Take Your Kids to the Arts!

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Get into the arts! Here are upcoming season lineups from The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Ballet and others.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR (Oct. 17 – 19 and 25); The Snow Queen, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale (Dec. 5 – 7 and 13); School House Rock Live JR, which follows a nervous school teacher on his first day (Feb. 13 – 15 and 21); and Disney’s Aladdin JR (April 10 – 12 and 18). Visit thechildrenstheatre.com for tickets.

Acting Up in Mason

Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this fall (Sept. 19 – 21), featuring a cast of volunteer youth performers. Visit actingup.com for tickets and performance info.

The Cincinnati Ballet

Offers several family-friendly shows, including Peter Pan (Nov. 7 – 9); Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker (Dec. 19 – 27); ALICE (In Wonderland) (Feb. 13 – 15); and the popular one-day performance of Ballet Toybox (March 22). Visit cballet.org for ticket and subscription information.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and John Morris Russell

Offers three Lollipops Concerts this season: Turkeys, Tunes + Tomfoolery on Nov. 22, Carnival of the Animals on Jan. 31, and Cincy Kids: In Concert on Feb. 28, featuring local talents. All concerts begin at 10:30 a.m., but arrive an hour early for pre-concert fun. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 8, visit cincinnatisymphony.org.

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

Located at 4990 Glenway Ave.: Kicks off its Saturday Children’s Series next month. Check out ArtReach Touring Productions on Sept. 13; Madcap Puppets on Oct. 25; Tom Sparough the Space Painter on Nov. 15; the Frisch Marionettes on March 14; and Cincinnati Zoo’s Wings of Wonder Bird Show on April 4. Tickets are $6 each or $25 for all five shows. The main series will offer everything from A Streetcar Named Desire to The Sound of Music. Call 513-241-6550 or visit cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

The Carnegie

Located at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington: Begins its Theatre Series with Sweeney Todd (Aug. 8 – 23), followed by Driving Miss Daisy (Nov. 1 – 16), West Side Story (Jan. 9 – 18) and finishing with The Underpants (April 10 – 26). Visit thecarnegie.com for tickets and details on their Carnegie in Concert series.

The PNC Family Series

Takes place at the Victoria Theatre (138 North Main St., Dayton) offers a series for kids starting in early November with Imaginocean (Nov. 1); The Velveteen Rabbit (Dec. 6); Big Bang Boom (Jan. 24); Pinakalicious (Feb. 21); Dinosaur Train Live (March 28); and The Adventures of Robin Hood (May 2). Visit victoriatheatre.com for a complete schedule and for ticket info.

 

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