CCMOnStage OPERA Presents

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 
(Le Nozze di Figaro, 1786)

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

 

Nov. 18-21, 2021, Corbett Auditorium

Watch the Nov. 20 Performance On Demand


Becoming Susanna: A CCM Mini Documentary

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how CCM student Emma Marhefka becomes Susanna from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.



  • Conductor Brian McCann*
  • Director Robin Guarino
  • Musical Preparation Marie-France Lefebvre
  • Scenic Designer Thomas C. Umfrid
  • Lighting Designer Alex Mason*
  • Costume Designer Meredith Buckley*
  • Sound Designer Corbin White*
  • Wig & Make-Up Designer Kelly Yurko
  • Production Stage Manager Madison Stone*
  • Props Masters Ben Beardon*, Madison Frasier*
  • Rehearsal Pianists Gongming Jiang*, Deborah Robertson*, Caleb Glickman*

*CCM Student

The Marriage of Figaro will last three hours with a 15-minute intermission.


Director's Note

By Robin Guarino

It is so emotional for the students, faculty and staff  to be back in the theater  rehearsing and performing a fully staged opera for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Therefore, for the first order of business and as their envoy:

“The cast, orchestra, creative team and crew want to thank you for coming tonight and believing in us and coming back to be our audience. We dedicate this performance to you!” 

About 15 years ago, I was directing Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera and rehearsing with my soon-to-be colleague at CCM, Marie-France Lefebvre, who was the assistant conductor, coach and prompter for the Met production. Our friendship was born in those rehearsals.

We were both very nervous and excited to be moving to Cincinnati and over the next months, whenever I questioned my decision to leave New York City, I thought of our collaboration and the work we would do together at CCM with the fantastic students I had already met. Now 15 years later, there is a certain harmony to the fact that we are here again rehearsing Figaro having brought our students back to the stage in this new world we are living in with Mozart’s masterpiece.

The great Italian Bass, Ferruccio Furlanetto once told me that he ‘was born as an artist in the role of Figaro.’ I know this is true for me as a director. The power of The Marriage of Figaro remains so prescient in its music, storytelling and relevance. Yes, it speaks of the four seasons of love portrayed in the household: Barbarina and Cherubino (spring), Susanna and Figaro (summer), the Countess and Count (fall), and Marcellina and Bartolo (winter), but it also reflects on more serious matters of class and privilege that is focused on specifically with the Droit du seigneur (lord's right), also known as jus primae noctis (right of the first night). Susanna’s right to choose who she “gives herself to” on her wedding night, something so personal and completely inalienable.  

What also impresses me every time I direct Figaro is Mozart and Da Ponte’s ability to capture humanity at its fullest and most complex on the eve of revolution. Even the Count, who is clearly the foil in this story, is a man who is struggling between wanting to do the right thing and being perceived as weak and fundamentally questioning his role as Count and head of the estate.

On the first day of rehearsal we set our goal to explore a deeper humanity in all of the characters in the opera no matter the size of the role. I have also seen that attitude across the entire team. I know that all of the students: cast, creative team, orchestra and crew have worked harder than they ever have to earn this opera and achieve the large collaborative brain trust truly necessary to do a piece like this. I am so proud them; they are passionate and fearless.  And they are so excited to perform for you tonight — so WE thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being here!

Acknowledgments

By Robin Guarino 

My special thanks go to all my colleagues in Technical Design and Production — especially Steve Miller who convinced me that we could beautifully and fittingly recycle a beloved old production of The Barber of Seville into this gorgeous new production of The Marriage of Figaro, thereby saving countless thousands for future CCM productions! And thanks to Tom Umfrid, who turns everything he touches into a thing of beauty, my heartfelt appreciation. I also want to thank Michele Kay for leading her students and therefore leading all of us through the night! A very special thank you to Kelly Yurko, Kat Miller, Sharon Huizinga and Elizabeth Payne for their beautiful work and generous mentorship. Thanks to Stirling Shelton for holding up the walls. My special thanks to Marie-France Lefebvre for her friendship, collegiality, impeccable coaching and for musically leading an amazing team of student pianists, coaches and conductors. Lastly, all hail to our conductor, Brian McCann who is a deeply talented musician and wonderful artist and human being!

