CCM Slideshows: Of Mice and Men

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Based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George and Lennie, two displaced farm hands during the Great Depression. Chasing the American dream to someday own their own stake of land, the pair travels across the California countryside in search of work. When their journey leads them into trouble, one friend must make a tragic choice to save the other. Sung in English with supertitles. Opening night will feature special pre- and post-performance talks by Maestro Carlisle Floyd.

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CCM Slideshows: Picnic

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Life turns upside down in a small Kansas town when a handsome drifter arrives to stir hearts both young and old. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, this bittersweet comedy has set audiences’ hearts ablaze as lives are changed on Labor Day weekend at the annual community picnic. It’s never too late to fall in love!

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CCM Slideshows: Dance Choreographer’s Showcase

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Emerging choreographers present a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and movement at CCM’s annual Choreographer’s Showcase. Shellie Cash, director. All photography courtesy of Will Brenner. The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the support of the Corbett Foundation at CCM.

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CCM Slideshows: Anything Goes

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Shipboard shenanigans abound as CCM presents Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. The beloved musical opens Thursday, February 25 and offers an extended run performance, ending with a Sunday matinee on March 7. The show is a vintage affair of fabulous music and dazzling dance, set aboard the S.S. American cruise liner. Anything Goes, performed in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater, promises to turn back time to the 1930’s for an evening of irresistible humor and excitement.

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CCM Slideshows: PRISM XIII-A Musical Salute to Our Armed Forces

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An annual favorite, the PRISM Concert features 60 minutes of non-stop music performed from various locations in Corbett Auditorium. This year’s production pays special tribute to the United States Armed Forces and will feature performances by the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and assorted guests.

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CCM Slideshows: The Rape of Lucretia

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This week, CCM proudly presents The Rape of Lucretia (1946). Virtue is threatened by corruption in this haunting chamber opera. In ancient times, the city of Rome has fallen into depravity and it seems the only honorable woman who remains is Lucretia. The king’s son seethes with jealousy, determined to test Lucretia’s chastity. The events that ensue become a symbol of the regime’s oppression, sparking an uprising among the people. Featuring some of Britten’s most beautiful music, the opera conveys with intense passion the struggle between evil and redemption. Sung in English with supertitles.

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CCM Slideshows: Hair

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CCM celebrates the 40th anniversary of its musical theatre program with the American Tribal Love/Rock Musical, Hair! Amid the counter-culture revolution of the Age of Aquarius, a tribe of hippies and flower children stage a pacifist rebellion against the Vietnam War and the constraints of the Establishment. They are forced to examine their own beliefs and dreams in this provocative, groundbreaking and profoundly moving musical celebration. Premiered in 1968—the same year the CCM musical theater program was established—Hair is currently enjoying a wildly successful Broadway revival.

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CCM Slideshows: You Can’t Take It With You

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There is no better play written about a family coping through love during the Great Depression than the classic play, You Can’t Take It With You. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, this gentle comedy about the eccentric Sycamore family has been a perennial favorite for more than 70 years. Life may be difficult at times, and we may not always have an easy time of it, but enjoy it all while you can, because “you can’t take it with you.”

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