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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.


October 2013


music by Michael Gore
lyrics by Dean Pitchford
book by Lawrence D. Cohen

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she is an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she is at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she has a special power and, if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it.… Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie has not been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have crafted a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale.

Singin' in the Rain
November 2013


book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
lyrics by Arthur Freed
music by Nacio Herb Brown

Singin' in the Rain, one of the most-loved and celebrated MGM film musicals, comes to the stage in a joyous, up-beat, graceful and thoroughly enjoyable adaptation.  Set in 1927, the musical satirizes the panic surrounding the transition from the “Silents” to the “Talkies,” as the revolution in sound sweeps through the Hollywood dream factory. With great songs, lots of flashbacks, wonderful dances (including the spectacular “Broadway Melody Ballet”), and buckets and buckets of rain, the musical showers you with good old-fashioned entertainment. The glorious score including such standards as “Good Morning,” “Make 'em Laugh,” “You Are My Lucky Star” and the legendary “Singin' in the Rain.”

Les Miserables
February/March 2014


music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
libretto by Herbert Kretzmer

Based upon the novel by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is one of the world’s most popular musicals, seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries. Set in France in the early nineteenth century, it is the story of Jean Valjean who has served nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. Relentlessly tracked and hounded by police inspector Javert, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a student revolution, as a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. With a score by Claude-Michel Schonberg that has risen to pop-culture status and an Oscar-nominated film version, Hugo's saga of one man’s lifelong quest for redemption can still sweep a theater audience off its feet.

The Senior Showcase
March 2014


created and performed by
the graduating Class of 2014

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.

Spelling Bee

April 2014


music and lyrics by William Finn
book by Rachel Sheinkin and Jay Reiss

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who have barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. A hilarious tale of overachievers' angst set against the spelling championship of a lifetime, this Tony Award musical is the unlikeliest of hits about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Freshman Showcase
April 2014


created and performed by the Freshman Class
in Musical Theatre, 2013

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.

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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





Our Alumni

Jason Patrick Sands

Jason Patrick Sands
Class of 2002

Howard Kaye

Howard Kaye
Class of 1985

Kristine Reese

Kristine Reese
Class of 2005

Joe Medeiros

Joe Medeiros
Class of 2006

Justin Patterson

Justin Patterson
Class of 1999

Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson
Class of 1998

Justin Scott Brown

Justin Scott Brown
Class of 2009

Alexa Green

Alexa Green
Class of 2008

Photo Credits

TopChris Blem as Juan Peron in Evita, Corbett Auditorium.