Ariel Quartet members Gershon Gerchikov, Amit Even-Tov, Jan Grüning and Alexandra "Sasha" Kazovsky. Photography by Robert A. Flischel.

CCM Calendar Updates for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Please note the following updates to CCM’s 2017-18 calendar of major events:

  • TIME/VENUE CHANGE: The Pianopalooza Plays Prokofiev concert has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at CCM’s Dierterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300.
  • ADDITION: CCM’s Ethnomusicology program welcomes Turkish singer, composer and scholar Latif Bolat for a Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at CCM’s Mary Emery Hall, Room 3250.
  • ADDITION: The Zodiac Trio will hold a master class at 4 p.m. and a Guest Artist Recital at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.
  • ADDITION: Alan Siebert and Michael Unger will hold a joint Faculty Artist Recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, located at 2690 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.
  • DATE CHANGE: The Ariel Quartet‘s concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 has been moved to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the request of the Quartet. The concert will remain in CCM’s newly renovated Corbett Auditorium.

CCM’s full schedule of major performances for the fall semester is available online at ccm.uc.edu/about/villagenews/notations-ovations/fall-2017-schedule.

You can always find the most up-to-date information on CCM’s calendar of events at ccm.uc.edu.

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Alumna Adrienne Danrich Gives CCM Recital This Weekend

CCM welcomes the return of alumna Adrienne Danrich (MM Voice, 1995) for a special 150th Anniversary guest artist recital at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 22 at CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

The soprano will perform a free recital “Of Legends and Contemporaries,” with accompaniment from Lydia Brown, piano; Marcus Küchle, piano; and Bill Willits, guitar. The program features works by Richard Wagner, Francis Poulenc and Sergei Rachmaninoff along with pieces by contemporary composers including Ricky Ian Gordon and Danrich herself.  Complete repertoire is below.

An award winning singer, writer, composer and educator, Danrich is a versatile artist based in New York City. She is most notably recognized for winning a Midwest Emmy for her performance and narration of This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, which she also created. In 2006, the Cincinnati Opera commissioned Danrich to write and perform the one-woman show, which has since been presented over 80 times across the United States and televised on PBS Milwaukee and Cincinnati’s WCET.

Experience Danrich’s artistry in person during her free recital this Sunday, Oct. 22 at CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. Danrich’s return to her alma mater during CCM’s 150th Anniversary Celebration is not to be missed.

Learn more about Adrienne Danrich on her professional website: adriennedanrich.com

Repertoire
WAGNER: Dich, Teure Halle from Tannhäuser
POULENC: La Dame de Monte Carlo from Mefistofele
RACHMANINOFF: No prophet, I Op. 21, No. 11; Child, You Are Beautiful Like a Flower, Op. 8, No. 2; In My Garden at Night, Op. 38, No. 1; A-u!, Op. 38, No. 6
ARRIGO BOITO: L’altra notte in fondo al mare
Intermission
RICKY IAN GORDON: Daybreak in Alabama
DREW HEMENGER: Genius Child and Casual
GEOFFREY BURLESON: Shall We Gather by the River
ADRIENNE DANRICH & KAMALA SANKARAM: Anti-Social Media
ADRIENNE DANRICH & DAVE HALL: Strawberry and My Lady
ADRIENNE DANRICH: Forgiveness
ADRIENNE DANRICH & DAVE HALL: I Am Not Alone
MARGARET BONDS: He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Performance Time
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 

Location
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
FREE

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 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 presents 'Seussical' Oct. 19-29 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Photo by Mark Lyons.

CCM Slideshows: ‘Seussical’

Here is your first look at CCM Musical Theatre’s Mainstage production of Seussical. Directed by Vince DeGeorge, this musical tale of wonder and excitement opens at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 19, and runs through Oct. 29 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

Composed by CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982) and Lynn Ahrens, Seussical is based on some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories. Audiences will recognize some of the author’s timeless characters in the show, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle and The Grinch.

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View the slideshow above for your sneak peek of the production.

DeGeorge says CCM’s design team for Seussical has used their own imaginations to create an original aesthetic that honors Dr. Seuss in spirit.

“Seuss is all about the joy of invention and surprise; it is about taking our expectations and twisting and turning them on their head,” he adds. “Come expecting to see the unexpected.”

