First Look: CCMONSTAGE ‘The Bartered Bride’

CCMONSTAGE Opera’s production of The Bartered Bride continues tonight, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Patricia Corbett Theater. This romantic comedy composed by Bedřich Smetana features a new English translation by CCM faculty member Kathleen Kelly. Get your first look at the opera in the slideshow below.

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Part bubbly operetta and part Bohemian folk pageant, CCM sets The Bartered Bride in a Czech community in Texas in 1948. Mařenka is arranged to marry the son of a rich landowner, but she is in love with someone else. Defiantly, Mařenka vows before her parents that she will only accept her love, Jeník, as her husband. As her parents and the matchmaker fight for the arranged marriage, the young lovers fight against tradition in order to be together.

“This story lends itself wonderfully to being shaped from a modern point of view,” says CCM Artist Diploma student Audrey Chait, director of the opera. “This production explores what it means to be a young American immigrant, preserving the traditions of the old country while embracing a new way of life.”

CCM’s production is conducted by guest artist and CCM alumnus Levi Hammer and features a new English singing libretto by CCM Opera faculty member Kathleen Kelly. The opera’s original libretto is by Karel Sabina. The process of translation and adaptation started between Kelly and Chait in the summer. In order to make the translation more authentic to the immigrant experience, some text is left in the original Czech.

“In the spirit of realism, the folk songs are sung as-is, as are moments when characters do not want to filter their most urgent thoughts through a second language,” Chait adds.

Movers and Makers magazine named CCM’s production of The Bartered Bride a “must see” event of Cincinnati’s music and opera of the fall season. Read more about this season’s Opera Series in The News Record.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Opera Series presents The Bartered Bride on Nov. 22-24, 2019, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

Creative Team

  • Audrey Chait*, director
  • Levi Hammer, conductor
  • Kathleen Kelly, master coach
  • Molly Getsinger*, chorus master
  • David Adams, Czech language advisor
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Blaine Shepherd*, costume designer
  • Nina Algelvis*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Cheyenne Holbert*, wig and make-up designer
  • Marley Giggey*, production stage manager
  • Myrrh Sewell*, prop master
  • Shauna Steele, movement consultant

*CCM student

Cast List

  • Samuel Kidd*, Jordan Krack+ as Krušina, a peasant
  • Deborah Rivera-Badillo*, Rachel Ballitch+ as Ludmila, his wife
  • Jordan Stadvec*, Brittany Olivia Logan+ as Mařenka, their daughter
  • Turner Staton as Mícha, a landowner
  • Elana Bell as Háta, his wife
  • Tayte Mitchell*, Mishael Eusebio+ as Vašek, their son
  • Victor Cardamone*, Jordan Loyd+ as Jeník, Mícha’s son by a former marriage
  • Michael Hyatt*, Ryan Wolfe+ as Kecal, a marriage broker
  • Manfred Anaya as Principál komediantů, ringmaster
  • Justin Burgess as actor
  • Anyeé Farrar*, Vistoria Ellington+ as Esmeralda, dancer and comedienne
  • Manfred Anaya, Alexander Kapp, James Henry Benson, Haksung Lee, Megan Graves, Anna Mosoriak, David Guzmán, Michael Pandolfo, Saane Halaholo, Josey Poppin, Johan Hartman, Yi-Chun Tsai, Andrea Tulipana as ensemble
  • Sophie Beadie, Sarah Santarsiero, Lily Kozub, Rebekah Docea, Erika Shi, Meg Green, Ying-Chi Lu as circus performers 

* Thursday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 23

+ Friday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24

Location

Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $39.50; Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Subscribe to CCMONSTAGE’s Three-Show Opera Series for just $89.

Tickets and subscriptions 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.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in UC’s 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.


CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer

Opera Production Sponsor: Genevieve Smith

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Video: Teaser Trailer for ‘Our Country’s Good’

CCM’s Mainstage Acting production of Our Country’s Good opens with a preview performance at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

Directed by Susan Felder, the award-winning play centers on a group of 18th-century criminals and British colonialists who explore how theatre can help rehabilitate and inspire. A British Royal Marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with English convicts who populate a distant Australian prison camp to remind them that “there is more to life than crime and punishment.” Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. CCM’s production is for mature audiences.

Arts reporter David Lyman describes Our Country’s Good as “witty, sobering and highly revealing of harsh life in what is now the Sydney suburbs,” in a preview story for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Watch CCM Acting’s teaser trailer for the production: https://youtu.be/i0LNQtTWfLg

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OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

CCM’s production will last 2 hours, including a 10-minute intermission.

Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Sam Kittle*, hair and make-up designer
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
  • Ashley Trujilo*, costume designer
  • Michael Ekema-Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Travis Byrne*, associate sound designer
  • Yue Shi (Jenny)*, production stage manager
  • D’Arcy Smith and Katherine Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Madeleine Page-Schmit as Mary Brenham
  • Jacqueline Daaleman as Dabby Bryant
  • Kayla Temshiv as Duckling
  • Abby Palen as Liz Morden
  • Chandler Bates as Meg/Reverend
  • Carlee Coulehan as Johnston/Convict/Narrator
  • Olivia Buss as Dawes/Convict/Narrator
  • Jack Steiner as Ralph Clark
  • Carter LaCava as Robert Sideway
  • Jabari Carter as Captain Phillip/Aborigine
  • Cameron Nalley as Ross/James Ketch
  • James Egbert as Harry Brewer/Campbell
  • Trey Peterson as Caesar/Narrator
  • Graham Rogers as Judge Collins/Narrator
  • Lucas Prizant as Arscot/Tench
  • Duncan Weinland as Wisehammer/Faddy

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online though 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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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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CCM Mainstage Dance Presents Arpino’s ‘Birthday Variations’

CCM Dance celebrates the art of motion with a mixed-repertoire dance concert on Dec. 6-9, 2018. Tickets on sale now.

CCM presents a mixed-repertoire dance production culminating with Birthday Variations, choreographed by Gerald Arpino, co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, and restaged by Nicole Duffy Robertson of the New York Dance Project. Directed by CCM Dance Professor Deirdre Carberry, the performance runs Dec. 6-9, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater.

Arpino’s Birthday Variations features music by Giuseppe Verdi and was restaged for CCM by Duffy, a répétiteur for the Gerald Arpino Foundation. This ballet premiered in 1986, just two years before Arpino took over the Joffrey Ballet as artistic director upon Robert Joffrey’s death. Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times describes the work as “a sparkling showpiece of classical dancing” that is “set to some of Verdi’s infectious opera-ballet music.”

The mixed-repertoire performance also showcases “Kitri’s Wedding” from Act III of Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote, which premiered at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869, with choreography by Marius Petipa and restaged by Carberry.

“This work is one of the most famous, enduring and exciting ballet adaptations in the classical repertoire,” says Jiang Qi, chair of CCM’s Dance Department, in his program notes for the production.

Three short pieces originally choreographed by CCM Dance will also take place during this program. The first is Bridges, a work by CCM Dance Professor Michael Tevlin, with music by Benjamin Britten. This piece describes seven types of bridge, from truss to arch to suspension, through dance.

After Bridges is senior CCM Dance student Hope Friedman’s Volume IV, which features original choreography to contemporary music like Marian Hill’s Down and Wax Tailor’s Que Sera. It is an “exploration of what it means to be ‘normal’ and our connections with those around us,” Qi says.

Then CCM Dance presents Apertures and Vistas, choreographed by Judith Mikita, visiting assistant professor of dance. Mikita has worked with CCM Percussion Professor and Percussion Group Cincinnati member James Culley to develop a landscape of inventive movement with improvised accompaniment by four CCM percussion students.

This scintillating production is on stage Dec. 6-9, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available. Birthday Variations will last one hour and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.
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Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Service charges may apply for online orders.

Single tickets are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online 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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Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Dance Department Supporter: The Corbett Endowment at CCM

The performance of Birthday Variations, an Arpino ballet, is presented with the permission of the Gerald Arpino Foundation and has been produced in accordance with the Foundation service standards established and provided by the Foundation.
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Story by CCM Graduate Student Alexandra Doyle

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A photo of CCM's newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium, with the CCM Philharmonia performing. Photo by UC Photographic Services.

CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Ticket Packages On Sale Now

Ticket packages are now on sale for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) 2018-19 Concert Series. From Sept. 11, 2018 through May 11, 2019, CCM’s students, faculty members and guest artists collaborate on an unprecedented lineup of Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano, Preparatory, String Quartet and Winds performances.

CCM’s Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions and Concert Flex Packages are the best way to own every moment of the season ahead. For our most in-demand Prestige Events and Feast of Carols performances, subscribers can also pre-order tickets now to guarantee their seats! Concert single tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

The cover artwork for CCM's 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure, depicting student performers and the newly-renovated Corbett Auditorium.

Click the graphic to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure.

Click the graphic to the right to download CCM’s 2018-19 Concert Series Brochure and learn more about our upcoming performances! Physical copies of the brochure are also available at the CCM Box Office and other distribution points throughout UC’s campus.

For full details on Ariel Quartet Series Subscriptions, please visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/ariel-quartet/subscriptions. Additional information on CCM’s Concert Flex Packages is available at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/concerts/flex-tickets.

