101 Stories: Sarah McGough

By The Children's Theatre

Celebrate TCT’s 101st season as it comes to a close as we applaud and appreciate those who contributed to the organization’s magic throughout our century-long journey.  During 10 weeks of recognition, we honor individuals who have been instrumental in the success of TCT, and who have not only helped TCT grow in mission, but also thrive, thanks to their passion.  It is these people and their moments in our history that shaped TCT to become what it is today. We encourage you to consider giving a gift in their honor to ensure the sustainability of TCT’s mission for the next 100+ years. 

Sarah McGough
Sarah McGough

Sarah McGough is an influential Tri-State blogger known as Captain of the Kids. She’s a mom of three who’s been nicknamed ‘captain of fun’ by friends because of her love for organizing fun family adventures!  

As a Cincinnati native with strong instincts for fun, Sarah grew the Hulafrog Cincinnati brand to a weekly reach of over 35,000 local fans before launching Captain of the Kids on her own. She brings a heavy dose of hospitality, entertainment, and social events for families with kids age 4-14, inspiring families to have fun and make memories in the Cincinnati area and beyond. From things to do, to hikes and adventures for the family, Sarah curates and shares her experiences to make it manageable for families everywhere, even with three kids in tow.  

Sarah McGough and Family at a TCT Production
Sarah McGough and Family at a TCT Production

This season more than ever, Sarah’s promotions, contests, and reviews helped TCT survive and thrive as the company faced adversity during the pandemic. 

Sarah recently shared details about her love of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. 

“My kids have grown up with the MainStage shows from TCT and I love the impact it’s had on all of our lives. When they were super young, the shows helped them learn to sit patiently and develop ‘theatre manners.’ As they’ve grown up, they are inspired to be brave and confident as they see peers in performing roles and the confidence they have to stand on stage and perform. It’s given them an appreciation and love of the fine arts and has become a regular family bonding experience like no other. We make it a date with lunch, dinner, or a treat after. And the kids enjoy dressing up and going to the big theater.” 

Would you honor Sarah McGough with a gift to recognize the impact made on TCT?



Captain of the Kids at A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2019
Captain of the Kids at A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2019