Dancers from DCDC2 holding poses
Witch from the Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe, Sketch of flautist from The Magic Flute, and Bob Ford

Fantastic Free Fridays

Fantastic Free Fridays at Miami University Middletown

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Welcome to the Fantastic Free Fridays program at Miami University Regionals' Middletown campus. This program is intended to provide free opportunities for students in area schools and residents of local communities to enjoy live performances.
  • Each performance lasts one hour, unless otherwise stated.
  • Group reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Individual walk-ins are always welcome.
  • All performances are held in the Dave Finkelman Auditorium at Miami University Middletown.

For more information or group reservations, contact Shawn Fenton: fentonsm@miamioh.edu.


February 10 DCDC2: Director’s Cut

10 am

Students will experience the beauty and humanity of a cross-cultural blend of global music and dance styles, as well as various thematic content through the integration of contemporary dance. This program features intellectual and emotional layering of dance works by highly acclaimed choreographers from diverse backgrounds. Through fun and interactive audience participation, entertaining repertory excerpts including an informative narration, followed by a question and answer segment, students have the opportunity to feel and connect to choreographers’ creativity through contemporary dance. Appropriate for grades PreK–8

March 3 ROKCincy: The Magic Flute

10 am

ROKCincy (Roundabout Opera for Kids: Cincinnati), a partner with Cincinnati Opera, is thrilled to present its 2016-2017 tour of this colorful, high energy adaptation of Mozart’s beloved fairytale opera, The Magic Flute. Appropriate for grades K–6

April 14 Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

10 am & 12:30 pm

In Narnia—a land of talking animals, mythical creatures and eternal winter—the White Witch holds power over all. Any who dare dissent are turned instantly into stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through an enchanted wardrobe, and her fantastical adventure signals the fulfillment of a prophecy and great change to come. Step through the wardrobe with Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund in this tour-de-force, two-actor adaptation of the beloved and heroic tale of good’s triumph over evil. Appropriate for grades K–6 

May 5 Bob Ford: Frontier Families

10 am

Family life is the focus of this program about the Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans who made the frontier their home. To live in the forests, newcomers had to learn how to use the skills mastered by the Native Americans. Students participate in authentic songs and games as they learn about frontier homes, schools, food, and clothing and discover how much we all have in common. Appropriate for grades K–6