In a time when children are entertained by YouTube, Ipads and video games, I jump at the chance to expose my young ones to real-life experiences. My 4-year-old and 2-year-old sing and dance around the house (constantly), so I knew they would fall in love with The Children’s Theatre’s performance of Tarzan the Musical. We’d been to a few other shows this past year, but this was the first where they actually had the context from seeing the movie. They knew the story and we were all excited to see Tarzan brought to life by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
If you haven’t seen one of The Children’s Theatre’s performances, you may be surprised at the high caliber of every aspect of the shows. Tarzan is no exception. This theatre and its performances are specifically designed for a young audience. The shows are shorter, at about an hour, and highly engaging. Before the show begins, the producer reviews theatre etiquette, in a kid-friendly manner, and sets the stage for a great experience for everyone.
While the simple aspects of the show entertain the kids, even the most seasoned theatregoer will be impressed with the quality. From detailed costumes to impressive choreography, engaging lighting to talented performers, every facet of The Children’s Theatre is top notch. Cincinnati is incredibly lucky to have such a special place for children – and their parents!
Tarzan the Musical itself was delightful and very entertaining. The gorillas are brought to life with costumes that are full of movement and the music and dancing are toe-tapping fun. We especially loved when Tarzan would swing across the stage! I’d also like to point out that the character of Jane (and the actress who plays her) is completely adorable and her relationship with Tarzan is so charming! In my opinion, she stole the show!
The Children’s Theatre has done it again with Tarzan the Musical! The show runs April 7-9 and would make the perfect family outing! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website here.
Photo credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography
A native Cincinnatian, Andrea has experienced life in all four corners of this city. After growing up on the west side, she headed north to attend Miami University, then moved east to Hyde Park and now lives in Northern Kentucky with her family.
When she’s not playing trains and doing the “hot dog dance” as a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Andrea is busy writing for Cincinnati publications and brainstorming ideas for her next children’s book! With a newfound passion for fitness and overall health, she spends a lot of time at her family gym and loves to play outside.
Andrea worked in education for several years and has a special love for children’s literature. She loves showing her children all our city has to offer and enjoys sharing her finds with other parents. Her favorite spots include the Cincinnati Zoo (although she steers clear of the bird house), her local library and any playground.