How to apply for Ohio ACE funds

At TCT, you may use these funds for: (*subject to availability)

Here is how to apply, from the Ohio ACE website:


Parents and guardians can apply through the Ohio Department of Education for a $500 educational savings account to be used to pay for goods or services that provide their student with an academic opportunity to make up for a learning loss that occurred due to Covid-19. Income verification is required.


Qualifying parents and guardians will receive an email from Merit International, Inc. notifying them of their award, and inviting them to accept their digital access credential, or “merit.” This credential will be used as the login for the Ohio ACE app.


Parents and guardians can search the Ohio ACE Education Marketplace to find The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Search by Hamilton County for easy access.


Parents and guardians use Merit’s Ohio ACE app on the web, or for Android or iOS to submit claims* and check the balance of their educational savings accounts.

Please note: All claims must include a valid, educational reason for the service/good purchased and the service or activity must have started on/after the beginning of the Ohio ACE program.


Parents will receive an email from Ohio ACE notifying them when a claim has been approved or rejected. 


Once a claim is approved, payment will be made either to the parent/guardian or the Qualified Educational Service Provider, depending on what payor the parent/guardian selects during the submission of the claim. Claims submitted through the app may take 6-8 weeks for payment to be issued.

If your claim is not approved, it will come back with a reason for being rejected. You are able to fix your claim and resubmit for reimbursement.


The student’s educational savings account balance will reflect the reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the Ohio ACE program, please refer to their Help Center here.

JumpStart Theatre Program

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year


Are you a middle school teacher in the Tri-State area looking to start a musical theatre program at your school? You may be eligible to participate in the JumpStart Theatre Program and do so for free! Learn more and apply today for funding for the 2023-2024 school year.

Apply Today

The JumpStart Theatre program creates sustainable theatre arts programs in middle schools where there previously were none.  Participating schools are chosen through a rigorous application process and receive training, materials, and budget support to produce their first full-scale musical production. The support continues for three years until the program becomes self-sustaining. 

Non-theatre teachers are equipped with skills and resources to produce their school’s first musical through a proven combination of bootcamp style training and hands-on mentoring. The Educational Theatre Foundation operates JumpStart Theatre through a national network of regional theatre company partners who are selected based on their track-record of success in running educational programs for children.

JumpStart Theatre partners are:  Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.; La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif.; Mountain City Center for the Arts, Frostburg, MD; Stages St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; The Children’s Theatre, Cincinnati, OH*

 *original pilot site

How it works

Schools are rigorously screened on multiple criteria, most notably, passion and commitment. Participant schools receive the materials, funding, expert training, and experienced teaching artist mentor support to produce one full-scale musical production each year on a three-year path to sustainable capability.

Schools that apply must be middle schools or feature grades 5-8 within their school.

Training & Ongoing Mentoring

Three teachers from each participating school are taught the techniques and skills to develop and manage a musical theatre program (everything from casting, to rehearsal schedules, to staging/choreography and technical requirements, to cultivating parent/community engagement, to achieving economic sustainability) through a series of three, full-day professional development “boot-camps” each year of the three-year program, plus an ongoing mentoring/coaching relationship with an experienced theatre teaching artist.

Timeline for 23-24

January 2023Application opens
March 31, 2023Application closes
Early April 2023Interviews for schools who have applied and site visits for finalists
April 2023Selected schools notified & orientation for selected schools
May 2023Planning for 2023-2024 school year (submit show selections, bootcamp dates determined, contracts signed)
Fall 2023Program begins at selected sites

About the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF)

The Educational Theatre Association is an international association with approximately 125,000 active members whose mission is shaping lives through theatre education. EdTA is home of the International Thespian Society, which has inducted more than 2.3 million students since its founding in 1929. The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) is the fundraising arm of EdTA, providing financial support to enhance theatre education and expand access to school theatre programs for every child. Learn more about ETF.


Contact Mary Wright, Development & Volunteer Manager, or call 513-569-8080 x14.

JumpStart 23-24 Sponsors:

23-24 MainStage Season Announcement

Cincinnati – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) brings an exciting 23-24 Season full of adventure, discovery, and transformation to the Taft Theatre stage.  

The season will open with the yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: youth edition in a fun-filled adventure to save Bikini Bottom! Based on the beloved book by C.S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, NARNIA THE MUSICAL transforms the stage into a winter wonderland, bringing Christmas back to Narnia and to the Taft Stage. TCT’s production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA: YOUTH EDITION will feature a BIPOC creative team, and diversity will be celebrated as your favorite characters show us “Impossible”, is possible! If you loved the 1997 film version of this classic musical, you won’t want to miss this enchanting production. Closing out the season is DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. that is sure to delight audiences young and old, reminding us to “just keep swimming”!

