TCT’s Script Development Division

By The Children's Theatre

Throughout our 100-year history, TCT has proudly launched a wide array of world-premiere shows and adaptations of full-length musicals for young audiences. Utilizing our team of full-time creatives, composers, and network of artists, TCT has piloted many productions, many of which are now in the catalogs of major licensing companies like Musical Theatre International (MTI), Concord Theatricals (R&H, Tams-Witmark), Heuer Publishing, and Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

TCT has worked hard to champion original productions and adaptations to increase the volume of TYA-friendly works available to producing companies. We keep our minds open to new collaborations and productions which suit audience and serve our mission of educating, engaging, and entertaining audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.

We fulfill our mission through three divisions: The MainStage (A “Broadway Series” for kids in a 2200-seat theatre), TCT on Tour (Our 4-serson, 2-person, and 1-person educational and entertaining productions traveling to schools, libraries, and community centers), and TCT Academy (Productions performed by kids, for kids.)

SHOWS IN DEVELOPMENT

PRINCESS & FROG: Premiering 2021-2022

ME… JANE (4-Person Tour Adaptation): Adaptation in Development

RAPUNZEL’S HAIRY FAIRY TALE (2-person Tour): Premiering Fall 2020

NUTCRACKER ROCKS (4-Person Tour Commission): Premiering November 2020

R’PUNZEL, Love Your Hair: Concept in Development

THE NEVERENDING STORY: Adaptation in Development

RED RIDING HOOD: Concept in Development

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION PRODUCTIONS

CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL
World-Premiere Adaptation: October 2019
SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL
World-Premiere Commission: September, 2019
DOROTHY IN OZ
World-Premiere Adaptation: September, 2019

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S… SUPERMAN, THE MUSICAL
(Young Performer’s Edition)
NY Workshop: June 2019
World-Premiere Adaptation: October 2018
SLEEPING BEAUTY: RISE AND SHINE
World-Premiere Adaptation: April 2020
MAYA ANGELOU: A WRITER’S LEGACY
World-Premiere Commission: January 2018
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
World-Premiere Commission: October 2016
SNOW WHITE AND THE DANCING DWARVES
World-Premiere Commission: January 2016
THE SNOW QUEEN
World-Premiere Commission: December 2014
THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS
World-Premiere Commission: December 2013
THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF MERLIN
World-Premiere Commission: February 2013
RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL: A VERY HAIRY FAIRY TALE
World-Premiere Commission: April 2012

Submissions

If you have a submission please email submissions@tctcincinnati.com with the following instructions:

FOR MAINSTAGE MUSICAL SUBMISSIONS

Subject line: Mainstage Title Submission

-Introduction Summary of the work in the body of the email

-Attach the Script

-Attach a link to demo tracks

Note: Our MainStage model focuses on strong titles and intellectual properties which speak to audiences of all ages.  If you are submitting a work based on a film, television show, book, or other story that is not in the public domain, please let us know if you have already obtained the stage production rights.


FOR TOUR SUBMISSIONS

Subject line: Tour Title Submission

-Introduction Summary of the work in the body of the email

-Attach the Script

-Attach a link to demo tracks if it is a musical

Note: Our Touring model focuses on educational and entertaining titles and intellectual properties which speak to audiences of all ages. We tend to produce many works based on the lives of influential historical figures, fairy tales, and holiday-themed musicals. If you are submitting a work based on a film, television show, book, or other story that is not in the public domain, please let us know if you have already obtained the stage production rights.


FOR ACADEMY SUBMISSIONS

Subject line: Academy Title Submission

-Introduction Summary of the work in the body of the email

-Attach the Script

-Attach a link to demo tracks

Note: Our TCT Academy titles range from original works to strong titles and intellectual properties appropriate to be performed by young artists.  If you are submitting a work based on a film, television show, book, or other story that is not in the public domain, please let us know if you have already obtained the stage production rights.