Galileo Galilei

CCMONSTAGE OPERA

GALILEO GALILEI

An Opera by Philip Glass
Libretto by Mary Zimmerman
With Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein
Music by Philip Glass

March 31-April 3, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater

  • Conductor Aik Khai Pung
  • Director Greg Eldridge
  • Choreographer Hazel Alexander*
  • Scenic Designer Mark Halpin
  • Lighting Designer Thomas Hase*
  • Projection Designer Ian Macintosh*
  • Costume Designer Reba Senske
  • Sound Designer Matt Tibbs
  • Wig & Make-Up Designer Colin Gallaher*
  • Production Stage Manager Avery Woodruff*
  • Props Manager Madison Frazier*
  • Technical Director Stephanie O’Rear*
  • Musical Preparation Kathleen Kelly

*CCM Student

Galileo Galilei will last 90 minutes with no intermission

Director’s Note

By Greg Eldridge

This performance is dedicated to the memory of those we’ve lost during the pandemic. It is also dedicated to those who, especially now, are struggling to resist violence, occupation, and oppression.

Philip Glass, working alongside librettists Mary Zimmerman and Arnold Weinstein, has created in this work a powerful meditation on love and betrayal, and the never-ending tension between religion and scientific inquiry. The opera uses the life of Galileo (told in flashes that move backwards in time from his last breath to his first) to explore the cyclical nature of relationships, and what it costs to stand up for the truth in a time when dogma seeks to stamp out any voice of dissent. An allegory, sadly, that is far too applicable to our own time

The music of Philip Glass is both haunting and deeply, powerfully emotional, and the significance of this work demands a true collaboration across all the fields of artistic endeavour. Our production brings together some of the finest artists from across all of CCM's world-renowned disciplines. Postgraduate Artist Diploma singers join Masters of Music and Doctoral candidates alongside the accomplished instrumentalists of CCM's orchestral program to perform this mesmerizing and fiendishly difficult music. Adding to the central theme of Art as a means of resisting Ignorance, they are joined by members of CCM's undergraduate Dance course with choreography by a student of this prestigious program. To fully create the world of this allegorical story, students involved in the disciplines of lighting design and video projection have joined forces with a student-designed hair and make-up aesthetic to create a piece that combines the very best of CCM's creative disciplines. With a student-led stage management team supporting a production that draws on the skill of the indefatigable Technical Design and Production students, this promises to be a showcase of the full breadth of CCM's incredible student talent.

Synopsis/Scene Breakdown

  • Chapter 10: The Death of Galileo | Florence, January 1642
  • Chapter 9: The Recantation of Galileo | Rome, June 1633
  • Chapter 8: Pears | Rome, May 1633
  • Chapter 7: The Trial of Galileo | Rome, April 1633
  • Chapter 6: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World | Published in 1632
  • Chapter 5: A Treatise on the Incline Plane | Rome, 1630
  • Chapter 4: A Walk in the Garden | Rome, 1620 or 1613
  • Chapter 3: Lamps | Tuscany, 1612
  • Chapter 2: The Presentation of the Telescope | Florence, 1610
  • Chapter 1: The Opera Within An Opera | Sometime in the past

The Company

  • Older Galileo | Corbin DeSpain^, Aaron McKone~
  • Pope Urban VIII /Cardinal Barbarini / Simplicio | John Mburu
  • Cardinal 1 / Oracle 1 | Nicholas Kelliher^, Chuanyuan Liu~
  • Cardinal 2 / Servant / Oracle 2 | Justin Burgess
  • Cardinal 3/Priest/Father | Ryan Wolfe
  • Maria Celeste / Duchess Christina | Christina Kerstan^, Ashlyn Rock~
  • Scribe / Maria Maddelena | Jaime Sharp^, Natasha Naik~
  • Sagredo/Marie de’ Medici/Eos | Hayley Maloney
  • Salviati / Younger Galileo | Erik Nordstrom
  • Dancers | Katie Griffith, Morgan Montour, Erin Decker*
  • ^Thursday/Saturday Performance
    ~Friday/Sunday Performances
    *Cover

Cast Profiles

Older Galileo


Aaron McKone

Aaron McKone 
Second-Year MM Voice student from Rock Hill, South Carolina

At CCM: Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, Chorus in Le Nozze di Figaro, Galileo in Galileo GalileiElsewhere: Chorister with Opera Carolina, Orpheus in Orphée et Euridice with Central Piedmont Community College, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Winthrop University, Laurie in Little Women with Winthrop University, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Winthrop University. 