The complete 2018-19 Concert Series is also listed below. Repertoire and dates are subject to change. Please contact our Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu with any questions.
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CCM’S 2018-19 CONCERT SERIES
Choral, Jazz, Orchestra, Percussion, Piano,
Preparatory, Prestige, String Quartet, Winds

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN AND BARTÓK
The Ariel Quartet

Praised by the Wall Street Journal for its “consummate musicianship,” CCM’s string quartet-in-residence opens its 2018-19 four-part concert series with an evening featuring:

  • MOZART: String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3
  • BARTÓK: String Quartet No. 4

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14
• CCM Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra
Mark Gibson and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

Concert Orchestra:

  • CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)
  • THOMPSON: Excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (1932)
  • DIAMOND: Music to Romeo and Juliet (1947)

Philharmonia:

  • COPLAND: El Salón México
  • BARBER: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
  • BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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NEW TIME: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16
• Prestige Series Event •
THE BIRTHDAY CABARET
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CCM Musical Theatre Program
Devised and Directed by Aubrey Berg

Join CCM Musical Theatre graduates from the past five decades in a salute to Broadway old and new. Featuring the program’s first graduate Pam Myers (BFA, 1969), emcee Scott Coulter (BFA, 1993) and our newest stars of tomorrow, the Birthday Cabaret promises to be a tuneful and invigorating tribute to 50 years of CCM Musical Theatre excellence. Stay tuned to this site for the full lineup of alumni guest artists!

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE

Note: UC’s Nippert Stadium will also host an FC Cincinnati game at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Please anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on and around campus.
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8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21
• Winds Series •
A NEW BEGINNING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Denise Tryon, horn

A truly unforgettable evening of music, which celebrates the beginning of a new era for CCM Wind Studies.

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • THOMAS: Of Our New Day Begun
  • WILSON: Concerto for Horn and Wind Ensemble
  • MASLANKA: Symphony No. 2

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
• Jazz Series •
THE LEGEND OF BENNY CARTER
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director

Count Basie knew a thing or two about swing when he asked Benny Carter to write two iconic albums’ worth of music for his band in 1960-61: The Legend and Kansas City Suite. Join us to celebrate these heights of sophisticated swing.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30
• Choral Series •
FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE
CCM Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Brett Scott, Molly Getsinger, Matthew Coffey and Robyn Lana, conductors
CCM Alumnus Graeme Langager, guest conductor

CCM’s Choral Department opens the season with a joint concert by CCM Chorale, UC Choruses and the Cincinnati Youth Choir featuring classics, folk, jazz, spirituals and recent choral works.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
• Orchestra Series •
ELGAR, CHAUSSON AND DVORÁK
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • ELGAR: In the South, Op. 50
  • CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
  • DVORÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
• Winds Series
RHYTHM, GROOVE, DANCE
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring CCM alumnus Paul Schuette
CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan, narrator

The CCM Wind Symphony performs compositions from a broad spectrum of composers ranging from the complexity of 21st-century, rhythm-driven works to the nuanced grace of 19th-century French ballet. Featuring former Director of Wind Studies and CCM Professor Emeritus Terence Milligan as the narrator for Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

  • ARCHER: Common Threads
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • GANDOLFI: Vientos y Tangos
  • SCHUETTE: Still Life with Rhythms and Echoes
  • MASSENET: Ballet Music from Le Cid

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30
• CCM String Quartet-in-Residence •
HAYDN, ZEMLINSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
The Ariel Quartet

The Ariel Quartet has a gift for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire” (New York Times). Experience their artistry for yourself in an energetic performance showcasing:

  • HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
  • ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
  • MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein, narrator

Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, this program features CCM faculty artist and CSO clarinetist Ronald Aufmann in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The concert also showcases works by composers most associated with the cultural icon, including Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein.

  • TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
  • THOMSON: A Solemn Music
  • COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
  • BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
  • COPLAND: Quiet City
  • BERNSTEIN: Suite from Mass

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
PIANOPALOOZA CELEBRATES LENNY
Michael Chertock, music coordinator

This program will feature the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story played by CCM faculty artists Michael Chertock and James Tocco, who will also play Bernstein’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s El Salón México. Additional works will be performed by faculty artists Mark Gibson, Sandra Rivers and student Kara Huber.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100 Series •
SONGFEST AND FANCY FREE
CCM Philharmonia
Featuring CCM student soloists
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

Join the CCM Philharmonia in its final concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. One of the composer’s finest achievements, Songfest, blends late-romanticism with fiery Latin rhythms, blues, folksong and jazz. Fancy Free features a vibrant, jazz-tinged score and was a huge success when it premiered to sold-out crowds at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1944.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
• CCM at 150 Celebrates Bernstein at 100/ Prestige Event Series •
STAN KENTON’S WEST SIDE STORY
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Vaughn Wiester, guest conductor

CCM’s Bernstein Celebration continues with this rare performance of Stan Kenton’s West Side Story. This is the record that gave Kenton his first Grammy Award and introduced the band to a whole new generation of listeners. Guest conductor and Stan Kenton scholar Vaughn Wiester will also present a pre-concert talk.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Choral Series •
REFLECTIONS
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers present music of Brahms, Thompson and Vaughan Williams.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
• Winds Series •
PRISM XXII
CCM Wind Studies
Kevin Michael Holzman, Thomas Gamboa and Ann Porter, music directors and conductors

Join us for a thrilling evening of nonstop music, featuring the CCM Wind Symphony, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Brass Choir, CCM Chamber Winds, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE) and the UC Bearcat Band, culminating in an epic performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
• Winds Series •
FESTIVUS
CCM Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble
Kevin Michael Holzman and Thomas Gamboa, music directors and conductors
Featuring CCM alumnus Russ Zokaites, bass trombone

A Festivus for the rest of us featuring the world premiere of Kenneth Fuchs’ Bass Trombone Concerto conducted by Maestro Mark Gibson alongside other classics.

