Xanadu

CCMOnStage MUSICALS Presents

ONCE

Book by Enda Walsh 
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Originally Produced on Broadway by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf, The Shubert Organization; Robert Cole, Executive Producer 

In association with New York Theatre Workshop 

Once was originally produced Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in December 2011; Jim Nicola, Artistic Director; William Russo, Managing Director 

Once was originally developed at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in April 2011; Diane Paulus, Artistic Director; Diane Borger, Producer 

Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney 

Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchison/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan

Nov. 4-7; Nov. 12-14, 2021, Cohen Family Studio Theater

  • Director Richard Hess
  • Musical Director Steve Goers
  • Musical Staging Eric Santagata
  • Assistant Director Samuel Cohen*
  • Dialect Coach Joy Lanceta Coronel
  • Scenic Designer Sami Tamulonis*
  • Lighting Designer Aiden Bezark*
  • Costume Designer Megan Vaughn*
  • Sound Designer Ryan Hurt*
  • Wig & Make-Up Designer Colin Gallaher*
  • Production Stage Manager Kaylin Story*
  • Props Master Simon Knox*

*CCM Student

Once will last approximately two hours and 10 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

ONCE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Director's Note

By Richard Hess

Once.

Once upon a time.

Once upon a time I saw my first show. It was 1972 and I was 11. The show was Brigadoon, and I was in Kenmore, New York, and the ticket was a birthday present wrapped in a Willy Wonka Scrunch bar from my sister, Diane.

Once upon a time I heard my grandfather sing Paddy McGinty’s Goat at every family gathering when we gathered around the piano, played by Aunt Mary, ending with When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

Once upon a time I spent a Christmas in Belfast, Northern Ireland — my first Christmas away from my family — with my Irish brother Noel Kiernan and his family. I was a junior in college, and I felt my Irish roots searching for nourishment.

I started teaching high school English and Drama in the 1983-84 school year after graduating from SUNY Fredonia in 1983 with a double major in Theatre Arts and English. After seven years of high school teaching, I became a student again, when I entered the MFA in Directing program in the 1990-91 school year at CCM. I was in heaven. My wife Lauren and I spent three poor, wonderful years in an apartment on Glendora Avenue while Wilson Auditorium became my artistic playground. After graduating in 1993, I was hired to be on the Drama faculty at CCM. With a foot in two departments — Drama and Musical Theater — I became a Professor of Acting, Movement, and Directing to start the 1993-94 school year. I directed plays and musicals with rabid intensity, saying YES to every project in every location. The following year, 1994-95 I was asked to be the Chair of the Drama Department (now called the Acting Department) and I said YES — a position I held for 25 years.

Flash forward to today, and I am still at CCM directing plays and musicals and teaching acting and movement, enjoying a celebration year as I prepare to retire in August of 2022 at the end of this school year. What a journey! I am so grateful to every student with whom I spent time in class or in rehearsal, who allowed me to learn to be a better teacher with each passing year, who attended classes and rehearsals with passion and open hearts and intense creative curiosity. 

This is the 33rd musical I have directed at CCM in the past 29 years. I’m often asked, ‘which is your favorite?’ The answer: The one I am currently working on. Directing is such a deep dive that you must fall head over heels in love with the project at hand. Every time. Now Once is my favorite musical. I just love it. It celebrates music and culture, and the coming together of unlikely people and cultures in an unlikely time. It celebrates love. The book is simple and gorgeous. When words fail, the music soars, and dreams ride on the wings of notes with Irish abandonment.

This cast, and this artistic team, has embraced the impossible with this production. So many of the actors on this stage learned to play their instruments for this production, and I am in awe. Guitar, drums, piano, the bodhran, an accordion? They said yes because they love to make music. Many have not been in a show for two years, and for many this is their first on stage production at CCM. They are a fearless group, the perfect group to lead you to Dublin, to introduce you to a broken-hearted Guy who meets an open-hearted Girl. During a pandemic. Once.

This has been a perfect show to be the last musical I direct at CCM. Welcome to the journey.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
And until we meet again,
May the gods hold you in the palms of their hands.

Slainté.

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Lauren Steiger Hess; Nana, Papa, Kitty, Mary and all the singing Baldwins; Barb, Diane, Sue, Peter, Dan and our mother and father, Janet and Edward Hess; Daniel Wisler and Guinness, Sarah Summerwell and Libor Tuček, Jacob Oderberg, Christine Probst and Lenka Norrisova, Carly Stotts and Down Syndrome Louisville, Michele and her brother David G. Kay - accordion, Hayden Floro - drum kit, Riley Rowan - mandolin, Alena Milos - guitar stands.

Time and Place

Ten years ago in Dublin, Ireland.

