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CLYBOURNE PARK Runs Feb. 13-16

CCM_Clybourne Park promoCLYBOURNE PARK
UC College-Conservatory of Music
Feb. 13-16
Patricia Corbett Theater [University Heights]

Directed by Richard E. Hess

CLYBOURNE PARK was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the play explodes in two high-powered acts set 50 years apart. It imagines events in a racially-charged America and reveals that underneath a house in a typical neighborhood, racial fault lines run deep and wide. This production contains strong language.

  • In preview Wed, Feb. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, Feb. 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb. 15 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 16 at 2pm

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CCM’s MOVEABLE FEAST Returns on Jan. 17, 2020

CCM_Moveable Feast logoExperience the unparalleled magic of CCM Village during one dazzling evening of live entertainment and by-the-bite cuisine on Jan. 17, 2020

CINCINNATI, OH— Cincinnati’s premier fundraiser returns in early 2020 when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents MOVEABLE FEAST. Help fuel the future of the arts and light the way for CCM students at this unique benefit event on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Hosted by CCMpower — a dedicated volunteer group comprised of fans, advocates and alumni — MOVEABLE FEAST showcases students and faculty members in an evening of world-class live entertainment. For one night only, Cincinnati audiences can experience CCM’s student stars of tomorrow in a variety of performances that showcase the full spectrum of the performing and media arts. The funds raised by the event enable CCMpower to fuel the future of the arts by awarding student scholarships and grants.

Attendees roam through the expansive CCM Village, socializing and enjoying dinner-by-the-bite provided by Jeff Thomas Catering while creating their own menu of artistic experiences. Guests plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student and faculty entertainment, including Jazz, Choral, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Acting, Dance and Orchestra performances, along with tours of CCM’s Electronic Media facilities, Lighting Design labs and other backstage areas.

This year’s MOVEABLE FEAST celebrates the contributions of Trish Bryan to CCM and the Cincinnati arts community. Bryan has been instrumental in creating the artistic landscape that is unique to the Queen City. She has served as the President of the Friends of CCM (now CCMpower), Chair of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and lent her expertise and time to countless arts organizations. Her leadership and service to the Cincinnati arts community and to CCM has been invaluable and helped to create the thriving artistic community that we enjoy in Cincinnati today.

Schedule of Events:

  • Cocktails and Appetizers: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Prelude Performance featuring CCM Jazz and Musical Theatre: 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Performances and Dinner-by-the-Bite: 8-10 p.m.
  • Finale Performance featuring the CCM Philharmonia: 10-10:30 p.m.

Location
CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to Moveable Feast are on sale now and can be purchased online at
ccm.uc.edu/moveablefeast or over the telephone at 513-556-2100.

  • Soloist Package: $600 – price includes two tickets to Moveable Feast and two tickets to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase (March 13, 2020), valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Patron Package: $225 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, one ticket to CCM Musical Theatre’s “Not Famous Yet” Showcase, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • Host Ticket: $150 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast, valet parking for Moveable Feast and program recognition
  • General Public Tickets: $75 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast CCM Alumni and Young Professional (40 and under) Tickets: $50 – price includes one ticket to Moveable Feast

Seating is limited. Event proceeds raised by CCMpower support student scholarships for CCM’s “stars of tomorrow” and help fund student and ensemble travel, master class opportunities and collaborative projects.

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. Patrons can purchase pre-paid parking for UC’s CCM Garage through the CCM Box Office. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Commemorates 50th Anniversary Year of Stonewall Uprising in Concert Nov. 26

CCM_Mr. Tamborine Man promoThe CCM Wind Symphony performs powerful works by LGBTQ+ composers to
commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising on Nov. 26, 2019
Tickets are on sale now

CINCINNATI, OH — The UC College Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony marks the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprising with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 in Corbett Auditorium. Exclusively featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers, the concert includes John Corigliano’s Grammy Award-winning song cycle Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.

