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June 19, 2024

Mom Report: The Magic of TCT’s ‘Princess and Frog’

The Children's Theatre puts on a fabulous twist to a classic fairy tale we all love.

Honestly, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I stepped foot into the Taft Theatre with my 7-year-old daughter, Eva. We were set and ready to experience The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s “Princess and Frog” on stage, so I thought. Watching it, I realized it wasn’t based on the Disney fairy tale “The Princess and the Frog,” it was based on the “Croaker – The Frog Prince Musical” which turned out to be a lovely surprise. It was new to me and new to Eva. Her cute smile and giggles made this sweet fairy tale classic even better.

The story line gives off a great message for kids – the importance of self-discovery, friendship and standing up to bad influence. All very important lessons for young kids to hear. I loved how TCT created its very own, fresh adaptation to this classic fairy tale which allows for more laughs and lots of “froggy” surprises. ! Eva, dressed up as a princess, couldn’t take her eyes off the stage, and even my almost 2-year-old, Catherine, was up and clapping with the audience in between set changes.

TCT knows how to tell a fantastic story, from beginning to end in a matter of 60-minutes; perfect for Littles who can’t stay still for very long.

I recommend signing up for a TCT Crown Club membership for character meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise based on each show of the 22-23 MainStage Season, a lanyard with ID card and lots more (I have heard parents talking amongst themselves on how worth it the Crown Club is!)

Learn more and grab your tickets now through Feb. 27 before this fabulous musical “croaks” thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/princess-frog.

Photo Credit: TCT Cincinnati

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.