CCM’s “Rent” Cast Fundraises For Worthy Cause

Cast members from CCM's production of 'RENT.'

Cast members from CCM's production of 'RENT.'

The 24 member cast of CCM’s Mainstage Production of Rent raised money in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS throughout the show’s sold out run. The cast ultimately raised over $6,000 for this worthy cause, thanks to the generosity of our audience members.

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CCM’s ‘Rent’ Earns Acclaim Award Nomination for Lighting Design

Our congratulations to Weston G. Wetzel, a second-year graduate student at CCM, who has earned his first Acclaim Award nomination. Wetzel has been singled out for his lighting design of CCM’s production of the groundbreaking rock musical Rent.

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A Video Preview of CCM’s ‘Rent’

Today, UC Creative Services’ own Ashley Kempher presents this video preview of CCM’s debut production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent. Learn more about CCM’s connection to Rent’s originators here.

CCM Slideshows: Rent

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Jackie Demaline provides a preview of CCM’s Mainstage production of Rent here. Select tickets are still available for the recently added March 2nd performance. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu for more information.

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CCM Adds Additional Performance to ‘RENT’s Sold-Out Run

Due to overwhelming demand, CCM has added an additional performance to the previously booked-up run of Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which opens on February 24 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are now available for an 8 p.m. performance on Wednesday, March 2This additional performance will include ASL interpretation for deaf and hearing-impaired patrons.

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“Rent” Originators Inspire Current CCM Cast

"Rent" actor Anthony Rapp gives a master class for CCM's "Rent" cast members. Photography by Ashley Kempher.

"Rent" actor Anthony Rapp gives a master class for CCM's "Rent" cast members. Photography by Ashley Kempher.

Producer Kevin McCollum and actor Anthony Rapp, two of the talents involved in the original Broadway run of Jonthan Larson’s RENT, recently stopped by CCM Village to spend time with the cast of CCM’s upcoming revival. You can learn more about their unique visits here.

CCM Students Connect to Characters Embracing Life and Celebrating Love in Groundbreaking Musical “Rent”

Photography by Chris Blem.

Photography by Chris Blem.

As CCM prepares for its first production of Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary musical Rent – which runs February 24-27 and March 3-6 in the Patricia Corbett Theater in CCM Village – the young cast is finding energy and excitement in portraying characters their own age who embrace life in a city where many will one day live.

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Preview: The Scenic Design of “Rent”

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Later this month, CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater will transform into the lower East Side of New York City for our Mainstage Production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent. Set Designer Brian Ruggaber provides us with a preview of this transformation today. UC Photojournalism student Jospeh Wilkens then shows us how these designs come to life in our state-of-the-art scene shop.

Rent features lighting by Weston Wetzel, sound design by Valerie Lawrence, costumes by Rebecca Doroshuk, hair & make-up design by Robert Michael Navarre, choreography by Diane Lala, musical direction by Steven Goers and stage direction by Richard Hess. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s runs Feb. 24 – March 6. Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the production after the jump.

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Actor Anthony Rapp Visits UC Monday, Feb. 7

UC’s student-led Program and Activities Council is hosting an appearance by Anthony Rapp, Broadway’s original Mark Cohen, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, in the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center (TUC). This event is scheduled to include a performance by the cast of CCM’s upcoming production of Rent and will be followed by a book signing.

The event is free and open to the public, but priority seating will be provided to UC students with valid IDs. Read full details about the event here. For more information, call UC’s Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) at 513-556-6115.

A First Look At CCM’s “Rent”

Today, we are delighted to provide you with a first look at CCM’s Winter Mainstage Musical, Jonathan Larson’s Rent. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s comes to CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater for an extended run, Feb. 24 – Mar. 6, 2011. Don’t miss your chance to experience this challenging, emotional and deeply moving rock opera. Tickets and subscription packages are on sale now.

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