CCM Prep Presents “Into the Woods Jr.” on May 3-5

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement presents a miniature production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s cult-classic musical, Into the Woods. Co-directed by CCM Prep instructors Becca Kloha Strand and Becky Childs, the 60-minute junior version of the musical is presented on Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5, 2018, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater.

The production features the students of CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive program, who range from 9 to 14 years old. Into the Woods Jr. features beloved fairytale characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in a whimsical retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Audience members familiar with the original Into the Woods will recognize most of the junior version from act one of the original. Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987, where it won Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book. It has been revived many times at major playhouses, and it was adapted for film in 2014, which received three Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations.

You can see the CCM Prep’s Into the Woods Jr. this weekend in Cohen Family Studio Theater. Single tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 for more information.
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PERFORMANCE TIMES

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3
  • 7 p.m. Friday, May 4
  • 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5

LOCATION
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

ADMISSION
Tickets to CCM Prep’s Into the Woods Jr. are $15 general, $10 non-UC students and FREE for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

 

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 campus of the University of Cincinnati. 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 Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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CCM Prep Presents Spring Youth Ballet Concert

CCM Prep Spring Youth Ballet

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement presents the Spring Youth Ballet Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. CCM Prep’s young dancers will exhibit their skills by performing excerpts from the ballet repertoire and new works.

This year, five graduating high school seniors choreographed original pieces that will be presented at the concert. In addition to these student-created works, the program also features Wishes on the Wind, choreographed by Prep instructor Heather Johnson, as well as Flower Whispers, choreographed by CCM Prep ballet director Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer.

The second half of the program consists of excerpts from Le Corsaire, a feature-length ballet based on Lord Byron’s poem of the same name. The excerpts to be presented include “Les Odalisques,” a pas de deux and a waltz. The choreography for these excerpts is based on that by Marius Petipa, with music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni and Leo Delibes.

You can see the CCM Prep’s Spring Youth Ballet Concert this weekend in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Single tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 for more information.
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PERFORMANCE TIMES

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28

LOCATION
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

PURCHASING TICKETS
Tickets to CCM Prep’s Spring Youth Ballet Concert are $15 general, $10 non-UC students and FREE for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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WCPO Features 9-year-old CCM Prep Piano Prodigy

Nine-year-old Sophia Suwiryo has studied piano with CCM Preparatory instructor Takako Frautschi for the last four years. This weekend, she will display her talent on stage with the Cincinnati Pops in the “Mozart’s Neighborhood” program.

The Lollipops concert takes place at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Cincinnati’s Music Hall. Local news station WCPO, featured Suwiryo in a preview story about the performance. News anchor Chris Riva caught up with the young star and her family during a CCM Prep piano lesson with Frautschi, who says Suwiryo is a “once-in-a-generation talent.”

You can watch WCPO’s feature online at wcpo.com/entertainment/music/9-year-old-piano-prodigy-will-play-with-the-cincinnati-pops.

Learn more about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement at ccm.uc.edu/prep.

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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

CCM Prep Presents Fall Youth Ballet Concert on Dec. 8 and 9

Featuring talented students from ages nine through adult, the CCM Youth Ballet Companies perform the annual Fall Youth Ballet Concert on Dec. 8-9, 2017.

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement presents the Fall Youth Ballet Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, and Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer directs the mixed-repertoire ballet performance, which features the students of the CCM Youth Ballet Companies.

The annual dance concert features talented CCM Prep students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM Prep students and faculty. Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.

The program opens with Strangers in the Night, set to music by Frank Sinatra with choreography by CCM Prep student Anna Faist. CCM Prep students will then perform an excerpt from Napoli, also known as The Fisherman and His Bride. This story ballet, originally choreographed in 1842 by Danish choreographer August Bournonville, tells the tale of an Italian girl who falls in love with a poor fisherman. The pair finally wed after they endure many trials and tribulations, and their friends present special dances at their wedding. These wedding dances will be performed at the Fall Youth Ballet Concert.

The main highlight of the performance is Babes in Toyland, featuring music by Victor Herbert with choreography and direction by CCM Prep ballet faculty members Thomas Bell, Ana Bird, Heather Cameron-Johnson, Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, Sergey Pakharev and Tricia Sundbeck. Originally an operetta, this work focuses on Mary-Mary Quite Contrary and Tom-Tom the Piper’s Son, two residents of Mother Goose Land. They hope to get married, but the sinister town miser, Barnaby, has other plans for them. They encounter mischievous trees, an evil toy maker and other conniving characters along the way, but ultimately the couple finds their happily ever after.

