Moveable Feast 2012, Musical Theatre Choir

CCM’s Class of 2014 in Musical Theatre, performing during CCM’s 2012 Moveable Feast. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati audiences will get a sneak peek of an original showcase created by the 2014 graduating class from CCM’s Department of Musical Theatre during the annual “Not Famous Yet” Showcase, which runs on March 13 (Friends of CCM benefit performance) and March 15 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

The March 13 benefit performance starts at 7 p.m. and features dinner by the bite and a post-performance celebration. Tickets for this benefit event are on sale now. For tickets and additional information, click here.

The March 15 performances take place at 5 and 8 p.m. and are free, but reservations are required. Tickets for these free performances become available at noon on Monday, March 10.

Each year, seniors from CCM’s musical theatre program travel to New York to present a showcase for the leading agents, casting directors and managers in the business. The show takes the format of a Broadway audition, with the actors showing off their solo and ensemble skills through song and dance numbers. The work is created by the students themselves under the supervision of program chair Aubrey Berg and with the assistance of musical director Julie Spangler.

CCM Musical Theatre's Class of 2014: (top row) Katie Wesler, Jordan DeLeon, Adrienne Tang, Max Clayton, Jennifer Hickman, Kimber Sprawl, Blaine Krauss, Stephanie Park (middle row) Emily Schexnaydre, Julian Decker, Matt Hill, Catherine Helm, Dane Becker, Stephanie Cain, Collin Kessler, Erica Vlahinos (bottom row) Hannah Freeman, Connor Deane, Noah Ricketts.

CCM Musical Theatre’s Class of 2014: (top row) Katie Wesler, Jordan DeLeon, Adrienne Tang, Max Clayton, Jennifer Hickman, Kimber Sprawl, Blaine Krauss, Stephanie Park (middle row) Emily Schexnaydre, Julian Decker, Matt Hill, Catherine Helm, Dane Becker, Stephanie Cain, Collin Kessler, Erica Vlahinos (bottom row) Hannah Freeman, Connor Deane, Noah Ricketts.

This year’s performance is the 22nd edition of the CCM “Not Famous Yet” showcase. The annual showcase began with the establishment of the Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre in 1991. At the time of its inception, it was the only academic chair of its kind in the United States. Learn more about the Musical Theatre Class of 2014 at ccm.uc.edu/theatre/musical_theatre/overview/currentclass.

Friends of CCM Benefit Performance
The opening performance of the Musical Theatre Showcase on March 13 is part of a benefit for the Friends of CCM. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes dinner by the bite.

This event also includes the presentation of the Musical Theatre Young Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding professional achievement by graduates of CCM’s musical theatre program from the past two decades. This year’s recipients are Eric Sciotto and Kirsten Wyatt, who both graduated from UC in 1997.

Sciotto’s recent Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin DroodPriscilla, Queen of the DesertRock of AgesPal JoeyCry-Baby and A Chorus Line. You can enjoy a video of Sciotto performing Bobby Cronin’s “Reach the Sky” here.

Wyatt was most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Annie (learn more about that production, courtesy of UC Magazinehere) and was also featured in the Broadway productions of A Christmas Story: The MusicalElfShrek the Musical and High Fidelity.

Tickets for the March 13 benefit are:

  • Patron Tickets: $100 each; includes a patron reception before the performance honoring Eric Sciotto and Kirsten Wyatt, general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • General Public Tickets: $75 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • Friends of CCM Member Tickets: $50 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.
  • Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $35 each; includes general performance seating, dinner by the bite and garage parking.

Proceeds benefit student career development grants and scholarships. Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket, call CCM External Relations at 513-556-2100 or visit https://ccm.weshareonline.org/NotFamousYetShowcase2014.

CCM Hosts FREE Performances of the Showcase on March 15
Admission to the Musical Theatre Showcase at 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, is FREE. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 10; please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to make a reservation. Limit two tickets per order.

Performance Times

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 — Friends of CCM Benefit
  • 5 & 8 p.m. Saturday March 15

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing and Reserving Tickets
Tickets to the Friends of CCM benefit performance are on sale now. Ticket options include $100 patron level tickets (includes pre-show patron reception), $75 general public tickets, $50 Friends of CCM member tickets and $35 young professional tickets (age 40 and under). Seating is limited. To purchase, call CCM’s Office of External Relations at 513-556-2100. Learn more athttps://ccm.weshareonline.org/NotFamousYetShowcase2014.

Admission to the 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, performances is FREE, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 10. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to make a reservation. Limit two tickets per order.

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 detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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