Touring Shows

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January 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

​Beatrix Potter’s most famous long-eared character grows up into a rambunctious teen – and he still can’t stay out of the McGregor’s Garden!  It seems that the Rabbit family must contend with the young Peter, whose goal is to get out of the humdrum life of the rabbit hole and play his guitar at "The Farm."

April 6, 2015 - May 31, 2015

​Based on the 1908 children’s tale by Kenneth Grahame, the peaceful lives of Mole and Rat are interrupted when Toad finds a new, exciting invention—a motorcar! But this new trend turns to obsession, and the fate of Toad Hall hangs in the balance. Desperate, his friends enlist the help of the reclusive Badger, who lives deep in the Wild Wood. A classic story of friendship, keeping up with the times, and conquering one’s fears, this new musical adaptation will take you on an adventure by the river that you’ll never forget.

September 21 - November 6, 2015

​“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest…” Arrgh, matey! It’s time to unfurl your sails and set course for—Adventure! Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece about pirates, mutiny, and long-lost treasure comes to life in a NEW adaptation from ArtReach! Join cabin boy Jim Hawkins on his incredible journey across the high seas to find the location of Captain Flint’s treasure. But dare he trust the words of the Hispaniolas’s cook, the one-legged Long John Silver? With cross-curricular connections and a strong anti-bullying message, this show reinforces math, science, and literature, with a healthy dose of trust and friendship thrown in to boot!

September 21 - November 6, 2015

​Little Red has a simple job to do: make it through the woods to her Grandmother’s house. Simple, right? All she has to do is stay on the path and follow directions. But with so many interesting distractions, how can she stay focused? And then there’s the charming Woodsman and that very craft Wolf… See this enchanting NEW adaptation of the classic Charles Perrault fairy tale, co-written by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s own Jay Goodlett and local playwright Chris Stewart.

November 23 - December 22, 2015

​When a kindly shoemaker gives his only remaining pair of shoes to a cold and hungry beggar woman, he finds his good deed rewarded in very unexpected ways. The shoemaker is shocked by the appearance of magic elves who turn his simple shoe shop into a great success, thrilling customers with their special creations. Soon the Queen hears of this unique shoe shop, but can the Shoemaker impress her without the elves? Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm, this beloved, warm-hearted story reminds us that where we find goodness, generosity and hope, anything is possible.

February 1 - March 24, 2016

​Commonly known as the man who invented modern peanut butter -- with George Washington Carver there is always more than meets the eye. In this NEW adaptation by Deondra Kamau Means, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Teaching Artist, watch as young George grows up in a country still reeling from the Civil War, and tries to get an education despite racism, kidnapping, and violence. Through the Tuskegee Institute and the joy of conducting experiments, George makes a discovery that will change the lives of farmers, and his fellow African-Americans, forever. This is the story of a great role model with a passion for science and history.

February 1 - March 24, 2016

​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.

February 1 - May 31, 2016

​Based on the original folktale, Henny Penny is a hen enjoying a day gathering acorns.  When one hits her on the head she is convinced that the sky is falling.  Henny Penny feels it is her duty to tell the king.  Along the way she meets some of her friends and asks them to join her on her heroic quest.  When almost to the palace, this gang of do-gooders meets the sly Foxy Loxy.  The cunning of Foxy Loxy and Henny Penny’s can-do attitude make this a delightful adventure with a strong message of self confidence, teamwork, and friendship.

Feburary 1 - March 31, 2016

Back by popular demand!

Touring locally within 100 miles.

​Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated south and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role in the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, but as an independent woman.  For years after he husband's death, Coretta continued to inspire the nation and the world.

April 11 - May 31, 2016

​You’ve heard of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the child genius who composed beautiful music at the age of three. But what about his older sister, Nannerl Mozart?  She was equally talented but was overlooked by musical history because she was a girl. An inspiring, true story about courage, perseverance, and, of course, wonderful music -- this tale is sure to enchant and educate us all about creativity and equality.