Public Dates: October 17-19 & 25, 2014
School Dates: October 17 & 21-24, 2014
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.
Public Dates: December 5-7 & 13, 2014
School Dates: December 5 & 9-12, 2014
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.
Public Dates: February 13-15 & 21, 2015
School Dates: February 13 & 17-20, 2015
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.”
Public Dates: April 10-12 & 18, 2015
School Dates: April 10 & 14-17, 2015
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.