CCMOnStage PLAYS Presents

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2021, Patrcia Corbett Theater

  • Director Brant Russell
  • Assistant Director Carol Brammer
  • Music Director Karl Meyers*
  • Production Stage Manager Sara Sonnier*
  • Scenic Designer Tom Umfrid
  • Lighting Designer Paige Baumann*
  • Costume Designer María Fernanda Ortiz a López*
  • Wig and Make-Up Designer Madison McKenzie Weber*
  • Sound Designer Aaron Woodstein*
  • Dialect and Vocal Coach Sarah Summerwell
  • Movement Director L. Lucia Duque
  • Cultural Dramaturg Joy Coronel**

*CCM Student

**Alumni Guest Artist

“Our Town” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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Director's Note

By Brant Russell

In a 1938 letter to Alexander Woollcott, Thornton Wilder wrote:

“The subject of the play I wrote is: the trivial details of human life in reference to a vast perspective of time, of social history and of religious ideas.”

Our lives are full of trivial details. Getting to work on time, what to cook for dinner, soccer practice, forgotten emails, phone data, haircuts. But if there is a more perfect time than right now to reflect upon the deep satisfaction that trivial details and brief interactions can provide, I don’t know what it is.

When our lives are circumscribed by our collective duty to each other, and when many of the trivial details that characterize “normal life” are taken away from us, we long for normalcy. When our world becomes only as large as a laptop screen, we long for the breadth of what we once considered routine. Restaurants, shopping, the theater.

Just as the global pandemic has caused us to treasure what we once regarded as trivial, so does the cosmic backdrop of Wilder’s Our Town contextualize the meaning of the trivial in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.

As luck would have it, my wife’s parents live in southern New Hampshire, not far from where you would find Grover’s Corners. We visit my in-laws twice per year, sometimes more, and when I was there this past summer, I scoured the landscape for something that I could identify as quintessentially Our Town-ish. I drove the rocky countryside looking for an object or perhaps a vista that I could photograph that was, at its core, Thornton Wilder-esque. I wanted something “authentic” that I could bring back to CCM. I would hold up this rock or floorboard fragment or scrap of turn-of-the-century garment and say, “See? This is what Wilder was writing about.”

I didn’t find what I was looking for. No such object or vista exists. Why? Because Our Town has nothing to do with Grover’s Corners or New Hampshire or New England. Our Town deals in the right here, right now. Our Town is about us.

Later in his later to Woollcott, Wilder wrote:

“At the opening night here a deputation of 41 small-town people from the skirts of Mount Monadnock - from Peterboro and Jeffrey and Keene - came down and presented me with a gavel of Cherry Wood and an eternal membership in the Mt. Monadnock Association. The faces. And they’d seen a play that was about something they knew.”

The New Englanders Wilder describes in that paragraph were viewing the play in Boston in 1938. And while we are 83 years and some 827 miles removed from the original milieu of Wilder’s play, it’s my sincere hope that you’ll look at the stage tonight and see a play about something you know.


Acknowledgments

Marta Russell, Susan Felder, Tom Frey and Peterborough Players, Bill and Liz Roberts, Eliot Russell


Time and Place

The story takes place between 1901 and 1913 in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire

Our Town will last 120 minutes, with two intermissions

The Company

  • Stage Manager | Neuma Joy
  • George Gibbs | Eli Lucas
  • Emily Webb | Julianna Weis-Palacios
  • Doc Gibbs | Dustin Parsons
  • Julia Gibbs | Emma Fitzgerald
  • Rebecca Gibbs | Chloe Hill
  • Charles Webb | Charles Gidney
  • Myrtle Webb | Lydia Robison
  • Wally Webb | Lily Olsen
  • Constable Warren | Gabriel Nasato
  • Mrs Soames | Ava Duvall
  • Joe Stoddard | Ben Sherman
  • Sam Craig | Cyrus Fontenot
  • Simon Stimson | Austin James Cleri
  • Joe Crowell Jr./Si Crowell | Nathan Flesh
  • Professor Willard | Zoë Peterson
  • Howie Newsome | Galen Arnett
  • Ensemble | Luke Danni, Nora Kovasckitz, Sydni Solomon
  • Chorus | Lucy Acuna, Amanda Bishop, Stanislav Przedlacki, Kristen Das, Cynsere Stevens, Jett Blackorby, Maddie Osment, Nate Jones, Makayla Shipe, Matthew Danforth
  • Musicians | Lianna Bartlett (flute), Caitlyn Lyerly (flute), Trinity Kanipes (clarinet), Celeste Meisel (viola), Jett Stevens (mallets), Mason Deitsch (mallets), Harrison Contant (mallets) 

