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CCM’s Musical Theatre department kicks off its Mainstage Season with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Evita. This vivacious show runs from November 17 (preview) through November 21 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Perón. Her huge political influence and widespread charity catapulted her into the hearts of the working class, but enraged the wealthy and the military of Argentina. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features the memorable songs “High Flying, Adored” and the legendary “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina,” putting into music the unfortunately short life of the unofficial heroine of Argentina.

“It’s an honor to get to play somebody like her because they say she’s a tiger mixed with a dove,” explains Alaina Mills, a senior from Louisville, KY, and this production’s Eva. “She has a bad temper, but she’s also one of the most compassionate people that ever lived.”

The multiple sides of Eva’s life and personality provided a worthy challenge for the artistic team, which includes Aubrey Berg, director, Jesse Kissel, music director and Patti James, choreographer. But Mills explained the importance of showing the sides of Eva’s public image. “I need to see every bit of right in what I’m doing and let other people make a judgment, then react to her. Because Eva has different sides, interesting production choices have been made. It’s going to be a bit different than anything that’s ever been done with this show.”

This is the first time in 24 years that CCM has produced Evita. Students and faculty alike are excited about the upcoming production. “In preparing students for careers as working professionals, we monitor forthcoming Broadway productions carefully with an eye on placing our students after graduation. With an upcoming Broadway revival of Evita starring Ricky Martin slated for the spring, we thought it a good time to revive this popular musical,” said director Aubrey Berg.

“Last year’s production of Hair, also running on Broadway, brought in full-house crowds and celebrated CCM’s 40th Anniversary of Musical Theatre,” Berg continues.  “This season we anticipate a similar response and are looking forward to an exciting production of Evita.”

Tickets: $22 (preview only); $27-$29, $17-$19 students. $11 student rush tickets available for Sun. matinee beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu to place your order. See more information here.

CCM gratefully acknowledges the support of Mainstage Season Production Sponsor Macy’s, Musical Theatre Program Sponsor The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Production Sponsor Leo Munick, MD & Alice Fegelman.

Cast and Staff Bios:

The Company

Michelle Berkowitz, Perón’s Mistress
Junior from Boca Raton, Florida
At CCM: Ensemble in Anything Goes and The Human Comedy. Elsewhere: Lucy Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Boca Raton, Fla.).

Chris Blem, Juan Perón
Junior from Tampa, Florida
At CCM: Margaret Mead in Hair, Mathew Macauley in The Human Comedy, Mr. Twimble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Elsewhere: The Pirate Captain in Elmo and the Bookaneers with Sesame Street Live and soloist with the Fort Wayne Pops.

Giovanni Bonaventura, Tango dancer
Senior from Las Vegas, Nevada
At CCM: Sailor/Ensemble in Anything Goes, Tribe in Hair, Ensemble in Two Gentlmen of Verona, Ed in Good News, Johnson in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Elsewhere: Skimbleshanks in Cats and Ape/Swing in Tarzan at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre (Ivins, Utah), Rocky/Dance Captain in Damn Yankees at the Sierra Repertory Theatre (Sonora, Calif.).

Kathryn Boswell, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Duncanville, Texas
At CCM: Ensemble in Anything Goes. Elsewhere: Amy in Little Women and Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Cedar Valley College (Lancaster, Texas), Sharpay in High School Musical at Duncanville Theater (Texas).

Natalie Bounassar, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Schaumburg, Illinois
At CCM: Enxemble in The Human Comedy. Elsewhere: Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Christams Past in A Christmas Carol and Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (Chicago), Melanie in Parade in the Illinois Allstate Musical and Rizzo in Grease at Hoffman Players (Chicago).

Kevin Brown, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Simi Valley, California
Elsewhere: Arab in West Side Story at Young Artist Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie at Hillcrest Center for the Arts (Moorpark, Calif.), Rolf in The Sound of Music at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center (California), Bobby in The Boyfriend and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain at Santa Susana High School (Simi Valley, Calif.).

James Burnham, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona
Elsewhere: Harvey Johnson in Bye Bye Birdie at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Peoria, Ariz.), Performer in Sign Sealed Delivered at Kings Island Amusement Park (Mason, Ohio), Big Deal in West Side Story at Lyric Opera Theatre (Tempe, Arizona).

