CCM’s Kate Garber, Mia Gentile and Adam Moser Named Acclaim Awards Rising Stars

Congratulations to our own Kate Garber, Mia Gentile and Adam Moser for being recognized as three of this year’s Acclaim Awards Rising Stars!

The Acclaim Awards, an initiative of Enquirer Media, has named six 2011 Rising Stars, artists and technicians under the age of 25 who have made extraordinary contributions to the local theatre scene. Each Rising Star will receive a $1,000 grant towards future endeavors, and all will be applauded at the annual Acclaim Awards celebration at 7 p.m. on May 23 at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Admission is free. Learn more about this year’s winners after the jump!

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CCM Musical Theatre Grad’s Music Featured in NEO7 Concert

Andrew Catrini

Andrew Catrini

Recent Musical Theatre graduate Andre Catrini (BFA, ‘11) has been selected to participate in the NEO7 concert held by the York Theatre Company in New York City.

NEO, (an acronym for “New, Emerging, Outstanding”) celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of Broadway musicals. The benefit concert occurs on May 16 at the Yorke Theatre Company’s home in Saint Peter’s Theatre. Andre’s song “Shelter” will be performed by Broadway performer Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls, 30 Rock.) “Shelter” is from Andre’s song cycle Whisper, Love which debuted at CCM in the Winter of 2010.

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CCM Preparatory Department Pilots New String Program

The CCM Preparatory Department is teaching families at Mt. Washington Elementary School how to play the violin. This initiative is a partnership between CCM Prep, Mt. Washington Elementary School and CECH PASS (University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services/Partner for Achieving School Success).

The Mt. Washington/University of Cincinnati 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program called “Castle Connections” provides opportunities for Cincinnati Public School students to experience a wealth of enrichment activities as well as academic extensions in an after school setting. UC PASS was selected to be the lead agency for Mt. Washington because of the varied resources within the university. Rayma Waters, UC PASS Co-Director states, “We are very fortunate to have CCM Prep partner with Castle Connections, the quality of instruction is unsurpassed and providing the instruments enables family participation. With less and less art and music being offered through the schools, this program is providing a valuable resource!”

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Acclaim Awards Announce Additional 2010-11 Nominations

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Earlier this month, additional performers and productions received nominations from the Acclaim Awards. These nominations included the following CCM performers and productions:

Under Construction 2

  • Ensemble
  • Choreography: Diane Lala

Three Sisters

  • Ensemble


  • Lead Performance by a Non-Equity Actress: Alaina Mills as Eva Peron

Our congratulations go out to all of the additional nominees! You can view the full list of additional Acclaim Awards nominees here.

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CCM Slideshows: Our Town

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Beginning this evening, CCM presents Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s timeless portrait of life in mythical Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows George Gibbs and Emily Webb as they experience daily life, love and marriage, and death and eternity.

CCM presents Wilder’s wise and witty tale of life and the human experience tonight through April 24 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. Learn more after the jump.

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CCM Prep Announces May Events

The CCM Preparatory Department has a variety of exciting events planned for this spring and summer. Mark your calendars now for fall semester, which begins September 10. Pre-registration will begin soon. Additionally, summer camps are filling quickly in ballet, orchestra, jazz, piano, guitar and theatre arts. Check out the Summer Happenings, 2011 brochure for all the opportunities here. Learn more about CCM Prep’s May events after the jump.

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Unusual Love Triangle Unfolds in Surprising Ways in Studio Drama “Red Light Winter”

CCM Presents Red Light Winter.

CCM Presents Red Light Winter.

CCM continues its Studio Series of dramas this month with Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter. The play follows the lives of two men and a woman in very foreign territory on April 28-30 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission to Red Light Winter is free, but reservations are required. Tickets are available beginning Monday, April 25 at noon—please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Due to its themes and content, Red Light Winter is intended for mature audiences only. Learn more about the production after the jump.

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CCM Presents Thornton Wilder’s Classic Drama “Our Town”

CCM Presents 'Our Town,' photography by Mark Lyons.

Photography by Mark Lyons.

Life is often celebrated through major milestones, such as a wedding or a birth, but the everyday routines can be just as meaningful – a message CCM Drama students are taking to heart as they present Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town on April 20 (preview)-24 in the Patricia Corbett Theater in CCM Village.

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CCM Drama Announces 2011 Dolly Award & Cohen Chair Special Scholarship Recipients

Last night, CCM’s Department of Drama presented its 9th annual Dolly Awards, which honor students for outstanding achievement throughout the year . Select students were recognized for their work in recent department productions as well as service and achievement, aesthetic leadership and sustained excellence throughout one’s CCM career.

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