CCM presents a special seasonal treat at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, as CCMONSTAGE Jazz and Musical Theatre unite to present Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite in Corbett Auditorium.
One of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Duke Ellington recorded The Nutcracker Suite for the Columbia record label in 1960. The album featured jazz interpretations of well-known melodies by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
Under the musical direction of Scott Belck, dancers from CCM’s Musical Theatre program will join the Jazz Orchestra to transform The Nutcracker Suite’s romantic orchestrations into jumping jazz melodies, including “Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes),” “Peanut Brittle Brigade” and “Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy).” Featuring choreography by Diane Lala, a classical ballet becomes cool-cat jazz, infused with Vegas glitz, Hollywood glamour and a little New York razzmatazz.
Tickets to the Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite concert can be purchased online through CCM’s e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Ticket prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.
Directions and Parking
CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.