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The Cincinnati Enquirer recently featured CCM’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of The Threepenny Opera (Feb. 28 – March 10) as one of “13 Performances that Promise to Melt Your Heart” this winter.

Jackie Demaline writes, “Before there was Cabaret or Chicago, there was Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s ‘opera’ that is intent on setting opera on its ear. Also a jabbing political satire of its era, The Threepenny Opera is all about wicked bandit and womanizer Macheath (Mack the Knife) and his adventures in London’s underworld. Expect CCM Musical Theatre to sing the show to the rafters under the direction of CCM Opera department chair Robin Guarino.”

A part of CCM’s year-long Kurt Weill Festival, The Threepenny Opera is set in an anachronistic Victorian London envisioned by Tony Award-winning guest scenic designer John Arnone and brought to life by CCM’s theatre design and production students.

The Threepenny Opera is directed by Guarino with musical direction by Roger Grodsky and choreographer Patti James. This production includes mature subjct matter.

You can read Demaline’s full roundup of “hot” winter performances here.

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 *
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10

* The Friday, March 1 performance of The Threepenny Opera will be preceded by a pre-show talk presented by the University of Houston’s Howard Pollack. The talk begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Baur Room of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts and is free and open to the general public.

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to The Threepenny Opera are $30 for adults, $19 for non-UC students and $17 for UC students with valid ID.

$12 student rush tickets are available for Saturday matinee performances beginning at 1 p.m. on March 2 and March 9. Limit two rush tickets per valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

Funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

ArtsWave: Community Partner

Macy’s: Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

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