Stephanie Cain, People of Argentina
Freshman from Leawood, Kansas
Elsewhere: Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone and Betty in White Christmas at Music Theatre for Young People (Kansas City, Kan.), Cinderella in Cinderella and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Kansas City, Kan.) and Purity/Dance Captain in Anything Goes at the Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan).

Pierce Cassedy, Che Guevara
Junior from Tallahassee, Florida
At CCM: Ensemble in The Human Comedy and Tribe in Hair. Elsewhere: Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Marcellus in The Music Man at Young Actors Theatre (Tallahassee, Fla.).

Andre Catrini, People of Argentina
Senior from Katonah, New York
At CCM: Grogan in The Human Comedy, The Writer in Hello Again, Jim in Good News, Ensemble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bystander in Assassins, composer/lyricist for Exercises: Songs From Unwritten Musicals, Whisper, Love, Case of a Lifetime and A Little Self-Indulgent Music.

Max Chernin, People of Argentina
Junior from Shaker Heights, Ohio
At CCM: Tobey in The Human Comedy, Mendel in Falsettos, Ensemble in Whisper, Love, Mr. McQueen in Urinetown. Elsewhere: The King in Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (Covington, Ky.), Timms in The History Boys at Beck Center (Cleveland), Slippery Soap in Blues Clues Live! at Mercury Summer Stock (Cleveland), Randy in Cheer Wars at Chagrin Falls Center (Ohio).

Victoria Cook, People of Argentina
Junior from Atlanta, Georgia
At CCM: Miss Hicks in The Human Comedy, Reno Sweeney understudy/passenger in Anything Goes, Ensemble/scrubwoman in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ring Leader in Circus: Freshman Showcase. Elsewhere: Ensemble in Haunted Hall concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Pennywise in Urinetown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Endinburgh, Scotland), Mayor Maggie in Bat Boy at Alliance Theatre (Atlanta).

Alex Deleo, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts
At CCM: Sailor in Anything Goes and Tribe in Hair. Elsewhere: Cheese Grater in Beauty and the Beast, Tumblebrutus in Cats and Ensemble in Footloose at The Muny (St. Louis), Erik Smith/Ensemble in High School Musical at North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly, Mass.), Harry Beaton in Brigadoon at Walnut Hill.

Hannah Freeman, People of Argentina
Freshman from Northhampton, Massachusetts
Elsewhere: Charity in Sweet Charity and Dana Fielding in The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at Walnut Hill School (Natick, Mass.).

Matt Hill, Aide
Freshman from Los Gatos, California
Elsewhere: The Engineer in Miss Saigon at Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose (California), Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and William Barfée in Spelling Bee at Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, Calif.).

Eric Huffman, People of Argentina
Junior from Lenexa, Kansas
At CCM: Felix in The Human Comedy, Sailor in Anything Goes, Young Thing in Hello Again, Ensemble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Elsewhere: Pastry Chef in The Drowsy Chaperone, Dmitri in On Your Toes and Nazi Youth in Cabaret at Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven, N.J.) and Ripper in High School Musical at West Virginia Public Theatre (Morgantown, W. Va.).

Aubrey Ireland, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Leawod, Kansas
At CCM: Looker in Through the Looking Glass and Tribe in Hair. Elsewhere: Sally Bowles in Caberet, Natalie/Ed in All Shook Up and Doria Hudson in Smile at Musical Theatre for Young People (Leawood, Kan.), Reyna (original cast) in Rhythm City at Trilogy Cultural Arts Center (Olathe, Kan.), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kan.).

Julia Johanos, People of Argentina
Junior from Louisville, Colorado
At CCM: Dr. Charlotte in Falsettos, Quartet/Tribe in Hair, Ensemble in The Human Comedy, Secretary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ensemble in Good News. Elsewhere: Susan Wilkes/US Mary Jane in Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Arvada Center Theater Company (Arvada, Colo.), Margaret Hale in North and South at Dairy Center Theater (Boulder, Colo.), Babe in The Pajama Game at Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan).

Julie Kavanagh, Tango Dancer
Senior from St. Louis, Missouri
At CCM: Bonnie in Anything Goes, Jeanie in Hair, Mary Arena in The Human Comedy, Flo in Good News, Secretary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Ensemble in Under Construction. Elsewhere: Ensemble in Footloose, Ensemble in The Music Man, Cheerleader in High School Musical, and Ensemble in Les Misérables at The Muny (St. Louis), Wife/Ensemble in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Stages St. Louis.

