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Mainstage Series

A Season of Passion, Courage and Romance.

CCM’s 2016-17 Mainstage Series will bring new interpretations of popular classics in the fall with a retelling William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a revival of the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line, a flirty and fun-filled production of the fairytale opera Cendrillon and a mixed repertoire dance concert featuring Classics with a Twist.

In the spring, CCM will also present the Mainstage Series debuts of stirring drama Her Naked Skin, powerful musical Mack and Mabel and epic opera Idomeneo, along with the Dance Department’s celebration of Masterworks and Beyond.

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 2016


Written by William Shakespeare
Brant Russell, director

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

Patricia Corbett Theater

A CHORUS LINE - Musical Theatre

Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Diane Lala, director and choreographer
Roger Grodsky, musical director

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Patricia Corbett Theater


Composed by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Henri Caïn
Mark Gibson, conductor
Robin Guarino, director

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20

Corbett Auditorium


CCM Ballet Ensemble
Jiang Qi and Andre Megerdichian, co-directors

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Patricia Corbett Theater



Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Richard E. Hess, director

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12

Patricia Corbett Theater

MACK AND MABEL - Musical Theatre

Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Aubrey Berg, director
William Evan Roider, musical director
Patti James, choreographer

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 3
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Corbett Auditorium


Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco (after Antoine Danchet)
Aik Khai Pung, conductor
Marcus Shields, director

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 31
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2

Patricia Corbett Theater


Jiang Qi and Deirdre Carberry, co-directors

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13
  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 14
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15

Patricia Corbett Theater

Titles and dates subject to change—rights pending.

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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

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Season Presenting Sponsor, Musical Theatre Program Sponsor & Event Sponsor

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

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
H. Wayne Ferguson Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Inc.
Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust

Community Partners

Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department 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
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
The Thomas J. Emery Memorial

Ariel Quartet Sponsors

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

Choral Studies Sponsors

Ms. Margaret L. Straub & Mr. Neil R. Artman

Studio Drama Series Sponsor

Judith Heiny and Piotr Chomczynski

Polish Festival Sponsor

The Sarah Marvin Foundation for the Performing Arts
Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor

Rosemary & Mark Schlachter
Dance Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual
Musical Theatre Sponsor

Trish & Rick Bryan
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate and Prejudice through Performing Arts
Jeff Thomas Catering
Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
Sigma Alpha Iota
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Office of Equity& Inclusion

Event Sponsors


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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