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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 MUSICAL THEATRE SEASON, 2015-16

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Big River
COHEN FAMILY STUDIO THEATRE
October 2015

BIG RIVER

music and lyrics by Roger Miller
book by William Hauptman
based upon The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Meet Mark Twain’s Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in an irrepressible adaptation of a timeless novel. With a foot-stompin’ country score by Roger Miller, Big River brings to life all the favorite characters from the original – Widow Douglas, the King and Duke, Pap Finn, Mary Jane Wilkes and, of course, the Royal Nonesuch. A dazzling, heartwarming slice of Americana and the crowning achievement of one of country music's most celebrated careers.

Carousel
CORBETT AUDITORIUM
November 2015

CAROUSEL

music by Richard Rodgers
book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
based upon the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar

Lyrical, romantic and moving, Carousel is a landmark musical and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest achievement. Voted Best Musical of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, this beloved masterpiece features the songs “June is Busting Out All Over,” “You'll Never Walk Alone” and “If I Loved You.” Filled with magical moments, stunning choreography and breathtaking music, Carousel is moving and uplifting in equal measure, a national treasure from the Golden Age of American musicals.

Nutcracker Suite
CORBETT AUDITORIUM
November 2015

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

a jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
by Duke Ellington
arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960, featuring jazz interpretations of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Diane Lala’s lively interpretation of this work is back by popular demand, accompanied by the CCM Jazz Band under the direction of  Scott Belck and featuring such tongue in cheek dances as  "Toot Toot Tootie Toot,” "Dance of the Floreadores” and “The Dance of the Sugar Rum Cherry.”

American Idiot
PATRICIA CORBETT THEATRE
March 2016

AMERICAN IDIOT

music by Green Day
lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

A pulsating portrait of wasted youth, brimming with the energy and heartbreak of Green Day’s ground-breaking songs. A high-octane show that follows the Millennial Generation as it tries to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this energy-fueled rock opera of youthful disillusion. A two-time Tony Award-winning show, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical in new directions. Recommended for Mature Audiences Only.

Lysistrata Jones

COHEN FAMILY STUDIO THEATRE
April 2016

LYSISTRATA JONES

music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn
book by Douglas Carter Beane
based on the comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes

An effervescent adaptation of Aristophanes’ comedy set among the basketball players and cheerleaders of Athens University. The team hasn’t won a game in 30 years, but when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop “giving it up” to their boyfriends until they win a game, the legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. A cheeky romp that takes student activism to a whole new level and celebrates the joy of discovering and embracing whoever you truly are.

The Senior Showcase
PATRICIA CORBETT THEATRE
March 2016

THE SENIOR SHOWCASE

created and performed by
the graduating Class of 2016
in Musical Theatre

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
COHEN FAMILY STUDIO THEATRE
April 2016

THE FRESHMAN SHOWCASE

created and performed by
the Freshman Class in Musical Theatre
2016

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."

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Meet Our Students

 

 

 

 

Introducing
Our Alumni

Jason Patrick Sands

Jason Patrick Sands
Class of 2002

Eric Huffman

Eric Huffman
Class of 2012

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

Greg Kamp

Greg Kamp
Class of 2013

Justin Scott Brown

Justin Scott Brown
Class of 2009

Alexa Green

Alexa Green
Class of 2008


Photo Credits

Top: Christopher Blem as Juan Peron in Evita, Corbett Auditorium, November 2012.