September 30th, 2014

Children's Theatre Foundation

Children's Theatre Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide top quality, live performances to school-age children in the North Central Ohio area.

Each year, the Children's Theatre Foundation presents a diverse season of educational theatre offerings to the surrounding school community. Performances are hosted at the Renaissance Theare, Founder's Auditorium on the Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus, and occasionally in local school auditoriums.
Tickets are available by contacting Darlene Taylor at 419-756-3115 or For more information on the Children's Theatre Foundation, visit  

2013-2014 Season

Algonquin Cinderella

Grades K-5, presented by ArtReach at the Renaissance

You've heard of Cinderella, but did you know that this fairytale has roots in culture the world over? Doubted by everyone, our Algonquin "Cinderella" must overcome the jeers and taunts of her sisters and fellow villagers to make her own way in the world without the help of any fairy godmother. Inspired by The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin, this motivational tale is about true beauty coming from within.

A Christmas Carol

Grades 3-8, Presented by ArtReach at The Renaissance

One of the best loved holiday stories of all time. With the creativity you have come to expect from ArtReach, you will encounter Ebenezer Scrooge and his harrowing Christmas Eve adventure. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will teach more than just Ebenezer a valuable lesson.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

Grades PreK-2, presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia at The Renaissance

After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky; and the Mixed-Up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid's acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains.

Are You My Mother?

Grades K-3, presented by Arts Power at The Renaissance

At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song. But her mother is not there! Where is she? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman's whimsical and well-loved picture book.

For tickets or more information on any of the shows in the 2012-2013 season, contact Darlene Taylor at 419-756-3115 or