Pope Urban VIII /Cardinal Barbarini / Simplicio

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.


Cardinal 1 / Oracle 1

Nicholas Kelliher

Nicholas Kelliher 
Second-Year DMA Voice student from Baldwin, New York

At CCM: Arsace in Partenope, Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, Endimione in La Calisto. Elsewhere: Mysterious Interviewer in Robeson/Moscow, Man Under the Arch in The Hours, and Orpheus Double in Eurydice with Cincinnati Opera Fusion: New Works, Oberon (cover) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Des Moines Metro Opera, The Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.


Chuanyuan Liu

Chuanyuan Liu
First-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Changchun, China

Elsewhere: Man Under the Arch/Hotel Clerk in The Hours with The Philadelphia Orchestra (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Priest/Medium in In A Grove with Pittsburgh Opera (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Arsamene in Serse with Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, New York), Damon in Acis and Galatea with Bard College Conservatory of Music (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York), Nireno in Giulio Cesare with Chicago Summer Opera (Chicago, Illinois).


Cardinal 2 / Servant / Oracle 2

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).


Cardinal 3/Priest/Father

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.


Maria Celeste / Duchess Christina

Christina Kerstan

Christina Kerstan
Second-year DMA Voice student from Newport, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Chorus in Die Zauberflöte, Miss Wingrave in Owen Wingrave. Elsewhere: Ginevra in Ariodante and Salud (cover) in La vida breve at Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at Susquehanna University, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute, Opera Outreach for ROK Cincy and Cincinnati Opera.



Scribe / Maria Maddelena

Jamie Sharp

Jaime Sharp
Second-year MM Voice student from Orlando, Florida

At CCM: Marie Maddelena/Scribe in Galileo Galilei, Title role in Bizet's Djamileh (Opera Bootcamp), Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict (Opera Gala). Elsewhere: Ježibaba in Rusalka (LAH-SOW), Mother Jeanne in Dialogues of the Carmelites and The Giant in Into the Woods (Opera MODO), Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel (Comic Opera Guild), Mrs. Ott in Susannah (Brevard), Madame De Noyan in Minette Fontaine and Mabel in CROWNS: A Gospel Musical (University of Michigan), Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Prague Summer Nights), Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar), 2022 Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera.


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).


Sagredo/ Marie de’ Medici/Eos

Hayley Maloney

Hayley Maloney 
Second-Year MM Voice student from Clifford, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Sagredo/Marie/Eos in Galieo Galilei, Laura Gates in Tale for a Deaf Ear by Mark Bucci, Florence Pike in Albert Herring. Elsewhere: Miss Hayes in Susannah with Wolf Trap Opera, Ensemble in Blind Injustice with Cincinnati Opera, Susanna/Berta in The Barber of Seville with ROK Cincy, Lia in L’Enfant Prodigue with Clifton Opera Project.


Salviati / Younger Galileo

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).


Dancers

Katie Griffith

Katie Griffith

Katie Griffith 
Freshman Ballet student from Dayton, Ohio

At CCM: Aurora Borealis by Keenan Pennington, The Unforgotten by Mandi Weitz, Twilight Tango by Thomas Bell, Falling Upwards by Shauna Steele, Elsewhere: The Nutcracker with Dayton Ballet, Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Briar Rose with Dayton Ballet, Cinderella with Dayton Ballet.


Morgan Montour

Morgan Montour

Morgan Montour
Sophomore Ballet student from Dayton, Ohio

At CCM: Death and the Maiden choreographed by Qi Jiang, La Bayadere staged by Deirdre Carberry, Paquita soloist staged by Deirdre Carberry, Falling Upwards set to an award-winning composition by Aya Yoshida choreographed by Shauna Steele, dancer in Giselle, dancer in Student Choreographers' Showcase.


Erin Decker

Erin Decker

Erin Decker 
Freshman Ballet student from Naples, Florida

At CCM: Aurora Borealis by Keenan Pennington, Home-made, home-made! (But aren’t we all?) by Sydney D’Orso. Elsewhere: Cinderella, Clara, soloist roles in The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty; George Balanchine's The Nutcracker with Miami City Ballet.


