PERFORMING IN PRODUCTIONS is an integral part of the Musical Theatre training program, an opportunity to put into practice what students have learned in the classrooms, dance studios and practice rooms. At CCM, the "main stage" musicals are part of a larger series which also offers dramas and operas to our loyal subscribers. These musicals are staged in Corbett Auditorium, a proscenium house, and the Patricia Corbett Theatre, a modified thrust stage. In addition three workshop productions are mounted each season in the Studio Theatre, a fully flexible "black-box" space.
It is our mission to expose our majors to every kind of musical during their four years in residence at CCM. Our seasons include works by the composers and lyricists of the "Golden Age" of musical theatre as well as challenging contemporary works and rock musicals. Dance styles encompass ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Majors are required to audition for all productions and all students, freshmen through senior, may be cast.
The Division of Theatre Design and Production is responsible for the technical aspects of our productions. All designers are USITT certified and regularly maintain their professional connections as guest designers in sets, costumes, lighting, sound and make-up. Our musicals are backed by CCM's award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra and Jazz Band.