Rosa Parks

January 21, 2019 - May 31, 2019

​When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man more than sixty years ago on December 1, 1955, she was tired and weary from a long day of work. Little did she know that this simple act would significantly change the course of our nation. Adapted by TCT’s Deondra Kamau Means.

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Thematic Connections

American History, Biography, Diversity, Government, Language Arts, Multi-Cultural, Reading, Social Studies, Women's HIstory

Grades

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Reindeer Games

November 26, 2018 - December 22, 2018

​“Join in all our Reindeer Games” as TCT takes on the holidays – game-show style – featuring Santa’s four-hoofed sleigh team as both hosts and contestants. This TCT world premiere, written by Kenneth Jones, has plenty of audience participation, laughs, good cheer and celebration!

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Written by Kenneth Jones

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Critical Thinking, Fairness, Holiday Giving, Imagination, Music, Teamwork

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Rumpelstilskin

Sept. 10 - Nov. 4, 2018 & Jan. 21 - May 31, 2019

​Is your name Harry? Or Sam? Or could it be Rumpelstiltskin? TCT retells this classic tale of the miller’s daughter, her boastful father, a handsome prince and the ability to spin straw into gold. Discover the magic and wonder of one of the world’s best loved fairytales.

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Thematic Connections

Bullying, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Friendship, Kindness, Literary Classic, Reading, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Legend of Pocahontas

September 10, 2018 - November 4, 2018

​Do you know the myth, the legend, or the truth? This musical follows the true story of Pocahontas and how she became an international symbol of peace. The Legend of Pocahontas combines history and storytelling with music. Follow the truthful account of Pocahontas as she grows from being a curious and brave child to one of the most respected and treasured women in history.

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Thematic Connections

American History, Arts Integration, Courage and Honor, Diversity, Native American Cultures, Social Studies, Women's HIstory

Grades

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Bah Humbug! A One-Man Christmas Carol

November 26, 2018 - December 22, 2018

​It’s Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic with an amazing twist…one actor plays all the roles! In this story, adapted by Damian Gillan, you’ll experience all your favorite characters from A Christmas Carol in this imaginative and magical re-telling of the powerful holiday tale of hope and compassion.

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Adapted by Damian Gillan

Thematic Connections

Celebrations, Compassion, Critical Thinking, Growth and Change, Holiday Giving, Literary Classic, Strength of Character, Tradition

Grades

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy

Through May 31, 2018

​Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

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Adapted by Mary Tensing.

Thematic Connections

Ancestry, Art, Arts Integration, Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Cultures, Dedication, Diversity, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Freedom, Government, Growth and Change, History, Imagination, Kindness, Multi-Cultural, Poetry, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Women's HIstory

Grades

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Through May 31, 2018

Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home...?

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Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. Dr. Seuss text, characters and images TM and © 2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means.

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Imagination, Improvisation, Literary Classic, Literature, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Martin’s Dream

January 14, 2018 - March 1, 2019

​Touring locally within 100 miles.

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really?  Martin's Dream answers this question and more as it bring this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech and song.  Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures, a funny intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation's history.

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Written by Deondra Kamau Means
Directed by Deondra Kamau Means

Thematic Connections

American History, Arts Integration, Biography, Critical Thinking, Diversity, History, Literature, Music, Public Speaking, Social Studies, Strength of Character

Grades

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12