Disney’s Aladdin JR.

April 10-12 & 18, 2015 | April 10 & 14-17, 2015

Public Performances

April 10-12 & 18, 2015

Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 11 at 5 PM
Sunday, April 12 at 2 PM
Saturday, April 18 at 2 PM

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School Performances

April 10 & 14-17, 2015

Friday, April 10 at 9:30 AM
Friday, April 10 at 12 PM
Tuesday, April 14 at 10 AM
Tuesday, April 14 at 12:30 PM*
(Home School Show)*
Wednesday, April 15 at 10 AM
Thursday, April 16 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, April 16 at 12 PM
Friday, April 17 at 9:30 AM
Friday, April 17 at 12 PM

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Or call 513.569.8080 ext. 13

* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.

Description

Everyone’s favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, spirits will soar with excitement! This show will feature an onstage collaboration with The Cincinnati Circus Company– bringing jugglers, aerial acrobats, stilt walkers and more to the Taft Theatre stage!  The Disney version of Aladdin was last produced by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati in 2006, but the Aladdin story has a long history performed five other times:  in 1949, 1958, 1968, 1975 and 1986.

Credits

Music by Alan Menken.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
Book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs.
Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle.
Based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker; Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.
Directed by Roderick Justice.

Thematic Connections

Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Fairy Tales, Friendship, Growth and Change, Humility, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Performance, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Sharing, Strength of Character

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

School House Rock Live! JR.

February 13-15 & 21, 2015 | February 13 & 17-20, 2015

Public Performances

February 13-15 & 21, 2015

Friday, February 13 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14 at 2 PM*
Saturday, February 14 at 5 PM
Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 21 at 2 PM

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School Performances

February 13 & 17-20, 2015

Friday, February 13 at 9:30 AM
Friday, February 13 at 12 PM
Tuesday, February 17 at 10 AM
Tuesday, February 17 at 12:30 PM*
(Home School Show)*
Wednesday, February 18 at 10 AM
Thursday, February 19 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, February 19 at 12 PM
Friday, February 20 at 9:30 AM
Friday, February 20 at 12 PM

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Or call 513.569.8080 ext. 13

* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.

Description

Based on the Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning animated educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon which aired on ABC-TV from the 1970's -1980's, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. hits the Taft Theatre stage with a rock-and-roll revue, headed up by local rock sensations, The Rusty Griswolds!  Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Credits

Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson.
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating.
Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Directed by Angela Powell Walker.

Thematic Connections

American History, Arts Integration, Civics/Politics, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Geography, Government, Growth and Change, History, Imagination, Language Arts, Music, Performance, Science, Science & Technology, Self-Esteem, Social Studies, STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Strength of Character

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The Snow Queen

December 5-7 & 13, 2014 | December 5 & 9-12, 2014

Public Performances

December 5-7 & 13, 2014

Friday, December 5 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 6 at 2 PM*
Saturday, December 6 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 7 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 13 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 13 at 5 PM

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School Performances

December 5 & 9-12, 2014

Friday, December 5 at 9:30 AM
Friday, December 5 at 12 PM
Tuesday, December 9 at 10 AM
Tuesday, December 9 at 12:30 PM*
(Home School Show)*
Wednesday, December 10 at 10 AM
Thursday, December 11 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, December 11 at 12 PM
Friday, December 12 at 9:30 AM
Friday, December 12 at 12 PM

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.

Description

​Based on the Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen," a prince and princess find themselves torn apart by a powerful witch with the power to freeze hearts.  When the Snow Queen steals Prince Kai, Princess Gerda and her comrades must enter the unknown and battle winter forces to find him. 

Credits

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Goers
Book by Alyn Cardarelli
Directed by Jay Goodlett

Thematic Connections

Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Dedication, Fairness, Fairy Tales, Friendship, Growth and Change, Humility, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Performance, Reading, Responsibility, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

October 17-19 & 25, 2014 | October 17 & 21-24, 2014

Public Performances

October 17-19 & 25, 2014

Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 PM*
Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 PM
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 PM
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 PM

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School Performances

October 17 & 21-24, 2014

Friday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 AM
Friday, Oct. 17 at 12 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 AM
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 PM*
(Home School Show)*
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10 AM
Thursday, Oct. 23 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12 PM
Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 AM
Friday, Oct. 24 at 12 PM

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Or call 513.569.8080 ext. 13

* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.

Description

​The brainy and beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

Credits

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton.
Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Directed by Angela Powell Walker
Assistant Directed by Chris Stewart
Choreographed by Roderick Justice

Thematic Connections

Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairy Tales, Friendship, Growth and Change, Humility, Imagination, Kindness, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Performance, Reading, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Sharing, Social Skills, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

preK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8