The Company

  • Figaro | John Siarris^, Joseph O’Shea~
  • Susanna | Emma Marhefka^, Tori Adams~
  • Count | Ryan Wolfe^, Justin Burgess~
  • Countess | Heidi Miller^, Saane Halaholo~
  • Cherubino | Georgia Jacobson^, Christina Hazen~
  • Marcellina | Kendra Beasley^, Tess Klibanoff~
  • Bartolo | Atticus Rego^, John Mburu~
  • Basilio/Curzio | Arieh Sacke^, Logan Wagner~
  • Barbarina | Su Hyeon Park^, Hyein Hong~
  • Antonio | Erik Nordstrom
  • Chorus | Jinpark Choi, Aaron McKone, Vaugh Richardson, Tanya Harris, Hannah Schendel, Ariana Maubach, Clara Reeves, Natasha Naik

^ Thursday/Saturday Performances 
~ Friday/Sunday Performances

Cast Profiles

Figaro

Joseph O'Shea

Joseph O’Shea
Second-year MM Voice student from Mobile, Alabama

Elsewhere: Pensacola Opera, Marquis D'Obigny in La Traviata at Mobile Opera, Dandini in La Cenerentola, cover of Elder McLean in Susannah, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore.


John Siarris

John Siarris (AD Opera: Vocal Performance, ’21)
Guest Artist from Spartanburg, South Carolina 

John Siarris baritone has recently graduated from the AD program at CCM some of his role credits at CCM include Falstaff in Falstaff, Papageno in Magic Flute and Publio in La clemenza di Tito. John has been a chorister at Cincinnati Opera for two seasons and will appear as an apprentice artist for Sarasota Operas 2022 Winter Season this upcoming year.


Susanna

Emma Marhefka

Emma Marhefka
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Allentown, Pennsylvania

AT CCM: Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers, Citizen Chorus in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Younger Alyce in Glory Denied at Knoxville Opera (Knoxville, Tennessee) and Opera Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Tampa (Tampa, Florida), Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Valeria in Mayo at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, New York).


Tori Adams

Tori Adams
Second-year MM Voice student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

At CCM: Bianca in La Rondine. Elsewhere: Ritchie/Angelica in The Hours with Opera Fusion (Cincinnati), Despina in Così fan Tutte with Oberlin Opera Theater (Oberlin, OH), Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites with Oberlin Opera Theater, Miles in Turn of the Screw with Oberlin Opera Theater, Flora in Turn of the Screw with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (St. Paul, Minnesota), Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with LAH-SOW Minneapolis workshop, Shepherd Boy in Tosca with Minnesota Opera.


Count

Ryan Wolfe

Ryan Wolfe
First-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Arlington Heights, Illinois

At CCM: Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Cardinal 3/Priest/Father in Galileo Galilei, Kecal in The Bartered Bride, Giove in La CalistoElsewhere: Sen. Potter’s Asst./Bookseller/French Priest/etc. in Fellow Travelers, Narumov in Pikova Dama, Papageno cover in Die Zauberflöte (Des Moines Metro Opera), Le fauteuil/un chêne in L’enfant et les sortilèges at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore at Chautauqua Institution.


Justin Burgess

Justin Burgess
Second-year Artist Diploma Opera student from South Lyon, Michigan

At CCM: Ormonte in Partenope, Actor in The Bartered Bride, Mercurio in La Callisto, Mr. Hatfield in Dinner at Eight, Chorus in La clemenza di Tito. Elsewhere: Chorus in Sweeney Todd, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Zerbin in L'ile de Merlin (Wolf Trap Opera), Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Escamillo in Carmen (Opera in the Ozarks), Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette (University of Michigan Opera).


