Coretta Scott King

50 minutes
TCT on Tour

Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated south and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role as the First Lady of the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also as an independent woman. Coretta’s story continues to be an inspiration to our nation and the world.

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TCT on Tour

What Critics Are Saying About the Show

Excellent performance! The set was amazing, the actors were engaging, and the singing was beautiful. I’m glad that our students got to see this performance.
— North Elementary, K-4th grade
The professional singers and actors impressed us all beyond belief. Thank you for the great performance.
— Twin Towers Senior Living
Excellent performance! Thank you so much for blessing us today.
— Blue Ash Elementary, 2nd-4th grade


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Chris is a Cincinnati native and has been performing for 5 years now. His favorite regional credits include 42nd Street (Bert), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (King Julien). He’s thrilled that Bah Humbug! is back for a second year and hopes you enjoy this year’s display of powerful women in history!
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Whitney is excited to be making her debut with TCT. Past credits include It Should’ve Been You (Annie), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Dreamgirls (Michelle), as well as performing in the Holly Jolly Trolley Show at Carowinds Amusement Park. Whitney is a graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Music Performance and Minor in Dramatic Arts.
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LaShondra is honored to join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for their 100th season! She recently received her M.F.A. from the University of Louisville and is excited about this new chapter of her career. Some of LaShondra’s proudest theatrical credits include The Mountaintop, Fabulation, Eurydice, Our Country’s Good, Crowns, Fences, and Flyin’ West. Other opportunities include an apprenticeship with Williamstown Theatre Festival ‘16, a company member of U of L’s Repertory Theatre Company, and partner of the 2019 winner of the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan competition.
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James is ecstatic to be joining The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati this year as part of their touring company. James just finished the internship program at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as part of the '18-'19 season where he was seen in mainstage shows such as Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and A Christmas Carol. Touring shows included Cyrano and Five Little Monkeys. James graduated from The University of Louisville in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts. He is looking forward to another great year in Cincinnati and working with the amazing team at TCT!


Book by Mary Tensing

Directed by Deondra Kamau Means

Music Director: Matthew Umphreys

Properties Master: Sydney Sheets

Technical Director: Spencer Burke

Costume Design: Jeff Shearer

Scenery Graphics: Mikki Graff


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Coretta Scott King Edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes of TCT On Tour with Audio Footlights. This episode features two special guests: two of TCT On Tour’s actors, Whitney Daniels and James Stringer Jr., both featured in TCT’s moving production of CORETTA SCOTT KING.

Thematic Connections
American History, Arts Integration, Biography, Bullying, Civics/Politics, Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Freedom, Government, Growth and Change, History, Kindness, Multi-Cultural, Music, Possibilities, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Social Studies, Strength of Character, Women's History

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