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Bring CCT Into Your School!
September 30, 2019
(Columbus, OH) In 1969, Americans took one small step on the moon, and in 2019, CCT will take one giant leap to your school! Columbus Children’s Theatre will launch their touring season with the Resident Company performing Apollo: To the Moon, by Mary Hall Surface and produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans ever to land on the moon. With new developments in the Resident Company, and an ever-growing education department, CCT’s school programming is blasting off to a great start!
“Just as Apollo brought new technology advancements into the age, we’re taking on new technology ourselves to give the kids a new and engaging story,” says Kelsey Hopkins, Resident Company Member and director of Apollo: To the Moon. “It will be really cool to talk about this monumental and historic time to a generation that has grown up with such advanced technology in their daily lives. We get to share with them the excitement of discovering these developments and show them how it has made such a big impact for the years to come.”
Told through the story of a young man, Scott (played by Morgan Thomas-Mills), who dreams of becoming an astronaut, Apollo: To the Moon is an exploration of the American Space program and its effect on the nation. Scott’s story teaches viewers to follow their dreams and work towards their goals, no matter the obstacles that may appear.
Just like Apollo brought new technology to America, the Resident Company is bringing a fresh new touring set, projections, and sound to the school programming. With over 40 years of providing enriching learning opportunities in schools, CCT continues to stretch the limits of what has been done before and bridges the gap to where the world is headed in technology. The new set will be clean and crisp, offering plenty of visual effects for the young learners who attend the shows!
With the success of the Theatre for the Very Young show, Balloonacy, which toured last season, and the in-house success of Nutt and Bolt, the Resident Company will be expanding the target audiences to even the youngest classrooms. Nutt and Bolt has been added to the touring season in order to bring a fun and interactive performance perfect for early childhood, pre-K, and kindergarten classes. With these Theatre for the Very Young shows and Apollo: To the Moon, CCT’s Resident Company has something for all ages, including five touring shows and daytime performances of the mainstage productions!
Along with the in-school performances and workshops that bring CCT into your school, CCT offers education opportunities for the mainstage shows as well! There are daytime performances for five of the productions in the 2019-2020 season, as well as the opportunity for pre- and post-show workshops to give students a first-hand look at the production.
Columbus Children’s Theatre is committed to making the inspiring, enriching, and engaging experience of live theatre accessible to all children and families. CCT offers a Sensory Friendly Performance for each show, Touch Tours, Audio Described performances, and American Sign-Language (ASL) interpreted performances to help maintain CCT’s value of bringing theatre to all.