The Company

  • Guy | Jackson Reagin
  • Girl | Gracie Parker
  • Billy | Garrett Van Allen
  • Bank Manager | Jake Waford
  • Da | Jack D’Angelo
  • Švec | Kai Horvit
  • Andrej | Peter Neureuther
  • Eamon | Benjamin Cheng
  • Emcee | Jeffrey Cornelius
  • Réza | Zoey Johnson
  • Baruška | Rose Messenger
  • Ex-girlfriend | Grace Rusnica
  • Ivanka | Annalise Prentiss
  • Standby the Guy | Nicholas Pattarini
  • Standby the Girl | Grace Rusnica
  • Understudy: The Ex-Girlfriend, Réza, Baruška| Delaney Benson
  • Understudy: Da, Billy, Emcee, Eamon, Bank Manager, Švec, Andrej| Franco Valerga

Cast Profiles

Guy

Jackson Reagin

Jackson Reagin (he/him)
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Seattle, Washington 

At CCM: Freshman Showcase (class of MT '24). Elsewhere: Victor in Cabaret (Broadway Method Academy), Bro in Secret life of Bros (Cincinnati LAB Theatre).


Girl

Gracie Parker

Gracie Parker 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Las Vegas, Nevada

At CCM: Featured Vocalist in Songs for a New World Independent study. Elsewhere: Fantine in Les Miserables holographic performance with Institute for IDEAS (San Diego, California), Rapunzel in Into the Woods with Hynes Sight Entertainment (Las Vegas, Nevada), Donna in Mamma Mia with Broadway Bound (Las Vegas, Nevada), The Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone with Broadway Bound (Las Vegas, Nevada), Cinderella in Into the Woods with Broadway Bound Productions (Las Vegas, Nevada).


Billy

Garrett Van Allen

Garrett Van Allen 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Lexington, Kentucky

At CCM: Robin in The Secret Garden, Kyle in Blueprint the Musical, Assistant Director for Urinetown.


Bank Manager

Jake Waford

Jake Waford 
Senior Musical Theatre student from Shelbyville, Kentucky

At CCM: Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Baker in Into the Woods, Tiny Tom in Urinetown, Ensemble in Yeast Nation. Elsewhere: Georg in She Loves Me at Santa Rosa Summer Rep Theatre.


Da

Jack D'Angelo

Jack D’Angelo 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Warsaw, New York

Elsewhere: Man 2 in Songs for A New World, Featured Actor in Broadway Sessions.


Švec

Kai Horvit

Kai Horvit (they/he) 
Senior Musical Theatre student from Palm City, Florida

At CCM: The Wolf in Into the Woods, Ensemble in 42nd Street, Choir Member in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ensemble in Guys and Dolls. Elsewhere: Luis in West Side Story, Newsie in Newsies, Ensemble Cover in Mary Poppins at Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah).


Andrej

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Peter Neureuther 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Harrison, New York 
At CCM: Musical Theater Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase.


Eamon

Benjamin Cheng

Benjamin Cheng 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Memphis, Tennesse

Elsewhere: Vocal percussionist and tenor in a cappella group OneVoice at 2018 Emmys Governors Ball, Billy in Billy Elliot, Elmer in Newsies, Pied Piper in Shrek, Eddie in Mamma Mia.


Emcee

Jeffrey Cornelius

Jeffrey Cornelius (he/him) 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Jackson, Mississippi

Elsewhere: Daniel in Once on this Island, Kristoff in Frozen, and Aladdin in Aladdin.


Réza

Zoey Johnson

Zoey Johnson
Junior Musical Theatre student from Overland Park, Kansas

At CCM: Mary/Colin Understudy in Secret Garden.
Elsewhere: Texas in Cabaret (Broadway Method Academy), Eva in Bring It On (All-State Kansas Thespians), Heather Chandler (Faust Theatre KC).


Baruška

Rose Messenger

Rose Messenger 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

At CCM: Mama Murphy in Bright Star, Swing in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jack's Mother in Into The Woods, Coach Lumbly in Rocket Science. Elsewhere: Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (Theatre New Brunswick), Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Theatre New Brunswick).


Ex-girlfriend / Standby for Girl

Grace Rusnica

Grace Rusnica 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Irwin, Pennsylvania

Elsewhere: Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Anybodys in West Side Story, Dance Captain/Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar with Stage Right Professional Theater Company (Greensburg, Pennsylvania).


Ivanka

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Annalise Prentiss

Annalise Prentiss 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

At CCM: Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshmen Showcase, Project Exhale: MT BIPOC Cabaret, Gold with the CCM Idea Lab. Elsewhere: Floral Sister in D’illusion: The Houdini Musical, Gabrielle in Cinderella, Sophie in Mamma Mia, Tootles in Peter Pan, ensemble roles with Fulton Theatre (Lancaster, Pennsylvania).


Standby for Guy

Nicholas Pattarini

Nicholas Pattarini 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Alexandria, Virginia 
At CCM: Musical Theater Class of 2024 Freshman Showcase, CCM Idea Lab's Gold.


Understudy: The Ex-Girlfriend, Réza, Baruška

Delaney Benson

Delaney Benson 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Gainesville, Georgia 
At CCM: Swing in 42nd Street, Scarlett in Girls Like That, Chorale Singer in All the Wasted Time with Broadway Inspirational Voices. Elsewhere: Lucy Van Pelt in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Phoebe D’Ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder with RVC Starlight Theatre (Rockford, Illinois), 9 to 5 dancer in Grand Opening for Red Mountain Theatre Co. (Birmingham, Alabama), Elsa in Frozen Jr. with Red Phoenix Theatre Co. (Gainesville, Georgia).


Understudy: Da, Billy, Emcee, Eamon, Bank Manager, Švec, Andrej

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Franco Valerga 
Freshman Musical Theatre student from Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Elsewhere: Sky in Mamma Mia! and Galileo in We Will Rock You.


