Kid-Reviewed Theatre: Harriet Tubman

By The Children's Theatre

Review by Icy Davis

If history class is just a little too boring, join TCT on the daunting quest of Harriet Tubman. Through song, interactive acting and wonderful props, learning about this amazing woman will be easy! You need just a little more entertainment to kick off your love for history? Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground is the perfect place to do so! See history through Harriet Tubman’s eyes, all from one glorious actor. 

Brandi Sherrill as Harriet Tubman. Photo by Mikki Schaffner
Icy with Brandi

Though several characters, you can see how easy it looks for TCT’s actor to switch roles, including Harriet Tubman and her father. You need to learn, so why not enjoy learning? You may even get the chance to interact with the lovely actor! By experiencing what it was like for Harriet Tubman, you will have an even greater love for the powerful, historic woman. Feeling what she went through for others, is more than getting and A+ on a history test. You will hear her feelings through song, see it through props and performances, and feel it through every second that the show is on.

If you think you know everything about the Underground Railroad, did you know that it isn’t a railroad, and isn’t underground? Find out how Harriet Tubman got through it all, not just starting from when she saved lives. Go deep into her past and learn about what drove her to do the amazing things she did. Why did she save those lives even if it could cost her her very own?


Icy Davis is an 11-year-old homeschool student from Cincinnati who is an avid patron of the performing arts around town and loves writing about her experiences. Look out for more of her reviews on TCT’s blog throughout the season!