2019-2020 CATCO IS KIDS SEASON2019-08-26T16:06:58+00:00

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season!

Annie KIDS

November 9 & 10, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

December 6-22, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

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Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

January 10-26, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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PRESS START!

March 6-15, 2020
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

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Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.

March 21 & 22, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

May 7-24, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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Elf, the Musical JR.

July 5-7, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

July 12-14, 2019
McCoy Center for the Arts

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Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.

August 16-25, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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ANNIE KIDS

November 9 & 10, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL

December 6-22, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

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DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT

January 10-26, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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PRESS START!

March 6-15, 2020
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.

March 21 & 22, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL

May 7-24, 2020
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR.

July 12-14, 2019
McCoy Center for the Arts

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DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.

August 16-25, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

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The 2019-20 season particularly focuses on “page to stage” opportunities – bringing literature to life and encouraging a love of not just theatre, but literacy, at an early age. Additionally, you’ll be sure to see premieres, multi-generational presentations, and the quality you’ve come to know and expect from CATCO is Kids productions. CATCO is Kids stands for community involvement, partnership, and lifting families and young audiences to a new vision of the world around us. We can’t wait to share the 2019-2020 season with you!

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The 2019-20 season particularly focuses on “page to stage” opportunities – bringing literature to life and encouraging a love of not just theatre, but literacy, at an early age. Additionally, you’ll be sure to see premieres, multi-generational presentations, and the quality you’ve come to know and expect from CATCO is Kids productions. CATCO is Kids stands for community involvement, partnership, and lifting families and young audiences to a new vision of the world around us. We can’t wait to share the 2019-2020 season with you!

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS

2019-20 CATCO Season

Learn more about the shows and packages presented by CATCO next season for the adult theatre lovers in your household!

Past CATCO is Kids! Seasons

Charlotte’s Web2019-05-22T14:42:19+00:00

February 25 – March 11, 2011
Studio One, Riffe Center

Fern can’t bear the thought that the runt of a litter of pigs will be destroyed, and she begs her father to let her keep the scrawny piglet as a pet.

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Encyclopedia Brown2019-05-22T14:43:03+00:00

January 7-16, 2011
Studio One, Riffe Center

The residents of Idaville have given teenager Leroy Brown the nickname of “Encyclopedia” because of his acute skill in deductive reasoning.

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Reach for the Stars2019-05-22T14:43:40+00:00

May 13-15, 2011
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

How will you know, unless you try? This play is divided into four stories, each of which takes place in or around a school. Four children in four completely different situations all strive for the same goal: to reach for the stars and achieve success!

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow2019-05-22T14:44:18+00:00

October 22 – October 31, 2010
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Ichabod Crane is an educated man among bumpkins, who fancies himself an artist, an intellectual and a highly desirable suitor.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie2019-06-05T21:47:30+00:00

January 6-15, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

If you give a mouse a cookie, then the fun never ends!

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The Hobbit2019-05-22T14:46:26+00:00

December 9-11, 2011
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

This one-hour version of Tolkien’s classic novel is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, but always compelling world of Middle Earth.

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The House at Pooh Corner2019-05-22T14:47:12+00:00

March 2-11, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest.

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The Wind in the Willows The Musical2019-05-22T14:47:57+00:00

April 13-15, 2012
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

The delightful and definitive musical adaptation concerns the valiant friendship of the good-hearted and poetic Water Rat; the innocent and curious Mole; and the sensible, practical Badger.

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Beauty and the Beast2019-05-22T14:49:04+00:00

January 18 – 27
Studio One, Riffe Center

What beauty lies in the heart of the beast?

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Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.2019-06-10T13:33:45+00:00

August 17–19, 2018
Lincoln Theatre

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.

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Boats2019-05-22T14:50:13+00:00

May 3 – 5, 2013
Studio One, Riffe Center

How wide is the ocean? How deep is the sea?

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The Lion King Experience KIDS2019-06-10T13:34:21+00:00

November 10–11, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Join Simba, Rafiki, Pumbaa and other legendary characters for this children’s classic, featuring classic tunes, “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

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The Christmas Schooner2019-06-10T13:35:35+00:00

November 28–December 16, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to Chicago in the late 19th century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas.

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Encyclopedia Brown2019-05-22T14:51:04+00:00

July 20 – 22, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

The residents of Idaville have given teenager Leroy Brown the nickname of “Encyclopedia” because of his skill in deductive reasoning.

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Sunshine2019-06-10T13:37:08+00:00

January 11–20, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Grumpy landlord Mr. Sunshine likes things his own way — he especially likes quiet, or at least he thinks he does, until a less-than-perfect tenant/music teacher and her students change his life.

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Peter and the Wolf2019-05-22T14:51:55+00:00

July 6 – 8, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Inspired by the music and story of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (written in 1936), this adaptation includes the idea of a play within a play with the opportunity for audience members to become a part of the story!

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Babe, the Sheep Pig2019-06-10T13:37:36+00:00

March 1–10, 2019
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Based on the popular movie, Babe, comes Babe, The Sheep Pig: a “tail” of farmyard adventure full of heroes, villains and an adorable piglet who charms his way to success at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!2019-06-05T21:47:49+00:00

April 5 – 14, 2013
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Produced in Association with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Conjunction Junction what’s your function?