Wind Ensemble:

  • PROKOFIEV: March, Op. 99
  • MACKEY: Hymn to a Blue Hour
  • DELLO JOIO: Variants on a Medieval Tune
  • GINASTERA: “Danza Final” from Estancia

Wind Symphony:

  • IVES: The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord”
  • BENSON: The Passing Bell
  • THOMAS: Magneticfireflies
  • FUCHS: Bass Trombone Concerto (world premiere)
  • REED: Russian Christmas Music

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
• Orchestra Series •
VERDI, BRITTEN AND RACHMANINOFF
CCM Philharmonia
Mark Gibson, music director and conductor

  • VERDI: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
  • BRITTEN: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20
  • RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
• Prestige Event Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $20 general, $10 non-UC students. UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
FEAST OF CAROLS
CCM Chamber Choir, Chorale and CCM Concert Orchestra, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Cincinnati Youth Choir
Featuring guest choirs from Oak Hills, Kings and Milford High Schools and the School for Creative and Performing Arts
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Matthew Coffey, Molly Getsinger, Amy Thompson, Tracy Carpenter, Hope Milthaler and Laurie Wyant, conductors

Bring family and friends to CCM to welcome the 2018 holiday season with festive choral favorites performed by CCM’s, UC’s and CYC’s fabulous choirs and outstanding guest choirs.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15-20 adults, $10-15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
FALL YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
SINGING IN THE SEASON
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir), including CCM resident choirs and satellite choirs from across the Tristate area, performs holiday songs from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, LIGETI AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet

CCM’s award-winning string quartet-in-residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with a program featuring:

  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
  • LIGETI: String Quartet No. 2
  • BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
• Orchestra Series •
WEBER, BLACHER AND TCHAIKOVSKY
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor

  • WEBER: Overture to Euryanthe
  • BLACHER: Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 73, “Pathétique”

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
• Percussion Series •
A TRIP TO TRINIDAD AND BACK
CCM Steel Drum Band
Russell Burge, music coordinator

An annual favorite! CCM’s Streel Drum Band presents an evening of traditional music of Trinidad, along with pop, folk and reggae compositions.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
• Jazz Series •
GIVE IT ONE: THE BEST OF MAYNARD FERGUSON
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Patrick, trumpet

Nashville studio legend and trumpet virtuoso Steve Patrick joins the CCM Jazz Orchestra in this high voltage concert of some of the most exciting music in big band history.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6
• Winds Series •
RISING
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist James Bunte, saxophone

An evening of inspiring works, including a new composition by CCM alumna Jennifer Jolley and John Mackey’s brilliant Concerto for Soprano Saxophone performed by CCM faculty artist James Bunte.

  • JOLLEY: The Eyes of the World Are Upon You
  • BROWNE: Barnstorming Season
  • J.S. BACH: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
  • MACKEY: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
• Choral Series •
ORFF AND STRAVINSKY
CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, Cincinnati Youth Choir Bel Canto, and UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Featuring faculty artists Dror Biran and James Tocco, piano, with student vocal soloists, pianists and percussionists
Earl Rivers, Brett Scott and Robyn Lana, conductors

An afternoon of spirited and romantic cantatas by master composers. Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina, a cantata of poems by the Roman poet Catullus (87-54 B.C.), sketches the story of the poet’s passion for the promiscuous Clodia (Lesbia). Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces captures the essence of a Russian peasant wedding and post-wedding party with four pianos, six percussionists, soloists and chorus.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
Scott Belck, music director

CCM’s annual Essentially Ellington Festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center, returns in full swing! The daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles and the gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra and a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 1
• Orchestra Series •
¡VIVA ESPAÑA!
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director and conductor

  • CHABRIER: España
  • LALO: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
  • FALLA: El Sombrero de Tres Picos

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
• Winds Series •
THE WINDS OF NAGUAL
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring emeritus faculty artist Rick VanMatre, saxophone

The CCM Wind Symphony performs an evening of music from a broad spectrum of styles and inspirations, featuring the epic Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass.

