Kevin McCollum

This evening, alumnus Kevin McCollum (’84)  returns to CCM to hold a master class for all Musical Theatre majors. McCollum will discuss the genesis of the musical Rent, which he produced on Broadway in 1996, and the film for which he served as executive producer. McCollum will also meet with the cast of CCM’s upcoming Mainstage Production of Rent this evening.

McCollum is currently preparing the forthcoming Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams. Learn more about CCM’s revival of Rent after the jump.

CCM’s Mainstage Series of Musicals returns in late February with Jonathan Larson’s Rent. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s, Rent resets Puccini’s La bohème in the lower East Side of New York City. The Bohemian artists and poets of the original are now contemporary figures working on the fringes of the art world, finding humor, conflict and love in an environment struggling under the specter of AIDS. The winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this rock opera is a challenging, emotional and deeply moving portrait of a new generation. CCM presents Rent Feb. 24 – Mar. 6, 2011 in the University of Cincinnati’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

Due to its adult themes, this production is intended for mature audiences.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

Tickets: $27-$29, $17-$19 students, $11 student rush tickets available for Saturday matinees beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and March 5; limit two rush tickets per student ID.

Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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