You can see the CCM Fall Youth Ballet Concert this weekend in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Single tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Visit the CCM Box Office website or call 513-556-4183 for more information.

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8
  • 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
$15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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Registration is now open for all 2017-18 CCM Prep courses

CCM Preparatory Offers New Dance, Music and Theatre Arts Classes for Teens and Adults

Registration is now open for all 2017-18 CCM Prep courses

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement offers a variety of programs for pre-professional students and arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.  Seven new courses for teens and adults are now included in CCM Prep’s 2017-18 program offerings.

The new offerings are for students interested in learning dance, theatre arts and music skills. Registration is now open. Visit ccm.uc.edu/prep/registrationinfo for a complete list of programs and registration information.

CCM Prep aims to provide enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student, at any age and skill level. Courses are taught by CCM Prep faculty members and guest artists. Visit ccm.uc.edu/prep for more information.
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NEW 2017-18 CCM PREP OFFERINGS

STREET STYLE DANCE
Instructor: Julius Jenkins (Eclypse)
4-5 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 5 to Jan. 9

Ages 15 and up, no experience required
Street Style Dances have strong foundational movements and extremely rich histories. Learn styles originating from the Bronx to L.A. through high-energy participatory movement. Classes focus on five major street dance styles, Breaking, Popping, Locking, House and Krump. Learn how each style differs from the other and how they are related. Students will gain a basic understanding of the history and historical contexts out of which these styles evolved.
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 MUSICAL THEATRE INSIGHTS
Instructors: Dee Anne Bryll and Becca Kloha Strand
Session One: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, Sept. 9 to Nov. 18
Session Two: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, Jan. 20 to March 24
Ages 14-18 in grades 9 and above, no audition required
This 10-week, two-hour weekly session consists of a one-hour musical theatre dance class and a one-hour musical theatre performance class. Students will work on further enhancing their skills in acting for musical theatre, musical theatre dance, audition techniques and ensemble building. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and present material of varying styles and historical periods over the course of 10 weeks. The last day of class will consist of class observation and a question and answer session.
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INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE
Instructor: Ka-Ron Brown Lehman
Noon-1:30 p.m. every Saturday through May 12
Ballet Level 5 or higher, or with instructor permission
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CHAMBER MUSIC
Instructor: CCM Preparatory Faculty
Coaching times will be arranged based on individual student/teacher schedules
For adults and advanced high school musicians
Chamber music has been referred to as “a musical conversation among friends.” In this semester-long program, students will increase their musical skills and learn new repertoire while making new friends and enjoying the true joys of music making. The program includes coaching by CCM Preparatory faculty, a special event that may be a master class, an informal reading session or a social hour/recital. The semester culminates in a formal recital and reception.
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THE CENTERED PERFORMER: HOW TO THRIVE UNDER STRESS FOR PERFORMANCE SUCCESS
Instructor: Jennifer Roig-Francoli
Noon-1:30 p.m. every Saturday (15 week session), with occasional online classes
For ages 16 and above
This class is open to students from all performance areas (age 16+). Musicians, dancers and actors of all skill levels are welcome. In this class, you will learn powerful mind-body coordination techniques to manage stress under any circumstances and how to release tension to improve your artistic skill. You will learn how to free yourself from negative habits of mind and body that sabotage your success, and how to save time and energy with mindful, deliberate practice. This is a structured class covering specific performance-related topics, which may be taken more than once. Occasional “Easy-Access” classes may be offered online instead of onsite at CCM. Learning materials and links will be provided. Classes are taught by certified Alexander Technique teacher and professional performer Jennifer Roig-Francolí.
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THE CENTERED MUSICIAN TM: RELAX UNDER STRESS AND PLAY YOUR BEST!
Instructor: Jennifer Roig-Francoli
4-5 p.m. every Sunday (15 week session), with occasional online classes
For teens 14 and above
In this class, you will learn how to speed up your learning and save time in the practice room, how to relax your body while you play, and how to overcome pain, stress and performance anxiety. This is a structured class which may be taken more than once. Occasional “Easy-Access” classes may be offered online instead of onsite at CCM. Learning materials and links will be provided. Classes are taught by certified Alexander Technique teacher and professional performer Jennifer Roig-Francolí.
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THE CENTERED MUSICIAN TM: RELAX UNDER STRESS AND PLAY YOUR BEST!
Instructor: Jennifer Roig-Francoli
11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday (15 week session), with occasional online classes
For adults
In this class, you will learn how to speed up your learning and save time in the practice room, how to relax your body while you play, and how to overcome pain, stress and performance anxiety.  This is a structured class which may be taken more than once. Occasional “Easy-Access” classes may be offered online instead of onsite. Learning materials and links will be provided. Classes are taught by certified Alexander Technique teacher and professional performer Jennifer Roig-Francolí.
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Please visit CCM Prep’s online registration site for descriptions and tuition details on all programs offered during the 2017-18 academic year. You can also request more information by calling 513-556-2595 or emailing ccmprep@uc.edu.