Collin Kessler, People of Argentina
Freshman from Overland Park, Kansas
Elsewhere: Ensemble in Haunted Hall concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Theatre TCU (Fort Worth, Texas), Ephraim in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Theater in the Park (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Christian Youth Theatre (Kansas City, Mo.), Ren McCormack in Footloose at Blue Valley High School (Overland Park, Kan.).

Blaine Krauss, Aide
Freshman from St. Petersburg, Florida
Elsewhere: Featured vocalist in the Presidential Scholar Salute at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime: The Musical at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (St. Petersburg, Fl.), featured vocalist in the Fourth of July Celebration at the National Archives (Washington D.C.).

Nick Laughlin, People of Argentina
Junior from Fairfield, Ohio
At CCM: Tribe in Hair. Elsewhere: Dennis in All Shook Up and Chip in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Wagon Wheel Theater (Warsaw, Ind.).

Graydon Long, People of Argentina
Junior from Perrysburg, OH
At CCM: Mr. Matthews in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Tribe in Hair, Marvin in Falsettos, Ensemble in The Human Comedy. Elsewhere: Prince in Cinderella at La Comedia Dinner Theater (Springboro, Ohio), Peter in Babes In Arms at Rossford Area Theater (Ohio).

Kate McMillan, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Goldsboro, North Carolina
At CCM: Ensemble in Anything Goes. Elsewhere: Belle in Beauty and the Beast at the Paramount Theater (Goldsboro, N.C.), Emma in Jekyll and Hyde and Woman 2 in Songs For a New World at Actors Conservatory Theater (Gastonia, N.C.), Cosette in Les Miserables and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at SummerStage Theatre (Gastonia, N.C.).

Alaina Mills, Eva Perón
Senior from Louisville, Kentucky
At CCM: Diana Steed in The Human Comedy, The Actress in Hello Again, Babe O’Day in Good News, Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ensemble in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, “By My Side” in Godspell. Elsewhere: The Sour Kangaroo in Seussical at Weston Playhouse (Weston, Vt.), Ensemble in Damn Yankees and Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty at Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (Covington, Ky.), Dot in Finer Noble Gases at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Ky.).

Keegan Alexander Rice, Aide
Freshman from Overland Park, Kansas
Elsewhere: Mark in Altar Boyz at Sonlight Productions (Overland Park, Kan.), Ren in Footloose at Shawnee Mission West High School (Overland Park, Kan.), Bob in White Christmas and Chad in All Shook Up at Music Theatre for Young People (Kansas City, Kan.).

Noah Ricketts, Aide
Freshman from Louisville, Kentucky
Elsewhere: Lennox in Macbeth at Interlochen Shakespeare Festival (Mich.), Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost at Interlochen Arts Academy (Mich.), Chad in High School Musical at Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, Ind.), Richie in A Chorus Line at Centerstage (Louisville, Ky.).

John Riddle, Agustín Magaldi
Junior from Vermilion, Ohio
At CCM: Rick/Lorraine in Bat Boy, Husband in Hello Again, Ensemble in The Human Comedy. Elsewhere: Wallace Hartley in Titanic, Jeb in Show Boat and Sir Castor in Camelot at The Muny (St. Louis), Mark in Altar Boyz at the Beck Center for the Arts (Lakewood, Ohio).

Lauren Roesner, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Chicago, Illinois
At CCM: Bess in The Human Comedy, Ensemble in Anything Goes, Ensemble in Through the Looking Glass. Elsewhere: Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain at North Central College (Naperville, Ill.), Sandy in Grease and Catherine in Pippin at Circle Theater (River Forest, Ill.).

Michelle Rombola, People of Argentina / Understudy for Eva

Junior from Buffalo, New York
At CCM: Ensemble in The Human Comedy, Virtue in Anything Goes, Tribe in Hair, Alice in Good News. Elsewhere: Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast, Damn Yankees and The Sound of Music at The Muny (St. Louis).

Michael Schwitter, People of Argentina
Junior from Oradell, New Jersey
At CCM: Ensemble in The Human Comedy, Steward in Anything Goes, Tribe in Hair, Tiny Tom in Urinetown. Elsewhere: Billy Lawler in New Voices at Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, N.J.), Dickon in The Secret Garden and Bobby Strong in Urinetown at Bergen County Theatre (Hackensack, N.J.), Indio in West Side Story at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark), Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Governor’s School of the Arts (N.J.).

