The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Goes Virtual

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Goes Virtual

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See how a local children’s theater is launching several virtual programs to keep kids engaged, inspired and educated in the arts.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) has been creating lifelong memories for families and school audiences since 1919. TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. 

Located right in the heart of Cincinnati, TCT continually engages and supports the community by offering many different activities – such as TCT Academy Classes, Summer Camp, and TCT Everywhere. In 2017, 1,200 were enrolled in TCT Academy and that number continues to grow as the arts inspire the next generation. TCT Academy offers performing arts instruction from a professional theatre company, introducing children to all elements of live theater while instilling confidence and life skills along the way. The Educational Team that teach the classes feature national and world-renowned educators and Broadway and Hollywood performers. 

Due to COVID-19, the show must go on! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will only be offering online classes for the Fall Session. There are many class offerings that each focus on a different form of theatre. 

Musical Theatre Medley, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. Throughout this course, students will engage with live training in theatre, dance and music, as well as explore a specific show based on their age group. At the end of the course, the students will perform a section of their selected show for their whole family!

Musical Theatre Dance, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. In this course, students will explore musical and theatre dance pieces and learn a new 30-second combo each week. At the end of the course, students will have a strengthened knowledge of dance and choreography memorization skills that can be found in a variety of styles of dance. 

Drama Club, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. Throughout this course, students will rehearse a script that can be performed virtually, along with basic acting techniques and a warmup every class. At the end of this course, students will learn how to build characters and create scenes that they can perform for their families! 

Living Room Musicals, 4 videos total, delivered bi-weekly, allowing flexibility for when the student attends class. In this course, students will be taught the fundamentals of musical theatre from the comfort of their own home. Each video will include 30-seconds of a song to learn, a 30- second dance combination, monologue and a printable activity. Registration is now open for TCT Academy’s fall classes, starting the week of September 8th.For more information on TCT Academy, visit https://thechildrenstheatre.com/tct-academy-classes/

TCT will also host Summer Camp online. This will be made up of 3 hours of activities daily Monday-Friday, a bag of supplies and activities, live theatre arts training from TCT Professionals, pre-recorded tutorials and a whole lot of FUN! 

For more information on Summer Camp, visit https://thechildrenstheatre.com/camps/. TCT continues to make an impact in the community, even while at home, through TCT Everywhere. TCT Everywhere is composed of entire shows and clips, activities, Tik Tok’s, and many crafts. 

Fun for the whole family is only a click away by visiting https://thechildrenstheatre.com/tct-everywhere/. You can stay connected with TCT on their website and Facebook

Hattie Martin
Hattie Martin is an editorial intern at Cincy Chic. She attends University of Cincinnati, majoring in Public Relations and Fashion Studies, complimented with a Creative Writing Certificate. When she is not found writing, you can find her at your local coffee shop or spending time in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Contact her at hmartin@cincychic.com.

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