CCM’s fall Mainstage production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! has earned four awards from the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT). Diana Lala, the show’s choreographer, as well as three student performers — John Riddle, Julia Johanos and Eric Huffman — were recognized for their contributions to the show.
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.
This year’s annual Musicals Redux series – which carries out CCM Musical Theatre’s mission to resurrect gems from the storehouse of forgotten American musical theatre – will present a stylish comic gem from the master, Cole Porter. On May 12-14, CCM will present Out of This World in the Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available on Monday, May 9 at noon—please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Learn more about the production after the jump.
The Acclaim Awards smiled twice upon the CCM’s studio production of A Little Night Music, recommending the show and rewarding it with nominations for its musical director Anthony De Angelis and supporting actress Michelle Berkowitz.
Following up on their acclaimed production of Evita last fall, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) musical theatre students continue to showcase the work of musical theatre’s greatest composers with Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music. The show runs from February 3-5 in the intimate setting of the Cohen Family Studio Theatre in CCM Village. Guest artist Kimberly Daniel de Acha, who joined CCM in 2010 as an adjunct associate professor of voice, will perform in the show directed by Steven Goldstein. Anthony DeAngelis serves as musical director. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets will become available on Monday, January 31 at noon – please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order. Learn more about the production after the jump!
The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s Jackie Demaline gives Evita a rave review today, saying “If you didn’t know [CCM] was one of the top training programs in the U.S. going into the show, you will know it coming out.” You can read her full review here.
A handful of limited view seats are still available for Sunday’s matinee performance. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.
Today, CityBeat‘s Rick Pender reviews CCM’s Mainstage Production of Evita. “Senior Alaina Mills totally inhabits the leading role as the ‘high-flying adored’ de facto leader of Argentina in the late 1940s and early 1950s,” Pender writes. “Equally impressive is Pierce Cassedy as the show’s cynical narrator, a character based on political agitator Che Guevara, and Chris Blem is convincing as Juan Perón, the general who rose to power on the crest of Evita’s popularity.”
You can read his full review of the show here. Tickets to select performances of Evita are still available. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for more information.
A beautifully produced show, CCM’s Evita is filled with effortless scene changes and special effects, strong vocals and choreography, striking costumes, compelling music and historic imagery. You’ll likely find yourself cheering along with the People of Argentina as they celebrate their love for First Lady Eva Perón (wonderfully played by senior Alaina Mills) and the powerful presence she exudes.
CCM’s Mainstage Series presents Evita tonight through Sunday, Nov. 21. Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Learn more about Evita’s run at CCM here.