Countess

Heidi Miller

Heidi Miller
Second-year DMA Voice student from Akron, Ohio

At CCM: Cunegonde in Candide, Ginevra in Ariodante, Paula Jordan in Dinner at Eight, Little Stone in Eurydice, La Fée in Cendrillon. Elsewhere: Frasquita in Carmen at Central City Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Cincinnati Opera Outreach, Ms. Wordsworth in Albert Herring at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute at Opera NEO.


Saane Halaholo

Saane Halaholo
Second-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Orinda, California

At CCM: Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Chorus in The Bartered BrideElsewhere: Annina in La traviata, Susannah cover and chorus in Susannah, Léontine cover and chorus in L’Amant Anonyme with Wolf Trap Opera (Vienna, Virginia), Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Cunegonde in Candide, and Nina in Chérubin with Bob Cole Conservatory Opera Institute (Long Beach, California).


Cherubino

Georgia Jacobson

Georgia Jacobson
Second-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Duluth, Minnesota

At CCM: Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Endimione in La Calisto, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Chorus in La Clemenza di Tito. Elsewhere: Mary Johnson (cover) in Fellow Travelers with Des Moines Metro Opera, Virginia Woolf in The Hours (workshop) with Opera Fusion: New Works/ Cincinnati Opera, Maman/La Tasse/La Libellule in L'Enfant et les sortilèges with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming: Orfeo (cover) in Orfeo ed Euridice with Kentucky Opera.


Christina Hazen

Christina Hazen
Second-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Loveland, Colorado

At CCM: Rosmira in Partenope, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with CCM Opera Bootcamp, Giove in Diana in Calisto. Norman Treigle Award Winner 2020. Elsewhere: Flora in La traviata with Dayton Opera, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with Opera Steamboat, Sally in The Hours with Cincinnati Opera/Opera Fusion New works, Chorus in Carmen with Cincinnati Opera.


Marcellina

Kendra Beasley

Kendra Beasley
Second-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Madison, Georgia

At CCM: Marcellina in Le Nozze di FigaroElsewhere: The Ordering of Moses with The Louisville Orchestra, Jungle Book, Ensemble in Carmen at The Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York), Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at The New Orleans Opera.


Bartolo


John Mburu

John Mburu
First-year MM Voice student from Warwick, Rhode Island

At CCM: Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Logger in Bulrusher, Pope/Cardinal Barabarini/Simplicio in Galilei Galileo. Elsewhere: Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief at Lee University, Mr. Kofner in The Consul at Lee University, Martin Avdeitch in What Men Live By at Lee University.


Basilio/Curzio

Arieh Sacke

Arieh Sacke
Second-year MM Voice student from Toronto, Canada

At CCM: Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos. Elsewhere: Icarus in The Art of Love with COSA Canada (virtual), Don Curzio with University of Toronto Opera (Toronto, Canada), British Warrior and Chorus with University of Toronto Schola Cantorum (Toronto), Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore with COSI Connection (Kingston, Peterborough, and Toronto, Canada), Prince Bougrelas in Ubu Roi with the Wild Geese Chamber Ensemble (Hamilton, Canada), Un notaio and Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera5 (Toronto).


Logan Wagner

Logan Wagner
Vocal Performance student from Villa Hills, Kentucky

At CCM: Basilio/Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, L'Orfeo in L'Orfeo, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, Chorus in Candide. Elsewhere: Chorus in Carmen at Cincinnati Opera, Chorus in Tosca at Cincinnati Opera, Chorus in Il Barbiere di Saviglia.


Antonio

Erik Nordstrom

Erik Nordstrom (he/him)
First-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Saint Paul, Minnesota

At CCM: Marquis de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travellers, Young Galileo in Galileo Galilei, Ophémon in L’Amant Anonyme and Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Baritone in Hydrogen Jukebox, Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory, Celebrant in Bernstein’s Mass at Lawrence University, Marullo in Rigoletto at Central City Opera (Central City, Colorado).