Musical Selections

Pre-Show Concert

Featuring the O’Flaherty Family Singers
Delaney Benson, Nick Pattarini, Grace Rusnica, Julia Schick, Spencer Stanley, and Franco Valerga
Music Direction by Jeffrey Cornelius and Jack D’Angelo

  • Molly Malone 
    Featuring Nick Pattarini 
    Arr. Jack D'Angelo
  • The Wild Rover 
    All 
    Arr. Jack D'Angelo
  • The Rattlin' Bog 
    All 
    Arr. Jeffrey Cornelius 
  • Danny Boy 
    Featuring Delaney Benson and Grace Rusnica 
    Arr. Jeffrey Cornelius

"Once" Musical Numbers


The First Half
  • Leave | Guy
  • Falling Slowly | Guy, Girl, Ensemble
  • North Strand | Ensemble
  • The Moon | Andrej, Ex-Girlfriend, Baruška, Girl, Guy, Ensemble
  • Ej Padá, Padá Rosička | Baruška, Švec, Andrej, Réza, Ivanka, Ensemble
  • If You Want Me | Girl, Ex-Girlfriend, Réza, Ensemble
  • Broken-Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy | Guy
  • Say It To Me Now | Guy, Ensemble
  • Abandoned in Bandon | Bank Manager
  • Gold | Guy, Ensemble

The Second Half

  • When Your Mind’s Made Up | Guy, Girl, Ensemble
  • Sleeping | Guy
  • The Hill | Girl
  • Gold (reprise, a capella) | Billy, Ensemble
  • The Moon (reprise) | Guy, Girl, Ensemble
  • Falling Slowly (reprise) | Guy, Girl, Ensemble

Pit Ensemble

  • Steve Goers, conductor/keyboard
  • Julia Schick, Guitar
  • Spencer Stanley, Drums
  • Franco Valerga, Bass Guitar

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Griffin Whitaker
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Morgan Piper, Emma King
  • Production Assistant| Sam Verba
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Kate Ingram
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Emily O'Donnell
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Erin Donnely
  • Costume Running Crew | Arcadia Paff, Bri Kelly
  • Master Electrician | Kyle Strickland
  • Assistant Master Electrician | Eli Suarez
  • Lighting Board Operator | Eli Suarez
  • Follow Spot Operators | Nathan Miller, Gabby Ullman
  • Assistant Technical Director | McKenna Brennan
  • Set Construction Crew | Mia Adrian, Shelby Allred, Annalee Crosser, Peggie Dona, Izzy Dillon, Abby Fluck, Sophia Gamble, Hannah Kate Hawver, Ashton Karp, Bri Kelley, Benji Lookatch, Emily Mallendick, Nat Miller, Liz Mitan, Arcadia Paff, Meredith Randall, Ryan Rasko, Melanie Reitman, Anika Shirvaikar, Brady Smith, Cassie Smith, Macay Smith, Lucia Thill, Sam Verba, Lauren Wooten
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Ali Flannigan
  • Paint Crew| Anna Campisano, Abby Heyd, Maddy Byrnes, Suzanne Barnes
  • Scene Shop Assistants | Mckenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Aaron Graham, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Stephanie O’Rear, Janay Sukkarieh, Logan Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Annika Shirvaikar
  • Production Sound Engineer | Alena Milos
  • Sound A1 | Dani Silver
  • Sound A2 | Aaron Woodstein
  • Sound Board Operator | Michael Donahue
  • Mic Techs | Mia Teboe, Brian Haack
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wardrobe Crew Heads | Natalie Zimmerman, Hadley Bruno
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew |  Hannah Kate Hawver, Izzy Dillon
  • Props Construction Crew | Suzanne Barnes, Paige Baumann, Benjamin Beardon , Hannah Buford, Maddy Byrnes, Indy Caramelli, Noam Denenberg, Madisen Frazier, Brian Haack, Sean Haffey, Alex Henry, Rachel Ledington, Quinn Morgan, Sarah Patisaul, Katherine Reus, Sage Shepard, Amber Szpak, Samuel Wilson, Vincent Vandeleest, Natalie Zimmerman
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min

Production Staff Profiles

Assistant Director

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Sam David Cohen 
Senior Musical Theatre student from Windham, New Hampshire

At CCM: Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown, Abner Dillon in 42nd Street, Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. Elsewhere: Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, William Barfee in Spelling Bee, Harold Hill in The Music Man.


Dialect Coach

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Joy Lanceta Coronel (BFA Acting, 2008) 
Alumni Guest Artist from Louisville, Kentucky


Joy Lanceta Coronel is a speech and dialect coach who has worked alongside Comedy Central, Center Theatre Group, Atlantic Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, American Players Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre, Williamstown Festival, NAATCO and New Dramatists. She has served as Speech faculty at HB Studio, University of Connecticut, AADA, CCM and the University of Essex. You may find her published articles covering topics like racial identity, cultural sensitivity and inclusive coaching and teaching strategies. www.joylancetacoronel.com

Scenic Designer

Sami Tamulonis

Sami Tamulonis 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Westerville, Ohio

At CCM: Co-charging Say What You Wanna Say, Assistant Designing the Undergraduate Opera Program’s The Magic Flute, Co-creating puppets A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Designing Once, Charging Galileo Galilei.