  • RODRIGO: Adagio para instrumentos de viento
  • HINDEMITH: Konzertmusik für Blasorchester, Op. 41
  • PENSYL: Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (“Moving Formations”)
  • COLGRASS: The Winds of Nagual

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets
: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
• Choral Series •
OLD AND NEW
UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Matthew Coffey and Molly Getsinger, conductors

Comprised of students from all 14 of UC’s colleges, the UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and Cabaret Singers feature the music of Arneson, Copland, Ramsey, Schubert, Szymko and Tormis.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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5 p.m. Sunday, March 17
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
CELEBRATE YOUTH
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

Building tomorrow’s leaders, one voice at time, the Cincinnati Youth Choir (formerly Cincinnati Children’s Choir) sing of growth, encouragement and unity through new commissions and music from around the globe.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
• CCM String-Quartet-in-Residence •
BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN AND BRAHMS
The Ariel Quartet
Featuring guest artist Yura Lee, viola

  • BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18
  • SCHUMANN: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
  • BRAHMS: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $25 general, $15 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, March 29
• Winds Series •
CLASSICS AND DIVERSIONS
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring faculty artist Timothy Anderson, trombone

The CCM Wind Symphony performs a concert of classics by Gustav Holst, Paul Hindemith and Ralph Vaughan Williams alongside thrilling newer works by Adam Gorb and wind composition contest winner Julien Monick.

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toccata Marziale
  • HOLST: Hammersmith, Op. 52
  • MONICK: Mosaics of Painted Glass
  • GORB: Downtown Diversions for Trombone and Wind Symphony
  • HINDEMITH: Symphony in B-flat

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Saturday, March 30
• Orchestra and Choral Series •
BACK TO BAROQUE
CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir
Earl Rivers, conductor

The combined CCM Philharmonia and Chamber Choir present Handel’s Zadok the Priest, composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727, and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243, composed for Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig. The Philharmonia will also play J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major and Handel’s Water Music in F Major.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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4 p.m. Sunday, April 7
• Piano Series •
PIANO-POW-LOOZA: DELIGHTFUL MINIATURES

Tickle your fancy with a variety of selections that showcase CCM’s award-winning piano students at one, two and three pianos. There’s something for everyone at this annual fan-favorite concert!

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 14
• Orchestra and Jazz Series •
FANTASIA BRASILEIRA
CCM Philharmonia and Jazz Orchestra
Featuring guest artist Jovino Santos Neto, piano
Scott Belck and Aik Khai Pung, music directors and conductors

The seductive soundscape of enchanted Brazil comes to life in this evening of cool Brazilian music for orchestra and jazz ensemble. Featuring three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist and composer.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Friday, April 26
• Orchestra Series •
STRAUSS, BARTÓK AND BEETHOVEN
CCM Philharmonia
Aik Khai Pung, interim music director
Neil Varon, guest conductor from Eastman School of Music

  • STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op. 28
  • BARTÓK: Piano Concerto
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
• Winds Series •
LONTANO
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring guest artist Steve Houghton, percussion

Join the CCM Wind Symphony for its 2018-19 season finale, featuring internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist Steve Houghton in a concerto by CCM faculty artist Steve Allee! Highlights include two classic wind pieces and Michael Martin’s stunning new Symphony for Wind Ensemble.

  • GOULD: Ballad for Band
  • TAILLEFERRE: Suite Divertimento
  • ALLEE: Passages
  • MARTIN: “Lontano” Symphony for Wind Ensemble

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, April 28
• Jazz Series •
THE VOCAL STYLING OF CARLA COOK
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Carla Cook joins the CCM Jazz Lab Band for an evening of classic jazz favorites honoring the legacy of Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and other great jazz vocalists.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING YOUTH BALLET CONCERT
Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, director

The CCM Youth Ballet Companies feature talented students from ages nine through adult, performing traditional and contemporary works choreographed by CCM and CCM Prep faculty.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5
• CCM Ensemble-in-Residence •
A MELODIOUS JOURNEY
Cincinnati Youth Choir
Robyn Lana, music director

The Cincinnati Youth Choir, including CCM resident choirs and community choirs continue to sing for the future featuring songs of life, love and laughter.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE
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7 p.m. Thursday, May 9
7 p.m. Friday, May 10
3 p.m. Saturday, May 11
• CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement •
SPRING JUNIOR MUSICAL
Becca Kloha Strand, co-director
Rebecca N. Childs, co-director

CCM’s Junior Musical Theatre Intensive provides a challenging and disciplined educational experience for students ages 9-14 with a special interest in musical theatre. Join the students for their spring performance as they showcase what they’ve learned this year!

Location: Cohen Family Studio Theater
Tickets: $15 general, $10 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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CCM’S 2018-19 MAINSTAGE SERIES
Interested in CCM’s theatre arts offerings? Subscription packages are on still on sale for CCM’s 2018-19 Mainstage Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera Productions. Learn more at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage.

Don’t wait to guarantee your seats and savings to CCM’s 2018-19 performance season! Single tickets for all Mainstage performances go on sale Sept. 10, 2018.