Chorus

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Jinpark Choi
First-year MM Voice student from South Korea

At CCM: Chorus in Le nozze di Figaro, Colin in L’amant anonyme.


Natasha Naik

Natasha Naik
Second-year MM Voice student from Edmond, Oklahoma

At CCM: Mercédès in the Fall 2020 Opera Gala, Maria Maddelena/Scribe in Galileo Galilei. Elsewhere: Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Amelfa in The Golden Cockerel, Maman in L’enfant et les sortilèges at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma), Mezzo-Soprano/Detective 3 in Murder at the Opera and Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe with Cimarron Opera Company (Norman, Oklahoma).


Orchestra Roster

Marriage of Figaro Orchestra Roster

Brian McCann, conductor

Violin I

  • Alayne Wegner
  • Grace Brown
  • Xiaorong Huang
  • Ju Young Lee
  • Maggie Niekamp
  • Nayoung Yang

Violin II

  • Sarah Becker
  • Yu-Ting Chiu
  • Sydney Ebersohl
  • Skylar Hansen
  • Jade McCellan
  • Gabrielle Sewell
  • Linke Zhou

Viola

  • Cristian Diaz, principal
  • Javier Oralora, principal
  • Yufeng Lin
  • Tyler McKisson
  • Nathaniel Sendi
  • Peng-Huei Shen
  • Shelby Thompson
  • Wenxin Zhao

Cello

  • Matt Shin, principal
  • Joe Kovac
  • Samantha Powell

Bass

  • Taiga Benito, principal
  • Kaleb Collins

Flute

  • Lisa Choi
  • Oscar Thompson

Oboe

  • Leo De La Cruz
  • Angela Shaver

Clarinet

  • Jason Wilcox
  • Citlalmina Toro

Bassoon

  • Elizabeth Beeche
  • Zachary Elmore

Horn

  • Brady Catlett
  • Jonathan Chiou

Trumpet

  • Kole Pantruso
  • Benjamin Hunter

Percussion

  • TJ Stroth

Fortepiano

  • Gongming Jiang
  • Deborah Robertson

 

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Aaron Graham
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Sage Shepard, Kali Ashurst
  • Production Assistant | Annalee Crosser
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Assistant Set Designer | Sean Haffey
  • Assistant Costume Designers | Natasha Cox, Emily O’Donnell
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Kristen Peck, William Baker
  • Assistant Wig and Make-Up Designer | Madison Weber
  • Pattern Maker | Quinn Collins
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Iris Harmon
  • Costume Run Crew Leaders | Corey Cochran, Savanah Brooks, Amira Rowe
  • Costume Running Crew | Mia Adrian, Shelby Allred, Abby Fluck, Melanie Reitman, Cassie Smith
  • Master Electrician | Samuel Wilson
  • Assistant Master Electrician | Isabella Pfeiffer
  • Assistant Master Electrician/Deck Chief | Will Meckstroth
  • Programmer | Tal Kochav
  • Light Board Operator | Isabella Pfeiffer
  • Deck Electricians | Indy Caramelli
  • Spotlight Operators | Christopher Berger, Ryan Kasko, Sarah Patisaul, Katie Reus
  • Assistant Technical Director | Thomas Iodice
  • Master Carpenter | Lukas Hummeldorf
  • Tait-IQ Programmer | Stephanie O'Rear
  • Tair IQ Programmer | Grace Mayo
  • Set Construction Crew | Mia Adrian, Shelby Allred, Annalee Crosser, Peggie Dona, Izzy Dillon, Abby Fluck, Sophia Gamble, Hannah Kate Hawver, Ashton Karp, Bri Kelly, 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 | Abigail Heyd 
  • Paint Crew | Ali Flanagan, Sami Tamulonis, Maddie Byrnes, Suzanne Barnes, Anna Campasino
  • Scene Shop Assistants| Mckenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Aaron Graham, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Stephanie O’Rear, Janay Sukkarieh, Logan Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Ashton Karp, Benji Lookatch, Brady Smith, Macay Smith, Lauren Wooten
  • Production Sound Engineer | Alec Group
  • Sound Board Operator | Brady Smith
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Emily Mallendick, Meredith Randall, Lucia Thill
  • 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