Orchestra Roster

CCM Philharmonia Orchestra Roster

Aik Khai Pung, conductor 
Vaughn Richardson, assistant conductor (conductor on April 3)

Violin I

  • Kiran Rajamani
  • Korah Cuff
  • Peiyan Cai

Viola

  • Brianna Barta
  • Violet Huang
  • Nathaniel Sendi

Cello

  • Juneho Kim
  • Joe Kovac
  • Maximiliano Oppeltz

Flute

  • Yian Liu

Clarinet

  • Citlalmina Toro

Bassoon

  • John Robken

Horn

  • Catherine Dowd

Trumpet

  • Benjamin Hunter

Trombone

  • Jordan Rowan 

Percussion

  • Zack Todd

Keyboard

  • Deborah Robertson

Celesta

  • Gongming Jiang

Graduate Assistants

  • Xiao Geng
  • Brian McCann
  • Sophie Mok
  • Vaughn Richardson
  • Hannah Schendel

Librarians

  • Rebecca Flank
  • Kristin Welke

Production Staff

  • Assistant Director | Hayley Maloney
  • Associate Choreographer | Tess Klibanoff
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Kaylin Story, Rosie Pavilk
  • Production Assistant | Hannah Kate Hawver
  • Supertitles Operator | Hannah Kate Hawver
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Assistant Set Designer | Sami Tamulonis
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Natalia Carlson, Andrew Gange
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Clara Cavins
  • Wardrobe Crew Head | Emily O’Donnell
  • Wardrobe Crew | Kristen Das, Makayla Shipe
  • Costume Crew | Corey Cochran, Savannah Brooks, Amira Rowe
  • Costume Graduate Assistants | Meredith Buckley, Maria Ortiz Lopez, Brittannie McKenna Travis, Natasha Cox, Clara Cavins
  • Media Content Creation | Ian Macintosh
  • Media Server Programmer | Tal Kochav
  • Media and Projection Tech/Operator | Sydney Riddle
  • Lighting Programmer | Rama Van Gils
  • Head Electrician | Samuel Wilson
  • Light Board Operator | Kyle Strickland
  • Deck Chief | Ashton Karp
  • Programmer | Rama Van Gils
  • Followspot Operators | Quinn Morgan, Katie Reus
  • Electrics Crew | William Baker, Paige Baumann, Aiden Bezark, Jason Bowden, Natalia Carlson, Abby Fluck, Andrew Gange, Oliver Hunt, Kathryn Ingram, Ashton Karp, Tal Kochav, Ian MacIntosh, William Meckstroth, Dionte Mercado, Claire Michels, Nate Miller, Bella Pfeiffer, Sydney Riddle, Riley Rowan, Kyle Strickland, Eli Suarez, Vincent Vandeleest, Rama Van Gils, Samuel Wilson
  • Lighting Graduate Assistants | Baron Leon, Alex Mason, Kristen Peck, Alaina Pizzoferrato
  • Assistant Technical Director | Grace Mayo
  • Head Carpenter | Gabby Ullman
  • Set Construction Crew | Mia Adrian, Shelby Allred, Annalee Crosser, Peggie Dona, Izzy Dillon, Abby Fluck, Sophia Gamble, Hannah Kate Hawver, Alex, Husiung, Ashton Karp, Bri Kelley, Benji Lookatch, Emily Mallendick, Nate Miller, Liz Mitan, Meredith Randall, Anika Shirvalker, Brady Smith, Cassie Smith, Macay Smith, Lucia Thill, Lauren Wooten
  • Staff Scenic Artist | Karolyn Hasselfeld
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Sami Tamulonis
  • Paint Crew | Anna Campisano, Suzanne Barnes, Sean Haffey, Madelyn Byrnes, Abigail Heyd, Madisen Frazier, Alexandra Flanagan, Liz Mitan, Mia Adrian, Melanie Reitman
  • Scene Shop Assistants | Mckenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Aaron Graham, Nick Hunley, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Stephanie O’Rear, Janay Sukkarieh, Logan Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Annalee Crosser, Alex Husiung, Bri Kelly, Benji Lookatch
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Corbin Hopkins
  • Production Sound Engineer | Aaron Harris Woodstein
  • Sound Board Operator | Aaron Harris Woodstein
  • Sound Load in/Out | Aiden Gray, Aaron Harris Woodstein, Corbin Hopkins, Ryan Hurt, Alex Brock, Patrick Kiernan
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wig and Make-Up Graduate Assistants | Tiara Jones, Colin Gallaher
  • Props Construction Crew | Madisen Frazier, Ali Flannigan, Maddy Byrnes, Suzanna Barnes, Rachel Ledington, Sage Shepard, Simon Knox, Finley Fields, Melanie Reitman, Lauren Wooten, Oliver Hunt, Nick Hunley, Hunter Lee, Lukas Hummeldorf, Roza Gavriilidis, Liz Mitan
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min

