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Shipwrecked, The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont

by The Cincinnati Team

Shipwrecked at Cincinnati Playhouse in the ParkShipwrecked at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Coming next to the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre is the season-finale production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself). The rollicking, family-friendly adventure, inspired by a true story, brings to life the fantastic and amazing story of Louis de Rougemont, a would-be explorer who embarks from Victorian England only to find himself marooned on a remote desert island.

This show has it all...typhoons, killer octopus', flying wombats, and cannibals. Louis and his faithful dog, Bruno have quite an adventure.  The show is recommended for age 8 and up. 

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment runs May 18 through June 16.  For tickets, check here.

Playhouse Produces "Double Indemnity"

by The Cincinnati Team

Mysterious, Sultry and Treacherous...Double Indemnity at the Playhouse

Next up at the Playhouse is a spell-binding adaptation of the book, Double Indemnity The play is in the style called "film noir," so it is not normally seen on the stage.  Extensive work was done to engender the style with lighting, costuming and stage design.  

The play has all the trappings needed for a tale of murder... a beguiling seductress and a morally bankrupt insurance agent.  Will greed and lust in out? Can they create the perfect crime? Will the unsuspecting husband survive?  Can their relationship continue?  Running through May 18th, check in here for tickets.


Krohn Conservatory Showcases Exotic Butterflies of Morocco

by The Cincinnati Team

​​Exotic Butterflies of Morocco at Krohn Conservatory         

Starting April 20th - June 30th, Krohn Conservatory will be open from 10 am-5 pm so you can experience the butterflies of Morocco.  If you haven't been in the butterfly room and experienced a butterfly landing on your nose, this is an event not to be missed and long remembered.  Daily, butterflies are released into the space.  It becomes a lavish assault to your senses...the sound of water flowing, bursts of colorful flowers, and musical rhythms in a setting that will remind you of the marketplaces of the Moroccan region.

To get your $1 off coupon for the show, click here.  If you are a photographer, come for the special night-time viewings on April 22 and 29, May 6, 13 and 20, and then enter the photography contest.  For other special events, check out their website.


Children's Theater at its Best at the Playhouse

by The Cincinnati Team


Saturday Family Fun at Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series     

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Rosenthal Plaza becomes the home for some of the country's best family performers on Saturdays through March 16th. This year's Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series will welcome musicians, storytellers, puppeteers and more. 

Upcoming performances include:

Feb. 16: Trout Fishing in America, an eclectic folk and rock duo
Feb. 23: Tales of Anansi, featuring musicians Bash the Trash
March 2: Bari Koral, with a pop-friendly interactive family concert
March 9: Hansel and Gretel, featuring the Tanglewood Marionettes
March 16: Diane Macklin, storyteller

All Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series performances are recommended for ages 4 and up.There are shows at 10:30 am and 1 pm. For more information, visit and tickets, visit

Family Friendly Activities Abound at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by The Cincinnati Team

Cincinnati Art Museum Family Activities

Check out the many family offerings at the Art Museum.
Family First Saturdays - During the school year from 1-4 pm, families experience a different theme each month with performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours and hands-on art making.  It will be fun for the entire family and is free.
Culture Kids - Held on the the second Friday of the month from 10-11:30 am or 2-3:30 pm, this program is for children 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Children will be treated to storytelling, tours, and hands-on art activities. Reservations required.
Art in the Making - Held on the third Saturday from 2-4 pm, this program is designed for 6-12 year olds accompanied by an adult.  Local artists share their art experiences, gallery tours and a hands-on art activity.
Wee Wednesday - Also for children 2-5 on the last Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 am, this program offers storytelling and touchable objects.  It is different each month and free.
Weekly Family ARTventures Tours on Saturdays at 1PM and Sundays at 3PM. Tours are led by docents and allow you to get to know the collections.

Playhouse Premiers Abigail / 1702

by The Cincinnati Team


Abigail / 1702 Opens at Playhouse in the Park - January 19Abigail / 1702 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premiers a new play by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, writer for the hit TV show, Glee, a Broadway playwright and lauded as an up-and-coming voice of this theater generation.
Abigail / 1702 examines what might have happened to The Crucible's Abigail Williams after she disappeared into Salem's forest looking for a new beginning.  Now, 10 years later, the infamous witch trails are in the past and Abigail is still trying to recover.  She is caring for a young sailor on the brink of death, when she is suddenly confronted by someone from her past. What will she do now?
You'll want to discover the answer to this suspense-filled question at the Playhouse soon!

Trains, Trestles and Traditions Now at Krohn Conservatory

by The Cincinnati Team

It's a must go!  This year's Krohn Conservatory Holiday show, The Return of Trains, Trestles and Traditions is one of the best ever!  Plan to take you family before it closes on January 6.

The show will appeal to all ages, but especially to train lovers and gardeners.  It's absolutely a treat! Trains wander over bridges and through tunnels and covered bridges, including the favorite, Tommy the Train. All are LGB trains that use "G"scale, a larger size that children can see more easily amongst the poinsettias, amaryllis', cyclamens and evergreens. The size is also perfect with flowers for garden railroading.

Applied Imagination brought all their talents to bear in designing the layout and building the miniature replicas of outstanding Cincinnati landmarks.  Even more interesting is that they are built out of natural materials.  The Roebling Suspension Bridge is made of bark...who would have thought that it looks like stone when placed in this display? Try to identify the historical buildings that have been recreated by Applied Imagination for the event.  







































































Buildings are, in order, Ault Park Pavilion, Union Terminal, Taft Museum, Eden Park Gazebo, Eden Park Water Tower, Krohn Conservatory.  Tommy the Train is going by the Batavia Train Station.

Thank you to the Cincinnati Parks, Krohn Conservatory and all the sponsors giving this gift to Cincinnati citizens for the holidays. 


Wonderful Holiday Shows for Young and Old Alike

by The Cincinnati Team


Treat Children to a Theater Experience this Season              Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Christmas Carol at the Playhouse in the Park

by The Cincinnati Team

Backstage Tour of a Christmas Carol at the Playhouse in the Park   

After the Board of Trustee meeting on Thursday, we were all invited backstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  What a surprising treat!

 I had never before gotten to go back into the rabbit warren of stairs, rooms and tiny spaces.  The actors must be exhausted after going up and down all those stairs to enter and exit in the correct time and space.  Here are Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Parkpictures that give you an idea of what we saw up close.Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park  This man sits underneath the stage and makes all the trap doors open and close at exactly the right minute.  Notice the two screens behind him.  He has both a side view and a view from above so that no one is standing on the trap when the doors open.  From the stage, it is hard to tell where the doors are.


Scenery from stage has doors that open and movement so that it can appear to be an inside scene.










Scenery ready to go up on stage for a certain portion of the play.Chrsitmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Christmas Carol - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park



Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Playhouse - Nov. 3-Dec. 23   

Hank Williams: Lost HighwayConsidered the father of contemporary music, Hank Williams was a superstar by age 25 and dead by age 29. The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's presentation goes beyond his legend as a man, to the roots of his music. The play explores his early backwoods upbringing, where he received his first guitar at age 8 from his mother.  You will follow him as he moved on to his stardom days on the Grand Ole Opry. And then come the hard years of fame, drugs, and alcohol.

More than 20 of the Williams’ most popular songs will be preformed, including “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Hey, Good Lookin’” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,”   Did you know that Hank Williams even recorded several of his greatest hits here in Cincinnati at WCKY?

Learn more about the show from Blake Robison, the new Artistic Director of the Playhouse in the Park

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