I’m always excited about every performance that the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati offers us. But, I might be the most excited about this one. I LOVE all the variations of The Jungle Book. Oh man, especially that Disney one from the 60’s!!!! THE BEST! And THIS play is specially adapted from that movie! I CAN NOT WAIT.
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS, February 16-25, 2019 at the Taft Theatre.
Adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and famous songs from the animated movie. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “Man-Cub” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human. You won’t want to miss this culturally-infused and spectacular Disney classic!
In an effort to increase cultural diversity, as the production is set in the jungle of India, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is collaborating with various local groups to comprehensively infuse the production with Indian culture, in order to authenticate the production in a culturally-relevant and educational manner.
Showtimes for DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
- Saturday, February 16 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
- Saturday, February 16 at 5 PM (this is a designated Sensory-Friendly performance)
- Sunday, February 17 at 2 PM and 5 PM
- Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday, February 23 at 2 PM and 5 PM
- Sunday, February 24 at 2 PM and 5 PM
All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including DISNEY’S THEJUNGLE BOOK KIDS, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10. You can call 1-800-745-3000 or visit Ticket Master.
School performances of DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS will be held February 18-22 & 25, 2019 during the daytime hours. TCT’s Sensory-Friendly performance on Saturday, February 16 at 5 PM is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimized. A downloadable Social Narrative is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance. At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed by specialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand.
For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school or Sensory-Friendly performances, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.
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