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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents ELF THE MUSICAL JR.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2021-2022 MainStage Season kicks off with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. at the Taft Theatre December 4-12, 2021.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 1 at 10 a.m. 

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.

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.

Ideal for ages 4+.

Showtimes for ELF THE MUSICAL JR. include:

  • Saturday, December 4 at 2 PM (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Saturday, December 4 at 5 PM
  • Sunday, December 5 at 2 PM
  • Friday, December 10 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, December 11 at 11 AM
  • Saturday, December 11 at 2 PM
  • Sunday, December 12 at 2 PM

All The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including ELF THE MUSICAL JR., are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10. Visit thechildrenstheatre.com for tickets or visit the TCT Box Office at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227, Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM to purchase tickets in person.

Season Subscriptions & Flex Pass Packages

Traditional subscriptions and flex pass packages to the TCT 2021-2022 MainStage Season are available now at www.thechildrenstheatre.com

Regular subscriptions start at just $43. All subscriptions and single tickets remain refundable during the pandemic if you are unable to attend due to COVID-19. 

Showtimes are changing in 2021-2022

To best accommodate our youngest patrons, TCT has adjusted MainStage weekend showtimes. TCT will now host a 5 PM showtime the first Saturday, and an 11 AM show the second Saturday. The Friday 7:30 PM performances will be moving up to 7 PM.

ALS interpretation and audio description will be offered on the first Saturday at 2 PM performances of all productions. 

Daytime, weekday school performances will be offered for all productions. Visit https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/elf/ for details.

ELF THE MUSICAL JR. is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsors Edyth B. Lindner and TriHealth as well as Season Sponsors, ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Patricia A. Corbett Trust, William S. Rowe Foundation, The Charles H. Dater Foundation, The H.B., E. W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati asks audiences to join with us in providing the safest space possible for patrons big and small, cast, crew, volunteers, and staff. The following protocol will be in place for our 2021-2022 MainStage season, beginning with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. in December. CLICK HERE to review the health and safety precautions taking place at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati this season. 

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