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Columbus Children's Theatre

Artist's Narrative

 Columbus Children's Theatre Columbus Children's Theatre has been producing for young audiences since 1963. One of the oldest children's theaters, our simple mission of "nurturing future artists and future audiences" emphasizes integrity, compassion, courage, friendship and creative discipline. We encourage self-discovery, self-esteem and social skills while providing opportunities for families to discover the magic of live theatre. CCT accomplished this through our professional touring company, a season of seven productions for young audiences at their theatre in Columbus, and also offering a comprehensive drama training program for students grades K-12, classes being offered year round.

Recent Feedback From Schools

"Our school was excited to see the Children's Theater. We had the theme of Fairy Tales for our Literacy Week. The theme for the day of the performance was "Sleeping Beauty," so all the children wore their PJ's. It was really awesome to have Children's Theater ask for audience participation and all the students in PJ's acted like they were falling asleep. I also loved when they had our teacher and students play a guest role in the performance. Priceless!"

Availability

Available Monday - Friday during normal school hours. Not available evenings or weekends. Please see individual shows for specific dates available.

Programs Available

Three Little Pigs (Grade levels k-4)

Adapted by William Goldsmith

60 minutes 

Available for booking October 2 – December 22, 2017 | February 1 – May 25, 2018

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs: Salty Bacon Pig, Porkella Chop Pig and Hamuel Bone Pig. They each set out to seek their fortune and build a home when they encountered the Big Bad Wolf. But unlike the familiar fairy tale, is the Wolf really bad? Maybe there are things going on we don't know about... Learn what really happens in one of CCT's most popular touring shows - full of laughter, fun and audience participation!

Curriculum Connections: Anti-Discrimination


 

Activity Options:
Three Little Pigs
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Fees: $650; All Day Package (unlimited performances and in classroom workshops): $1,125
    Travel fee: $.565/ mile for anything over 50 miles roundtrip.
  • Requirements: Typically shows can take place in a gym, cafeteria or multi-purpose room. The company requests a 28' wide x 20' deep x 12' high space in which to perform. The company requires 30-45 minutes prior to the first performance to set up and at least 20 minutes following the last performance to clear the area.

Aladdin (Grade Level 2-6)

Adapted by William Goldsmith, based on the story from Arabian Nights

60 Minutes

Available for booking October 2 – December 22, 2017

A boy named Aladdin is infatuated by a beautiful princess, the Sultan's daughter. But he's just a poor street boy. What would such a beautiful princess ever want with him? Aladdin comes upon an old lamp and when he accidentally rubs it, a magic Genie appears. Things are looking up for Aladdin and his mother, but watch out! An evil magician has been searching for that lamp for years and he wants it badly. Aladdin gets more than he bargained for in this age-old story filled with magic, adventure and romance. Audience members will play a crucial role in this exciting play.

Curriculum Connections: Honesty

Activity Options:
Aladdin
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Fees: $650; All Day Package (unlimited performances and in classroom workshops): $1,125
    Travel fee: $.565/ mile for anything over 50 miles roundtrip.
  • Requirements: Typically shows can take place in a gym, cafeteria or multi-purpose room. The company requests a 28' wide x 20' deep x 12' high space in which to perform. The company requires 30-45 minutes prior to the first performance to set up and at least 20 minutes following the last performance to clear the area.

The Snow Queen (Grade Level 1-6)

Original Story by Hans Christian Anderson, Adapted by William Goldsmith

55 Minutes

Available for booking November 29 – December 22, 2017 | January 23 – March 2, 2018

This is the story of a little girl named Gerda. She and her best friend Kai declare friendship for "eternity," but the Snow Queen bewitches Kai with a magical piece of glass. Unable to see good any longer, he does not recognize Gerda as a friend anymore and is taken away by the Snow Queen and imprisoned in her ice palace. Will Gerda be able to free Kai from the evil witch's spell? Find out in this entrancing story that inspired the popular movie Frozen.