Lighting Designer

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Aiden Bezark 
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois

At CCM: Lighting Designer for Once and Into the Woods, Motion Graphics Designer for Wings and Hope after Hate, Assistant Lighting Designer for Pippin, Bright Star, La Clemenza di Tito. Elsewhere: Lighting Designer for Little Shop of Horrors at Carnegie, Assistant Lighting Designer for Swan Lake and The Nutcracker at the Cincinnati Ballet.


Costume Designer

Megan Vaughn

Megan Vaughn 
Senior Costume Design and Technology student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor for The Secret Garden, Assistant Costume Designer for Bright Star, Wardrobe Head/Dresser for Clybourne Park, Wardrobe Head for The Bartered Bride, Wardrobe Head/Dresser for The Rocky Horror Show, Assistant Costume Designer/Wardrobe Head for Lady Windermere’s Fan, Dresser for Our Country’s Good, Dresser/Stitcher for Guys and Dolls.


Sound Designer

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Ryan Hurt 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Lincoln, Nebraska 

At CCM: A1 of The Rocky Horror Show, Production Sound Engineer of Bright Star, Sound Designer of Clybourne Park, Assistant Sound Designer of Lady Windermere's Fan, Sound Designer of Association of Controlled Dreamers. Elsewhere: Sound Designer of The Niceties at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sound Designer of Woyzeck at South Dakota State University, A1 of Seussical at South Dakota State University


Wig and Make-Up Designer

Collin Gallaher

Colin Gallaher 
Third-year MFA Make-Up and Wig Design student from Wappingers Falls, New York

At CCM: Make-Up and Wig Designer for Once, Pippin. Elsewhere: Make-Up and Wig Apprentice (2021) at the Santa Fe Opera, Make-Up and Wig Designer for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut) (KCACTF award winning), Make-Up and Wig Designer for Uncle Vanya at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut) and Evita at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut).


Production Stage Manager

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Kaylin Story 
Senior Stage Management student from Buckeye Lake, Ohio

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Once, Stage Manager for Student Choreographers' Showcase, Assistant Stage Manager for Ariadne Auf Naxos, Assistant Stage Manager for La Rondine, Assistant Stage Manager for The Bartered Bride, Production Assistant for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Bold Moves Plus at Cincinnati Ballet, Assistant Stage Manager for Die Fledermaus at Opera Project Columbus, Assistant Stage Manager for As You Like It at Actors' Theatre of Columbus.


Props Master

Simon Knox

Simon Knox 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Madison, Indiana


Technical Director

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Griffin Whitaker 
Senior Technical Production student from Columbus, Ohio

At CCM: Master Carpenter for Clybourne Park, Assistant Technical Director for Opera Gala, Technical Director for Wings, Technical Director for Once, Technical Director for Pippin.


Assistant Stage Managers

Morgan Piper

Morgan Piper 
Junior Stage Management student from Chicago, Illinois

At CCM: Production Assistant for Lady Windermere's Fan. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for From Broadway With Love, The Hughes Project, Together Apart, and various other concert and theatrical pieces.


Emma King

Emma King 
Junior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager of Wings, Assistant Production Manager of TDP Projects 2021, Production Assistant of Clybourne Park. Elsewhere: Production Stage Manager of Little Shop of Horrors and Newsies with Performing Arts, Inc. (Cincinnati). 


Production Assistant

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Sam Verba 
Freshman Stage Management student from Lebanon, Ohio

Elsewhere: A. Burr and Prop Manager in Hamilton: The Musical with Z Company Arts (Monroe, Ohio), Light Programmer in Electronic Music Group (EMG) under Will Kuhn (Lebanon, Ohio).


Assistant Production Managers

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Leah Berry 
Senior Stage Management student from Lexington, Kentucky 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager The Rocky Horror Show, Student Choreographers Showcase; Project Manager for Light in the Piazza, Little Shop of Horrors and,The Laramie Project; Assistant Production Manager for CCM 21-22 Season. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager Holiday Inn, Flashdance, Mamma Mia!, and Matilda with Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven, New Jersey); Assistant Stage Manager James and the Giant Peach with Lexington Children's Theatre (Lexington, Kentucky). 


Emma King

Emma King 
Junior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager of Wings, Assistant Production Manager of TDP Projects 2021, Production Assistant of Clybourne Park. Elsewhere: Production Stage Manager of Little Shop of Horrors and Newsies with Performing Arts, Inc. (Cincinnati). 


Assistant Lighting Designer

Kate Ingram

Kate Ingram 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Associate Lighting Designer for Midsummer Night’s Dream, Projection Programmer for Magic Flute, Associate Lighting Designer for Choreographers’ Showcase (2021), Board Operator for Partenope. Elsewhere: Electrician for America the Beautiful; Rock, Roll, and Soul; and Showtune at Plays-in-the-Park (Edison, New Jersey).


Assistant Costume Designer

Emily O'Donnell

Emily O’Donnell 
Junior Costume Design and Technology student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Wig and Makeup Crew for 42nd Street, Dresser for The Secret Garden.