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Sponsor

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Fischer
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

Anonymous
The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman
Studio Drama Series Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

J. Brett Offenberger & Douglas E. Duckett
Cincinnati Dreams Come True, Inc.
Musical Theatre Birthday Cabaret Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

CCMpower
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d’arte Sponsor

CCM News
Photography from CCM's Fall 2017 Mainstage Series production of 'Seussical' by Mark Lyons.

CCM Announces 2018-19 Mainstage Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera

Photography from CCM's Fall 2017 Mainstage Series production of 'Seussical' by Mark Lyons.

Photography from CCM’s Fall 2017 Mainstage Series production of ‘Seussical’ by Mark Lyons.

The best is yet to come with CCM’s eight-part series of theatre arts productions! With new streamlined subscription packages, it’s never been easier to get the best tickets at the season’s best prices.

CCM will present eight masterworks spanning the spectrum of the theatre arts during its 2018-19 Mainstage Series of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Opera. Running from October 2018 through April 2019, these productions will showcase the phenomenal talent and polished professionalism of CCM’s young performing, design and media artists.

This season’s Mainstage Series includes classic and contemporary musicals with Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling’s Guys and Dolls and Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and Peter Parnell’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the best of comedic and dramatic acting with Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, great operas from master composers with Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and W.A. Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, and innovative dance programs that include a mixed repertoire concert of Birthday Variations and a fully-staged story ballet production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella.

The complete 2018-19 Mainstage Series lineup is listed below. Titles and dates are subject to change – rights pending. For the most current calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.
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CCM’S 2018-19 MAINSTAGE SERIES
Acting, Musical Theatre, Opera, Dance

"The Government Inspector" promo image by Mark Lyons.THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol
Richard E. Hess, director

When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, a case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Part farce, part slapstick and wholly entertaining, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.

Performance Dates: Oct. 3 (preview), Oct. 4-7, 2018
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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"Guys and Dolls" preview photography by Mark Lyons.GUYS AND DOLLS
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is the perfect musical comedy. Nathan Detroit is a gambler trying to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafés of Havana, Cuba and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Performance Dates: Oct. 19 and 21, Oct. 26-27, 2018
Note: A special gala performance of Guys and Dolls will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 20, in honor of CCM Musical Theatre’s 50th anniversary; special pricing applies.
Location: Corbett Auditorium

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"The Turn of the Screw" preview photography by Mark Lyons.THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after a story by Henry James
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Vince DeGeorge, director

Based on Henry James’ classic ghost-story novella, Britten’s compelling chamber opera presents the story of a governess charged with the care of two orphaned children at their absentee uncle’s country estate, where the ghosts of a former valet and his lover haunt the grounds. With a blend of 12-tone techniques, arresting motifs and stirring lyricism, the action moves with incredible fluidity, creating a chilling tale of sexual repression and the corruption of innocence. For mature audiences.

Performance Dates: Nov. 15-18, 2018
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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"Birthday Variations" preview photography by Mark Lyons.BIRTHDAY VARIATIONS
Jiang Qi, director

CCM Dance showcases an array of classic and contemporary works restaged and choreographed by CCM Dance faculty members. The thrilling highlight of the evening is Birthday Variations, originally choreographed by Gerald Arpino, former Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet, to music by Giuseppe Verdi. Birthday Variations is presented by arrangement with the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation.

Performance Dates: Dec. 6-9, 2018
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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"Our Country's Good" preview photography by Mark Lyons.OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Susan Felder, director

Set in Botany Bay in 1789, Our Country’s Good is a darkly comedic tale based on the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance. A marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with convicts who populate an Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. Our Country’s Good is as an inspiring tribute to the transforming power of drama. For mature audiences.

Performance Dates: Feb. 13 (preview), Feb. 14-17, 2019
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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"Hunchback of Notre Dame" preview image by Mark Lyons.THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions
Aubrey Berg, director
Stephen Goers, musical director
Katie Johannigman, choreographer

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as bells sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools, but he is held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. He escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though — the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. Parental discretion is advised. Victor Hugo’s novel contains mature themes and situations, which may be distressing for young viewers.

Performance Dates: March 7-10, 2019
Location: Corbett Auditorium

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"La Clemenza di Tito" preview photography by Mark Lyons.LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
(THE CLEMENCY OF TITUS)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Caterino Mazzolà
Jiannan Cheng, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

Mozart’s last opera seria displays some of his most memorable and marvelous arias! The story centers on Roman emperor Titus (Tito) who must choose a wife, but is unable to find a suitable match. In his search for an empress, Tito narrowly avoids an assassination plot instigated by his best friend Sesto and the former emperor’s daughter, Vitellia, who wants the throne for herself. Caught between his duty and his heart, the emperor must choose whether to rule with mercy or with an iron fist.

