Tarzan The Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film

April 1-2, 7-9, 2017 | April 4-7 & 10, 2017

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

April 1-2, 7-9, 2017

Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM*
Sunday, April 2 at 2 PM
Sunday, April 2 at 5 PM
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 8 at 5 PM
Sunday, April 9 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

April 4-7 & 10, 2017

Tuesday, April 4 at 10 AM
Tuesday, April 4 at 12:30 PM* (Homeschool Show)
Wednesday, April 5 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, April 5 at 12 PM
Thursday, April 6 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, April 6 at 12 PM
Friday, April 7 at 9:30 AM
Friday, April 7 at 12 PM
Monday, April 10 at 10 AM
Monday, April 10 at 12:30 PM^ (Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance)

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

​Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his troop’s territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Credits

Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins.
Book by David Henry Hwang.
Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Tarzan® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission. ©2011 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Disney. All Rights Reserved.
Directed by Roderick Justice.
Choreographed by Roderick Justice and Paula Rakestraw
Music Directed by Jamey Strawn.

Thematic Connections

Ancestry, Arts Integration, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cultures, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Growth and Change, Imagination, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Nature, Strength of Character

Grades

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

The Wizard of Oz

February 11-12, 17-19, 2017 | February 13-17. 2017

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

February 11-12, 17-19, 2017

Saturday, February 11 at 2 PM*
Sunday, February 12 at 2 PM
Sunday, February 12 at 5 PM
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 5 PM
Sunday, February 19 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

February 13-17. 2017

Monday, February 13 at 10 AM
Monday, February 13 at 12:30 PM^ (Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance)
Tuesday, February 14 at 10 AM
Tuesday, February 14 at 12:30 PM* (Homeschool Show)
Wednesday, February 15 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, February 15 at 12 PM
Thursday, February 16 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, February 16 at 12 PM
Friday, February 17 at 9:30 AM
Friday, February 17 at 12 PM

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

​At the Taft Theatre.

A cyclone transports Dorothy, a young Kansas girl, and her dog, Toto, to magical Munchkin Land. Unfortunately, they land right on top of the Wicked Witch of the East! As Dorothy and Toto head down the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and their way back home to Kansas, they meet new friends, each with a wish that they hope The Great Oz can grant for them. A scrawny Scarecrow needs a brain, a rusty Tin Man needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion needs courage.

Credits

By L. Frank Baum.
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.
Background Music by Herbert Stothart.
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard.
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox.
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Adaptation and support materials for the Young Performers’ Edition. Developed by iTheatrics. Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald.
Directed by Ken Jones.
Choreographed by Maddie Burgoon
Music Directed by Jacob Priddy.

Thematic Connections

Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Strength of Character, Teamwork, Weather

Grades

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

Elf The Musical JR.

December 10-11, 16-18, 2016 | December 12-16, 2016

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

December 10-11, 16-18, 2016

Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM*
Saturday, December 10 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 5 PM
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

December 12-16, 2016

Monday, December 12 at 10 AM†
Monday, December 12 at 12:30 PM^ (Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance)
Tuesday, December 13 at 10 AM†
Tuesday, December 13 at 12:30 PM* (Homeschool show)†
Wed, December 14 at 9:30 AM†
Wed, December 14 at 12 PM†
Thursday, December 15 at 9:30 AM†
Thursday, December 15 at 12 PM†
Friday, December 16 at 9:30 AM†
Friday, December 16 at 12 PM†

All school performances of ELF(except our special Sensory-Friendly show) are SOLD OUT.

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

​At the Taft Theatre.

Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Credits

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Music by Matthew Sklar. Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum. Originally produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures In Association with Unique Features.
Directed by Roderick Justice
Choreographed by Eric Byrd
Music Directed by Steve Goers

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Celebrations, Courage, Creative Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Holiday Giving, Imagination, Kindness, Music, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

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

Alice in Wonderland

October 15-16, 21-23, 2016 | October 17-21, 2016

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 15-16, 21-23, 2016

Saturday, October 15 at 2 PM*
Sunday, October 16 at 2 PM
Sunday, October 16 at 5 PM
Friday, October 21 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 22 at 2 PM
Saturday, October 22 at 5 PM
Sunday, October 23 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 17-21, 2016

Monday, October 17 at 10 AM
Monday, October 17 at 12:30 PM^ (Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance)
Tuesday, October 18 at 10 AM
Tuesday, October 18 at 12:30 PM* (Homeschool Show)
Wednesday, October 19 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 19 at 12 PM
Thursday, October 20 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, October 20 at 12 PM
Friday, October 21 at 9:30 AM
Friday, October 21 at 12 PM

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Or call 513.569.8080 ext. 13

* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

​At the Taft Theatre.

This brand new, world-premiere musical takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books. Zany characters, mad tea parties, flamingo croquet on the lawn, and tap dancing playing cards, all in a land where nothing is as it seems, make this a madcap and fun musical adventure for the whole family.

Credits

Book, Music and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.
Based on the novels "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll.
Commissioned and originally produced by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
Directed and Choreographed by Roderick Justice.
Music Directed by Jamey Strawn.

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Courage, Creative Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Growth and Change, Imagination, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Strength of Character

Grades

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