Magic Carpet Theater

The Performing Arts Series at Miami University is proud to sponsor the Magic Carpet Theater Series at The Oxford Community Arts Center.  

The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid









Date: Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 PM
Location: Brant Ballroom OCAC

Take a trip under the sea with The Little Mermaid! Bring the whole family to enjoy this magical, timeless tale.

About the Show:
Have you ever been curious? So curious you decide to leave your very familiar home for a very unfamiliar new world? The Little Mermaid, an ordinary mermaid with an extraordinary sense of adventure, wants to visit “the world above.” To do so she must confront the sea witch, drink a potion, lose her tail and her voice, and then convince the prince of her dreams to marry her. Comical comrades Flotsam and Jetsam creatively recount this beloved story of a Little Mermaid who discovers why a life full of BIG adventure is often full of even BIGGER choices.

Run Time: approximately 1 hour long
All Ages Welcome - recommended for grades K-3

The Story Quest

Story Quest









Date: Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 PM
Location: Brant Ballroom

Madcap Puppets is fun for the whole family! Attend an interactive show filled with laughs and charm.

About the Show:
Royal storyteller Everett Hickenbottom has spun 999 tales in as many nights for the queen. Now, with one story left to tell, he has no stories left! He recounts two adventurous tales, The Stolen Crown and Feet Water, before getting help from the audience to imagine one final wondrous story. Loads of audience participation and hilarious puppets fill this charming production.

About Madcap Puppets:
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Madcap Puppets is nationally recognized for engaging and original children's theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs that include performances, workshops, and residencies.











Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 7 PM
Location: Brant Ballroom

This one-man storytelling experience encourages children to face the monsters in their own life with honesty, courage, and strength of spirit.

About the Show:
Abiyoyo is based on a South African folk tale about a giant who eats everything in sight—cows, goats, and even children! Audiences will learn that Abiyoyo just wants to be recognized. Brought to the West by Pete Seger as a bedtime story for his own children, the original South African folktale takes on the attributes of the storyteller themselves, implying that each storyteller adds something different to the tale. Abiyoyo will be brought to life through traditional South African dance, music, and cultural nuances that address fears that speak to us all.

Run Time: approximately 50 minutes
All Ages Welcome - recommended for K-5

About Cincinnati Children's Theatre:
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) has been creating lifelong memories for families with children and school audiences since 1919. Its mission is to educate, entertain, and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.

Zak Morgan Concert

Zac Morgan









Date: Friday, Mar. 18 at 7 PM
Location: Brant Ballroom

Show notes: Per City Mask Mandate, children age 3 and up must wear masks

A concert that's fun for the whole family! Bring children of all ages to this witty, charming, and imaginative performance from Zak Morgan.

About Zak Morgan:
GRAMMY nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.

In addition to writing and recording, Zak performs family concerts throughout the country. His live performances are always filled with laughter and warmth as he encourages children to read, imagine and believe in themselves. Morgan has released five critically acclaimed records and one DVD for children and was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2003 – a rare feat for an independent artist. He currently resides in Cincinnati, OH.

If you would like more information or to purchase tickets please go to the Oxford Community Arts website.