Cast Profiles

Stage Manager

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Neuma Joy 
Senior Acting student from Columbus Ohio 

At CCM: Lena in Clybourne Park, Dt. Ali in The Missing and Emily Stilson in Wings. Elsewhere: The Masquerade Party at Black Arts Collaborative (Cincinnati, Ohio).


George Gibbs

Eli Lucas

Eli Lucas

Eli Lucas  
Senior Acting student from Sellersburg, Indiana

At CCM: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Elsewhere: Macbeth at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Die Mommie Die at Pandora Productions. 


Emily Webb

Julianna Weis-Palacios

Julianna Weis-Palacios 
Senior Acting student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Besty in Clybourne Park, Waltz Dancer in Lady Windemere's Fan. Elsewhere: Sister Act, Peter Pan, Young Frankenstein, Disney's The Little Mermaid, and many others (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), Kristine in A Chorus Line, Chrismas Past in A Lyrical Christmas Carol, Graffiti Pete in In The Heights (PMT Conservatory).


Doc Gibbs

Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons 
Senior Acting student from Fort Thomas, Kentucky

At CCM: Lord Paisley in Lady Windermere's Fan, Jim in Clybourne Park (Jim), Transmigration Festival. 


Julia Gibbs

Emma Fitzgerald

Emma Fitzgerald

Emma Fitzgerald
Senior Acting student from Wilmette, Illinois

At CCM: Cissy in Punk Rock, Snug (Helena/Hermia u/s) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Various Roles in All in The Timing, No. 14 in The WolvesElsewhere: Diaphanta in The Changeling (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Stan in I’m Going To Kill You, Jimmy Fallon (The Annoyance Theatre).


Rebecca Gibbs

Chloé Hill

Chloé Hill 
Junior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Rebecca in Our Town, Assistant Director Cincinnati Dionysia, Transmigration Festival, Pampinea understudy in The World is Ending and Maybe That’s Kinda Hot. Elsewhere: Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Liberty Exhibition Hall (Cincinnati), Julia in John Lennon & Me at Stage One Family Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky) Portia in The Merchant of Venice with the Kentucky Shakespeare Globe Players (Louisville, Kentucky).


Charles Webb

Charles Gidney

Charles Gidney

Charles Gidney 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Clybourne Park.


Myrtle Webb

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Lydia Robison
Senior Acting student from Lexington, Kentucky

At CCM: Mrs. Webb in Our Town, Edwards in Blue Stockings, Filomena in The World is Ending...and Maybe That's Kinda Hot


Constable Warren

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Gabriel Nasato  
Senior Acting student from Bowling Green, Kentucky


Mrs. Soames

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Ava Duvall 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Miss Bott/Mrs. Lindley in Blue Stockings, Mrs. Soames in Our Town, Lucas in Quiet! The Kids Are Talking (Transmigration 2022), Actor in Aesop’s Fables: Uncensored (Phoenix Project 2021), Mr. Green in Hint! A Play About Clue (Transmigration 2020). Elsewhere: TV/Film - "A League of Their Own" (2022), "That Groovy Rotten Smell" (Short). Theatre - Star in John Lennon & Me at StageOne Family Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky), The America Project at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland).


Joe Stoddard

Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman 
Junior Acting student from Colleyville, Texas 

At CCM: Lion in The Phoenix Project and Masked Man in the film project. Elsewhere: Race in Newsies at Lyric Stage in Dallas, Texas.


Sam Craig

Cyrus Fontenot

Cyrus Fontenot 
Junior Acting student from Houston, Texas 

At CCM: Michael in A Shot Heard in the Dark, Kid No. 3 in the Phoenix Project.