Production Staff Profiles

Choreographer

Hazel Beatrice Alexander

Hazel Beatrice Alexander

Hazel Beatrice Alexander 
Sophomore Ballet student from Killbuck, Ohio

At CCM: Duende in SCS 2020, corps de ballet. Death and the Maiden in Fall Showcase 2020, corps de ballet. Le Bayadere in Spring Showcase 2021, corps de ballet. Falling Upwards in Fall Showcase 2021, dancer. Paquita in Spring Showcase 2022, corps de ballet Elsewhere: Summer intensive programs with Canton Ballet, ArtEmotion, BalletMet and Cincinnati Ballet.


Lighting Designer

Thomas Hase

Thomas Hase
MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Madison, Wisconsin

Elsewhere: Resident Lighting Designer and Lighting Director for Cincinnati Opera for 25 years; US designs include LA Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave, Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center, DC, and Santa Fe Opera. International designs include the Vienna State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, The Bavarian State Opera, The Barbican in London, The Abbey Theatre in Ireland, The Finnish, Columbian, Dutch National Operas, and Opéra National de Bordeaux.


Projection Designer/ Media Content Creation

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Ian MacIntosh
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Screens producer and content creator for The Hughes Project, lighting and projection designer for Travelogue, Fall Dance. Elsewhere: Assistant lighting designer for Leon Bridges TV Specials with XR Studios (Los Angeles, California), content creator for Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins with the Dutch National Opera and Ballet (Amsterdam, Netherlands).


Wig & Make-Up Designer

Collin Gallaher

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

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


Production Stage Manager

Avery Woodruff

Avery Woodruff 
Senior Stage Management student from Dayton, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Bright Star, Assistant Stage Manager for Fall Dance 2019, Production Assistant for La Clemenza di Tito. Elsewhere: SM Intern for Wozzeck and Candide at Des Moines Metro Opera, Assistant Stage Manager for Die Walkure at Queen City Opera, Production Intern for The Merry Widow at Opera Saratoga.


Props Manager

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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

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.


Associate Choreographer

Tess Kilbanoff

Tess Klibanoff
Second-year MM Voice student from Rochester, New York studying with Amy Johnson

At CCM: Dance captain in Le nozze di Figaro, L'Amant Anonyme and La Rondine.


Assistant Stage Managers

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Kaylin Story 
Senior Stage Management student from Buckeye Lake, Ohio

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


Rosie Pavlik

Rosie Burns Pavlik 
Junior Stage Management student from Farmington Hills, Michigan

At CCM: Stage Manager for 2020 Fall Opera Gala, Assistant Stage Manager for 2020 Fall Dance: Travelogue, Production Assistant for The Magic Flute, Production Assistant for Rocket Science, Dresser for 42nd Street, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for The Absentee at The KNOW Theatre of Cincinnati.


Production Assistant/Supertitles Operator

Hannah Kate Hawver

Hannah Kate Hawver 
Freshman 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.


Assistant Production Managers

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). 


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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). 


Assistant Set Designer/Scenic Charge Artist

Sami Tamulonis

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

At CCM: Scenic Designer for Once, and Lysistrata and Trojan Women, Charge Artist for Galileo Galilei, Charge Artist for Fellow Travelers, Scenic Designer for Agrippina Elsewhere: Scenic Artist for Cinderella, Margaritaville, Leading Ladies, and On the Golden Pond at Cumberland County Playhouse (Crossville, Tennessee).