Wardrobe Supervisor

Erin Donnelly

Erin Donnelly 
Second-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

Elsewhere: Costume shop assistant at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), costume alternations for Royal Caribbean productions, including Mamma Mia! and Cats.


Costume Running Crew

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Arcadia Paff 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Running Crew in Legally Blonde with CYPT, Assistant Lighting Designer in Shrek with CAST, Light Board Operator in Spring Awakening with CAST, Lighting Designer in Puffs with CAST, Lighting Designer and Projections Operator in Big Fish with CAST.


Bri Kelley

Bri Kelly 
Freshman Lighting Design and Technology student from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Elsewhere: Assistant sound designer and A1 on Jekyll and Hyde an Immersive Musical Thriller, A1 on Always, Patsy Cline with Free Range Humans (Fredrick, Maryland), A2 on Cabaret with Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head, South Carolina),  Sound Designer and Audio engineer on Pippin with The Free Theatre (Gaithersburg, Maryland), A1 on Romeo and Juliet with The Endangered Species Theatre Project (Fredrick, Maryland).


Master Electrician

Kyle Strickland

Kyle Strickland 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Plano, Texas

At CCM: Light Board Operator in Choreographers’ Showcase. Elsewhere: Deck Electrician in ALIEN/NATION with Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, Massachusetts).


Follow Spot Operators

Nate Miller

Nate Miller
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Lighting Tech with I.A.T.S.E. Local 5 at the Cincinnati Opera.


Gabby Ullman

Gabby Ullman 
Junior Technical Production from Scottsdale, Arizona

At CCM: Wardrobe Head for 42nd Street, Costume Design Assistant for Rocky Horror Show, Costume Designer for Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere: Stitcher for Book of Mormon National Tour (Aronoff), Dresser for Mean Girls 1st National Tour (Aronoff), Principal Dresser for Hello, Dolly! National Tour (Aronoff), Principal Dresser for Les Misérables National Tour (Aronoff), Costume Designer for Berlin Opera Academy, Wardrobe on the film Bones and All, Wardrobe Assistant for Hostess commercial.


Assistant Technical Director

McKenna Brennan

McKenna Brennan 
Senior Technical Production student from Los Alamitos, California

At CCM: Automation Op on Clybourne Park, Wardrobe Crew on 42nd Street, Master Carpenter on Little Shop of Horrors, Automation Op on Light in the Piazza.


Set Construction Crew

Mia Adrian

Mia Adrian
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Mason, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


Shelby Allred

Shelby Allred
Sophomore Technical Production student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Set crew in Puffs, Student Technical Director in Indecent with CAST Kentucky Theatre.


Annalee Crosser

Annalee Crosser
Freshman Stage Management student from Edmond, Oklahoma

At CCM: Set Construction Crew/Wig and Make-Up Running Crew for Our Town, Set Construction Crew for XanaduElsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Once Upon a Mattress and also Production Crew for Mary Poppin with Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).


Peggie Dona

Peggie Dona
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Set/Props Running Crew for Our Town, Costume Running Crew and Set construction Crew for Xanadu.


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Izzy Dillon
Sophomore Technical Production student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Our Town.


Abby Fluck

Abby Fluck
Freshman Lighting Design and Technology student from Wayne, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Sophia Gamble

Sophia Gamble 
Freshman Stage Management student from Fort Thomas, Kentucky 


Hannah Kate Hawver

Hannah Kate Hawver 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Elsewhere: Ring Them Bells and Sunny and Sandy Save Christmas at Long Bay Theatre, High Steppin’ Country at Lakewood Campground.


Ashton Karp

Ashton Karp
Freshman Lighting Design and Technology student from Kingwood, Texas

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Bri Kelley

Bri Kelly 
Freshman Lighting Design and Technology student from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Elsewhere: Assistant sound designer and A1 on Jekyll and Hyde an Immersive Musical Thriller, A1 on Always, Patsy Cline with Free Range Humans (Fredrick, Maryland), A2 on Cabaret with Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head, South Carolina),  Sound Designer and Audio engineer on Pippin with The Free Theatre (Gaithersburg, Maryland), A1 on Romeo and Juliet with The Endangered Species Theatre Project (Fredrick, Maryland).


Benji Lookatch

Benji Lookatch
Freshman Technical Production student from Mequon, Wisconsin

Elsewhere: Master Electrician for You Can't Take It With You and Light Board Operator for She Kills Monsters at Homestead High School (Mequon, Wisconsin).


Emily Mallendick

Emily Mallendick 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant on Blue Stockings, Wig and Makeup Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, Scenic Crew for Xanadu and Pippin.


Nate Miller

Nate Miller
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Lighting Tech with I.A.T.S.E. Local 5 at the Cincinnati Opera.


Liz Mitan

Liz Mitan 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Mason, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


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Arcadia Paff 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Running Crew in Legally Blonde with CYPT, Assistant Lighting Designer in Shrek with CAST, Light Board Operator in Spring Awakening with CAST, Lighting Designer in Puffs with CAST, Lighting Designer and Projections Operator in Big Fish with CAST.


Meredith Randall

Meredith Randall 
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


Melanie Reitman

Melanie Reitman 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art from Buffalo Grove, Illinois

At CCM: Xanadu.


