MainStage Shows at the Taft Theatre
Public Dates: October 16-18, 24 & 25, 2015
School Dates: October 16, 20-23, 2015
Audiences will dive into the 2015-2016 TCTC season with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. which has been adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and be part of the world above. But first she'll defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice that he has been seeking.
Public Dates: December 4-6, 12 & 13, 2015
School Dates: December 4, 8-11, 2015
Bring your family and celebrate Christmas with our live rendition of your favorite holiday special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down - Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us all about what’s most important during this Yuletide season. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965.
Public Dates: February 12-14, 20 & 21, 2016
School Dates: February 12, 16-19, 2016
Did you know that Snow White’s Dwarfs are amazing dancers? Come see for yourselves as the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Snow White, her evil stepmother, the all-knowing mirror and the handsome (but not-too-brainy) prince, step their way back into your hearts and imagination. This is a world-premiere production you don’t want to miss!
Ken Jones, wrote and compiled the hit “Santa’s Toy Factory” for The Children’s Theatre’s 12-13 season; and the trio worked together on TCTC’s 2013 holiday production of “The Day Before Christmas” as well as other successful shows including: “Burgertown,” “CHURCH GIRLS, Umatilla USA,” and “LINCOLN: A Pioneer Tale.”
Public Dates: April 8-10, 16 & 17, 2016
School Dates: April 8, 12-15, 2016
Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. It's a "big bright beautiful world" for everyone's favorite ogre in "Shrek The Musical JR.," based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.