Patrick Shelton, People of Argentina
Junior from Seattle, Washington
At CCM: Tribe in Hair, Ensemble in The Human Comedy. Elsewhere: Ensemble in The Who’s Tommy and Aida at Village Theater (Issaquah, Wash.).

Christine Smith, People of Argentina
Sophomore from Dallas, Texas
At CCM: Looker in Through the Looking Glass, Purity in Anything Goes, Tribe in Hair. Elsewhere: Cutie in Fiorello! at Lyric Stage (Dallas), Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls at the Watertower Theatre (Addison, Texas).

Josh S. Smith, People of Argentina
Sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana
At CCM: The College Boy in Hello Again, Sailor/Ensemble in Anything Goes, Looker in Through the Looking Glass. Elsewhere: Kansas/Tulsa understudy in Gypsy, Billy in Crazy for You and Featured Ensemble/Understudy in Smokey Joe’s Café, Annie and Curtains at Music Theatre of Wichita (Kan.).

Laura Torres People of Argentina
Senior from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
At CCM: Mexican Woman in The Human Comedy, Ensemble in Anything Goes, Ruthie/Ned in Bat Boy, Secretary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Emma Goldman in Assassins. Elsewhere: Ensemble/Fairy Godmother and Queen understudy in Cinderella at La Comedia Theater (Springboro, Ohio), Soloist in Twisted Tinsel at Mason Street Warehouse (Saugatuck, Mich.).

The Staff

Aubrey Berg, Director
Aubrey Berg has headed CCM’s Musical Theatre program for the past twenty-three years. He has directed extensively for both professional and educational theatres, with productions ranging from the classics to new plays, from musical theatre to dramatic works. He holds a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has studied at the Bristol Old Vic, the British Drama League and the British Council at Stratford-upon-Avon. His work has received a DALRO Award Citation, Joseph Jefferson Award Citations, Obelisk Awards for Excellence in the Performing Arts, Post-Corbett Award nominations, Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and Acclaim Citations. He is the first holder of the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre and served as Artistic Director of CCM’s award winning summer repertory, Hot Summer Nights, for seven years. He is delighted to have graduates working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in national and international tours, and in every aspect of the entertainment industry.

Jesse Kissell, Musical Director
A second-year graduate student from New York City, Jesse Kissel was assistant musical director for CCM’s Anything Goes. He worked for the Boston Pops’ Red, White and Blue Celebration, the Indian Hill Symphony’s Paul Whiteman Celebration and the Naples Philharmonic’s Rhapsody in Blue concert series. In addition, Jesse was assistant musical director for Titanic and Cats at the Muny (St. Louis), adjunct faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University’s CAP 21 Theatre training program and master teacher/musical director for U.S. Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.). His other musical directing credits include: Kennedy Center Spring Gala with Chita Rivera, Jenn Collella and Julie Murney (The National Symphony Orchestra with Guest Conductor JoAnn Folletta) Special Opening of The Eisenhower Theatre at the Kennedy Center, TOVAH: Out Of Her Mind (Tovah Feldshuh), Hello AgainThoroughly Modern Millie,CabaretAssassins and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Patti James, Choreographer
Before returning in 1992 to her hometown of Cincinnati, Patti James performed in and choreographed shows in the U.S., Canada and Australia. She has worked in musicals, theme parks, film, television and industrial shows. James has toured with U.S. productions of Chicago and Ballroom and most recently performed as Lottie in Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of Mack and Mabel starring Gary Sandy. For the past ten years, James has been an adjunct instructor of musical theater at CCM, teaching jazz and tap and choreographing productions including Candide,Dancing at LughnasaMerrily We Roll Along and The Full Monty. She has taught dance at Walt Disney World, Sydney Australia’s School of Performing Arts, the Southern Ballet in Orlando and Northern Kentucky University. For eight years James has directed and choreographed the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays,” as well as their 2004 “Today’s Tonys” and the 2007 “Red, White & Boom” at Riverbend. She has worked with the Northern Kentucky Symphony on Jesus Christ SuperstarEvita and The Sound of Music. James works with numerous theater groups in high schools throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Thomas C. Umfrid, Set Designer
2010-11 marks the 24th season of Thomas Umfrid’s tenure as teacher and senior resident scenic designer at CCM, where he has created more than 59 scenic designs. Some of his favorite CCM designs have been Little WomenThe Pajama GameDon GiovanniThe Elixir of LoveThe Pirates of PenzanceBrigadoonPelléas et MélisandeThe Marriage of FigaroOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestThe CrucibleRusalkaMy One and OnlyMan of La ManchaThe Secret GardenThe Rake’s ProgressDon PasqualeAlbert Herring and the 1990, ’92 and ’95 “Hot Summer Nights” seasons. Regional and national credits include projects for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Stages St. Louis, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Utah Shakespearean Festival, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Manhattan School of Music. Internationally, he has designed for London’s Royal College of Music and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has held staff positions at the Santa Fe Opera, Guthrie Theatre and Missouri Repertory Theatre. Member United Scenic Artists 829.

