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EACH SEASON the Musical Theatre program at CCM presents a season of musicals in the three theatres that comprise the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts. Both the mainstage season and the studio series are extremely popular and perform to capacity audiences. The selection of repertoire plays an important educational role in our training and students are exposed to every kind of musical during their residency at CCM.

In addition to our production season, we present two showcases each year, the Senior Showcase which performs in Cincinnati and New York and the Freshman Showcase which marks the debut of the entering class for the year.

OUR FORTY-FIFTH MUSICAL THEATRE SEASON, 2014-15

Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers
COHEN FAMILY STUDIO THEATRE
October 2014

BLOOD BROTHERS

music, lyrics and book by Willy Russell
based on the novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas

Now in its 30th year in London’s West End, Blood Brothers is the haunting story of the Johnson twins, separated at birth and brought together by the power of friendship. A tale of superstition, class distinction and adolescent love loosely based on The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, Blood Brothers was the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1983. Heart-warming and tragic, Blood Brothers is a contemporary parable, punctuated by an energetic score of pop-rock songs.

Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde
CORBETT AUDITORIUM
November 2014

LEGALLY BLONDE

music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
book by Heather Hach

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by storm in this upbeat musical that is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Based on the adored feature film of the same name, this musical about self-discovery stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2011, this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got. Think PINK!

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
CORBETT AUDITORIUM
March 2015

PETER PAN

music by Mark "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne
lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Based on the famous story by James Barrie, Peter Pan tells the tale of the mischievous boy who can fly, who never ages and who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the island of Neverland as the intrepid leader of the Lost Boys. Featuring high-flying spectacle and timeless music, CCM Musical Theatre’s production of Peter Pan will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. “Second star to the right, and straight on ’till morning!”

110 in the Shade
110 in the Shade

STUDIO THEATRE
April 2015

110 IN THE SHADE

music and lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
book by N. Richard Nash

CCM’s award-winning Musicals Redux series returns with a gem from the storehouse of forgotten American musicals. Based upon the play The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, 110 in the Shade tells the tale of Lizzie Curry, a forthright “old maid” living on a ranch with her father and brothers in the American southwest.  When a charismatic con-man posing as a rainmaker promises to bring relief to the drought-stricken area, he awakens new feelings of love and self-discovery in the heart of the lonely woman. With a lush score by the composers of The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade is a lovely reminder of the “Golden Age” of American Musical Theatre.

Senior Showcase
The Senior Showcase
PATRICIA CORBETT THEATRE
March 2015

THE SENIOR SHOWCASE

created and performed by
the graduating Class of 2015

The Musical Theatre Senior Showcase serves as a "Capstone" Experience for our majors. Each year the graduating class in Musical Theatre travels to New York to present a showcase for agents and casting directors. The work is created by the students themselves under faculty supervision. The class formulates a structure for the showcase, then blends musical numbers, narration, solos, ensemble work and monologues into a cohesive whole. They work on the musical arrangements, supply the choreography and staging, direct the scenes and are responsible for every aspect of the production.

Freshman Showcase
Freshman Showcase
COHEN FAMILY STUDIO THEATRE
April 2015

THE FRESHMAN SHOWCASE

created and performed by the Freshman Class
in Musical Theatre, 2015

Each year the freshman class in Musical Theatre creates a showcase under faculty direction. The class selects a theme for the showcase and then blends musical numbers, narration and monologues into a cohesive whole. They work on the musical arrangements, supply the choreography and staging and are responsible for every aspect of the production.

The Music Man
Music Man
MUSIC HALL
April 2015

THE MUSIC MAN

book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson
based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

The CCM Musical Theatre program joins forces with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in a special concert version of the perrenial favorite, The Music Man, starring Musical Theatre graduate Betsy Wolfe (Class of 2004) as Marian the Librarian and Will Chase as Harold Hill.

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"This is musical bliss: A guy and girl not merely falling but dancing into love, to an irrepressible Gershwin score - all in a production so spot on that the audience falls in love, too. Who could ask for anything more? Crazy for You is the College-Conservatory of Music at its best, which is saying a lot. And it's one of those shows that audiences will fondly recall a decade from now."

Cincinnati Enquirer

Meet Our Students

 

 

 

 

Introducing
Our Alumni

Jason Patrick Sands

Jason Patrick Sands
Class of 2002

Eric Huffman

Eric Huffman
Class of 2012

Howard Kaye

Howard Kaye
Class of 1985

Blaine Krauss

Blaine Krauss
Class of 2014

Kristine Reese

Kristine Reese
Class of 2005

Alysha Deslorieux

Alysha Deslorieux
Class of 2012

Joe Medeiros

Joe Medeiros
Class of 2006

Lee Slobotkin

Lee Slobotkin
Class of 2013

Justin Patterson

Justin Patterson
Class of 1999

Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson
Class of 1998

Greg Kamp

Greg Kamp
Class of 2013

Justin Scott Brown

Justin Scott Brown
Class of 2009

Jordan DeLeon

Jordan DeLeon
Class of 2014

Alexa Green

Alexa Green
Class of 2008


Photo Credits

Top: "New York, New York" from On the Town, Corbett Auditorium, November 2003.