Travel to the magical world of Dr. Seuss with CCM’s production of Seussical. 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/mainstage/seussical.

  • Read Rick Pender’s Cincinnati CityBeat Staff Pick focused on the show here.
  • Read Anne Simendinger’s preview of the show for The News Record here.
  • Learn more about Seussical in CCM’s press release here.
  • Watch behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals here.

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SEUSSICALTM
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Seussical are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

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/mainstage/seussical.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

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 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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SEUSSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

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CCM’s Thinking About Music Series Opens Friday, Oct. 20

Each semester, CCM welcomes distinguished experts for a series of free musical discussions. This fall, the Thinking About Music lecture series will present two free public talks, beginning with a presentation by Kenyon College Professor Maria Mendonça at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 20 in CCM’s Baur Room.

Sponsored by the Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, these music theory and history discussions feature diverse topics presented by distinguished experts from all over the United States and are designed to engage participants’ imaginations and to consider music in new ways.

This semester’s series also includes a presentation from University of Kansas, School of Music Professor Scott Murphy at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. See the listings below for more information on this semester’s presentation topics.

Since its inception in 1997, the Thinking About Music Series has presented nearly 130 lectures and one symposium by guests from a number of different colleges, universities, schools of music, foundations, institutes, museums and publications.

The subjects of the lectures have covered historical musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology, along with the ancillary fields of organology, dance, music business and law, cognitive psychology, and the philosophy, theology and sociology of music.

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2017 FALL JOSEPH AND FRANCES JONES POETKER THINKING ABOUT MUSIC LECTURE SERIES

5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
GAMELAN PERFORMANCE IN BRITAIN: ENCOUNTERS AND IMAGINARIES
Maria Mendonça, Kenyon College
The Indonesian gamelan – a predominantly bronze percussion ensemble comprised of gongs, metallophones and other instruments– has had a long entanglement with the discipline of ethnomusicology from its foundational moments to the present. But ethnomusicology is only one of several networks of circulation, including colonial administration, cultural diplomacy, educational ideology and prison rehabilitation, that have facilitated the movement and reinterpretation of the ensemble and its music outside of Indonesia. In this lecture, Maria Mendonça explores the ways in which the ensemble and its music has been reimagined and localized in Britain, drawing on her recent ethnographic film project Gamelan Encounters (2017).
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
• The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Thinking About Music Lecture Series •
A WISDOM OF MUSIC
Scott Murphy, University of Kansas, School of Music
Earlier this year, Harvard professor Mihir Desai published The Wisdom of Finance, which demonstrates how certain economic structures parallel humanity’s timeless struggles and aspirations as encoded in works of culture. One of those structures is the set of incommensurable preferences: citing Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness, Desai finds this set embedded in notions of what makes for a good life. In this talk, Murphy demonstrates that this set also undergirds many stylistic aspects of Western classical tonal music, in direct contradiction to a prevailing trend in music-theoretical research. From this perspective, defaults such as major-minor tonality and four-part textures emerge as solutions.
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE
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Event Information
Unless otherwise indicated, all Thinking About Music lectures take place in the Baur Room of CCM’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, which is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

These events are free and open to the public. All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu for the most current event information.

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 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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A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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Women Invited to Join UC Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity

UC's Eta-Iota chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity

Women at the University of Cincinnati who have a sincere interest in music and a desire for lasting friendships need look no further than the Eta-Iota chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, a professional organization open to all female students who have enrolled in at least one course in music during their time at UC.

The UC chapter of SAI was formed in 1955 when the Eta chapter of the College of Music merged with the Iota chapter of the Conservatory of Music. The merger between the two schools produced the College-Conservatory of Music, and, just as CCM’s name is hyphenated, the two SAI chapters became the Eta-Iota chapter.

Members of SAI meet regularly to conduct business and to participate in social events and fundraisers. Eta-Iota holds business meetings every two weeks to plan events and conduct other chapter business; the chapter also holds social events and fundraisers about once a month. For October, the sisters of Eta-Iota plan to visit a pumpkin patch. The chapter also volunteers as a group with MYCincinnati, a free youth orchestra program in Price Hill.

CCM piano performance major Marissa Kerbel is the president of the Eta-Iota chapter, and she values not only the professional side of the organization but also the sisterhood she has found.

