Superman, Santa Claus: The Musical, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids, Sleeping Beauty… if you can’t decide which of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2018-19 shows you want to see, rest assured: you don’t have to! Season Tickets for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2018-19 season are on sale now, and there are more perks for season ticket holders than ever!
New subscriptions to the 2018-19 Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati MainStage season at the Taft Theatre are available now. Subscriptions range from $43 to $103 for all four productions. (Single tickets go on sale August 31. For information or to download an order form visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.)
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 94th MainStage season promises to be high-flying fun, whether its through the skies of Metropolis in SUPERMAN™ (October 6-15, 2018), the North Pole in SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL (December 8-17, 2018), the jungles of India in DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS (February 16-25, 2019) or the ballroom floors in SLEEPING BEAUTY (April 27-May 6, 2019). This season’s shows will surely inspire and entertain audiences both young and old.
“We are 94 years young – and we still haven’t grown up!” said Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice. “Our lineup will have something for everyone, while enhancing our mission (To educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming). After two years in the making, we are thrilled to kick off our season with an exciting collaboration.” (Read more on the 2018-19 season below)
If you’ve been a subscriber before, you’ll be pleased to know that this season’s subscriber benefits are better than ever! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2018-19 subscriber benefits include:
SAME SEATS FOR ALL SHOWS
Subscribers receive the same seats for all four shows on the same performance day.
SUBSCRIBER APPRECIATION WEEKS
From August 1-15, purchase extra MainStage tickets at the subscriber discounted rate before they go on sale to the public. (Convenience fees will apply. Single tickets go on sale August 22, 2018. Tickets will not be discounted after this time.)
FREE TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES
Upon availability and while supplies last!
POST-SHOW AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS & Q&A
LIMITED-EDITION SEASON POSTERS
10% OFF TCT ACADEMY CLASSES
PRIORITY TCT CROWN CLUB REGISTRATION
Subscription levels include:
Orchestra (Price Level 1) – SOLD OUT
Box (Price Level 1) – $103 per subscription (limited availability)
Orchestra (Price Level 2) – $83 per subscription
Balcony (Price Level 3) – $75 per subscription
Balcony (Price Level 4) – $63 per subscription
Balcony (Price Level 5) – $43 per subscription
Here’s a look at what’s on the Playbill for the 2018-19 MainStage Season at the Taft:
October 6-15, 2018
Composed by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Lee Adams and book by David Newman and Robert Benton. Based on the comic book character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.
SUPERMAN™ is the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, the new villain Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. In this premiere adaptation of the 1966 musical, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, this brand-new version is a comic book come-to-life. Geared to young audiences, this musical will be sure to soar up, up and away into the hearts of all children and the young at heart.
SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL
December 8-17, 2018
Book by Noah Putterman. Music & Lyrics by David Christensen & Luke Holloway.
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! Jam-packed with a sleigh-full of fun, energetic and original Christmas music, Santa Claus: The Musical will be sure to put you and your entire family in the holiday spirit!
DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
February 16-25, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson. Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle. Based on the Screenplay by Larry Clemmons. Based on the Novel, “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling.
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the animated movie. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “Man-Cub” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. You won’t want to miss this culturally-infused and spectacular Disney classic!
April 27-May 6, 2019
Story and book by Ken Jones, music by Jamey Strawn and lyrics by Christine Jones.
A clever take on the classic fairy tale, this new rock musical comedy is packed with humor, heart and a powerful message!
The impulsive but courageous Princess Aurora (who prefers to be called Rory) defies the age-old tradition of attending ‘Princess School’, and sets out on her own to discover all the Kingdom has to offer. But along the way, she encounters her evil Fairy Godmother, the magnificent Magnilda, who placed a curse on Aurora when she was a child, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. This sleeping beauty will awaken only with a kiss from her true love. Once she is fully awake and ready to rock, the feisty Princess Rory begins a whirlwind quest to defeat Magnilda and restore order to the Kingdom.
The creators of Sleeping Beauty previously wrote TCT’s 2016 production of Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs, and TCT’s 2013 holiday production of The Day Before Christmas as well as other successful shows including: Burgertown, CHURCH GIRLS Umatilla USA, and A. LINCOLN: A Pioneer Tale.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the thousands of people who give generously 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.
For information on The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2018-19 season or to download an order form, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.)