! Celebrate Christmas in Quarantine with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati — eight months early!
All this week, TCT is in full holiday mode. It’s a week-long “Quarantine Christmas” celebration culminating this Saturday, April 25 at 5 pm with a Facebook Watch Party and the streaming of TCT’s 2018 production Santa Claus: The Musical, featuring Local 12’s Bob Herzog.
Check TCT’s Facebook event page every day this week for fun, holiday-themed activities to get you in the Christmas spirit! The week’s schedule includes:
Monday, April 20:
TCT’s “Nailed It” Photo Challenge
Gather your kids and choreograph your best rendition of a photo for TCT’s #NailedIt Photo Challenge! Match the actors in the photo (shown here), including facial expression, movement, staging, etc. Then take a picture, share it in the comments section on TCT’s Facebook page and TCT will choose a winner on Sunday, May 3. Be creative! Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Have fun!
Tuesday, April 21:
Arts & Crafts Tuesday
TCT Education Director, Angelo Cerniglia, will take you on a do-it-yourself, arts and crafts home adventure — which involves making a snowflake ornament — a great souvenir to hang on your tree this December.
Wednesday, April 22
Caroling with Miss Natalie
TCT Academy Manager and local theatre powerhouse, Miss Natalie Bird, will guide you and your family on how to sing a holiday hit. You’ll definitely end up on the Nice list!
Thursday, April 23
Dancing with My Elf
Santa Claus: The Musical choreographer and CCM Musical Theatre faculty member, Katie Johannigman, teaches you a number from the show so you can dance along at the premiere!
Friday, April 24
TCT’s Education Manager, Maddie Burgoon, featured as Punchy the Elf in Santa Claus: The Musical, will give you a step-by-step elf makeup tutorial and share how to look your holiday best!
Saturday, April 25
Santa Claus: The Musical Premiere
Grab a cup of cocoa and gather round when TCT brings the 2018 holiday hit to a screen near you for the first time! Local 12’s Bob Herzog will take questions after the show!
(Don’t have Facebook? No worries! You can still enjoy the production by visiting The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s website on April 25 at 5 pm.)
About the Show
After 1,000 years of faithful service, Santa Claus has decided to retire. But not all the elves in Santa’s Workshop are too thrilled about his chosen replacement. With the help of his tech-savvy daughter, Beatrice, website designer Nick is in for the adventure of his life as he prepares to take over the reins to Santa’s sleigh… before the next Christmas!
About TCT Everywhere
Last month, in response to COVID-19 and school closures, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati launched TCT EVERYWHERE — an online resource for parents, teachers and students featuring crafts, acting and vocal exercises and contests from the professional artistic staff of TCT Academy; along with study guides, podcasts, videos of past productions, and more. Additionally, on TCT EVERYWHERE you can view TCT’s productions of Casper The Friendly Musical, Sleeping Beauty and Suffragettes: With Liberty and Voting for All.
The streaming event is being cohosted by Local 12, Cincinnati Parent and Gold Star Chili.