Curriculum Connections: Discovering Cause and Effect, Benefits of True Friendship, Kindness

Grades One-Three Social Studies: Civic Participation and Skills
Grades Four-Six Social Studies: Roles and Systems of Government

Activity Options:
The Snow Queen
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Fees: $650; All Day Package (unlimited performances and in classroom workshops): $1,125
    Travel fee: $.565/ mile for anything over 50 miles roundtrip.
  • Requirements: Typically shows can take place in a gym, cafeteria or multi-purpose room. The company requests a 28' wide x 20' deep x 12' high space in which to perform. The company requires 30-45 minutes prior to the first performance to set up and at least 20 minutes following the last performance to clear the area.

The Wright Brothers (Grade Level 3-6)

Written by William Goldsmith

60 minutes

Available for booking February 6 – May 25, 2018

Our story of a great voyage of discovery happens in our own backyard – Dayton, Ohio. "The Brothers of Flight," Wilbur and Orville Wright, will take you on an exciting and true journey as they relive the fascinating story of how they were inspired as children. It started with a toy helicopter that changed their lives and eventually led to the birth of air travel. Ohio history comes to life "wright" in your school.

Curriculum Connections: Ohio history; Creativity

Activity Options:
The Wright Brothers
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Fees: $650; All Day Package (unlimited performances and in classroom workshops): $1,125
    Travel fee: $.565/ mile for anything over 50 miles roundtrip.
  • Requirements: Typically shows can take place in a gym, cafeteria or multi-purpose room. The company requests a 28' wide x 20' deep x 12' high space in which to perform. The company requires 30-45 minutes prior to the first performance to set up and at least 20 minutes following the last performance to clear the area.

33rd ANNUAL CHILD WRITING PROJECT: AROUND THE WORLD (Grade Level 1-6)

55 minutes

Available for booking October 18 – December 22, 2017 | February 1 – May 25, 2018

Stories of travel! Stories of other culture! Adventures in history! Travel our great globe and beyond in this wildly hysterical show. Featuring 17 stories and 21 student authors from schools all over Ohio, this show will take the audience on a side-splitting journey through different cultures and customs.


Curriculum Connections: Multiculturalism; Listening to, processing and reacting to peer-written pieces; opportunities to write creative pieces for the productions and as a reaction to the recently viewed pieces.

Activity Options:
33RD ANNUAL CHILD WRITING PROJECT: AROUND THE WORLD
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Fees: $650; All Day Package (unlimited performances and in classroom workshops): $1,125
    Travel fee: $.565/ mile for anything over 50 miles roundtrip.
  • Requirements: Typically shows can take place in a gym, cafeteria or multi-purpose room. The company requests a 28' wide x 20' deep x 12' high space in which to perform. The company requires 30-45 minutes prior to the first performance to set up and at least 20 minutes following the last performance to clear the area.

Acting Workshop (Grade levels K-8)

Acting Workshops give students an opportunity to explore the world of live theater and discover the tools of a professional performer.  Interactive exercises and engaging theater activities reinforce 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Each Touring Company actor can work with one classroom at a time and workshops last approximately 45 minutes.

Workshops must be booked as a part of an All Day Package with one of the touring shows.

Activity Options:
Acting Workshop
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees:
  • Requirements: Workshops must be booked as a part of an All Day Package with one of the touring shows.

Writing Workshop (Grade levels K-8)

Writing Workshops are perfectly paired with our Child Writing Project play and provide a great introduction to creative writing for the stage. Through activities developed from academic content standards, students learn the basic elements of a good story and have an opportunity to create their very own original tale. Each Touring Company actor can work with one classroom at a time and workshops last approximately 45 minutes.

Workshops must be booked as a part of an All Day Package with one of the touring shows.

Activity Options:
Writing Workshop
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Requirements: Workshops must be booked as a part of an All Day Package with one of the touring shows.

All Day Package (Grade levels K-6)

Package deal! Select any combination of workshops and shows, up to four activities. 

Activity Options:
All Day Package
  • Fees: $1,125
  • Requirements: To book in conjunction with a performance, please select from one of the show options above.