CCM's 2013-14 Studio Series includes a production of 'Boeing Boeing' presented by the Carnegie and CCM Drama this November.

CCM’s 2013-14 Studio Series includes a production of ‘Boeing Boeing’ presented by the Carnegie and CCM Drama this November.

CCM is pleased to announce details for its 2013-14 Studio Series of opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions.

This season’s Studio Series includes eight exciting productions showcasing CCM’s rising stars. The series opens in October with the newly re-imagined musical adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie and concludes in April with the irreverent Shakespearean/zombie mash-up Living Dead in Denmark.

This season’s series includes a revival of the Tony Award-winning comedy classic Boeing Boeing produced in collaboration with the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center and a public reading of the new American opera Fellow Travelers, produced in collaboration with Cincinnati Opera as part of the Opera Fusion program.

Always innovative, CCM’s 2013-14 Studio Series also includes the annual TRANSMIGRATION Festival of student-created new dramatic works and annual student choreographer’s dance showcase. Emmanuel Chabrier’s effervescent opéra bouffe L’étoileand the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee round out this year’s Studio Series.

Tickets and Parking Information
With free admission and limited seating for the six CCM-hosted productions in this series, the Studio Series remains one of the hottest tickets in town. All Studio Series performances held at CCM are free and open to the general public, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made the week of each show by visiting the CCM Box Office in UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts or by calling 513-556-4183.

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.

Please see the individual listings below for Boeing Boeing and Fellow Travelers ticketing details.

Additional Information
Titles and dates subject to change. For more information regarding CCM events, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit ccm.uc.edu.
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CCM 2013-14 STUDIO SERIES
Opera, Musical Theatre, Drama, Dance

Carrie
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Aubrey Berg, director
Steve Goers, musical director
Vince DeGeorge, choreographer

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she is an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she is at the mercy of her loving but cruelly overprotective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she has a special power and, if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical version of Carrie has not been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show’s original authors have crafted a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Recommended for mature audiences.

Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Oct. 7. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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Boeing Boeing
Presented by CCM Drama and the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
Written by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Brant Russell, director

Bernard is engaged to Gloria. And to Gabriella. And to Gretchen. Three beautiful flight attendants kept secret from each other only by Bernard’s precise timetables of flights in and out of Paris. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Play,” Boeing Boeing is a high-flying physical comedy classic featuring the exciting emerging talent of CCM Drama in the debut of new faculty director Brant Russell!

Performance times:

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24

Location: The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY
Admission: $17 – $24; tickets may be purchased through the Carnegie Box Office at 859-957-1940 or online at www.thecarnegie.com.
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Opera Fusion: New Work Lab Presents:
Fellow Travelers

A collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera
Co-Artistic Directors Robin Guarino and Marcus Küchle
Composed by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Mark Gibson, conductor
Kevin Newbury, director
Junghyun Cho/Carol Walker, pianists

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera present a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an original work. Based on the searing historical novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers takes place in Washington during the McCarthy era and focuses on what has become known as the “Lavender Scare,” an internal investigation into what was termed “sexual subversion” within the US government.

Public reading:

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26

Location and Admission: TBA. Please contact the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at 513-241-2742 for more information.
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L’étoile
Composed by Emmanuel Chabrier
Libretto by Eugene Leterrier and Albert Vanloo
Stefano Sarzani Kevin Murphy, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Set in a mystical fairy-tale kingdom, this wickedly witty three-act opera will charm and delight as lovelorn hopes and misunderstandings inevitably lead to a happy ending. L’étoile will be sung in French with English supertitles.

Performance Dates:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, Feb. 10. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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TRANSMIGRATION 2014: A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard Hess, director

TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” is a festival of new works created by the acting students in CCM Drama. Six teams of actors craft and perform five original 30-minute shows. Performed simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village, TRANSMIGRATION will allow the audience to sample four different new works of their choosing in one spectacular evening. “Thanks to the drama program at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music,” observed CityBeat’s Rick Pender, “theater fans were offered a jolt of onstage vitality.”

Performance Dates:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 7
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8

Location: Various locations in the CCM Village
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 3. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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Dance Student Choreographers Showcase
Deirdre Carberry, director

Come experience the next generation of emerging choreographers as CCM dance majors take the stage with exciting and diverse new works. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of CCM Dance with this all-new program, showcasing a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary.

Performance Dates:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 7
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 3. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin and Jay Reiss
Vince DeGeorge, director

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grownups who have barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. A hilarious overachievers’ angst against the spelling championship of a lifetime, this Tony Award-winning musical is the unlikeliest of hits about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky, yet charming, cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3
  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 4
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 31. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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Living Dead in Denmark
Written by Qui Nguyen
k. Jenny Jones, director

Set five years after the tragic events that ended Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady MacBeth must save Denmark from an overwhelming zombie horde. Time Out New York hailed Living Dead in Denmark as, “A perfect storm of horror and geek obsessions.” Due to adult language and some violent content, this production is recommended for mature audiences.

Performance Dates:

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Admission: Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 14. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

CCM Dance Department Supporter: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

CCM Opera Department Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal

CCM Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Opera Fusion: New Works is sponsored by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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