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Mainstage Series

CCM's Sesquicentennial Celebration: Inspiring the stars of tomorrow since 1867

CCM marks the 150th anniversary of its founding with a yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration beginning in the fall of 2017. Commemorating a tradition of innovation and excellence dating back to the founding of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1867, CCM’s Sesquicentennial programming includes eight must-see masterworks presented as part of the 2017-18 Mainstage Series.

This year's Mainstage Series includes cherished classics like William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Leonard Bernstein's Candide and Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar.

CCM's lineup also includes an opera double-bill featuring Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, two mixed-repertoire ballet productions and the Mainstage Series debuts of alumnus Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahren's Seussical and Caryl Churchill's Love and Information.

CCM's productions continue to be the hottest ticket in town... but don't just take our word for it! Here's what the critics have to say:

“[one of] the top 25 undergraduate drama schools - The Hollywood Reporter
“better than Broadway - Cincinnati Refined
fabulous” - Cincinnati CityBeat
strong direction and first-rate performances, as has become expected from the program.” - Talkin’ Broadway
“Next time there’s a CCM musical on the schedule, do whatever it takes to get tickets. I am confident it will be worth the effort.” - The Sappy Critic

FALL 2017

HAMLET - Acting

Written by William Shakespeare
Susan Felder, director

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1

Patricia Corbett Theater

SEUSSICAL - Musical Theatre

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Vince DeGeorge, director and co-choreographer
Luke Flood, musical director
Christopher Kelley, co-choreographer

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Patricia Corbett Theater


Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein
Mark Gibson, conductor
Emma Griffin, director

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Patricia Corbett Theater


Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors
Alexandria Black, conductor

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

Patricia Corbett Theater



Written by Caryl Churchill
Brant Russell, director

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Patricia Corbett Theater


Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 2
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4

Patricia Corbett Theater


Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Mark Gibson, conductor
Meredith Kitz, director (Suor Angelica)
Andreas Hager, director (Gianni Schicchi)

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 23
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25

Patricia Corbett Theater


Jiang Qi, director
Aik Khai Pung, music director and conductor

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12
  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 13
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Corbett Auditorium

Titles and dates subject to change.

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CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support:

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

CCM/CSO Diversity Fellowship Sponsor and Opera Fusion: New Works Sponsor

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter & All-Steinway School Sponsor

H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Partners

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

Elizabeth C. B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld
Musical Theatre Production Sponsor

Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

Choral Studies Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman

Studio Drama Series Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual
Graeter's Ice Cream

Musical Theatre Performance Sponsors

Teri Jory & Seth Geiger
Dance Performance Sponsors

Trish and Rick Bryan
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challending Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Roz Harkavy
Jeff Thomas Catering
Arlene and Bill Katz
Jared Queen and Matthew McFee

Event Sponsors

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Rafael & Kimberly Daniel de Acha Foundation
Opera d'arte Sponsor


A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

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