Performance Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Location: Corbett Auditorium

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CCM Dance preview image by Mark Lyons.CINDERELLA
Jiang Qi, director

Celebrate spring’s arrival with a fully staged fairytale ballet. A poor girl wishes to escape the authoritarian rule of her evil stepmother and stepsisters, so her fairy godmother gives her a ticket to the ball! The girl meets Prince Charming and they fall in love, but she vanishes when the clock strikes midnight. Set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, Cinderella is known for its jubilant melodies, lush scenery and graceful retelling of the timeless romance by Charles Perrault.

Performance Dates: April 26-28, 2019
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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Mainstage Series Subscriptions
The 2018-19 CCM Mainstage Series of Acting, Musical Theatre, Opera and Dance productions includes subscription packages for combinations of Eight Shows, Six Shows, Four Shows or Three Shows. Newly streamlined subscription packages make this process easier than ever before. Simply choose your shows and select whether you want seats in Section A (the best views) or Section B (the lowest prices)!

Renewal subscriptions are on sale now with packages ranging in price from $78-$176. Subscribers to CCM’s 2017-18 Mainstage Series can receive priority access to seating by renewing their subscriptions by May 1, 2018.

Subscription packages for new subscribers go on sale May 2, 2018, with packages ranging in price from $81-$192.

Single tickets go on sale beginning Sept. 10, 2018, but subscribing is the only way to guarantee your seats and your savings for CCM’s Mainstage Series!

To order subscriptions, contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or boxoff@uc.edu.

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2018-19 MAINSTAGE SERIES PERFORMANCE TIMES

THE GOVERNEMENT INSPECTOR
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

GUYS AND DOLLS
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 (CCM Musical Theatre 50th Anniversary gala performance; special pricing applies)
  • 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
  • 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Location: Corbett Auditorium

THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

BIRTHDAY VARIATIONS
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10

Location: Corbett Auditorium

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 12
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Location: Corbett Auditorium

CINDERELLA
Performance Times:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 26
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater

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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

CCM News
CCM's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" runs through March, 4, 2018. Photos by Mark Lyons.

Critics Praise CCM’s Production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

CCM’s Mainstage Production of  Jesus Christ Superstar continues Wednesday, Feb. 28 and runs through Sunday, March 4. Tickets are limited for the remaining performances, please call the CCM Box Office for ticket availability.

Local arts critics praised the opening weekend performances of the rock opera, which is based on the last week of Jesus’ life. The iconic rock score features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. CCM’s production is directed and choreographed by Diane Lala with musical direction by Roger Grodsky.

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“CCM’s mounting incorporates copious amount of dance, showcases the seemingly never-ending pool of talented performers and includes some impressively stark design elements,” writes Scott Cain of Talkin’ Broadway.

Cain adds that Bryce Baxter is “vocally stunning” as Jesus, and Jordan Miller “clearly communicates the torment and inner conflict” of Judas. “The entire hardworking ensemble deserves kudos for their dancing and vocal support throughout,” he writes. He also praises the scenic design by Matthew D. Hamel, the costumes by Ashley Berg and the lighting design by Erik McCandless.

“Like most CCM productions, between the phenomenal talent on stage and the incredible behind-the-scenes work from the technical students, you feel like you are seeing a Broadway show,” writes Anne Simendinger of The News Record. “It can be hard to believe the cast is comprised of college students.”

The roles of Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene are double cast in CCM’s production. The Sappy Critic Kirk Sheppard saw the musical twice so he could experience both sets of performers. He compliments Stavros Koumbaros‘ “solid singing voice and powerful physique” in his portrayal of Jesus, and Alex Stone‘s “exquisite vocal range” as well as his ability to express Judas’ “righteous anger and emotion.” Sheppard adds:

Ciara Alyse Harris and Keaton Whittaker both shine as Mary Magdalene, with such professionalism and heart.”

In her review for the League of Cincinnati Theatres, Laurel Humes declares: “From stunning dramatic images to outright comedy, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has staged a terrific production of Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Tickets for the remaining performances of Jesus Christ Superstar are extremely limited. Please call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for ticket availability.
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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Creative Team

  • Diana Lala, director and choreographer
  • Roger Grodsky, musical director
  • Kevin Chlapecka, associate director and choreographer*
  • Matthew D. Hamel, scenic designer*
  • Erik McCandless, lighting designer*
  • Matt. D Birchmeier, sound designer*
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
  • Ashley Berg, costume designer*
  • Meredith Keister, hair and make-up designer*
  • Kyle Birdsall, stage manager*
  • Levi Kiess and Mara Tunnicliff, prop masters*