Rebecca Senske, Costume Designer
Rebecca Senske is associate costume designer at CCM. She designed costumes for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Abridged Version of the Bible and the May Festival’s production of Noah’s Flood. Other recent credits include Nightclub ConfidentialBlue/Orange and The Frog Princess for Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Dirt Songs and Air and Dreams for Shawn Womack Dance Projects, Judith Mikita and Friends’ Forsooth for the Aronoff Center’s grand opening celebration and costume consultant for Cheryl Wallace’s Update at the Aronoff Center for the Contemporary Dance Theater’s 25th Anniversary Season Concert in 1998. Her many CCM productions include “Hot Summer Nights” 1998–2001, Man of La ManchaThe Hot MikadoSweet CharityTurn of the Screw, the opera video Iphigenia in TaurisThe Coronation of PoppeaBig River and Little Me. Senske also designed costumes for Traveler in the Dark for the York Theater in New York City,Crossing Delancy in Albany, NY, and the singers on the Bugs Bunny float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She served as associate costume designer for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for several years, and she is the costume coordinator for Cincinnati Opera.

Samantha Spiro, Lighting Designer
A third-year graduate student from Tampa, Florida, Samantha Spiro was lighting designer for CCM’s productions of The Rape of Lucretia (at Spoleto and CCM), Blood Wedding and 2009 Winter Dance Concert. Elsewhere, Samantha was assistant lighting designer for Cincinnati Ballet’s The Sammy Project and Swan Lake and assistant lighting designer for the Cincinnati Opera during summer 2009.

Kelly Yurko, Wig & Make-Up Designer
Kelly Yurko was the wig master and make-up artist for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park from 1989 to 2001. She has 14 years’ experience in make-up design, ventilating and construction of wigs, facial hair, prosthetics and mold making. She served as wig master for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Ford’s Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and Denver Theatre Center. In addition, she was the wig master and make-up artist for the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Opera Columbus, Santa Fe Stages and Kentucky Opera.

Richard J. Koharik, Sound Designer
A senior from Berea, Ohio, Richard J. Koharik was assistant sound designer for CCM’s productions of Picnic and Hair, master sound technician for Rape of Lucretia and A1 mix engineer for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Elsewhere, Richard was assistant sound designer for seven shows during the summer 2010 season at West Virginia Public Theater (Morgantown, W. Va.) and sound engineer/master sound technician for Centennial Theater (Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio).

Chuck Hatcher, Sound Designer
Chuck Hatcher is an associate professor of Theatre Design and Production and the head of the sound design program. Recent CCM credits include Rashomon, The Lady’s Not For Burning and Charley’s Aunt. Outside of CCM, local credits include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Othello at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Alice in Wonderland, Grey Gardens and The Frog Princess at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching and designing, Hatcher is the current chair of the Ohio Valley Section of the United States Institute of Theater Technology and is a vice-commissioner at the national level with the USITT Sound Commission. Hatcher is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 as a sound designer.

Paul Martin, Technical Director
A third-year graduate student from Newport, Kentucky, Paul Martin was technical director for CCM’s productions of Picnic and Blood Wedding. He was also assistant technical director for CCM’sHairBat Boy and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Sandra Zamora, Stage Manager
A third-year graduate student from Brownsville, Texas, Sandra Zamora was stage manager for CCM’s productions of Of Mice and Men and Crimes of the Heart and assistant stage manager for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. At CCM, she was also assistant to the director for You Can’t Take It With You, supertitle operator for Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and props artisan for Alcina. In addition, Sandra served as a stage manager intern for Die Meistersinger and La Bohème with the Cincinnati Opera and for Sleeping Beauty and My Name is Asher Lev at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Sandra also was production assistant and props crew intern with the Santa Fe Opera and stage manager for The Great Celestial Cow and Bobby Gould at Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas).

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