CCM’s Ty Olwin Earns LCT Award for ‘Coram Boy’

League of Cincinnati Theatres

Congratulations to Ty Olwin, who has been recognized by the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) with an award for Leading Actor in a Play for his role in CCM’s production of Coram Boy. The epic thriller, written by Helen Edmundson and based on a young adult novel by Jamila Gavin, recently launched the school’s 2011-12 Mainstage Series.

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CCM’s Diane Kvapil Receives 2011 Acclaim Educator Award

When a theater educator succeeds, it’s usually the students who get the applause. But once a year the Cincinnati theater community gives a great big standing ovation to a few area teachers who inspire excellence on and off their school stages. Working long hours, out of the spotlight, these committed men and women foster collaborative creativity in all its forms, maintain vibrant educational theater programs in tough budgetary times, and produce graduates with a lifelong love of the performing arts — and the skills and values they’ll need to succeed in any field they choose.

CCM’s own Diane Kvapil received one of two Enquirer/Fifth Third Bank Theater Educator Awards presented this year; the other went to Lisa Bodollo of Mother of Mercy High School (Theater Educator Award Winner). The Acclaim Educator Winner, Kvapil has taught at CCM since 1977. Both Kvapil and Bodollo will receive a financial award for their schools’ theater programs.

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CCM’s Ty Olwin Recognized with Acclaim Award Nomination for ‘Red Light Winter’

Congratulations to sophomore Ty Olwin, who has earned an Acclaim Award nomination for his role in Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter. Olwin, who portrays Matt, was singled out in the category of leading performance by a non-Equity actor. Red Light Winter tells the story of college pals Matt and Davis, who hope to rekindle their friendship by spending a wild night together in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. But when the beautiful, young prostitute they meet there surprisingly returns to their lives a year later, a bizarre love triangle ensues, revealing harsh, emotional truths and the dangers of romantic obsession.

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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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Acclaim Awards Announce Additional 2010-11 Nominations

Acclaim Awards

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

Evita

  • 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 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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“Three Sisters” Begins Drama Studio Series Tonight

CCM's Studio Series Presents Three Sisters

Photography by Adam Moser.

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters opens CCM Drama’s Studio Series this evening (Thursday, Nov. 4). Sisters Olga (Catherine Prevett), Irina (Caroline Shannon) and Masha (Bennett Bradley) are refined and cultured young women who were raised in urban Moscow but have been living in a small, colorless Russian provincial town for eleven years. With their father dead, their hopes lie heavily in their anticipated return to Moscow, while the painful monotony of day-to-day living exacts its toll. The production, directed by Professor Diane Kvapil, runs Thursday through Saturday in the Cohen Family Studio Theatre. Click here for more details. Tickets to select performances are still available through CCM’s Box Office.

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

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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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Studio Drama Series Opens With Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

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CCM’s Studio Series of Operas, Musicals and Dramas continues November 4-6 with Anton Chekhov’s influential play, Three Sisters. The decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world is the subject of this Diane Kvapil directed drama.

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