Lighting Designer

Alex Mason

Alex Mason
Fourth-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Elsewhere: Cabaret, Mean Girls, Curious Incident..., Side Show, Assassins, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Misérables, Silent Sky and Honeymoon in Vegas.


Costume Designer

Meredith Buckley

Meredith Buckley 
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Bloomington, Indiana 

At CCM: Our Town and The Marriage of Figaro. Elsewhere: The Comedy of Errors and the original production Snug (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Little Shop of Horrors and Little Women (Indiana University).


Sound Designer

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Corbin White
Senior Sound Design and Technology student from Boston, Massachusetts

At CCM: The Secret Garden. Elsewhere: Souvenir (Arrow Rock, Missouri), Kiss of the Spider Woman and Dream Girls.


Production Stage Manager

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Madison Stone
Senior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant for Dinner at Eight, Production Stage Manager for CCM's Opera Bootcamp, Production Assistant for 42nd Street, Assistant Stage Manager for Clybourne Park, Production Stage Manager for Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere: Stage Management Trainee for Cincinnati Opera’s The Coronation of Poppea.


Props Masters

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).


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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).

Technical Director

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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).


Assistant Stage Managers

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Sage Shepard
Junior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for The Wild Party and Dance Works, Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro, Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos Elsewhere: Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri)


Kali Ashurst

Kali Ashurst
Second-year MFA Stage Management Student from West Palm Beach, Florida

Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Patsy Cline, Next to Normal at Lake Worth Playhouse; Stage Manager for Pippin’, White Guy on the Bus, Assistant Stage Manager for Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar at University of Florida.


Production Assistant

Annalee Crosser

Annalee Crosser
Sophomore Stage Management student from Edmond, Oklahoma

At CCM: 2nd Assistant Stage Manager for L'Amant Anonyme, Production Assistant for The Marriage of Figaro Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for The Bridges of Madison County with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (Winchester, Virginia), Assistant Stage Manager for Once Upon a Mattress at Lyric Thelma Gaylord Academy (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).


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 
Senior 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 Set Designer

Sean Haffey

Sean Haffey 
Senior 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.


Assistant Costume Designers

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Natasha Cox
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from South Orange, New Jersey

Elsewhere: Designer for A Doll's House: Part Two with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), True West with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), Fool For Love with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), Student Choreographer Concert with College of Charleston, (Charleston, South Carolina) Enron with College of Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina).


Emily O'Donnell

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

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


Assistant Lighting Designer

Kristen Peck

Kristen Peck 
Second-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Fontana, California  

Elsewhere: Bee-luther-hatchee, Heathers and Real Women Have Curves at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona); God of Carnage with The Wayward Artist and Titus Andronicus with Southern California Shakespeare Festival.


William Baker

William Baker
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Frisco, Texas

At CCM: Lighting Designer for La Voix Humaine, Wings, Pas De Quatre; Projection Designer for Wings, Assistant Lighting Designer for 42nd Street, Master Electrician for L'Orfeo. Elsewhere: Lighting Fellow at Rock the House AV (Cleveland, Ohio), Lighting Intern at Cincinnati Ballet (Cincinnati, Ohio).


Pattern Maker

Quinn Collins

Quinn Collins
Senior Costume Design and Technology student from Mason, Ohio

Elsewhere: Costume department at Kinds Island, Costumes Intern at Kentucky Shakespeare in Louisville.