Anika Shirvaikar

Anika Shirvaikar
Freshman Stage Management student from Short Hills, New Jersey

At CCM: Production Assistant for Julius Caesar and Pippin, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for OnceElsewhere: Stage Manager for Mamma Mia, Assistant Stage Manager for She Kills Monsters and Footloose at Millburn High School (Millburn, New Jersey).


Brady Smith

Brady Smith 
Freshman Sound Design and Technology student from Amelia, Ohio

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Cassie Smith

Cassie Smith 
Freshman Costume Design and Technology student from Arlington, Virginia

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town. Elsewhere: Costume Crew Member in Pinocchio with Encore Theater (Arlington, Virginia) and Costume Crew Member in The Tale of Sweeney Todd with the Arlington Players (Arlington, Virginia).


Lucia Thill

Lucia Thill 
Sophomore Sound Design and Technology student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

At CCM: Our Town. Elsewhere: Wizard of Oz at Southwest Community Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota).


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Sam Verba 
Freshman Stage Management student from Lebanon, Ohio

Elsewhere: A. Burr and Prop Manager in Hamilton: The Musical with Z Company Arts (Monroe, Ohio), Light Programmer in Electronic Music Group (EMG) under Will Kuhn (Lebanon, Ohio).


Lauren Wooten

Lauren Wooten
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from West Chester Township, Ohio


Scenic Charge Artist

Ali Flanagan

Ali Flanagan 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Anderson Township, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic Charge for Good Trouble, Scenic Charge for The Laramie Project, Prop Master for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Paint Crew

Anna Campisano

Anna Campisano 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCMScenic Charge for Pippin, Xanadu, The Magic Flute and The Light in the Piazza. Scenic Painter for Blue Stocking, Once, The Laramie Project, The Secret Garden, Clybourne Park, 42nd Street, Lady Windemere's Fan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Paint Shop Assistant from the 2021-22 season. Elsewhere: Scenic Paint Overhire for Cincinnati Playhouse (Spring 2022), Scenic Painter for Cinderella and The Tempest at Interlochen Center of the Arts (Summer 2021) and Scenic Paint Intern of Williamstown Theatre Festival (Summer 2019).


Suzanne Barnes

Suzanne Barnes 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cincinnati Ohio

At CCM: Co-scenic charge artist for L’Amant Anonyme, assistant scenic designer for Pippin, props manager for Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere: Assistant scenic charge artist and props artisan for Twelfth Night at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.


Maddy Byrnes

Maddy Byrnes 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cleveland, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Prop Master for Magic Flute, Assistant Prop Master for Xanadu, Prop Master for L'Amant Anonyme.


Scene Shop Assistants

McKenna Brennan

McKenna Brennan 
Senior Technical Production student from Los Alamitos, California

At CCM: Automation Op on Clybourne Park, Wardrobe Crew on 42nd Street, Master Carpenter on Little Shop of Horrors, Automation Op on Light in the Piazza.


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Aaron Graham 
Senior Technical Production student from Columbus, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for Little Shop of Horrors (2020), Master Carpenter for The Bartered Bride (2019). Elsewhere: Carpenter for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (2018-19), Carpenter for Glimmerglass Opera Festival Summers (2019,2020,2021), Carpenter for Weston Playhouse (2018).


Thomas Iodice

Thomas Iodice 
Senior Technical Production student from Fairfax, Virginia

At CCM: Master Carpenter for the Light in the Piazza. Elsewhere: Carpenter for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Trollwood Performing Arts School, Technical Director and Set Designer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Footloose (Fairfax, Virginia).


Grace Mayo

Grace Mayo 
Senior Technical Production student from Dublin, Ohio

At CCM: Technical Director for Cinderella, Assistant Technical Director for Galileo Galilei, CCM Dance 2021-22, Head Carpenter for The Good Trouble Project. Elsewhere: Technical Director for The Addams Family and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts; Warsaw, Indiana). Assistant Technical Director for Legally Blonde, Cinderella, The Comedy of Errors, Brigadoon (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts; Warsaw, Indiana). Carpenter for Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts summer 2021 season (Warsaw, Indiana).


Stephanie O'Rear

Stephanie O’Rear 
Senior in Technical Production student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Technical Director for Xanadu, Galileo; Assistant Technical Director for The Good Trouble, The Magic Flute; Master Carpenter for 42nd Street, The Secret Garden. Elsewhere: Intern at Scenic Solutions.


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Janay Sukkarieh 
Junior Technical Production student from Irvine, California

At CCM: Master Carpenter for Opera Gala, Scenic Carpenter for CCM’s 2019-20 season. Elsewhere: 2021 Stage Crew at the Santa Fe Opera, Production Assistant at South Coast Repertory, Lighting Assistant for The Britney Runs a Marathon Movie Premiere.


Logan Vanderpool

Logan Vanderpool 
Senior Technical Production student from Fairfield, Ohio.

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for Xanadu, Master Carpenter for Say What You Want to Say, Scenic Crew for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Rocky Horror show, Secret Garden. Elsewhere: Carpenter for Cinderella at Trollwood Performing Arts School.


