The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Returns to Taft Theatre

After a much smaller, socially-distant season inside the company’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome patrons home to the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati this winter.

Single tickets go on sale on August 23!

DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL was slated to open the season in October, but has been postponed to protect the safety of the theatre’s young patrons as Covid cases increase. At this time, the Junior versions of ELF THE MUSICAL, ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and a world-premiere adaptation of THE WIZ are all still set to open according to the following schedule:

ELF THE MUSICAL JR.:  December 4 – December 13, 2021

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.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.:  February 5 – Feb. 14, 2022

Broadway’s biggest little hero, Matilda, is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the eye of her sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey, but also the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves to think of clever ways to punish children. Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other and together they dare to take a stand against Miss Trunchbull to change their destiny.

THE WIZ JR.:  April 2 – April 11, 2022

Like an emerald, this precious Broadway gem infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. The Wiz JR. is a vibrant take on Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of Oz and a fun, family-friendly musical that is considered one of the most popular and creative theatrical adaptations of all time. Packed with iconic songs like “Ease On Down the Road” and “Brand New Day,” this musical includes exciting dance numbers which blend traditional movement from African culture with ballet, jazz, and modern dance! The Wiz originally opened on Broadway, January 5, 1974, a film adaptation, starring Diana Ross, premiered October 24, 1978, and in 2015, NBC presented The Wiz Live!, a live television adaptation of the stage musical starring Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale.  

MainStage subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale Aug. 23. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is also offering a flexible policy for Covid-related cancellations. Learn more here. 

For more information or questions:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 513-569-8080 x10
In Person: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227





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