Fans of every art form imaginable have plenty to look forward to in the coming months — there’s something for every budding musician, dancer, actor and artist! Here’s the scoop on your favorite art spot!
ALL-NEW KIDS CLUB
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents a brand-new club just for kids this season! A $25 membership to the Kids Club gets you an exclusive T-shirt, bag, lanyard, ID card, autograph book with coupons, a toy for each show, cast meet-and-greets, a 10 percent discount on Learning the Craft classes and special surprises throughout the season! Space is limited, so be sure to sign up right away at 513-569-8080, ext. 10, or thechildrenstheatre.com.
Also, single tickets to this year’s season are on sale Thursday, Aug. 1. The 2013 – 2014 lineup includes Annie Jr. (Oct. 18 – 20 and 26), The Day Before Christmas (Dec. 6 – 8 and 14), Pinkalicious the Musical (Feb. 14 – 16 and 22), and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. (April 4 – 6 and 12).
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes its new Music Director, Louis Langree, who will offer a couple of programs that appeal to younger audiences, including Take (Back) Friday: Rhapsody in Blue, on Nov. 29 and 30, for those who aren’t interested in hitting the stores for holiday shopping. The Lollipops Family Concerts continue with Superheroes! on Nov. 16, Circus of Sounds on Jan. 25, 2014, and Peter and the Wolf on March 29, 2014. Lollipops concerts are held Saturday mornings, and feature pre-concert activities where kids can meet the musicians and their instruments up close and personal. Get tickets and show times at cincinnatisymphony.org.
The Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s holiday production features the return of Around the World in 80 Days, which charmed audiences back in 1999. Running Dec. 4, 2013 – Jan. 4, 2014, the musical by Joseph McDonough and David Kisor takes us to 1899, when brilliant Englishman Phileas Fogg sets out to circle the world in just 80 days. But plenty of obstacles stand in his way, including Scotland Yard, winter storms, and even his own valet. Season tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 5. Visit ensemblecincinnati.org for the theater’s complete schedule.
Cincinnati Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary this season with timeless classics mixed in with world premieres. Along with Swan Lake and Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, the talented artists of the company will also present King Arthur’s Camelot, a tale of honor, justice, magic and love in a brand-new ballet that includes puppets, jousting and a completely original musical score. Meanwhile, Cincinnati Ballet will also offer a new coffee table book: Cincinnati Ballet Celebrates 50. Full of behind-the-scenes imagery and stories, the book will detail the company’s rich history. For season subscriptions and a complete schedule, visit cballet.org.
The ArtsWave offers a way for you to connect with all area arts organizations. The ArtsPass, at a cost of $75, gives you access to special offers and discounts from more than 30 arts venues, as well as a few nearby restaurants and shops. You can also manage your ArtsPass online or from your smartphone. To learn more, visit theartswave.org.