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September 30, 2022

The Character Crew Returns

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are joining together to bring beloved characters to life across the Tristate with a number of special holiday appearances beginning Nov. 12.

Characters from Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 26th annual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by U.S. Bank; Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s world premiere production of the musical Cinderella: After Ever After, sponsored by Macy’s; and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s holiday production of Elf The Musical JR., also sponsored by Macy’s, will spread holiday cheer at events around the city.carol2015_4

The Character Crew will make appearances at the following holiday attractions:

  • Saturday, Nov. 12 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, Duke Energy Convention Center
  • Friday, Nov. 18 (5 to 7 p.m.): Festival of Lights Members’ Preview, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 (9 a.m. to noon): Cincinnati Pops Family Lollipops Concert, Taft Theatre (The CSO’s Tempo the Penguin character will also make an appearance at this event)
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 (2 to 4 p.m.): Crafty Supermarket, University of Cincinnati Recreation Center
  • Friday, Nov. 25 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
  • Saturday, Nov. 26 (5:30 to 7 p.m.): Macy’s Downtown Dazzle, Fountain Square
  • Sunday, Nov. 27 (noon to 2 p.m.): Winterfair, Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding special effects combine in the Playhouse’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, one of the city’s most popular family plays, which returns Nov. 23 through Dec. 31 for its 26th season. For more information, visit

This season, ETC presents Cinderella: After Ever After, a brand-new sequel to its best-selling show ever, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 30. For more information, visit

From Dec. 10 through Dec. 18, The Children’s Theatre presents the holiday classic Elf The Musical JR. For more information, visit

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