Cincinnati audiences will get a sneak peak of an original showcase created by the CCM Musical Theatre 2011 graduating class during the annual Musical Theatre Showcase, which runs from March 31 (Friends of CCM benefit performance)-April 2 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. The March 31 Friends of CCM benefit starts at 7 p.m. and features a post-performance celebration and dinner by the bite. The April 1-2 performances take place at 8 p.m. and are free, but reservations are required. Learn more 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.
Join us this evening for a special preview performance of the Tony Award-winning rock-umentary, Evita. CCM’s Mainstage Series brings Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved musical to life in Corbett Auditorium tonight through Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets for this evening’s special preview performance are still available for just $22 ($27-$29 for all other performances).
Contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or email@example.com to place your order. Learn more about Evita’s run at CCM here.
In theatre, timing is everything. That couldn’t be more true for the cast and crew of CCM’s Evita, as they finalize all the details that go into a Mainstage musical production. Later this weekend, a crew of about 60 will load in the large sets, including the installment of a black floor comprised of about 96 four-by-eight-foot wood planks. Then there is the large movie screen that flies in that must be timed perfectly to align with the projection, along with sound effects, lighting, and other special effects that must seamlessly fit into the production.
CCM’s Musical Theatre department kicks off its Mainstage Season with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Evita. This vivacious show runs from November 17 (preview) through November 21 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Perón. Her huge political influence and widespread charity catapulted her into the hearts of the working class, but enraged the wealthy and the military of Argentina. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features the memorable songs “High Flying, Adored” and the legendary “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina,” putting into music the unfortunately short life of the unofficial heroine of Argentina.
CCM’s acclaimed Studio Series opens later on this month with the debut of Under Construction II, a new work conceived and choreographed by Diane Lala. “Constructed” with creative input from the performers, Under Construction II explores aspects of love, separation, temptation, deceit, desire and discovery through dance. The work employs a variety of dance styles set to selections by Peter Gabriel, John Williams, Peter Frampton and others to capture the ever-evolving nature of human passion. The production runs Oct. 21 – 23, 2010.