2018 - 2019 Touring Shows

Miss Electricity

October 1 – December 21, 2018 | February 4- May 31, 2019
Recommended for Grades: 2-6
Length: 50 Minutes

Writing Credits: Written by Kathryn Walat
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Description: Lightning never strikes the same person twice, until one ordinary girl has an electrifying feeling that today is going to be a special day! Violet, in the fifth grade, must pass her geography test, but how can she focus on state capitals when she is busy discovering her special electricity powers? With the help of Greek gods and goddesses, Violet and her assistant, Freddy, learn what it means to be special, how to overcome bullies, and how to rely on true friends. Miss Electricity is her name—controlling power is her game! It’s time to get electric! ZAP!

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

The Reluctant Dragon    

October 1 – December 21, 2018 | February 4- May 31, 2019
Recommended for Grades: K-5
Length: 60 Minutes

Writing Credits: Adapted by William Goldsmith, based on the short story by Kenneth Grahame

Description: When a dragon arrives in Veesaldorf, all chaos breaks loose! Until the dragon meets farm girl Charity, that is. This dragon isn’t like most dragons. They don’t breathe fire, capture maidens, or rip apart human bodies. This dragon is kind and gentle and likes to sit on the green grass and write poetry! Charity and the dragon, an unlikely pair of poets, form a bond and must stick together to prove to the village that there may be more to others than what they appear to be.

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

34th Annual Child Writing Project: Hysterical History

October 15 – December 21, 2018 | February 4- March 22, 2019
Recommended for Grades: 1-6
Length: 60 Minutes

Writing Credits: Written by student authors from schools throughout Ohio!

Description: The CCT Team is thrilled to bring back one of the best themes of CWP’s history. This performance will be filled with side-splitting retellings of historical events and figures, some based in fact and others complete fiction! Join us on this completely student-written journey through Hysterical History.

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Mr. Scrooge

November 19 – December 22, 2018
Recommended for Grades: 1-6
Length: 60 Minutes

Writing Credits: Adapted by William Goldsmith

Description: A CCT favorite, Mr. Scrooge is back for another holiday season! Set in 1871, this is the magical story of one Christmas Eve which changes the life of the old curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge spent his entire life saving every penny he could and only looked after himself. In receiving a mysterious warning to change his ways from his old business partner Marley and visits from 3 mysterious spirits, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. Join Scrooge as he discovers how to “become a good friend, as good a master, and as good a man” on a night of unforgettable adventures.

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Lions in Illyria

February 4 – May 31, 2019
Recommended for Grades: 3-6
Length: 65 Minutes

Writing Credits:Written by Robert Kauzlaric

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Description: Love is dumb. Totally dumb…Right? Lioness cub Violet isn’t so sure after she meets Orsino, a peacock nobleman, and is struck with the ooey gooey, pulseypoundy love she has heard so much about. Orsino, however, has his heart set on the gazelle, Lady Olivia, who has declared a state of grief for 7 years to mourn her brother’s death and has refused all men in that time. Orsino sends Olivia, in disguise as a male lion called Cesario, to woo Lady Olivia for him, only for Olivia to fall for Cesario in return! This topsy-turvy love triangle and retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is sure to have you roaring with laughter as Violet discovers what it means to love, work through grief and loss, and the power that a simple hug can have on friends in need.

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, Fine Arts- Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

35th Annual Child Writing Project: TBA

April 8 – May 31, 2019
Recommended for Grades: 1-6
Length: 60 Minutes

Description: Stay tuned for our 35th CWP Theme announcement! Students from all over Ohio will be invited to submit stories and those that are chosen will be performed by our professional touring company for the 35th Anniversary of the Child Writing Project!