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Seussical KIDS2019-06-10T13:38:04+00:00

March 23 & 24, 2019
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage in this musical production designed specifically for young theatregoers!

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The Neverending Story2019-05-22T14:53:29+00:00

December 7 – 16, 2012
Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center

Produced in Association with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Can you imagine far away places?

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories2019-06-10T13:38:43+00:00

May 3–12, 2019
Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater, Columbus School for Girls

In this captivating work of fantasy filled with magicians and fantastical talking animals, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the Sea of Stories. Along the way, he learns about the power of storytelling, naming, and identity.

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter2019-05-22T14:54:13+00:00

November 9 – 18, 2012
Studio One, Riffe Center

Was it Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, or Peter?

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Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz2019-05-22T14:55:17+00:00

April 25 – May 4, 2014
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

In this classic story the audience becomes a part of the action on stage.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer2019-05-22T14:55:55+00:00

October 4 – 13, 2013
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Tom Sawyer is a rascal, a scamp, and a mischief-maker. He is also the best friend Huck Finn has ever had.

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The Cat in the Hat2019-05-22T14:57:08+00:00

January 17 – 26, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. But what will mum find when she gets home…?

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The Rude Mechanicals2019-05-22T14:57:48+00:00

August 30 – September 1, 2013
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A salute to the “play within the play” of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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The Wolf Tales2019-06-19T18:50:04+00:00

March 7 – 16, 2014
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

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A Christmas Carol2019-05-22T14:58:55+00:00

December 3-21, 2014
Studio One, Riffe Center

This twenty-first century retelling of the yuletide classic delighted audiences with merriment, redemption and song last season.

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Go, Dog. Go!2019-05-22T14:59:22+00:00

January 16-25, 2015
Studio One, Riffe Center

“Why are they going fast in those cars? What are they going to do?” P. D. Eastman’s questions are answered through music and movement in this thoroughly enchanting adaptation for canine lovers young and old.

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Honk!2019-05-22T14:59:52+00:00

May 1-10, 2015
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

When Ugly hatches, the other animals are quick to notice that he doesn’t look like any of his darling duckling siblings.

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Revenge of the Space Pandas2019-05-22T15:00:32+00:00

August 29-31, 2014
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Time travel abounds in this science fiction romp which was first produced on the CATCO stage in the early days of its original Park Street Theatre. Only a very serious playwright could produce such an insane comedy!

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The Jungle Book2019-05-22T15:01:00+00:00

March 6-15, 2015
Studio Two, Riffe Center

Mowgli is a man cub wandering the jungle.

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Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”2019-05-22T15:01:45+00:00

January 15-24, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

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Hansel and Gretel2019-05-22T15:02:17+00:00

March 11-20, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Two hungry children. A tasty edible cottage. An evil witch.

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Peter and the Starcatcher2019-05-22T15:02:45+00:00

December 2-20, 2015
Studio One, Riffe Center

Adventure, comedy, surprise, and music blend to transport audiences to the high seas in this prequel to the iconic story of Captain Hook and Peter Pan.

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The Kabuki Sleeping Beauty2019-05-22T15:03:24+00:00

May 13-22, 2016
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

An illumination of the ancient theatre art form of Japanese Kabuki.

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The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet2019-05-22T15:04:01+00:00

August 28-September 6, 2015
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines!

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A Seussified Christmas Carol2019-05-22T15:04:50+00:00

December 2–11, 2016
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.

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Anne of Green Gables2019-05-22T15:05:24+00:00

May 5–14, 2017
Columbus School for Girls
Agnes Jeffrey Shedd Theater 

L.M. Montgomery’s timeless classic, cherished by generations, comes to life in a new musical.

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Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras2019-06-19T18:50:17+00:00

March 3–12, 2017
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

Penny loves books and has just discovered a new one about cowgirls!

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears2019-05-22T15:06:30+00:00

January 13–22, 2017
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren’t as ferocious as they may seem.

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James and the Giant Peach JR.2019-05-22T15:07:09+00:00

August 26–September 4, 2016
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new musical take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.

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Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude2019-05-22T15:07:50+00:00

March 2-11, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC | 549 Franklin Avenue

Garfield, that chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, wants to have the best birthday ever.

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical2019-05-22T15:08:35+00:00

January 12-21, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

The perfect show for a family-friendly outing, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musicalis based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book series.

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Madeline’s Christmas2019-05-22T15:09:14+00:00

December 8-17, 2017
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

A holiday musical treat for the whole family adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ delightful book!

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Mary Poppins JR.2019-05-22T15:09:44+00:00

presented by CATCO is Kids in association with McCoy Center for the Arts
July 13–15, 2018
McCoy Center for the Arts

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.

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Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope2019-05-22T15:10:22+00:00

August 25-27, 2017
Lincoln Theatre | 769 E. Long Street

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon.

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The Throne of Oz2019-06-19T18:50:31+00:00

May 4-13, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC | 549 Franklin Avenue

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz!

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