Simon Stimson

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Austin James Cleri
Senior Acting student from Trumbull, Connecticut

At CCM: Kenneth in Clybourne Park, Parker in Lady Windermere's Fan and Simon Stimson in Our Town.


Joe Crowell Jr./Si Crowell

Nathan Flesh

Nathan Flesh 
Junior Acting student from South Bend, Indiana

At CCM: Lawn-Chair guy in Midsummer Night's Dream and Chaz in the Phoenix Project. Elsewhere: Calvin in Wrinkle in Time and Ralph in Lord of the Flies (South Bend Civic Theater).


Professor Willard

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Zoë Peterson 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Mrs. Souder/Zoe Lucas in The Burials, Ensemble in 404: Play Not Found (Transmigration Festival), Professor Willard in Our Town, Nancy in Wanderland (The Phoenix Project), Puck understudy in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Puppeteer in Phantasmagoria (Transmigration Festival). Elsewhere: Sally Salem in Sally Salem and the Spooktacular Birthday Extravaganza with Cincy Fringe (Cincinnati, Ohio), Anna Lawrence/Caroline Leech in The Suffrage Driving & Walking Tour at Looking For Lilith Theatre Company (Louisville, Kentucky).


Howie Newsome

Galen Arnett

Galen Arnett 
Junior Acting student from Winchester, Kentucky

At CCM: Howie Newsome in Our Town, Ralph in Blue Stockings.


Ensemble

Luke Danni

Luke Danni 
Junior Acting student from Naples, Florida

At CCM: Holmes in Blue Stockings, Farmer McCarty in Our Town, Up Yours (Transmigration Festival), Theo in Liminal (CCM Film Lab), Mr. V in Wanderland (Phoenix Project). Elsewhere: Yonkers in Gypsy at Theatrezone (Naples, Florida), Oscar Delancey in Newsies at the Florida Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers, Florida), Tom Snout in Something Rotten at Sugden Theatre (Naples, Florida).


Sydni Solomon

Sydni Charity Solomon 
Junior Acting student from Gainesville, Florida

At CCM: Brianna in The Burials, Ghost 3 in Unfortunate Mechanism (CCM Radio Play), Ensemble in Our Town, 12 in Wanderland (Phoenix Project), Ensemble in 404: Play Not Found (Transmigration Festival) Elsewhere: Filomena/Emilia understudy in The World is Ending and Maybe That's Kinda Hot.


Nora Kovasckitz

Nora Kovasckitz 
Sophomore Acting student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town and Blue Stockings, Trash: The Musical (The Phoenix Project) and X-mas (Transmigration Festival).


Chorus

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Lucille Acuña
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Cerritos, California

Elsewhere: Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Long Beach's JewelBox non-profit organization (2019) and Eponine in Les Miserables at ABC Unified School District's production (2020).


Amanda Bishop

Amanda Bishop 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Butler, Pennsylvania 

At CCM: Musical Theatre Class of 2024 Freshmen Showcase. Elsewhere: Dorothy in Wizard of Oz (Butler, Pennsylvania), Cinderella in Cinderella (Butler, Pennsylvania), Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast at Butler’s Musical Theatre Guild.


Stanislav Przedlacki

Stanislav Przedlacki 
Junior Musical Theatre and French student from Oakville, Ontario

At CCM: Player/Charlemagne understudy in Pippin.


Kristen Das

Kristen Das 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from St. Charles, Illinois

At CCM: #14 in The Wolves with UC Mosaic Theatre Ensemble, choir in Our Town. Elsewhere: Woman #2 in Songs For A New World and Celia in As You Like It at Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois), Rona/Olive Mom in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Elgin Academy (Elgin, Illinois).


Cynsere Stevens

Cynsere Stevens

Cynsere Stevens 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Jeannette, Pennsylvania 


At CCM: Theatre Owner in D'Illusion: The Houdini Musical (Filmed Workshop). Elsewhere: Amos in Chicago, Race in Newsies and ensemble in The Rocky Horror Show.


Jett Blackorby

Jett Blackorby 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Jerseyville, Illinois  

Elsewhere: Hooch in Kinky Boots with The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri); Ensemble in Matilda, Footloose, Jersey Boys, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and the Muny 100 Gala with The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri).


