Touring Shows

TCT On Tour Shows Touring Now

                                         To book a TCT On Tour production call 513.569.8080 x20

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...?

Download the press kit here.

For free interactive study guides, click here.

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.

Download the press kit here.

For free interactive study guides, click here.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Download the press kit here.

For free interactive study guides, click here.

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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out if a Touring production is playing in my area?

A list of public performances for our TCT On Tour productions is available here

What are the space requirements for a TCT On Tour performance at our school?

  • Auditorium or gymnasium floor is preferred.  If not available, any large space will be sufficient.
  • Minimum size of stage:  20 feet deep, 20 feet wide, 12 feet ceiling height. (check with our office concerning spaces with smaller dimensions. Call 513-569-8080 ext. 20.)
  • Please have performance space swept clear of all equipment and debris.

Do we need to have a microphones available?

  • We travel with our own sound system.
  • An electrical outlet near the performance space is required.

Are there other technical requirements?

Yes. The requirements can be viewed here.

What should I expect on the day of the performance?

Especially within the Tri-state, TCT On Tour offers a unique theatrical experience—brought right to you! To give you a better idea of what to expect on the day our actors arrive, please see below.

Public Venues (library, theater, rec center)

  • Our actors will arrive between 1½-2 hours before the performance start time. At the moment, TCT On Tour travels in a white cargo van which contains everything—and everyone—needed for the show.
  • Our Road Manager will confirm with you that everything is ready, and then the other actors will begin the load-in process. If you have crew members to assist, we thank you! Load-in generally takes 20-45 minutes, depending on the nature of your venue. If there is a freight elevator, side door, or other specific route that would make loading in more convenient for you or the actors, please let the Road Manager know.
  • Once the set and props have been unloaded, the actors will assemble the set, do a sound check, set their props, and change into costume. Everything on stage should be set and ready by the time the audience enters.
  • Run time of shows is about 45 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A. If there are house lights, please raise them after the curtain call.
  • Payment is due on the day of the performance and may be mailed to our office or given to the Road Manager.
  • It is the actors’ responsibility to ensure our set, equipment, etc., is reloaded into the van securely, but again, if you have crew members to assist, we appreciate the help!

School Venues

  • Our actors will arrive 1 hour before the performance start time. At the moment, TCT On Tour travels in a white cargo van which contains everything—and everyone—needed for the show. Our Road Manager will usually go to the front office to confirm that everything is ready.
  • All actors will begin the load-in process. This generally takes 20-45 minutes, depending on the layout of your school. If there is a specific route that would make loading in more convenient for you or the actors, please let the Road Manager know. Our actors are trained to adapt to each performance space, be it a cafeteria, gym, multi-purpose room, etc., and you may work with them to decide where the audience will sit.  We ask that you seat the youngest grades first so they can sit closer to the front.
  • Once the set and props have been unloaded, the actors will assemble the set, do a sound check, set their props, and change into costume. Please provide them an adult restroom or storage room where they can change. Everything on stage should be set and ready by the time the audience enters (about 10 minutes before start time).
  • Run time of shows is about 45 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A. If the show needs to be shortened, please let the Road Manager know during load-in. Payment is due on the day of the performance and may be mailed to our office or given to the Road Manager.
  • It is the actors’ responsibility to ensure our set, equipment, etc., is reloaded into the van securely.

A few things to remember when booking a WorkShop or Residency at your school:

  • Our WorkShops and Residencies are very interactive.  Be sure you have a location where desks can be moved out of the way so your students can get involved and be active.
  • For the best experience possible, our WorkShops are designed for groups of 30 or less at one time.

Have a question that's not answered here?

Please call 513.569.8080 x20 or 877.233.8282 x20 or email violet.webster@tctcincinnati.com.

Hosting Toolkit

For Schools and Other Venues

Thinking about booking a TCT On Tour show?

TCT On Tour offers a unique theatrical experience—brought right to you! To give you a better idea of what to expect, please click below.

Click Here to download details about booking TCT On Tour! for your school.

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Tour Schedule

TCT On Tour Local Performances

For tickets to these TCT On Tour touring shows, please contact the venue directly.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in The Hat

SAT, 4/28/2018, 10AM, Woman’s Art Club at The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45227, (513) 272-3700


Teaching Artist Bios

WorkShop Teaching Artists

​Our team of dedicated Teaching Artists has a wealth of experience in combining education and entertainment to provide a thrilling learning experience for groups of all ages.

Workshops & Residencies

Entertainment Meets Education

​Our WorkShops bring a professional Teaching Artist into your classroom to teach a range of lessons and life skills. We aim to expand your students’ appreciation for music, drama and theater through lessons that are aligned with your curriculum.  

To book a WorkShop call 513.569.8080 x20 or 877.233.8282 x20.

Click Here to Download a 18-19 WorkShop brochure.