Wardrobe Supervisor

Iris Harmon

Iris Harmon 
Senior Costume Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Wardrobe Head for 42nd Street, Costume Design Assistant for The 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.


Costume Running 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.


Abby Fluck

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

At CCM: Board Operator for Xanadu, Assistant Master Electrician for Pippin and The Burials, PE for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, PE2 for Hughes Project 2.0 Elsewhere: Electrician Apprentice for GreasePrivate Lives, Always Pasty Cline, God Of Carnage, An American in Paris, and Murder on the Orient Express at The Cape Playhouse (Dennis, Massachusetts).


Melanie Reitman

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

At CCM: Scenic running crew for Xanadu, Blue Stockings and Pippin. Elsewhere: Props for Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


Declan Smith

Declan Smith 
Freshman Musical Theatre student from West Hartford, Connecticut

Elsewhere: Ren in Footloose and Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone at Conard High School (West Hartford, Connecticut), Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!, Jamie in The Last Five Years with Benjamin Rauch at West Hartford Summer Arts Festival.


Master Electrician

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.


Assistant Master Electrician/Deck Chief

Will Meckstroth

William Meckstroth 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from San Jose, California

At CCM: Assistant Lighting Designer for Frankenstein, Dance Works (Fall 2022), Something Rotten!, Production Electrician for L'Amant Anonyme, Assistant Lighting Designer for Student Choreographer’s Showcase (Fall 2021) Elsewhere: Lighting Designer for Romeo and Juliet with Silicon Valley Shakespeare (San Jose, California), Programmer/Board Operator for Shylock with Tabard Theatre Company (San Jose, California).


Spotlight Operators

Sarah Patisaul

Sarah Patisaul 
Junior 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
Junior Stage Management student from St. Louis, Missouri

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for A Dream Play, Assistant Stage Manager for GiselleBlue Stockings, Dance Works (Fall 2021), Student Choreographer's Showcase 2021, Production Assistant for From Broadway with Love.


Assistant Technical Director

Thomas Iodice

Thomas Iodice 
Senior Technical Production student from Fairfax, Virginia

At CCM: Technical Director for Something Rotten!, Assistant Technical Director for The Marriage of Figaro.


Master Carpenter

Lukas Hummeldorf

Lukas Hummeldorf 
Junior Technical Design and Production student from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

At CCM: Spot Operator for Sunday in the Park with George, Master Carpenter for Marriage of Figaro, Stagehand for Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: Technical Director Intern at Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (Fort Thomas, Kentucky).


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
Sophomore Stage Management student from Edmond, Oklahoma

At CCM: 2nd Assistant Stage Manager for L'Amant Anonyme, Production Assistant for The Marriage of Figaro Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for The Bridges of Madison County with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (Winchester, Virginia), Assistant Stage Manager for Once Upon a Mattress at Lyric 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
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Wayne, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Board Operator for Xanadu, Assistant Master Electrician for Pippin and The Burials, PE for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, PE2 for Hughes Project 2.0 Elsewhere: Electrician Apprentice for GreasePrivate Lives, Always Pasty Cline, God Of Carnage, An American in Paris, and Murder on the Orient Express at The Cape Playhouse (Dennis, Massachusetts).


Sophia Gamble

Sophia Gamble 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Fort Thomas, Kentucky 

At CCM: Production Assistant for Our Town and Sunday in the Park with George.


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
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Kingwood, Texas

At CCM: Our Town.


Bri Kelley

Bri Kelly 
Sophomore 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
Sophomore Technical Production student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Something Rotten and Cinderella, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, L'Amant Anonyme and Galileo Galilei.


Emily Mallendick

Emily Mallendick 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Dialogues of the Carmelites and Spring Awakening. Production Assistant for Blue Stockings and The Burials. Deck Electrician for Cincinnati Dionysia and Frankenstein. Wig and Makeup Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, Scenic Crew for Xanadu and Pippin Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Rent with Stone Productions (Toledo, Ohio).