TCT’s 23-24 MainStage Season at the Taft Theatre:


NARNIA THE MUSICAL: December 9 – 18, 2023


DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR.: April 20 – 29, 2024


Public Performances: October 14 & 15, 20 – 22, 2023

Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: YOUTH EDITION is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg.


Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau. Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.


Public Performances: December 9 & 10, 15 – 17, 2023

Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:

Based on C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. NARNIA THE MUSICAL tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world. NARNIA THE MUSICAL wants to sing, and from the excitement of the opening number “Doors and Windows” to the poetry of “Narnia (You Can’t Imagine),” to the stirring “To Make the World Right Again,” your spirits will soar with all those in this enchanted land.


Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman.


Public Performances: February 17-18, 23-25, 2023

Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.


Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.


Public Performances: April 20 – 21, 26 – 28, 2024

Ideal for ages 4+

About the Show:

Explore the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film! DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin, and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.


Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson. Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn. Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton.

Season Subscriptions

Traditional subscriptions to the TCT 23-24 MainStage Season start at $43. Subscribe today at Single tickets will go on sale in Spring 2023.

ALS interpretation will be offered on the first Saturday at 2 PM performances of all productions. A Sensory-Friendly performance will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 1 PM for DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the tens of thousands of people who give generously to the annual ArtsWave Campaign, the region’s primary source for arts funding. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Princess & Frog Sensory-Friendly Guides

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is thrilled to welcome audiences to our Sensory-Friendly Performance of PRINCESS & FROG on February 22.

We have compiled the following guides for this performance:

These are available in PDF and Word Doc file formats.

Please find these guides linked here on Dropbox.

Or download individual files below.


23-24 TCT on Tour Productions

Brandi Sherrill as Harriett Tubman on stage

Cincinnati – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is thrilled to present four TCT On Tour productions to audiences around the region – and the country!

Kicking off the 2023-2024 touring season is the world-premiere PINOCCHIO: THE WOODEN BOY. Young and old audiences alike will enjoy TCT’s unique and meaningful storytelling experiences.

Back by popular demand are the following tours:

TCT’s 45-minute touring shows provide great programming for schools, libraries, senior centers, community centers, arts centers, churches, or anywhere! Each production includes a live Q&A opportunity for audiences after the show. Book now on our website:


Touring Live: September 5 – October 29, 2023

45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session

Ideal for Grades Pre-K-4

About the Show: “Dreams are what you make them” in this new adaptation of the classic children’s fantasy. Geppetto, a lonely Italian toymaker, dreams of having a family, but when his wish is unexpectedly granted, he is shocked to be in the company of a talking puppet! When the two don’t quite get along, Pinocchio ventures off on his own… Now, it’s up to Geppetto to shape up and save Pinocchio from danger in this comedic cat-and-dog chase around Europe. Join Pinocchio as he learns important lessons in honesty and morality, while Geppetto has a few lessons to learn on growing up as well… 


Touring Live: November 13 – December 22, 2023

(Performances not available November 22-27)

50 minutes, including a Q&A session

Ideal for Grades PreK-4

About the Show: Back by popular demand!

Dickens’ most beloved story, in wacky rhyming word,

Our classic Christmas show this year is better seen and heard!

From Ghosts of Past and Present, to Timmy Loo Hoo,

This festive holiday tale is a gift from us to you!

“A Seussified Christmas Carol” is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.


Touring Live: January 15 – March 1, 2024

Also streaming on Broadway on Demand, available via Pick-A-Path Interactive

45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session

Ideal for Grades 3-8

About the Show: Bring the past to the present and change the future with this one-woman interactive storytelling experience. Uncover the truth about America’s 200-year-old struggle with slavery when you play a part in this historic retelling. On this journey, you’ll follow Harriet Tubman, the most recognized conductor of the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed “Moses,” Harriet Tubman lived up to her name by gaining her own freedom, as well as traveling back and forth from North to South over 19 times and freeing over 300 slaves.


Touring Live: January 22 – May 12, 2024

45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session

Ideal for Grades K-5

About the Show: “Hear, Ye! Hear, Yeee-Haw!” The King is throwin’ a royal ball! In this one-woman show, our storyteller will round-up audiences as they get pulled into this hilarious, interactive and kneeslappin’ adaption of Cinderella. That’s right, pardner! Members of your audience become part of the action! Saddle up as Cinderella Wore Cowboy Boots lassos the power of childhood imagination to tell this rags-to-riches story in a way you will never forget.