“We are incredibly supportive of one another, attending each other’s recitals and encouraging each other when rehearsals become intense,” Kerbel said.

“The women of Eta-Iota have become like a family to me, and it is always nice to see your family around campus every day and know that there is such love and support coming from them, even when we are at our busiest and most stressed.”

The costs of joining Sigma Alpha Iota are very small when compared to some social sororities, whose annual costs can approach or even exceed $1,000. Eta-Iota’s membership fees are $125 per academic year, as well as a $50 pledging fee and a $250 initiation fee. These fees go towards membership materials upon initiation, as well as funding chapter events throughout the year.

SAI’s national philanthropic organization, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc., seeks to promote the creation, performance and scholarship of music throughout the world through support of the MacDowell Colony for artists in New Hampshire, a triennial composition competition, providing support for musicians with special needs (including producing large-print and Braille sheet music) and contributing instruments and other materials to schools and musicians in developing countries.

The Eta-Iota chapter is planning its own special fundraising concert this year in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8; the chapter plans to perform works by female composers and donate the proceeds from the events to a local women’s organization.

Interested women should plan to attend at least one recruitment event to be considered eligible to become a member-in-training.  Eta-Iota’s upcoming recruitment event is a hot chocolate social at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, during which the women will make blankets to donate to those in need.

Sigma Alpha Iota is a well-known organization among musicians and supporters of music; there are approximately 125,000 members around the world, with over 220 active collegiate chapters and 114 alumnae chapters. Some famous members and honorary members of SAI include composer Libby Larsen, soprano Jessye Norman, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, contralto Marian Anderson, violinist Rachel Barton Pine and many more distinguished musicians.

“I know that wherever I go, there will be an SAI sister not too far away,” Kerbel said.

For more information on Sigma Alpha Iota, visit sai-national.org. To learn more about SAI’s Eta-Iota chapter and to inquire about the chapter’s upcoming events, visit the chapter’s Facebook page.

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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM’s Fall Choral Series Features Local Collaborations and Iconic Works

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies presents five concerts during fall 2017, featuring collaborations with local ensembles and iconic works by Gioachino Rossini and J.S. Bach.

Under the direction of CCM Professors Earl Rivers and Brett Scott, CCM’s and UC’s choral ensembles present the Fall 2017 Choral Series. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

CCM’s Department of Choral Studies presents six concerts during fall 2017, featuring collaborations with local ensembles and iconic works by Gioachino Rossini and J.S. Bach.

CCM Chorale gives voice to Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, in CCM’s Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300. One of Rossini’s last works, Petite Messe Solennelle will be performed in the original chamber version of 1863 for 12 solo and semi-solo singers, two pianos and harmonium.

The UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses present Choral Classics in Patricia Corbett Theater on Oct. 31, which includes works by Fauré, Holmes, Koppin, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Tormis.

Series highlights include a collaborative concert with the CCM Philharmonia on Nov. 4 and 5, featuring J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor. The performances will be given at two local churches: Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral on Nov. 4 and Knox Church on Nov. 5.

The fall series culminates with the annual Feast of Carols on Dec. 2 and 3 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium, featuring collaborations with guest choirs from Walnut Hills High School, Bridgetown Middle School and the Southern Gateway Barbershop Chorus.

Complete programing information for CCM’s Fall 2017 Choral Series is below. Flex packages and single tickets for all 2017-18 Concert Series performances are on sale now.

Event Information

All events listed here take place in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Admission is free to many CCM performances, although some events do require purchased tickets or reservations. Please see individual event information for details and ordering information.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Purchasing Tickets
Unless indicated otherwise in the event listings below, 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.

Single tickets, subscription packages and flex ticket packages are on sale now!

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 information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the 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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3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15
• Choral Series •
ROSSINI’S PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE
CCM Chorale
Brett Scott, music director and conductor

Performed in the original chamber version of 1863 for 12 solo and semi-solo singers, two pianos and harmonium, Petite Messe Solennelle is one of Rossini’s last works.
Location: Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, Room 300
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
• Choral Series •
CHORAL CLASSICS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger, music directors and conduc
tors
Comprised of students from all 14 UC colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present works by Fauré, Holmes, Koppin, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi and Tormis.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
J.S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Student Soloists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, is the Mount Everest of the Late Baroque period. Bach’s supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional devices and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
J.S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR
CCM Philharmonia, CCM Chamber Choir and CCM Student Soloists
Earl Rivers, music director and conductor

The Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, is the Mount Everest of the Late Baroque period. Bach’s supreme achievement of setting the Mass text for soloists, chorus and orchestra summarizes his writing for voices and instruments, not only in the variety of styles, compositional devices and range of sonorities, but also in the high level of technical polish.
Location: Knox Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
• Prestige Event Series •
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Walnut Hills High School, Bridgetown Middle School and the Southern Gateway (Barbershop) Chorus
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker, Molly Getsinger, Jeff Ledgers, Anthony Nims and Chelsey Sweatman, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2017 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CCC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-$20 for adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
HOLIDAY CONCERT
Cincinnati Children’s Choir
Robyn Lana, music director
The 450 members of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir, including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, perform holiday songs from around the globe.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors: Jan Rogers, Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

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CCM’s Sesquicentennial Mainstage Series Presents ‘Seussical’

Seussical

Composed by CCM alumnus Stephen Flaherty, this musical fable is based on some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents the second installment of its 2017-18 Mainstage Series with Seussical, a musical tale of wonder and excitement for children and grown-ups alike. Composed by Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, 1982) and Lynn Ahrens, Seussical opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Patricia Corbett Theater.

Audiences will recognize some of Dr. Seuss’ timeless characters in the show, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, and, of course, The Grinch. Seussical embraces the pizzazz and quirk of Dr. Seuss’ tales with catchy songs and elaborate, dazzling costumes.

“There is so much joy and life in these stories and in all of the music of Seussical,” says Vince DeGeorge, CCM assistant professor and Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage. “As the director and choreographer, my job has been to honor the humanity that is the driving force behind the famous original source material and this beautifully crafted musical.”

The musical itself is closely tied to CCM; composer Stephen Flaherty graduated from CCM in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. He often works with lyricist Lynn Ahrens to create musicals. The Tony Award-winning duo has collaborated on Anastasia, Once on This Island and Ragtime.

“I truly believe that Seussical is one of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ most inventive, playful and heartfelt scores,” DeGeorge says. “It has always been one of my favorites. The fact that Stephen Flaherty is an alumnus of CCM makes doing this project that much more meaningful for all of us involved.”

DeGeorge says CCM’s production of Seussical offers plenty of surprises for audiences. The design team has used their own imaginations to create an original aesthetic that honors Dr. Seuss in spirit.

“Seuss is all about the joy of invention and surprise; it is about taking our expectations and twisting and turning them on their head,” DeGeorge says. “Come expecting to see the unexpected.”

Travel to the magical world of Dr. Seuss with CCM’s production of Seussical, presented Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 25-29, 2017, in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. Additional student discounts are available through the CCM Box Office.

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/mainstage/seussical.

Learn more about CCM’s production of Seussical in this behind-the-scenes video.
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SEUSSICALTM
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss

Creative Team

  • Vince DeGeorge, director and choreographer
  • Luke Flood*, musical director
  • Christopher Kelley*, choreographer
  • Mark Halpin, scenic designer
  • Erik McCandless*, lighting designer
  • Sean K. Tingle*, sound designer
  • Dean Mogle, costume designer
  • Kelly Yurko, wig & make-up designer
  • Ann Marie White*, dialect coach
  • Sam Lewis*, stage manager

* CCM student

Cast List

  • Donelvan Thigpen as The Boy
  • Kevin Chlapecka as The Cat in the Hat
  • Frankie Thams as Horton the Elephant
  • Emily Royer as Gertrude McFuzz
  • Bryn Purvis as Mayzie LaBird
  • Jenny Mollet as Sour Kangaroo
  • Derek Kastner as Mr. Mayor of Whoville
  • Marissa Hecker as Mrs. Mayor of Whoville
  • Madison Deadman, Bailee Endebrock and Areo Keller as Bird Girls
  • EJ Dohring, Stavros Koumbaros and Daniel Marhelko as Wickersham Brothers
  • Kyle Pollack as General Schmitz
  • Madison Hagler as The Grinch
  • Matt Copley as Vlad Vladikoff
  • Ben Pimental as Yertle the Turtle

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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Seussical are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Customizable subscription packages are also available for CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

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/mainstage/seussical.

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 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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SEUSSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual
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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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