Summer Day

Grades: K-5

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Where did all the bees go? There is a shortage of honey and Queen Bee needs to find all her workers.  Journey with us through the summer months and discover the reason why all the bees are disappearing. Meet Andy the Ant, Ida the Spider and Hooty the Owl along the way to Aunt Jenny’s Organic Farm.

Thematic Connections:
Art, Arts Integration, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Geography, Music, Nature, Science, STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Grades:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Once Upon a Time

Grades: 2-6

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

This fun and interactive WorkShop will bring new life to classic fairy tales. Students will gain a historical context, be introduced to primary thematic elements, and have the opportunity to bring some of their favorite fairy tales to life.

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, History, Imagination, Literature, Reading, Writing

Grades:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6

My Plate

Grades: preK-4

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Learn healthy habits with Chef Bon Appetite as he teaches rambunctious Chip the importance of eating right, and humdrum Tofutti the value of creative exercise. In this interactive WorkShop, theater meets nutrition as we encourage students to think "outside the box" and eat "inside the pyramid!"

Presented by Mercy Health Foundation.

Thematic Connections:
Cooperative Learning, Math, Motor Skills, Music, Nutrition, Science

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Recycling Day

Grades: K-5

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

​Recycling is one way to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. It’s important to both the natural environment and us. Follow the journey of a simple grocery bag as it ends up hundreds of thousands of miles away from home in this hilarious workshop about conservation. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time!

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Current Events, Ecology, Geography, Imagination, Music, Nature, Possibilities, Responsibility, Science, STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Grades:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I AM STRONG

Grades: preK-4

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Using creative dramatic role play, participants will explore strategies that can resolve and even prevent bullying situations.  A TCT Teaching Artist will facilitate using improvisational games and activities that involve aggressive, passive, and assertive behavior and when it's appropriate to use each in any given situation.

Thematic Connections:
Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Fairness, Growth and Change, Kindness, Responsibility, Social Skills, Strength of Character

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4

Snow Day

Grades: preK-2

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Join us on a journey through a magical winter forest as we discover enchanting creatures, exciting new lands and a pair of identical snowflakes. Using puppetry and imagination this interactive fun adventure will be one to remember!

Thematic Connections:
Bloom's Taxonomy, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Exploring Differences in Others, Geography, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Music, Nature, Public Speaking, Science, Self-Esteem, Social Skills

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2

Fall Day

Grades: preK-2

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Appreciate the joy, colors, and beauty of autumn in this companion piece to “Snow Day,” “Spring Day,” and "Summer Day." Join a cast of friendly animals as they get ready for the approaching winter! Along the way, your students will experience changes in nature and the cycles of human emotions, and learn how important it is to “be prepared.”

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Geography, Imagination, Kindness, Motor Skills, Nature, Science, Social Skills, Weather

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2

Spring Day

Grades: preK-2

45-minute Interactive WorkShop

Spring has arrived, and with the season comes amazing changes and new discoveries! Take a trip through an enchanted meadow with our Caterpillar friend Persephone, as she explores the transformations around and within her.

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, Bloom's Taxonomy, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences Within, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Music, Nature, Possibilities, Science, Self-Esteem, Weather

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2


WorkShop Residencies bring professional Teaching Artists into your classroom to use the performing arts as a medium to expand your students’ learning capacity, along with improving social and behavioral skills. The following residencies can be customized to your curriculum needs and tailored to fit the necessary time table for your program.  

To book a WorkShop Residency call 513.569.8080 x20 or 877.233.8282 x20.

From The Page to the Stage: Pre-K Play (Residency)

Grades: preK-2

6-8 or 9-12 weeks
Have one of our highly creative Teaching Artists come to your class to facilitate a mini-play based on one of three classic fairy tales: The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, or Mary and Her Little Lambs. By giving students an active role in developing the play, this Residency is specifically designed to encourage confidence in reading, writing and sharing ideas with others.

Thematic Connections:
Art, Fairy Tales, Imagination, Music, Performance, Public Speaking, Reading, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Writing

Grades:
preK, K, 1, 2

A Class Act (Residency)

Grades: K-12

6-8 or 9-12 weeks
Using dramatic play as a tool to assist in the development of self-esteem, this Residency centers on theater games and word play, building concentration, physicality, vocal projection, articulation, poise, coordination and multi-tasking. A cumulative final performance is optional and will demonstrate dramatic skills learned from the program.

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Dedication, Exploring Differences Within, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Strength of Character

Grades:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

From the Page to the Stage: Center Stage (Residency)

Grades: 3-12

6-8 weeks or 9-12 weeks
There's no better way to absorb fully the books you read in class than to take words from the page to the stage! In this multi-visit Residency, our Teaching Artist will help facilitate deeper understanding of state required reading by bringing characters to life as your class writes, directs, and acts out stories they will NEVER forget.

Thematic Connections:
Arts Integration, Cooperative Learning, Dedication, Exploring Differences Within, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Literature, Reading, Strength of Character, Writing

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