Set/Props Running Crew

Anika Shirvaikar

Anika Shirvaikar
Freshman Stage Management student from Short Hills, New Jersey

At CCM: Production Assistant for Julius Caesar and Pippin, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for OnceElsewhere: Stage Manager for Mamma Mia, Assistant Stage Manager for She Kills Monsters and Footloose at Millburn High School (Millburn, New Jersey).


Production Sound Engineer

Alena Milos

Alena Milos
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from Broadview Heights, Ohio
At CCM: Assistant Sound Designer for The Laramie Project, Recording Engineer for Liminal, Recording Engineer for Heist Plan, A2 for Hope After Hate, Assistant Sound Designer for Light in the Piazza, Sound Designer and Playback Operator for Lx ‘24 Haunted House, Sound Designer and Playback Operator for The Phoenix Project, A2 for The Secret Garden, A2 for The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Lead Technician for Bands in Residence with Cedar Point.


Sound A1

Dani Silver

Dani Silver 
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from East Brunswick, New Jersey 

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for Our Town, Spring Dance; Assistant Designer for Little Shop of Horrors, A2 for Hope After Hate, Designer and Playback Operator for The Phoenix Project, RF Crew for 42nd Street. Elsewhere: A2 for Show Tune, Rock, Roll & Soul and America the Beautiful with Plays in the Park.


Sound A2

Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Woodstein 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois 

At CCM: New Tar Theatre Ghost Tours (The Phoenix Project), The Missing by Sakinah Hofler (CCM Radio Play), The Laramie Project by the Tectonic Theatre Ensemble. Elsewhere: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, and various new work/festivals.


Sound Board Operator

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Michael Donahue 
Sophomore Sound Design and Technology student from Norwalk, Connecticut

At CCM: Run crew for Spring Dance. Elsewhere: Sound Engineer for Shrek, Addams Family and Willy Wonka.


Mic Techs

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Brian Haack
Third-year Sound Design and Technology student from Katy, Texas

At CCM: Load-in/out Crew for Brightstar, Prep and Sound Board Operator for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Boom Operator for E-Media short film project.


Mia Teboe

Mia Teboe 
Sophomore Sound Design and Technology student from Lebanon, Ohio

At CCM: A2 for Light in the Piazza, Crew for Wings.


Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

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Alex Brock 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Greenfield, Indiana 

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for 42nd Street, Assistant Designer for The Bartered Bride. Elsewhere: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Bay Street Theater, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua Theater Company and New York Stage and Film. 


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Ryan Hurt 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Lincoln, Nebraska 

At CCM: A1 of The Rocky Horror Show, Production Sound Engineer of Bright Star, Sound Designer of Clybourne Park, Assistant Sound Designer of Lady Windermere's Fan, Sound Designer of Association of Controlled Dreamers. Elsewhere: Sound Designer of The Niceties at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sound Designer of Woyzeck at South Dakota State University, A1 of Seussical at South Dakota State University


Patrick Kiernan

Patrick Kiernan 
Second-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Kingston, New York 

Elsewhere: Off-Broadway productions of A Salute to the Brave (world premiere) and She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater); Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet (Time Shared Productions); Richard III, As You Like It, Around the World in 80 Days (world premiere), Julius Caesar (co-design, Matt Webb), Stuart Little, The Shakespeare, Stealer (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Henry VI Part One, Breach (Baldwin Wallace University); The Hunting of the Snark (The Players NYC/University of Michigan).


Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Woodstein 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois 

At CCM: New Tar Theatre Ghost Tours (The Phoenix Project), The Missing by Sakinah Hofler (CCM Radio Play), The Laramie Project by the Tectonic Theatre Ensemble. Elsewhere: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, and various new work/festivals.


Wig and Make-Up Running Crew

Hannah Kate Hawver

Hannah Kate Hawver 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Elsewhere: Ring Them Bells and Sunny and Sandy Save Christmas at Long Bay Theatre, High Steppin’ Country at Lakewood Campground.


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Izzy Dillon
Sophomore Technical Production student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Our Town.


Props Construction Crew

Suzanne Barnes

Suzanne Barnes 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cincinnati Ohio

At CCM: Co-scenic charge artist for L’Amant Anonyme, assistant scenic designer for Pippin, props manager for Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere: Assistant scenic charge artist and props artisan for Twelfth Night at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.


Paige Baumann

Paige Baumann 
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

At CCM: Lighting designer for The Magic Flute, associate lighting designer for Student Choreographers' Showcase and assistant lighting designer for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Elsewhere: Assistant lighting designer for Pippin, Bonnie & Clyde, Mamma Mia!, Sylvia and The 39 Steps with Summer Repertory Theatre Festival (Santa Rosa, California).


Benjamin Beardon

Benjamin Beardon 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Santa Clarita, California

At CCM: Scenic Designer for Light in the Piazza; Assistant Scenic Designer for Clybourne Park, 42nd Street, Yeast Nation, Our Country’s Good, Godspell. Elsewhere: Props Intern and Scenic Artist for Ariadne Auf Naxos, Romeo and Juliet, Porgy and Bess, Marriage of Figaro, Blind Injustice at Cincinnati Opera (Cincinnati, OH); Costume Intern and Dresser for A Christmas Carol, The Snow Geese, Burt & Me at Meadow Brook Theatre (Rochester, Michigan).