Booking Information

Selected with state and national educational standards in mind, these TCT On Tour productions explore historical events, celebrate cultural heritage, and set the stage for learning.

Study Guides

TCT creates a show companion activity packet for each show that relates to classroom curriculum standards. Use this for 30 minutes of self-guided, show-related activity with answer key. Study guides for each show will be added here:

Digital Productions

Watch an entire TCT on Tour show from any connected device! Digital passes for TCT’s available Broadway On Demand shows are available for $225 per show per venue. See the current streaming shows here:

TCT On Tour is made possible by TCT on Tour Sponsor Time Timer. Additional funding for TCT on Tour is provided by PNC Foundation. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Upcoming AcademyLIVE! Shows

TCT would like to announce the following shows for upcoming AcademyLIVE! seasons:

Seussical KIDS

This summer, dive into the world of Dr. Seuss with Seussical KIDS! This will be offered as part of our one-week Summer Camps June 5-9, 12-16, and 19-23. Participating students (Ages 7-13) will audition, rehearse, and perform a full musical with props, lights, and costumes in just one week! Registration for AcademyLIVE! Summer Camp will open February 15.


Also this summer, strap on those roller skates in Xanadu! Available for more experienced kids: Rising 9th Grade – Rising Senior in College and at least 1 year in STAR NKU or STAR Red Bank. Rehearsals will be June 19 through July 7, with performances on July 7 & 8.

Audition Information:

Xanadu Auditions: April 1, 2023. 10:00am – 12:30am. 

Virtual Auditions open on March 18, 2023 and close on April 1, 2023. 

Please come prepared to dance and have memorized a 16 – 32 bar cut of any song from 80’s pop culture that you will sing a capella. 

Auditions are only open to students that have completed 1 year of any TCT STAR program (NKU or Red Bank) and are a rising high school freshman through rising college senior.  

Students aged 14 and up can apply to be a TCT camp counselor for 1-week in lieu of paying the $475.00 Tuition.  Dates available: May 30 – June 2, June 5 – 9, or, June 12 – 16. 

Rehearsals: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm. June 19 – June 30th, 2023. 

Tech Rehearsals: Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm. July 5 and 6, 2023. 

Performances: Friday, July 7 @ 7pm, and Saturday, July 8 @ 2pm & 7pm. 

Little Shop of Horrors

During the 2023 fall session of TCT Academy, high schoolers can be a part of Little Shop of Horrors. Kids ages 13-18 can audition for this deviously delicious musical. Audition and rehearsal dates to come.

Auditions: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm

Please come prepared to move and have memorized a 16-32 bar cut of music from any musical or movie musical that premiered from 1980-1989 that you will sing a capella. 

Rehearsals: TBA

Tech Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: November 3 – 4, 2023 and November 10 – 11, 2023

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR.

You may know the super popular Flat Stanley books – watch it come to life on stage! For ages 9-18, be part of a full scale musical in the 2024 spring session of TCT Academy.

Auditions: Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 10am – 12:30pm. 

Please come prepared to dance and have memorized a 16-32 bar cut of music from an “I Wish” or an “I Want” song that you will sing a capella. 

Stay tuned for more info on all these shows!

Also mark your calendars for 2024 JTF!

Junior Theatre Festival Auditions: Saturday, July 22, from 10am – 12:30pm

Please come prepared to dance and have memorized a 16-32 bar cut of any song by Lynn Ahrens and/or Stephen Flaherty that you will sing a capella. No Seussical Songs Please! 

Rehearsals: TBA

Parent Preview: TBA

JTF: January 11 – 15, 2024. 

Ohio ACE

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The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) educational savings account program provides funds for students and families to use on various enrichment and educational activities, including tutoring, day camps, music lessons, study skills services and field trips.

Use Ohio ACE funds at TCT

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is now an education provider for this program. That means you can apply to get the following paid for with funds from Ohio ACE:

Parents and Guardians can apply below.

More about Ohio ACE:

The ACE Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $500 credit that can be used to pay for a variety of enrichment activities that will accelerate learning for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds can be used for:

Which Students Qualify?

The ACE Educational Savings Account program is available to any student between the ages of 6 and 18 years old whose family income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. Qualifying children include those who attend any Ohio public or nonpublic school or are home educated by their parents and have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction. An eligible student can be enrolled in a public or nonpublic school or has been excused from compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction.


Visit the Ohio ACE Help Center here.

Shelby Coleman can answer questions about using funds for TCT Tickets.