The Mr. Tambourine Man concert also features the world premiere of Un-Masqued by featured guest composer David Clay Mettens, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Jennifer Higdon’s Mysterium and Omar Thomas’ A Mother of a Revolution!. Thomas’ piece is dedicated to Martha P. Johnson, a pioneering leader of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and Stonewall Uprising.

“I strongly believe in the power of music to challenge prejudice and hate,” says CCM Interim Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor of the concert. “The inspiration for this concert is to both recognize the importance of the LGBTQ+ rights movement (especially to the arts) and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in this movement’s history.”

The Stonewall Uprising began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ bar and, today, a National Historic Landmark. This raid sparked a series of riots and protests that served as a significant catalyst for the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.

Tickets to the CCM Wind Symphony’s Mr. Tambourine Man concert can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183
or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

The performance is sponsored by the CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts.

About the CCM Harmony Fund
CCM’s Harmony Fund supports artistic works that fight hate and prejudice through the performing arts. John Harrison and Ginger Warner were two of the visionary founders and inspiring leaders of the CCM Harmony Fund based on the belief that the arts inspire imaginative thinking, encourage conversations, present contrasting attitudes and help us examine our own viewpoints. The Harmony Fund supports the students and faculty at CCM to explore issues and encourage them to find a voice that often would not be able to happen without The Harmony Fund.

Repertoire
MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
CCM Wind Symphony
Kevin Michael Holzman, music director and conductor
Featuring student artist Shannon Cochran, soprano
Featuring guest composer David Clay Mettens

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
HIGDON: Mysterium
CLAY METTENS: Un-Masqued
THOMAS: A Mother of a Revolution!
CORIGLIANO: Mr. Tambourine Man

Performance Time
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26

Location
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket prices start at $19.50; student and group discounts available. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Tickets can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

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 end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.

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 https://ccm.uc.edu/.

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Romantic Comedy THE BARTERED BRIDE Opens CCM’s 2019-2020 Opera Series

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CCMONSTAGE Opera Series presents THE BARTERED BRIDE on Nov. 21-24, 2019. Tickets are on sale now

CINCINNATI, OH — UC’s College-Conservatory of Music opens its new CCMONSTAGE Opera Series with Bedřich Smetana’s romantic comedy THE BARTERED BRIDE, which runs Nov. 21-24, 2019 at Patricia Corbett Theater. This classic Czech opera is described as “irresistible for its charming characters and lively pace, and, above all, for its rich, colorful score” by the New York Times.

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 (DMA Orchestral Conducting) 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. 21-24, 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

Story by CCM Graduate Student Kelly Barefield

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 https://ccm.uc.edu/.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Quick Review

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music through Nov. 10. I attended the Saturday matinee performance. 

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Mikayla Renfrow as Janet, Ethan Zeph as Frank ‘N’ Furter & Jake Waford as Brad. Photo by Mark Lyons.

Director & choreographer Vincent DeGeorge breathes new life into the cult-classic musical, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.

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Sofie Flores as Magenta. Photo by Mark Lyons.

The show is uniquely staged on a play area that is reminiscent of a runway, with the audience seated along the length on opposing sides. Except for the movie theater marquee hanging over one end of the play area, the set is comprised of smartly designed rolling pieces, courtesy of scenic designer Joshua E. Gallagher.

The iconic characters receive updated looks thanks to Costume Designer Maddie Kevelson and Wig & Make-Up Designer Kelly Yurko. The ensemble (Phantoms) are dressed in all black and presented as genderqueer. The named characters have more modernized looks, but are still easily identifiable.

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Delaney Guyer as Columbia & Joseph (Hank) Von Kolnitz as Eddie. Photo by Mark Lyons.

The cast is very strong across the board in their performances and vocals. Ethan Zeph impresses with his command of the stage as Frank ‘N’ Furter. Music director Stephen Goers rocks out the score, doing double duty as keyboardist and conductor of the other five instrumentalists.

Overall a very enjoyable update to a show crossing into its fifties. Sadly this already extended run has pretty much SOLD OUT. Never hurts to contact the box office though.

My rating: 4.75 out of 5.

Click here for more information on the production.

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