CCM Musical Theatre Presents Class of 2023 Senior Showcase
The Musical Theatre program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is excited to return to New York City on May 10 for the 2023 Senior Showcase.
Graduating students showcase their talents in a medley of performances, featuring hits from Broadway, Off-Broadway and pop favorites. Get to know our graduating seniors by reading their bios below!
WHEN: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023
WHERE: Five Angels Theater at the 52nd Street Project, 789 10th Avenue New York, New York 10019
For additional information, please contact Katie Johannigman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet CCM Musical Theatre's Class of 2023
August Bagg (he/him)
Originally from Los Angeles, California, August is an active performer, writer and director. Some of his credits include Mark Cohen in Rent (The Carnegie), Jack/Steward in Into The Woods (The Carnegie), Nick Bottom in Something Rotten! (CCM), Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening (CCM), Franz/Dennis in Sunday in the Park With George (CCM), Aaron in 38 Minutes (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts) and Ned in the world premiere of George Remus: A New Musical (The Carnegie).
Delaney Benson (she/her)
Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, Delaney is a passionate performer who cares deeply about her art form and the people she is able to connect with. Some of her credits include Louise in Gypsy (Gulf Coast Symphony), Kathy Selden in Singing In The Rain (The Carnegie), Gabrielle in Cinderella (Red Mountain Theatre Co.), Phoebe D’Ysquith in Gentleman’s Guide (RVC Starlight) and Celeste #1 in Sunday In The Park With George (CCM).
Jenna Bienvenue (she/her)
Jenna is originally from Manchester, New Hampshire and is an active performer. Some of her credits include 42nd Street (MTWichita), Wizard of Oz (MTWichita), Kinky Boots (MTWichita), Beauty and the Beast (Palace Theatre), Patty Simcox in Grease (Palace Theatre), Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (Palace Theatre), Pippin (CCM), Something Rotten! (CCM) and Mae in The Wild Party (CCM).
Alli Bossart (she/her)
Alli is a passionate and dedicated singer, dancer and actor originally from Huntington Beach, California. Some of her recent credits include Marie in Cinderella (CCM), Portia in Something Rotten! (CCM), Lorraine in 42nd Street (CCM) and Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act (Summer Rep Theatre).
Jack D'Angelo (he/him)
Originally from Warsaw, New York, Jack is an active musician and artist. A few of his credits include Georg in She Loves Me (CCM), Jules in Sunday In The Park With George (CCM), Sebastian in Cinderella (CCM), and Hal Hefner in Rocket Science (CCM).
Alloria Frayser (she/her)
A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Alloria is passionate about life and all it has to offer. Credits include: Andrina/ Ariel US in The Little Mermaid (The Lexington Theatre Company), Hunyak in Chicago (The Lexington Theatre Company), Jovie in Elf Jr. (The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati), Gabrielle in Cinderella (CCM), and Erato in Xanadu (CCM).
Zoey is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. Some of her credits include Lauren/Nicola Understudy in Kinky Boots (Pittsburgh CLO), Nun/Dancer in Sister Act (KC Starlight/Pittsburgh CLO), Swing in Godspell and A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO), Ilona in She Loves Me (CCM), Reza in Once (CCM) and Texas in Cabaret (BlackRock Theater).
Tate McElhaney (he/him)
Tate is a driven performer originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Pittsburgh. His professional credits include Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd and Herr Schultz in Cabaret (Black Rock Theater) and Claude Frollo in Hunchback of Notre Dame (Summer Repertory Theater). At CCM, he’s performed as Hanschen in Spring Awakening, Sipos in She Loves Me, Boatman in Sunday in the Park with George and Danny Maguire standby in Xanadu. He’s also very passionate about directing and assistant directed The Wild Party at CCM.
Rose Messenger (she/her)
Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Rose is a 21-year-old singer, actor and writer. Some of her most recent credits include Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Black Rock Theatre), Bea Bottom in Something Rotten! (CCM), Nurse/Mrs in Sunday in The Park With George (CCM), Baruska in Once (CCM) and Mama Murphy in Bright Star (CCM). This summer, Rose will be taking the stage as Josie Pye in Anne and Gilbert (The Island Festival).
Zoe Mezoff (she/her)
Zoe is an artist and creative collaborator from Westport, Connecticut. Favorite credits at CCM include Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Frieda in Sunday in the Park with George, and #11 in The Wolves.
Stone Mountain (he/they)
Originally from Austin, Texas, Stone is a creative force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s performing, writing or directing, he brings intellect and collaboration to any project he is apart of. Some of his credits include Burrs in The Wild Party (CCM), Kodaly in She Loves Me (CCM), Alex in 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (CCM), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Liberty Exhibition Hall) and Harry in Kinky Boots (Music Theatre Wichita).
SJ Nelson (she/her)
SJ is originally from Milford, Michigan. Some of her credits include Queenie in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (CCM), Maureen Johnson in RENT (The Carnegie), Ilse in Spring Awakening (CCM), and The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (The Carnegie).
Sarah Pansing (she/they)
Sarah is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and is so grateful for the time she has spent in Cincinnati. Some of her credits include Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Black Rock Theater), The Witch in Into the Woods (The Carnegie), Kate in The Wild Party (CCM) and Pennywise in Urinetown (CCM).
Haley Root (she/her)
Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Haley is an actor, singer and dancer. Some of her credits include Ella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Summer Repertory Theatre), Portia in Something Rotten! (CCM), Celeste #2 in Sunday in the Park with George (CCM) and Euterpe in Xanadu (CCM).
Sasha Spitz (she/her)
Sasha is originally from Rye, New York. Graduating with minors in both Psychology and History, Sasha is a true philomath. Favorite credits include Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Black Rock Theatre), Ella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (CCM) and Swing in Audrey: A New Musical (Off-Broadway).
Abby Tucker (she/her)
Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Abby is an enthusiastic, hardworking young performer. Some of her onstage credits include Bea Bottom in Something Rotten! (CCM), Maria in The Sound of Music (The Carnegie), Catherine Understudy and Ensemble of Pippin (CCM), Ensemble in Sweeney Todd (Black Rock Theatre), and recurring cast member of 54 Sings Barbie (54 Below).
Garrett Van Allen (he/him)
Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Garrett is a proud member of the Latinx community. Beyond theater, he enjoys engaging with individuals and ideas at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory and social justice. Some of his credits include Shakespeare in Something Rotten! (CCM), Billy in Once (CCM), Adult Man in Spring Awakening (CCM), Lewis understudy in Pippin (CCM).
Julia Yameen (she/her)
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Julia is a lover of learning and educating in the arts. Some credits of hers include Ariel in Footloose (Prescott Park Arts Festival), Lulu in Cabaret (Black Rock Theatre), Charlotte in Cinderella (CCM) and Serena in Legally Blonde (New England Theatre Works).
Jess Zylstra (she/her)
Jess is a singer, dancer and actress originally from Sydney, Australia. Recent credits include Lauren in Kinky Boots (Music Theatre Wichita), Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (CCM), Player/ Dance Captain in Pippin (CCM), Ethel in 42nd Street (Music Theatre Wichita).