*CCM student

The Company

  • Jesus – Bryce Baxter^, Stavros Koumbaros*
  • Judas – Jordan Miller^, Alex Stone*
  • Mary Magdalene – Keaton Whittaker^, Ciara Alyse Harris*
  • Simon Zealotes – Ej Dohring
  • Peter – Christopher Kelley
  • James – Daniel Marhelko
  • John – Donelvan Thigpen
  • Thaddeus – Ben Pimental
  • Thomas – Matt Copley
  • Andrew – Emily Ashton Meredith
  • Phillip – Areo Keller
  • Bartholomew/Priest 3 – Marissa Hecker
  • Matthew – Emily Royer
  • James, the lesser – Madelaine Vandenberg
  • Caiaphas – Gabe Wrobel
  • Annas – Madison Hagler
  • Pontius Pilate – Phillip Johnson-Richardson
  • King Herod – Derek Kastner
  • Priest 1 – Hank Von Kolnitz
  • Priest 2 – Nick Berninger
  • Ensemble – Andrew Alstat, Anya Murphy Axel, Aria Braswell, Michael Canu, Emily Celeste Fink, Kylie Goldstein, Joshua Johnson, Elijah King, Jenny Mollet, Kyle Pollak, Bryn Purvis, Erich Schleck, Ethan Zeph
  • Swings – Haley Holcomb, Quinn Surdez

^ Friday, Feb. 23; Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, March 1; Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 4
* Thursday, Feb. 22; Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 25; Wednesday, Feb. 28; Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 2
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets for the remaining performances of Jesus Christ Superstar are extremely limited. Please call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for ticket availability.

Tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar are $31-35 for adults, $22-25 for non-UC students and $18-21 for UC students with a valid ID. Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $25, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Musical Theatre Production Sponsor: Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld

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"Love and Information" runs Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

CCM’s Mainstage Series Continues with Thought-Provoking Drama ‘Love and Information’

Caryl Churchill’s poignant play runs Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

Caryl Churchill’s poignant play runs Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

CCM’s 150th Anniversary Mainstage Series continues with a preview performance of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Described by the New York Times as “thought-churning” and “deeply poignant,” the play explores how people connect in today’s technology-driven culture.

Love and Information is presented in 68 self-contained scenes, some of which have no dialogue and are only seconds long. Every scene touches on ways people search for and consume knowledge, and explores how that information impacts their relationships.

“Caryl Churchill is known for creating experimental but also incredibly relevant and emotionally provocative dramas,” says CCM Acting professor Brant Russell, Love and Information director. “It’s edgy but also extremely accessible and relatable.”

Some scenes give insight into familiar situations like breakups, reunions and depression, others feature seemingly superficial interactions like people dancing in a jazzercise class.

With 28 CCM Acting students portraying more than 100 characters, Love and Information makes high demands of its cast. CCM’s Acting Department has cast every eligible acting student in the production, which excludes the freshman class.

“It’s our 150th Anniversary, so we wanted to show off what CCM Acting has to offer, and I think this play shows us off really well,” Russell says. “The design aspects are spectacular and the acting is phenomenal — it’s exactly what audiences have come to expect from CCM.”

The set is separated into seven areas to illustrate the play’s multiple locations, including a kitchen, an entry way, a bar and a psychiatrist’s office. Actors and lighting effects will guide the audience from scene to scene as the stage transforms in front of them like a kaleidoscope throughout the production.

Originally produced at London’s Royal Court Theater in 2012, Love and Information was adapted for an American audience in a New York Theater Workshop. The themes and situations it presents are universal, Russell adds:

“Audiences will leave the theater having been plunged into a world of emotional conflict in our new era of information and will emerge with a new understanding of how we should relate to each other in 2018.”
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LOVE AND INFORMATION
Written by Carly Churchill

Love and Information will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be no intermission.

*This production makes use of strobe lighting effects

Creative Team

  • Brant Russell, director
  • Matthew D. Hamel, scenic designer*
  • Justin Dudzik, lighting designer*
  • Gabriella DiVincenzo, assistant director*
  • Meghan Winter, stage manager*
  • Edward Mineishi, sound designer*
  • Brandon Thompson, costume designer*

*CCM Student

Cast List
Chandler Bates, Carissa Cardy, Jabari Carter, Lauren Carter, Kenzie Clark, Will Clark, Zoe Cotzias, Jacqueline Daaleman, Mafer Del Real, Sarah Durham, James Egbert, Ella Eggold, Matt Fox, Isaac Hickox-Young, Paige Jordan, Carter LaCava, Graham Lutes, Jeremy Maislin, Gabriella Medina, Briley Oakley, Meg Olson, Madeleine Page-Schmit, Olivia Passafiume, Madison Pullman, Josh Reiter, Graham Rogers, Rupert Spraul, Jack Steiner

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Love and Information are $27-31 for adults, $17-20 for non-UC students and $15-18 for UC students with a valid ID. Tickets to the Feb. 7 preview performance are just $15.

Student rush tickets will be sold one hour before each performance to non-UC students for $12 or $15, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice/mainstage/love-and-information.

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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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Mainstage Series Production Sponsor: Macy’s

Love and Information is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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