2023 STAR Camp Auditions

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Children ages 9-18 (entering their senior year of high school) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held in-person on Sunday, January 29, 2023. 

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. New to STAR this year – auditions will happen in larger groups and will include a dance audition. If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email. If you are unable to attend one of the slots listed, please email Maddie Jones, STAR Intensive Director, at for further instructions. 

What to Prepare: 


The STAR Intensive is a four-week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will work with leading professionals in the musical theatre business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of musical theatre. The STAR Intensive culminates in a Musical Theatre Showcase featuring some of the most popular songs from the Broadway repertoire as well as a fully produced One-Act Festival. STAR Intensive participants will have the opportunity to be considered for additional high-level training in our Academy through our invitation-only classes and show experiences. 

When: July 5 – July 28, 2023, weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM with performances July 29 and July 30. Location will be announced later.  

Tuition: $675 

Security deposit of $175 due upon acceptance into the program. Payment plans and scholarships are available.

Spring TCT on Tour Public Shows

TCT is thrilled to bring TCT on Tour to schools, libraries, and venues across the Tri-State. Closer to home, you can catch our spring touring shows at the venues below. These shows are open to the public!

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Memorial Hall in OTR – January 28, 2023 at 12 PM and 2 PM – Book tickets here

Oxford Community Arts Center – March 17, 2023 at 7 PM – Get Tickets

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Memorial Hall in OTR – February 25, 2023 at 12:00 and 2:00pm – Book tickets here

The Women’s Art Cultural Center – May 6, 2023 at 10:00am

burnt orange background with text Cinderella wore cowboy boots with blue dress


John McIntire Library – February 25, 2023 at 10:30 AM Get Tickets

Boone County Public Library (Hebron Branch) – April 20, 2023 at 6 PM – Get Tickets starting March 1

Perry County District Library – April 25, 2023 at 6 PM – Reserve Your Tickets

Beech Acres Park Amphitheater – April 28, 2023 at 6:30 PM

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Goodyear Theatre in Akron, OH – February 19, 2023 at 2:30 PM – Get Tickets


TCT is thrilled to bring A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL to schools, libraries, and venues across the country! Closer to home, you can catch A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL at the venues below. These shows are open to the public!

Boone County Public Library, Hebron Branch, 12/15/22 at 6:00pm – Register Here

Oxford Community Center, 12/16/22 at 7:00pm – Get Tickets

Brubeck Arts Center in Mount Carmel, IN 12/18/22 at 1:30pm – Learn More

Fitton Center For Creative Arts, 12/2/22 at 7:30pm – Currently Sold Out

Dickens’ most beloved story, in wacky rhyming word,

Our classic Christmas show this year is better seen and heard!

From Ghosts of Past and Present, to Timmy Loo Hoo,

This festive holiday tale is a gift from us to you!

A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

2022 TCT Gift Guide

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The holidays are right around the corner! If you are looking for more experience gifts this year, look no further! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati provides many experiences for the young and the young at heart. Take a look at the gifts below that will never go out of style!

Tickets to TCT MainStage Show

Tickets are a great experience gift! Gather the family for a day out at the theatre and marvel in the Broadway-style productions put on by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Make it a whole day of family fun with Graeter’s after the show.

MainStage Subscription

Gift a whole 4-show subscription for those theatre lovers in your life. 23-24 Subscriptions are available now!

Academy Gift Certificate

Let the love of theatre grow with an Academy Gift Certificate. These can be used towards any TCT Academy Class. Know a child who is destined to be on stage? Let them build performing skills and confidence with classes like Musical Theatre Dance, Page to Stage, Voice, Improv, Musical Theatre Medley, and more.

TCT Cincy Shirts

TCT has partnered with Cincy Shirts for our show t-shirts. For the TCT super fan, gift them with a shirt from their favorite past TCT show! A portion of proceeds directly benefits The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s mission.


Call for Asian-American Pacific Islander Voiceover Actors for TCT’s DISNEY’S MOANA JR.

blue background for Disney's Moana JR.

Cincinnati – The nation’s oldest professional theatre for youth, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, is searching for American Samoa, Hawaiian, Filipino and other AAPI community members or talent to contribute their voices to DISNEY’S MOANA JR. running at the Taft Theatre April 15-24, 2023. This paid voiceover work will be low commitment and pre-recorded. Compensation will be a stipend. Older voices are encouraged to submit. 

In TCT’s imaginative and puppet-centric version of DISNEY’S MOANA JR., some actors will be singing live on stage, and some will be operating puppets in blacklight. For the roles that will not be live on stage, voiceovers will be recorded.

