2019 - 2020 Touring Shows

Apollo: To the Moon

Sep 30 – Oct 26, 2019
Recommended for Grades: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by Mary Hall Surface

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences
Join us in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans ever to land on the moon! Told through the story of one young man named Scott who dreams of becoming an astronaut, Apollo: To the Moon is an exploration of the American Space program and its effect on the nation. Follow Scott’s journey and see how American astronauts took “one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”

Themes: History of Space Travel, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy
Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, Science, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness

Child Writing Project: Heroic Tales 

Oct 28 – Nov 23, 2019
Recommended for Grades: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by student authors from schools throughout Ohio!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s a play! The Child Writing Project (CWP) presents the 35th production of original stories by student authors throughout Ohio – a collection of tales about heroes, villains, sidekicks, and their (mis)adventures! Sometimes poignant, often insightful, and almost always hilarious, fly along with the CWP as we bring these students’ visions to life.

Themes: Courage, Belonging, Adventure Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts – Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making

Mr. Scrooge

Nov 25 – Dec 20, 2019
Recommended for Grades: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Adapted by William Goldsmith

The CCT tradition is back! Rediscover the tale of Mr. Scrooge as he learns how to become “as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man” on a night of unforgettable holiday adventures. We are thrilled to revive this classic tale, adapted by our former Artistic Director William Goldsmith, which was first shared with CCT audiences 30 years ago.

Themes: Change, Compassion, Choices
Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making

The Commedia Robin Hood

Feb 6 – Feb 21, 2020
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by Lane Riosley

This classic fable gets a comedic twist, as it is presented by a troupe of outrageous actors playing over 15 different characters amongst the four of them. In partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, audiences will have the opportunity to explore the magic of Commedia Dell’arte, a beloved Italian style of acting, in the Cardinal Health Auditorium at CMA. With slapstick humor, larger-than-life characters, and a thrilling story, The Commedia Robin Hood is sure to have audiences of all ages eager to join Robin Hood’s band of merry men.

To book a ticket and CCT workshop package, fill out the booking form on THIS PAGE for Robin Hood specific bookings, or contact CCT at 614-224-6673. (Ask about how to add-on a museum tour!)

To book a ticket and guided CMA tour package, contact the Columbus Museum of Art at 614-629-0342. (Ask about how to also receive a complimentary CCT in-school workshop!)

Rapunzel

Mar 2 – Apr 18, 2020
Recommended for Grades: K-5th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by Mike Kenny

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences
Seen on our mainstage in late 2019, CCT is excited to bring the traveling version to our audiences! Rapunzel lives alone with her Nan who takes good care of her. Day after day, Rapunzel looks out her tower and dreams of exploring what’s beyond the horizon. This tale will take you to new heights as Nan, Rapunzel, and her new friend Rafi tell the timeless story with a new twist.

Themes: Love, Curiosity, Growing Up
Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making

Child Writing Project: Wildest Dreams

Apr 20 – May 29, 2020
Recommended for Grades: K-8th
Length: 60 Minutes

Written by student authors from schools throughout Ohio!

What are your wildest dreams? The Child Writing Project (CWP) presents the 36th production of original stories by student authors throughout Ohio, answering just this question! Submissions will be collected during the 2019-2020 school year until Jan 31, 2020.

Themes: Creativity, Imagination, Self-Discovery
Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making

Nutt and Bolt

BONUS ADDITION TO TOURING SEASON!
Recommended for Ages 2-6
Length: 60 Minutes

Back by popular demand! Looking for something to introduce your littlest learners to theatre? Nutt & Bolt, CCT’s Theatre for the Very Young production, has been added to our touring season! 

Nutt is a robot made of parts and pieces from everything, banging and clanging around the junkyard. On the other hand, an electronic bot, Bolt, likes to glide around creating patterns and sounds in sleek ways. These two robots go head-to-head by showing off their skills with a dance-off and tower building contest! Nutt and Bolt find that through the chaotic noise of their disagreement, they are able to create new machines together! Matt Bassett’s Nutt and Bolt will be sure to have you and your little ones tapping your feet and making sounds of your own in no time. 

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts- Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts
Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making