CCM’s Ty Olwin Earns LCT Award for ‘Coram Boy’

League of Cincinnati Theatres

Congratulations to Ty Olwin, who has been recognized by the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) with an award for Leading Actor in a Play for his role in CCM’s production of Coram Boy. The epic thriller, written by Helen Edmundson and based on a young adult novel by Jamila Gavin, recently launched the school’s 2011-12 Mainstage Series.

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CCM’s Eric Huffman and Katie Johannigman Recognized with Acclaim Award Nominations for ‘Out of This World’

Congratulations to our own Eric Huffman and Katie Johannigman for earning Acclaim Award nominations for their work on Out of This World, the 2011 offering of CCM’s Musicals Redux series, which resurrects forgotten theatre gems. The show also earned an overall recommendation from Acclaim Award panelists.

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CCM’s Diane Kvapil Receives 2011 Acclaim Educator Award

When a theater educator succeeds, it’s usually the students who get the applause. But once a year the Cincinnati theater community gives a great big standing ovation to a few area teachers who inspire excellence on and off their school stages. Working long hours, out of the spotlight, these committed men and women foster collaborative creativity in all its forms, maintain vibrant educational theater programs in tough budgetary times, and produce graduates with a lifelong love of the performing arts — and the skills and values they’ll need to succeed in any field they choose.

CCM’s own Diane Kvapil received one of two Enquirer/Fifth Third Bank Theater Educator Awards presented this year; the other went to Lisa Bodollo of Mother of Mercy High School (Theater Educator Award Winner). The Acclaim Educator Winner, Kvapil has taught at CCM since 1977. Both Kvapil and Bodollo will receive a financial award for their schools’ theater programs.

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CCM’s Kate Garber, Mia Gentile and Adam Moser Named Acclaim Awards Rising Stars

Congratulations to our own Kate Garber, Mia Gentile and Adam Moser for being recognized as three of this year’s Acclaim Awards Rising Stars!

The Acclaim Awards, an initiative of Enquirer Media, has named six 2011 Rising Stars, artists and technicians under the age of 25 who have made extraordinary contributions to the local theatre scene. Each Rising Star will receive a $1,000 grant towards future endeavors, and all will be applauded at the annual Acclaim Awards celebration at 7 p.m. on May 23 at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Admission is free. Learn more about this year’s winners after the jump!

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CCM’s Hope Shangle Garners Acclaim for ‘Our Town’

CCM Drama student Hope Shangle.

CCM Drama student Hope Shangle.

Congratulations to Hope Shangle, who earned an Acclaim Award nomination for her performance as Mrs. Gibbs in CCM’s recent production of Our Town. Shangle, a junior from Grand Rapids, Mich., was recognized in the category of supporting performance by a non-Equity actress. Among her previous CCM credits, Shangle counts roles in Bury the Dead  (in which she earned a 2009-10 Acclaim Award as part of the show’s principal ensemble), You Can’t Take It With You (in which Shangle offered another Acclaim Award-winning supporting performance as family matriarch Penny Sycamore), Blood Wedding and The Matchmaker.

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Acclaim Awards Announce Additional 2010-11 Nominations

Acclaim Awards

Earlier this month, additional performers and productions received nominations from the Acclaim Awards. These nominations included the following CCM performers and productions:

Under Construction 2

  • Ensemble
  • Choreography: Diane Lala

Three Sisters

  • Ensemble

Evita

  • Lead Performance by a Non-Equity Actress: Alaina Mills as Eva Peron

Our congratulations go out to all of the additional nominees! You can view the full list of additional Acclaim Awards nominees here.

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