Ideal and Minimum Qualifications:

To apply, please send the following to with the subject line “Voice Submission.”

Questions? Please reach out to TCT Associate Artistic Director, Maddie Jones, at

Get Ready to Go Guide

So, you’ve got tickets to a show with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati… YAY!

Photo credit: Sarah McGough

Here’s everything you need to know before you load the family in the car on the day of the show.

Before you leave:

Have your kids wear their Crown Club or TCT merch shirt from Cincy Shirts.

Bring their Crown Club lanyards to get stickered at the show.

Check your tickets – are they for the right day?

Print your tickets or download the PDF to show on your phone.

Subscribers – Don’t forget your parking pass!

Getting downtown:

Once the family is loaded into the car and buckled in, be sure to get directions to the TAFT THEATRE.


Taft Theatre address: 317 E. 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Conveniently located at the corner of 5th & Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati.


Here are some suggestions for parking near the Taft Theatre:

During Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals home games, and Heritage Bank Arena events parking is traditionally more difficult. Please leave additional time before the show begins to secure a parking spot.

View more parking options on Downtown Cincinnati.

Grab a bite to eat:

TCT fans love to get Graeter’s before or after the show! The Fountain Square location is within walking distance of the Taft Theatre.

There are lots of quick bites and family-friendly options near the Taft Theatre.

View Downtown Cincinnati’s full list of restaurants.

In the theater:

Be sure to check out the TCT merch on sale before each show.

Crown Club members – be sure to pick up your special show item!

Photo credit: Courtney Snow

After the show:

Share your experience with us on social media – tag us @tctcincinnati!

Subscribers & Crown Club members – there will be autograph sessions after each show. Keep an eye on your email for more details.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Cast Announced for 2023 Junior Theatre Festival Competition Group

Junie B Jones the Musical logo

Congratulations to the cast of JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL JR.! These students will be performing a medley of songs from the show at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta.

Junie B. Jones – Sienna McClain

Daddy – Shawn Bilyeu

Bossy-Head May – Lucy Arnold

Lucille – Stella D’Ascenzo

Camille – Camryn Wilkinson

Chenille – Mackenzie Cook

Grace – Keya Vadivelu

Mr. Woo – Alexander Talbot

Bobbi Jean – Mackenzie Bilyeu

Herb – Benjamin Abes-Feldman

Sheldon Potts – Kip Richardson

Gladys Solo 1 – Kavan Vadivelu

Gladys Solo 2 – Chrissy Farria

Gladys Solo 3 – Avery Silvestain

Gladys Solo 4 – Margaret “Maggie” McKenna

Gladys Gutzman “Queen of Snacks” – Kinsey Clayton

Writing Down Solo 1 – Celia D’Ascenzo

Writing Down Student 3 – Julia Mozlin

Writing Down Student 4 – Avery Fox

Writing Down Student 5 – Amira Lavender

Writing Down Solo 2 – Audrey Satterwhite

Ensemble – Lucy Argueta, Olivia Czanik, Harper Duff, Lilli Edmiston, Patrick Everly, Eileen “Evie” Fortner, Natalie Gilb, Griffin Hatfield, Gabby Henderson, Sally Jones, Vivie Kate Keeney, Cora Koliak, Riley Lawrence, Clare Olliges, Sarina Patel, Anya Sperber, and Blake Stenson.

Cast Announced for AcademyLIVE! Chicago: Teen Edition

Congratulations to the cast of Chicago: Teen Edition! These talented students will be performing Chicago: Teen Edition as part of TCT AcademyLIVE! this fall.

VELMA KELLY – Lillian Hoel

ROXIE HART – Harlie Galloway

FRED CASELY – Alexander Talbot


AMOS HART – Shawn Bilyeu

VERONICA KELLY – Chrissy Farria

LIZ – Avery Silvestain

ANNIE – Mackenzie Cook

JUNE – Eva Sarakatsannis

HUNYAK – Avery Fox

MONA – Kinsey Clayton

MATRON “MAMA” MORTON – Nia Buchannon

BILLY FLYNN – Issiah Current


KITTY – Olivia Wetzel

HARRY – Alex Talbot

Harry’s Girls – Avery Fox, Evie Fortner, and Eva Sarakatsannis

JUDGE – Addyson Darling

COURT CLERK – Mackenzie Bilyeu

Ensemble – Ireland Danner-Barnhill, Nicolette Coleson, Julia Mozlin, Emmarie Mason, Riley Lawrence, Anna Thornburg, Natalie Schmall, Gabby Henderson, and Margaret McKenna.

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