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: Scenic running crew for Xanadu, Blue Stockings and Pippin. Elsewhere: Props for Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


Anika Shirvaikar

Anika Shirvaikar 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Millburn, New Jersey

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for She Loves Me and Thirty Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, Production Assistant for Julius Caesar and Pippin, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for Once and Sunday in the Park With George. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Thirteen Jr., Seussical Kids, and Something Rotten Jr. with Pixie Dust Players (Rahway, New Jersey).


Brady Smith

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Declan Smith

Declan Smith 
Freshman Musical Theatre student from West Hartford, Connecticut

Elsewhere: Ren in Footloose and Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone at Conard High School (West Hartford, Connecticut), Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!, Jamie in The Last Five Years with Benjamin Rauch at West Hartford Summer Arts Festival.


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 
Sophomore 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


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: Technical Director for Something Rotten!, Assistant Technical Director for The Marriage of Figaro.


Grace Mayo

Grace Mayo 
Senior Technical Production student from Dublin, Ohio

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

Ashton Karp

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

At CCM: Our Town.


Benji Lookatch

Benji Lookatch
Sophomore Technical Production student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Something Rotten and Cinderella, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, L'Amant Anonyme and Galileo Galilei.


Brady Smith

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Lauren Wooten

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



Production Sound Engineer

Alec Group

Alec Group
Senior Sound Design and Technology student from Dayton, Ohio

At CCM: Sound Board Operator for Dance Works (Fall 2019), Mic Crew for The Secret Garden, Production Sound Engineer for Little Shop of Horrors, Sound Designer for Dance Works (Spring 2021). Elsewhere: Sound Engineer for The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.


Sound Board Operator

Brady Smith

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


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

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

At CCM: Sound Designer for Our TownUnfortunate Mechanism (CCM Radio Play) and The Missing (Radio Play). Elsewhere: Sound Designer for It’s a Small World at Bristol Valley Theater (Naples, New York), Macbeth and Twelfth Night at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York, New York), Casa Valentina with Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, Illinois), The Peacebook Festival 2019 and The Light 2019 with Collaboraction (Chicago, Illinois), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Saint Sebastian Players (Chicago, Illinois).


Wig and Make-Up Running Crew

Emily Mallendick

Emily Mallendick 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Dialogues of the Carmelites and Spring Awakening. Production Assistant for Blue Stockings and The Burials. Deck Electrician for Cincinnati Dionysia and Frankenstein. Wig and Makeup Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, Scenic Crew for Xanadu and Pippin Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Rent with Stone Productions (Toledo, Ohio).


Meredith Randall

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

At CCM: Our Town.


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).


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 
Senior 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 
Junior 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 
Junior 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
Junior Stage Management student from St. Louis, Missouri

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for A Dream Play, Assistant Stage Manager for GiselleBlue Stockings, Dance Works (Fall 2021), Student Choreographer's Showcase 2021, Production Assistant for From Broadway with Love.


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Sage Shepard
Junior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for The Wild Party and Dance Works, Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro, Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos Elsewhere: Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri)


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 
Second-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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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM's Opera Series presents Poulenc’s harrowing 'Dialogues of...

Event: November 18, 2022 8:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its 2022-23 Opera Series with Francis Poulenc’s 1953 masterpiece, Dialogues of the Carmelites. One of the most revered operas of the 20th-century, this profound drama runs November 18-20 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Guest artist Christopher Larkin conducts with stage direction by CCM Professor Robin Guarino. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM alumna featured in PBS broadcast

November 2, 2022

To celebrate its return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the New York Philarmonic recorded a program of masterworks and world premieres to be broadcast on PBS. Led by Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the concert features CCM alumna Joélle Harvey (BM Voice '07, MM Voice '09) as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The recorded program will premiere at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of PBS’s Great Performances series.

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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

Corbett Auditorium emergency exits are located at the back left and right of the balcony level, the back left and right of the main floor level, and at the left and right at the front of the stage.

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.