Touring Shows

TCT On Tour Shows Touring Now

                                         To book a TCT On Tour production call 513.569.8080 x20

September 9 - November 3, 2019

​In 2020, we the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

September 9 - November 3, 2019 and January 20 - May 29, 2020

​Join this adventurous young lady as she takes your audiences down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why a lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin are all singing the blues. On this adventure our heroine, Dorothy, must find a way home but, in the process, she must help her new friends unlock their full potential. Dorothy in Oz is an adaptation of the popular Frisch Marionettes’ production Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

November 18 - December 21, 2019

​Behind every great Man-in-Red, is a great Woman-in-Red! She’s making a list and checking it twice! When the holiday is threatened by a severe outbreak of the North Pole Pox two days before Christmas, and Santa himself is quarantined, it’s Mrs. Claus to the rescue! She has less than 24 hours to figure out how to pull off the best Christmas ever. Good thing she has a team of elves and Christmas creatures to work out the details. With traditional carols and a world-premiere script (commissioned by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati), this holiday musical is about leadership, goodwill and teamwork.

November 18 - December 21, 2019

Back by Popular Demand!  ​Hypnotic... Timeless... Festive... Fun... It’s the season’s most entertaining & unique holiday offering. What’s the fun twist?! All characters in this production are performed by ONE PERSON – from Scrooge to Tiny Tim! Audiences will be mesmerized by this imaginative and magical re-telling of the powerful Charles Dickens holiday classic filled with hope and compassion. Great for schools, libraries, community centers, retirement communities and corporate holiday parties too!

January 20 - May 29, 2020

​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 as the First Lady of the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also as an independent woman. Coretta’s story continues to be an inspiration to our nation and the world.

January 20 - March 31, 2020

​Bring the past to the present and change the future with this one-woman interactive storytelling experience. Uncover the truth about America’s 200-year-old struggle with slavery when you play a part in this historic retelling. On this journey, you’ll follow Harriet Tubman, the most recognized conductor of the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed “Moses,” Harriet Tubman lived up to her name by gaining her own freedom, as well as traveling back and forth from North to South over 19 times and freeing over 300 slaves!

April 13 - June 26, 2020

​“Hear, Ye! Hear, Yeee-Haw!” The King is throwin’ a royal ball! In this one-woman show, our storyteller will round-up your audience as they get pulled into this hilarious interactive and knee-slappin’ adaption of Cinderella.  That’s right, pardner! Members of your audience become part of the action! Saddle up as Cinderella Wore Cowboy Boots lassos the power of childhood imagination to tell this rags-to-riches story in a way your audience will never forget.

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.

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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.                 

Rumpelstiltskin

SAT, 05/04/2019, 7:00PM, Stroede Center for the Arts, 319 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, OH  43512, (419) 784-3401

SUN, 05/19/2019, 2:00PM, Taft Museum of Art Family Day, 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, (513) 684-4517

Rosa Parks: No Ways Tired

MON, 05/06/2019, 6:30PM, Muskingum Co PL – John McIntire Library, 220 N Fifth St, Zanesville, OH 43701, (740) 453-0391

SAT, 05/18/2019, 6:00PM House Opens, 7:00PM Performance, Bi-Okoto Cultural Center, 5601 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212, (513) 221-6112


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