CCM Theaters Liven With Two Tony-Award Winning Musicals This Winter

Love, passion, humor and intrigue will abound in the College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) winter drama and musical theatre productions, which include two Tony Award-winning musicals – Stephen Sondheim’s witty A Little Night Music and Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking Rent. Audiences will also enjoy a sampling of new works created and performed by CCM Drama students during the celebrated annual TRANSMIGRATION festival.

For more information on CCM’s drama and musical theatre performances or to purchase tickets call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit ccm.uc.edu.

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‘Rent’ Producer Returns to CCM for Master Class

Kevin McCollum

This evening, alumnus Kevin McCollum (’84)  returns to CCM to hold a master class for all Musical Theatre majors. McCollum will discuss the genesis of the musical Rent, which he produced on Broadway in 1996, and the film for which he served as executive producer. McCollum will also meet with the cast of CCM’s upcoming Mainstage Production of Rent this evening.

McCollum is currently preparing the forthcoming Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams. Learn more about CCM’s revival of Rent after the jump.

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Announcing CCM’s Full Winter 2011 Schedule of Major Events

The CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. Photography by Jing Huan.

Photography by Jing Huan.

With December now upon us, we are happy to announce our full winter schedule of major events. CCM presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. All events listed take place on the CCM campus and are free unless otherwise indicated. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information. View a digital version of our Winter Events Booklet here.

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A First Look At CCM’s “Rent”

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Today, we are delighted to provide you with a first look at CCM’s Winter Mainstage Musical, Jonathan Larson’s Rent. The breakthrough musical of the 1990s comes to CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater for an extended run, Feb. 24 – Mar. 6, 2011. Don’t miss your chance to experience this challenging, emotional and deeply moving rock opera. Tickets and subscription packages are on sale now.

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CCM Slideshows: The Matchmaker

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Don’t miss your chance to see classic comedy The Matchmaker, running tonight through Sunday in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. A hilarious farce with slapstick flair, the fun-loving show opens up CCM’s 2010-11 Mainstage Series of Operas, Musicals and Dramas. Tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183. You can learn more about the production here.

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CCM’s Theatrical Props: Making the Scene Seem Seamless

Jackie Demaline explores the design work behind The Matchmaker and other upcoming CCM productions in “Making the Scene Seem Seamless” – you can read her full story here.

CCM’s Mainstage production of The Matchmaker runs tonight (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183. You can learn more about the production here.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at “The Matchmaker”

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Next week, CCM Drama opens our Mainstage Series with The Matchmaker, a classic comedy by the great American playwright Thornton Wilder. Today, we present a behind-the-scenes look at the make-up, wig and prosthetic work going into the show, courtesy of UC Photojournalism student Kevin Wauligman. The Matchmaker runs Oct. 27 (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus. Tickets are still available by calling 513-556-4183. You can learn more about the production here.

CCM gratefully acknowledges the support of Mainstage Season Production Sponsor Macy’s.

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CCM Opens Mainstage Series with Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker”

CCM Presents The Matchmaker

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CCM launches its 2010-11 Mainstage Series with Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy The Matchmaker. Sure to induce a chuckle with its timeless humor and slapstick flair, the fun-loving show runs from Oct. 27 (preview) through Oct. 31 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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Announcing CCM’s 2010-11 Studio Series

CCM is pleased to announce details for the 2010-11 CCM Studio Series of opera, musical theatre and drama. This year’s Studio Series features seven productions in CCM’s intimate and versatile “black box” space, the Cohen Family Studio Theater, along with a special Studio Series opera produced in Patricia Corbett Theater and a festival of new dramatic works that will utilize spaces throughout CCM Village.

The Studio Series runs from Oct. 21, 2010 through May 29, 2011. All Studio Series events held in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater are free and open to the general public, although reservations are required. Reservations may be made the week of each show only by contacting the CCM Box Office by phone at 513-556-4183. For additional information, visit www.ccm.uc.edu. Full production and ticketing details after the jump!

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CCM Slideshows: Picnic

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Life turns upside down in a small Kansas town when a handsome drifter arrives to stir hearts both young and old. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, this bittersweet comedy has set audiences’ hearts ablaze as lives are changed on Labor Day weekend at the annual community picnic. It’s never too late to fall in love!

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