Maddy Byrnes

Maddy Byrnes 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cleveland, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Prop Master for Magic Flute, Assistant Prop Master for Xanadu, Prop Master for L'Amant Anonyme.


Noam Denenberg

Noam Denenberg 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Washington D.C.

At CCM: The Laramie Project, props mastered Xanadu, and scenic assisted Bartered Bride, La Clemenza Di Tito, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Our Country’s Good, and The Turn of The Screw. Elsewhere: Moana Jr., Descendants, Frozen Jr., Mulan Jr., and Aladdin Jr. with Rock Ridge Performing Arts and freelancing as an interior designer.


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Madisen Frazier 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art from Gainsville, Florida

At CCM: Props Master for Punk Rock, The Marriage of Figaro, Galileo. Elsewhere: Props Designer for Hello Dolly and Crazy for You at the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head, South Carolina), Props Artisan for Perchance to Dream, Music in the Air, The Devil’s Rider, Pirates of Penzance, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and Girl Crazy at the Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, OH).


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Brian Haack
Third-year Sound Design and Technology student from Katy, Texas

At CCM: Load-in/out Crew for Brightstar, Prep and Sound Board Operator for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Boom Operator for E-Media short film project.


Sean Haffey

Sean Haffey 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Mentor, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Designer for The Laramie Project, Prop Master for Little Shop of Horrors, Hope After Hate. Elsewhere: Set Advisor for The Secret Life of Bros at Cincinnati Lab Theatre.


Rachel Ledington

Rachel Ledington 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Round Rock, Texas

At CCM: Magic Flute. Elsewhere: Little Mermaid at Zilker Hillside theatre, Kids Act Out productions at Liberty Exhibition Hall.


Sarah Patisaul

Sarah Patisaul 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Cary, North Carolina

At CCM: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar. Elsewhere: The Tempest at Burning Coal Theatre Company (Raleigh, NC) and Assistant Stage Mamager on Tuck Everlasting at Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head, South Carolina).


Katie Reus

Katie Reus
Sophomore Stage Management student from St. Louis, Missouri

At CCM: Production Assistant for From Broadway with Love concert.


Sage Shepard

Sage Shepard
Junior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for The Wild Party, Spring Dance; Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, The Marriage of Figaro; Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos. Elsewhere: Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot, Mary Poppins at The Muny.


Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson 
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Master Electrician and Programmer for Wings, Master Electrician and Programmer for Magic Flute, Assistant Master Electrician and Programmer for The Good Trouble Project, Spot Op. for 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Programmer for Shrek at Performing Arts Inc, Lighting Design Intern for Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre, Live Entertainment Tech for Kings Island.

Stage Management Office Assistant

Jie Min

Jie Min 
First-year MFA Stage Management student from Harbin, China 

Elsewhere: Co-director, Stage Manager and Video Editor of staged short play Am I Still Alive (2019) and Film Producer in dance short film A Painting (2019) at BDA; Executive Director and Dance Choreographer of Gala Celebrate the Spring Festival (2021) at China Central Television.


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Upcoming must-see events + top news from UC's College-Conservatory of Music

We will continue to announce our 2021-22 schedule of public performances in two-month intervals — audiences will learn more about our programming for November and December events in October! Performance information and updates will be shared on the CCM website and in our Next OnStage e-newsletter.

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CCM News

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Get to know CCM’s newest faculty/staff members and unit heads

September 29, 2022

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes six new full-time faculty members and five new staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. In addition, the college is also welcoming five current faculty members into new leadership roles for 2022-23.

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CCM Play Series opens with dramatic double bill, 'Lysistrata'...

Event: September 29, 2022 8:00 PM

Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptations of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Euripides’ The Trojan Women tell stories of women impacted by war and their struggle to take control of their fates. A satirical comedy, Lysistrata focuses on women who try to end the Peloponnesian War by going celibate until their men see reason and lay down their arms. Known as the first anti-war play in the western canon, The Trojan Women focuses on the surviving women who grapple with grief, fear and the total devastation of their homes after their city’s defeat in the Trojan War.

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CCM teaches "disguise" tech to the next generation of lighting...

September 15, 2022

UC College-Conservatory of Music Professor Sharon Huizinga and Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager for disguise Americas, have been working closely together over the past few years to help video and lighting students learn disguise — a platform that combines leading production software with powerful media server hardware, to empower artists and production houses to tell stories that inspire audiences. This collaboration was recently spotlighted on disguise's website.

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CCMpower

CCMpower is a volunteer group of fans, advocates and alumni dedicated to empowering students and fueling the future of the arts through scholarship opportunities and more.

The competitive scholarships CCMpower provides help attract and retain the best and brightest students, nurture professional development opportunities and – in turn – continue CCM’s tradition of excellence for the next generation of student-artists. Join or renew your CCMpower membership today to help provide critical scholarship funds.

Join or renew your CCMpower member today to help provide critical scholarship funds. Visit foundation.uc.edu/ccmpower to learn more.

 


Sponsors

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Anonymous
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
CCMpower
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

General Information


Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email: boxoff@uc.edu
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

Parking

Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.


Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.


COVID Careful

The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity and all individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.


Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.


House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.


Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.


Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.


Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.


Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.


Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.


CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.


Know Your Exit

Map depicting exits from Cohen Family Studio Theater

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.