Maddie Osment

Maddie Osment (she/they)
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Anaheim, California 

At CCM: Freshmxn Showcase. Elsewhere: Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Mirada Regional (La Mirada, California).


Nate Jones

Nate Jones 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Tallahassee, Florida 

At CCM: Ensemble in 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, Swing in Sunday in the Park with George, Can-Can Dancer in Orpehus in the Underworld (CCM Opera), and Choir Ensemble in Our Town (CCM Acting)


Makayla Shipe

Makayla Shipe (she/her)
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Bryant, Arkansas 

Elsewhere: Young Eponine in Les Miserables with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock, Arkansas), Katherine Plumber in Newsies with Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas), Cosette in Les Miserables with Royal Theatre (Benton, Arkansas), Chorus in Elf the Musical with Studio Theatre (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Young Bonnie/Chorus in Bonnie and Clyde with Studio Theatre (Little Rock, Arkansas).


Matthew Danforth

Matthew Danforth 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Demarest, New Jersey

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Steve Miller
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Roza Gavriilidis, Kelsey Qualters
  • Production Assistant | Sophia Gamble
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Meredith Buckley
  • Assistant Lighting Designer | Kristen Peck
  • Assistant Wig and Make-Up Designer | Tiara Jones
  • Props Masters | Kat Miller
  • Assistant Props Master | Finley Fields
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Erin Donnelly
  • Costume Dressers | Hadley Bruno, Benji Lookatch, Nate Miller, Anika Shirvalker, Natalie Zimmerman
  • Master Electrician | Tal Kochav
  • Assistant Master Electrician/Board Operator | Riley Rowan
  • Deck Electricians | Alec Group, Alena Milos
  • 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, Nate 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 Change Artist | Michael Blankenship
  • Scene Shop Assistants | McKenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Aaron Graham, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Stephanie O’Rear, Janay Sukkarieh, Logan Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Peggie Dona, Abby Fluck, Liz Mitan, Arcadia Paff
  • Production Sound Engineer | Dani Silver
  • Sound Board Operator | Michael Donahue
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Annalee Crosser, Ashton Karp, Lauren Wooten
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min

 

Production Staff Profiles

Cultural Dramaturg

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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


Musical Director

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Karl Meyers
 
Second-year Wind Conducting student from Newton, New Jersey


Prior to attending CCM to study Wind Conducting with Kevin Michael Holzman, Meyers taught 7-12 instrumental music at Benjamin Franklin High School in Queen Creek, Arizona, where he was the department chair and led the instrumental ensemble for multiple musicals. He earned his undergraduate degrees in music composition and music education at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He also holds a master’s degree in music education from Arizona State University.


Production Stage Manager

Sara Sonnier

Sara Sonnier

Sara Sonnier 
Senior Stage Management student from Houston, Texas 

At CCM: Stage Manager for The Magic Flute (Undergraduate Opera), Assistant Stage Manager for DAAP Fashion Show, The Magic Flute (Graduate Opera), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Production Assistant for Yeast Nation, Guys and Dolls. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for iTheatrics Choreography Video Shoot (New York), Production Assistant for Junior Theatre Festival ATL (Atlanta, Georgia) and Junior Theatre Festival West (Sacramento, California).


Lighting Designer

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).


Costume Designer

Maria Ortiz Lopez

María Fernanda Ortiz
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Mexico City, Mexico

At CCM: Assistant Designer for The Bardered Bride and The Secret Garden, Designer film production of The Good Trouble Project and Little Shop of Horrors, future designer for Our Town and Pippin. Elsewhere: Costume Stitcher/Wardrobe head for The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Book of Will, The Bridges of Madison County, Romeo and Juliet and a children´s production The Gnomes of Gnot-A-Hill (Texas Shakespeare Festival).


Wig and Make-Up Designer

Madison McKenzie Weber 
Third-year MFA Make-up and Wig Design student from Owensboro, Kentucky 


At CCM: Partenope, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town. Elsewhere: Hello Dolly, Crazy for You, Always Patsy Cline, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Off-Broadway Urban Stages Outreach.


