CCM Continues A Must-See Mainstage Season with ‘Oklahoma!’

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CCM presents an All-American classic as it continues its 2011-12 Mainstage Series with the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. Presented Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 at Corbett Auditorium, the musical features celebrated guest artist Pamela Myers, an original alumna of CCM’s Musical Theatre program.

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Have A Ball With Count Basie, CCM Jazz and Guest Artist Dennis Mackrel

CCM welcomes guest artist Dennis Mackrel on Nov. 13.

CCM welcomes guest artist Dennis Mackrel on Nov. 13.

On Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band welcome guest artist Dennis Mackrel, drummer and band leader of the world famous Count Basie Orchestra for “Atomic Basie!”

This fun-filled evening features the hits of the Count Basie library and other swing era favorites that are sure to get the joint jumping, including “April in Paris,” “Corner Pocket,” Dennis Mackrel originals and more. CCM’s Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct.

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CCM’s Staged ‘St. Matthew Passion’ a First in the Midwest

Shawn Mlynek, tenor, as one of the Evangelists in CCM's rare staged performance of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion.'

Shawn Mlynek, tenor, as one of the Evangelists in CCM's rare staged performance of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion.'

CCM’s Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Cincinnati Children’s Choir combine for an afternoon featuring one of the timeless masterworks of choral music: J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. This massive staged undertaking, the first of its kind in the Midwest, will be held at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Eighth and Plum Street, Downtown Cincinnati) at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

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Reviews Hail ‘Coram Boy’ As An Epic Success

Claron Haydon as Otis Gardiner and Ty Olwin as Alexander in 'Coram Boy.'

Claron Haydon as Otis Gardiner and Ty Olwin as Alexander in 'Coram Boy.'

The reviews are in and the Enquirer‘s Jackie Demaline calls CCM’s Coram Boy “an enormous success for director Richard Hess and his company.” Read her full review here.

You have four more chances to experience what Demaline calls “the theatrical near-symphony that is Coram Boy.” The epic drama runs through Sunday, Oct. 30, in Patricia Corbett Theater.

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CCM Slideshows: Coram Boy

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With a cast of over 30 actors, an on-stage chorus featuring 16 singers from Cincinnati Children’s Choir, a fight on a slave ship and a drowning in the Thames, Coram Boy kicks off CCM’s 2011-12 Mainstage Series in epic fashion.

Tickets are still available for this fascinating intertwining of drama and music, which runs through Oct. 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

You can read the Enquirer‘s preview of the show here.

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LISTEN: CCM’s ‘Coram Boy’ Featured on Around Cincinnati

Director Richard E. Hess discussed CCM’s Mainstage Series-opening title Coram Boy with Jim Stump on this past Sunday’s installment of WVXU’s Around Cincinnati. You can listen to the full discussion here.

CCM presents Helen Edmundson’s Tony-nominated play Coram Boy beginning tomorrow evening (preview performance) and running through Oct. 30. Tickets are available via the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu.

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CCM’s Mainstage Season-Opening ‘Coram Boy’ Sets the Bar High

CCM's Mainstage Series presents the area premiere of 'Coram Boy.' Photography by Greg Kamp.

CCM's Mainstage Series presents the area premiere of 'Coram Boy.' Photography by Greg Kamp.

CCM launches its 2011-12 Mainstage Series with a powerful tale of a bygone era, Helen Edmundson’s Coram Boy. This fascinating intertwining of drama and music runs from Oct. 26 (preview) through Oct. 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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CCM Celebrates the Songs of William Finn

The cast of "Make Me a Song," featuring (from left to right) Julian Decker, Cassie Levine, Blaine Krauss, Victoria Cook, Max Chernin, Alysha Desloriex and Collin Kessler. Photography by Nicholas Robalino.

The cast of "Make Me a Song," featuring (from left to right) Julian Decker, Cassie Levine, Blaine Krauss, Victoria Cook, Max Chernin, Alysha Desloriex and Collin Kessler. Photography by Nikolas Robalino.

CCM opens its 2011-12 Studio Series this month with Make Me a Song. A tribute to the music of composer William Finn, Make Me a Song runs Oct. 20 – 22 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater.

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CCM Holds Concert in Memory of Student Andrew Howell

CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

The CCM community honors the memory of Andrew Howell on October 23, 2011. A CCM junior from Charlotte, N.C., Howell was a member of the French horn studio and a student of Randy Gardner’s at the time of his death last October.

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UC Hosts Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Oct. 11

The University of Cincinnati welcomes the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Cincinnati Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The fair runs from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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