Today, we are pleased to announce details for the 2011-12 CCM Mainstage Series of drama, musical theatre and opera productions. This year’s unforgettable Mainstage Series features a moving drama by Helen Edmundson and a ravishing comedy by Tom Stoppard, bold and enchanting musical theatre by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim and sublime operas by Mozart and Stravinsky. The series features six fully-staged works, with performances taking place Oct. 27, 2011 through May 13, 2012. Subscriptions are on sale now, single tickets go on sale later this summer.

See below for production and subscription details!

Coram Boy
Written by Helen Edmundson
Music by Adrian Sutton
Adapted from the novel by Jamila Gavin
Richard E. Hess, director

Set in 18th– century London, Coram Boy centers around the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children and the lives of those connected to it – from the abandoned children coming of age to the deceitful “Coram men” who take unwanted children (for a fee) to the grave rather than the orphanage as promised to the mothers. Worthy of Dickens in the scope and sweep of its storytelling, the drama, which was nominated for six Tony Awards, chronicles a heartbreaking tale of emotional partings, evil endeavors and family redemption that sheds light on the tragedies of the so-called Age of Enlightenment. All set against the backdrop of the music sung by the children and youth of Coram, including elements of Handel’s Messiah.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26 (preview), Oct. 27–30, 2011
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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Oklahoma!
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

One of America’s most beloved musicals, Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the legendary Broadway duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Described as “Always new and gleaming… a hymn to the magic of the land, the humor and humanity of people and the simple potency of love,” by the New York Post, this award-winning show interweaves story, song and dance into a beautiful telling of the pioneering men and women of Oklahoma Territory finding love and community at the turn of the 20th century.

Performance Dates: Nov. 17–20, 2011
Location: Corbett Auditorium

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Don Giovanni
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Nicholas Muni, director

A staple of the operatic repertoire, Mozart’s Don Giovanni comically depicts a philandering, womanizing man through his many conquests and eventually to the repercussions of his selfish actions. The mix of comedy and solemnity in this classic opera, inspired by the Spanish legend of Don Juan, has led to its classification by many as the greatest opera ever composed. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Performance Dates: Feb. 9–12, 2012
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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Into the Woods
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Aubrey Berg, director
Steven Goers, musical director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods combines characters from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and other classic fairy tales in a story of adventure, deceit, misfortune and greed. The Tony Award-winning Into the Woods follows the journey of a Baker and his Wife on their quest to reverse a curse put on them by the Witch next door, forcing them to face the consequences of their actions. As the fairy tale characters work to fulfill their greatest wishes, they learn a heartwarming moral of the importance of family and community. This production celebrates the Twentieth Anniversary of the establishment of the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM.

Performance Dates: Feb. 23–26, March 1–4, 2012
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
Diane Kvapil, director

Tom Stoppard’s comedic masterpiece Arcadia takes a witty, intellectual look between past and present ideals and between contradiction and coexistence. Set in an English country house both in 1809 and modern day, Arcadia follows two interconnected stories more than 200 years apart. In the early 19th century a teenage girl and her tutor question the world around them in their quest for knowledge while the present-day scholars and residents search for clues from the residents who lived before them, revealing common thoughts of love and life that transcend the centuries.

Performance Dates: Apr. 18 (preview), Apr. 19–22, 2012
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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The Rake’s Progress
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Stravinsky’s intriguing tale of the dangers of idle hearts, hands and minds depicts the decline of Tom Rakewell from a young lover to a patient in an asylum. Tempted by the cunning Nick Shadow, who is in fact the Devil, Tom wastes his inheritance on a series of lavish misadventures, all the while disregarding his girl back home, Anne Trulove. Sung in English with supertitles.

Performance Dates: May 10-13, 2012
Location: Corbett Auditorium

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Subscriptions
The 2011-12 CCM Mainstage Series of drama, musical theatre and opera productions includes subscription packages for six-show, four-show and three-show combinations. Subscription renewal information will be sent to current subscribers this week. Current subscribers have a chance to renew their packages at last year’s prices if they place their orders by May 27, 2011.

New matinee subscriptions are $150 for a full six-show package, $104 for a four-show package and $81 for a three-show package. Evening subscriptions are $162 for a six-show package, $112 for a four-show package and $87 for a three-show package.

Flex Concert Tickets
Subscribers can also purchase flexible ticket packages to CCM’s 2011-12 Mainstage Series of concerts, which will include exciting dance, orchestral, wind, choral, jazz and guest artist events, among others. Programming and ticket package details for the CCM Mainstage Series of concerts will be announced late summer and single ticket sales will begin September 26, 2011.

Performances will be held in Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium on the UC campus.

Additional Information
Titles and dates subject to change—rights pending. To order subscriptions, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183. For additional information, visit ccm.uc.edu or call the Box Office.

Specific Performance Times

Coram Boy
Performance Dates:

  • Wed., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. (preview)
  • Thu., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 29, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

Oklahoma!
Performance Dates:

  • Thu., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 19, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Nov. 20, 2 p.m.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

Don Giovanni
Performance Dates:

  • Thu., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb. 11, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

Into the Woods
Performance Dates:

  • Thu., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Feb. 25, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 26, 2 p.m.
  • Thu., March 1, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., March 2, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., March 3, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., March 4, 2 p.m.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

Arcadia
Performance Dates:

  • Wed., Apr. 18, 8 p.m. (preview)
  • Thu., Apr. 19, 8 p.m.
  • Fri., Apr. 20, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Apr. 21, 2 & 8 p.m.
  • Sun., Apr. 22, 2 p.m.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

The Rake’s Progress
Performance Dates:

  • Thu., May 10, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., May 12, 8 p.m.
  • Sun., May 13, 2 p.m.

Location: Corbett Auditorium

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