30 YEARS OF STEPHEN Brings Broadway to CCM on Sept. 23

CCM_30 Years of Stephen logoUC’s College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to present a spectacular evening of music and stories, featuring our incredible students and a sampling of CCM’s most notable alumni. Join us for a front-row seat to the world premiere of 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through the UC Foundation website.

Now available: Get a sneak peek into the evening’s artisitc lineup by viewing the musical numbers below. Creative credits, cast list and performance rosters are available HERE!

Hosted by CCMpower, the fundraising event features the music of CCM alumnus and Tony award winning Broadway composer, Stephen Flaherty (BM Composition, ’82). Directed by award-winning director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the performance features CCM students with alumni and Broadway stars Christy Altomare (BFA Musical Theatre, ’08), Ashley Brown (BFA Musical Theatre, ’04), Jason Graae (BFA Musical Theatre, ’80), Bryonha Marie (Broadway guest artist), Stephanie Jae Park (BFA Musical Theatre, ’14), Alton Fitzgerald White (Musical Theatre, att. 1983-86) and other surprise guests.

The evening will end on a high note with the premiere of two never before heard compositions — one of which will be performed live on the Corbett Auditorium stage by Stephen Flaherty himself! View the full program below!

The Music of Stephen Flaherty event will replace Moveable Feast for the 2022-23 academic year. Moveable Feast will return in person on Friday, January 19, 2024. The Music of Stephen Flaherty event was originally conceptualized and developed by the following CCM alumni, without whom this performance would not be possible: David Goldsmith (BFA Musical Theatre, ’85), Kevin McCollum (BFA Musical Theatre, ’84; HonDoc, ’05), Jeff Saver (BM Piano, ’79) and Jim Semmelman (BFA Musical Theatre, ’76).

Please note: Our original announcement included CCM alum Aaron Lazar as a guest artist, but he unfortunately cannot make it due to a scheduling conflict. 

MUSICAL NUMBERS

Music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, except where noted

ACT I

To the tune of “20 Million People” from My Favorite Year
“THIRTY YEARS OF STEPHEN”
Music by Stephen Flaherty/Parody Lyrics by David Goldsmith
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Christy Altomare, Jason Graae, TBD*, Ashley Brown, Bryonha Marie, Stephanie Jae Park, Alton Fitzgerald White

From The Carnival Of Life…Without Intermission
“HOW CAN YOU LEAVE THE THEATRE?” (Excerpt)
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Flaherty
TBD*

From the Lehman Engel BMI Workshop
“VILLAGE VOICE”
Arrangement by Jeffrey Saver
Ashley Brown, Bryonha Marie, Jason Graae

From Bedazzled
“CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR”
Orchestrated by Neil Douglas Reilly
Ashley Brown, Jason Graae

From Lucky Stiff
“TIMES LIKE THIS”
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Christy Altomare

From Ragtime
“GOODBYE, MY LOVE/JOURNEY ON”
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Stephanie Jae Park (Mother), TBD* (Father), Jason Graae (Tateh)

“YOUR DADDY’S SON”
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Bryonha Marie (Sarah)

“HE WANTED TO SAY”
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Ashley Brown (Emma Goldman), Alton Fitzgerald White (Coalhouse), Nick Pattarini (Younger Brother), Cabaret Singers/Musical Theatre Ensemble Men (Coalhouse’s Men)

“BACK TO BEFORE”
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Stephanie Jae Park (Mother), Cabaret Singers Ensemble Women

“WHEELS OF A DREAM” (Finale)
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Alton Fitzgerald White (Coalhouse), Bryonha Marie (Sarah), Cabaret Singers Ensemble

Cut From Seussical
“THE LORAX”
Orchestrated by Doug Besterman
Jason Graae (The Onceler[s], The Lorax), Lucy Acuna (Jojo), TBD* (Cat In The Hat), Musical Theatre Ensemble

INTERMISSION

ACT II

From Once On This Island
“MAMA WILL PROVIDE”
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Bryonha Marie (Asaka), Ranease Brown (Ti Moune), Musical Theatre Ensemble (Storytellers)

“THE HUMAN HEART”
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Stephanie Jae Park (Erzulie), Cabaret Singers Ensemble

New From My Favorite Year
“ALWAYS PUT ON A GOOD SHOW”
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin for tonight’s concert
TBD* (Alan Swann), August Bagg (Benjy), Musical Theatre Ensemble

From A Man Of No Importance
“MAN IN THE MIRROR”
Orchestrated by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
Jason Graae (Alfie Byrne)

“STREETS OF DUBLIN”
Orchestrated by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnk
Ashley Brown (Robbie)

From Little Dancer; Choreography by Susan Stroman
“MARIE”
Orchestrated by Doug Besterman and Larry Hochman
Alton Fitzgerald White (Degas), CCM Dance Ensemble Student* (Marie), Cassidy Franzmeier (Concertmaster, as A Violinist)

From Anastasia
“ONCE UPON A DECEMBER/JOURNEY TO THE PAST”
Orchestrated by Doug Besterman
Christy Altomare

From Legacy
“SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL”
Arrangement by Stephen Flaherty

Finale – From Ragtime
“RAGTIME” (Prologue) [Unabridged]
Adapted by Kim Scharnberg from the original orchestration by William David Brohn
Andrew Burke (Little Boy), Annalise Prentiss (Little Girl), TBD* (Father), Stephanie Jae Park (Mother), Nick Pattarini (Younger Brother), Alton Fitzgerald White (Coalhouse), Bryonha Marie (Sarah), Jason Graae (Tateh/Houdini), Ashley Brown (Emma Goldman), Christy Altomare (Evelyn Nesbit), Robert Pavlovich (Grandfather), Vincent DeGeorge (Henry Ford), Eric Santagata (JP Morgan), Todd Pettiford (Booker T. Washington), Cabaret Singers, Musical Theatre Ensemble

Bows/Encore – From Knoxville
“OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW”
Orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin
Accompanied by Stephen Flaherty at the piano
Alton Fitzgerald White (Author), TBD* (Jay), Musical Theatre Ensemble Men

Final Bows/Exit Music – From My Favorite Year
“TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE”
Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
All, Instrumental

*To Be Determined

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