Sound Designer/ Sound Shop Graduate Assistant

Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Harris Woodstein (they/them)
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).


Assistant Stage Managers

Roza Gavriilidis 
Senior Stage Management student from Norwalk, Connecticut 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Partenope, Production Assistant for Bartered Bride.


Kelsey Qualters 
Senior Stage Management student from Aurora, Ohio 

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Hughes HS Project, From Broadway with Love; Production Manager for CCM Idea Lab; Assistant Stage Manager for Ariadne auf Naxos, La Rondine, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Quilters, BKLYN, Altar Boyz with Porthouse Theatre and Grand Hotel with University of Oklahoma.


Production Assistant/ Set Construction Crew Member

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.


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 
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 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).


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.


Assistant Wig and Make-Up Designer

Tiara Jones 
Second-year MFA Make-up and Wig Design student from Alexandria, Virginia 

At CCM: Our Town, Xanadu, The Marriage of Figaro, Blue Stockings, Pippin, Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere: Annual DAAP Fashion Show in collaboration with CCM, New York Fashion Week. Albert C. Yates Fellowship recipient.


Assistant Props Master

Finley Fields

Finley Fields
Second-year MFA Stage Properties student from White Oak, Texas

At CCM: Assistant Prop Master for Our Town. Elsewhere: Prop Master for Working (Northwestern State University), Props Intern for King John III, Tartuffe, Loves Labor Lost (Texas Shakespeare Festival).


Wardrobe Supervisor

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 Dressers

Hadley Bruno

Hadley Bruno
Junior Costume Design and Technology student from Seabrook Island, South Carolina

Elsewhere: Costume Designer for John Lennon and Me and Dancing at Lughnasa (Stephen F. Austin State University).


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.


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.


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).


Assistant Master Electrician/Board Operator

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Riley Rowan 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Virginia Beach, Virginia

At CCM: Programmer for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, and Our Town, Production Electrician for Sunday in the Park with George, Asst. Production Electrician for Dance Works, Programmer for Little Shop of Horrors.


Deck Electricians

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.


Alena Milos

Alena Milos
Senior Sound Design and Technology student from Broadview Heights, Ohio

At CCM: Design for Dialogues of the Carmelites, A1 for Pippin, Assistant Design for Blue Stockings, Design for Boom, Production Sound Engineer for Once. Elsewhere: A2 for Little Shop of Horrors, A2 for Ain't Misbehavin'.


Sound A1

Dani Silver

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

At CCM: A1 for Something Rotten, Production Sound Engineer for Giselle, Assistant Sound Designer for Pippin, A1 for Once, Production Sound Engineer for Our Town Elsewhere: A1 for A Chorus LineThe SpongeBob Musical, Something Rotten; A2 for America the Beautiful, Rock, Roll and Soul, and Showtune at Plays-in-the-Park (Edison, New Jersey).


Sound A2

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.


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Izzy Dillon
Sophomore Technical Production student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Our Town.


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.


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.


Meredith Randall

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

At CCM: Our Town.


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).


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.


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/ Set Construction Crew Members

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.


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).


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.


Production Sound Engineer

Dani Silver

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

At CCM: A1 for Something Rotten, Production Sound Engineer for Giselle, Assistant Sound Designer for Pippin, A1 for Once, Production Sound Engineer for Our Town Elsewhere: A1 for A Chorus LineThe SpongeBob Musical, Something Rotten; A2 for America the Beautiful, Rock, Roll and Soul, and Showtune at Plays-in-the-Park (Edison, New Jersey).


Sound Board Operator

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Michael Donahue 
Junior 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.

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).


Wig and Make-Up Running Crew/ Set Construction Crew Members

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).


Ashton Karp

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

At CCM: Our Town.


Lauren Wooten

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


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 Dance Works presents classical ballet and modern dance Dec....

Event: December 1, 2022 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents Dance Works, featuring a variety of styles to showcase the school’s many talented ballet majors, on Dec. 1-4 in Patricia Corbett Theater. More than 43 students come together to perform four different pieces excerpts from Gazunov’s Raymonda, Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, and two premieres choreographed by CCM faculty artists — Who We Are and Mozart Mix.

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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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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 Patricia Corbett Theatre

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.