CCM’s Preparatory Department proudly presents its annual spring productions with the CCM Prep Ballet and Junior Musical Theatre. Tickets for both productions are on sale now.
On Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater, the CCM Youth Ballet Company, Jr. Company and Mini company perform traditional and contemporary works including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
The Junior Musical Theatre will perform Xanadu, Jr. the following weekend at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Cohen Family Studio Theater.
The CCM Youth Ballet Company consists of the Mini, Junior and Senior Youth companies with 50 dancers total, ranging from age 8 through adult. This year they will perform Sergei Prkofief’s beloved Peter and the Wolf. Soloists are Hannah Musser and Andrea Springman as the bird, Helga Paris-Morales and Jackie Sidow as the duck, Vera Bostwick and Juju Stojanovic as the cat, Lucas Wilmes and Blake Funk as Peter, Samuel St. John as the wolf and guest dancer John Wilmes as grandfather. CCM Preparatory faculty Tricia Sundbeck and Thomas Bell choreographed this production. The CCM Youth Ballet Company recently performed Peter and the Wolf at Music Hall with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of the Lollipops music series.
The Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 who have a special interest in musical theatre. Last fall, 30 students were selected and then traveled to Atlanta the following January for the Junior Theater Festival, which included over 3,000 middle school students from all over the country. The CCM Junior Musical Theatre students presented a scene from Xanadu, Jr. and the group was given an “Excellence in Music” award. Margot Grom, Tanner Gleeson, Henry Howland, Nora DeGreen and Jonah Sorcher are the featured students in this disco-inspired musical, directed by Dee Anne Bryll, with musical direction by Becky Childs.
CCM Preparatory is one of just a very few select programs that holds triple accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music, Theatre and Dance. This ensures that the faculty, curriculum and facilities have undergone a thorough review and meet the high national standards for community schools and programs. A variety of locations, highly qualified staff and a complete range of programs make CCM Prep a great choice for your arts experience. Many CCM Prep students continue their arts training at such prestigious institutions such as CCM, Oberlin, Northwestern, University of Michigan and the Berklee College of Music. You will find our faculty performing with ensembles and organizations throughout the city.
CCM Youth Ballet Company Performance Times
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25
- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students. To purchase tickets in advance, please call the Preparatory office at 513-556-2595. Tickets to CCM Prep Ballet will also be sold at the door.
Xanadu Jr. Performance Times
- 7 p.m. Friday, May 2
- 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office or over the telephone at 513-556-4183.
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.
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Community Partner: ArtsWave