 

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2016-2017 Junior Musical Theatre Intensive Performance Troupe

CCM Prep Presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain Jr.’ Musical

Students in CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive showcase their talents in a 70-minute junior version of the classic 1952 movie musical Singin’ in the Rain.

Step into the fictional world of Monumental Pictures for CCM Prep’s junior version of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynold’s beloved musical Singin’ in the Rain. Directed by Dee Anne Bryll with musical direction from Rebecca Childs, Singin’ in the Rain Jr. runs Thursday, May 4, through Saturday, May 6 at CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater.

“This version was faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original, award-winning screenplay,” Bryll said. “The snappy dialogue, great songs and hilarious situations will guarantee a great night at the theater for the entire family.”

Singin’ in the Rain Jr. is only 70 minutes but still includes all of the audiences’ favorite tunes like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Fit as a Fiddle,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “Broadway Melody” and “Moses Supposes.”

Students from CCM Prep’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive (Jr. MTI) previously presented an excerpt of Singin’ in the Rain Jr. at the iTheatrics Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, where they earned an Excellence in Dance award. CCM’s Jr. MTI program has presented at this competition for four years and has achieved recognitions of excellence each year. The competition has also led to individual opportunities for students.

“Our students have won individual awards at the festival and have been chosen as Festival All Stars. We have had several students chosen to go New York during the summer and perform in the iTheatrics’ DVD series,” Bryll said.

CCM Prep’s Jr. MTI program provides real-world training to young musical theatre actors ages 9-15. The students receive instruction in audition preparation, vocal music, choreography and performance technique while working toward a full-scale musical production. Students also have the opportunity to work with guest artists throughout the year.

Come see the next generation of CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” as they take the stage for Singin’ in the Rain Jr. on May 4-6 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater.

For more information on CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement, visit ccm.uc.edu/prep.

Production Staff
Dee Anne Bryll, Director and Choreographer
Rebecca Childs, Musical Director
Becca Kloha Strand, Choreographers
Levi Kiess, Set Design
Elanor Eberhardt, Light Design
Mikaela Acton, Stage Manager

Performance Times
7 p.m. Thursday, May 4
7 p.m. Friday, May 5
3 & 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6

Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Singin’ in the Rain, Jr. are $15 general, 10 non-UC students, and FREE for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

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Preparatory Ballet Concert. Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe.

CCM Preparatory Presents the Spring Youth Ballet Concert

CCM Preparatory students perform traditional and contemporary works at the annual Spring Youth Ballet Concert. Directed by Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, the ballet concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

The program features a partially restaged performance of Act III of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, with choreography by Marius Petipa and restaging by CCM Prep Ballet faculty.

Other highlights include three works performed and choreographed by graduating high school seniors in the CCM Prep Ballet program.

The CCM Prep Youth Ballet program is open to any dancer ages 9-18. “Our goal is to expose our young dancers to many of the classic ballets, which helps develop their performance skills and ballet technique,” said Jacobs-Percer, who teaches in CCM’s collegiate Dance Department and serves as the ballet director in CCM Prep.

For more information about CCM Prep Dance, visit ccm.uc.edu/prep/dance.

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Performance Times
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to CCM Prep’s Spring Youth Ballet Concert are $15 general, $10 non-UC students and FREE for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

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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Story by CCM graduate student Alexandra Doyle

Photography by Kyuran Ann Choe

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