Assistant Lighting Designers

Natalia Carlson

Natalia Carlson 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Atlanta, Georgia

At CCM: 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Urinetown, The Hughes Project, as well as several dance shows. Elsewhere: Lighting Assistant at Williamstown Theater Festival.


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Andrew Gange 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Flower Mound, Texas

At CCM: ALD2 for Light in the Piazza, Media BO for Wings.


Wardrobe Crew Head

Emily O'Donnell

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

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


Wardrobe Crew

Kristen Das

Kristen Das 
Freshman Musical theatre student St. Charles, Illinois  

Elsewhere: Vivianne in Legally Blonde (BAMtheatre), Olivia in Twelfth Night the Musical (BAMtheatre), Ursula in The Little Mermaid (MarqueeYouthStage).  


Makayla Shipe

Makayla Shipe (she/her)
Freshman 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).


Costume Crew

Corey Cochran

Corey Cochran
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from North Richland Hills, Texas

Elsewhere: Hair, Wig, and Makeup Designer, First Hand to the Costume Shop for Pippin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Robber Bridegroom, Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Buddy Holly Story at Timber Lake Playhouse (Mount Carroll, Illinois).


Costume Graduate Assistants

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).


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).


Brittannie Travis

Brittannie McKenna Travis 
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Indianapolis, Indiana 

At CCM: Costume Designer of Fellow Travelers, Blue Stockings; Costume Coordinator of Xanadu; Wardrobe Supervisor of Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Dialogues of the Carmelites. Elsewhere: Costume Designer of Sidra Bell’s Work Within Dreams with Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana); 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Costume Design Award Recipient for In the Heights (Washington D.C.); 2022 Costume Design Intern at Television Academy Foundation – Emmy’s (Los Angeles, California).


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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).


Head Electrician

Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson 
Junior 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.


Light Board Operator

Kyle Strickland

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

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


Deck Chief

Ashton Karp

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


Followspot Operator

Katie Reus

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

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

Electrics Crew

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).


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).


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

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


Jason Bowden

Jason Bowden
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Carrollton, Texas

At CCM: Media Programmer and Content Creator for “The Hughes Project,” Projection Designer and Media Programmer for “The Laramie Project.” Elsewhere: Assistant Lighting Designer for Leon Bridges TV Specials with XR Studios (Los Angeles, California) Scenic/Projection Designer for “Cheer in Every Room” with Lightborne Communications (Cincinnati, Ohio).


Natalia Carlson

Natalia Carlson 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Atlanta, Georgia

At CCM: 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Urinetown, The Hughes Project, as well as several dance shows. Elsewhere: Lighting Assistant at Williamstown Theater Festival.


Abby Fluck

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


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Andrew Gange 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Flower Mound, Texas

At CCM: ALD2 for Light in the Piazza, Media BO for Wings.


Sydney Hunt

Oliver Hunt
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Milton, Georgia

At CCM: Projections Designer for The Magic Flute, Programmer for Xanadu, Media Programmer for Fall Dance, Content Creator for Sunday in the Park With George. Elsewhere: Production Sound, Video and Lighting Technician for Interlochen Center for the Arts, summer 2021.


Kate Ingram

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

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


Ashton Karp

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


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Ian MacIntosh
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Screens producer and content creator for The Hughes Project, lighting and projection designer for Travelogue, Fall Dance. Elsewhere: Assistant lighting designer for Leon Bridges TV Specials with XR Studios (Los Angeles, California), content creator for Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins with the Dutch National Opera and Ballet (Amsterdam, Netherlands).


Will Meckstroth

Will Meckstroth 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from San Jose, California

At CCM: Spotlight Operator for Student Choreographers’ Showcase (Spring 2021). Elsewhere: Setup/Teardown Crew for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Assistant Master Electrician and Light Board Programmer/Operator for Hood of Sherwood with Silicon Valley Shakespeare (San Jose, California), Assistant Master Electrician and Light Board Programmer/Operator for Shylock with Tabard Theatre Company (San Jose, California).


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Dionte Mercado 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Alpharetta, Georgia

At CCM: Master Electrician for Xanadu and Pippin. Lighting Programmer for Spring DanceElsewhere: Electrics Apprentice for Santa Fe Opera 2021 Season.


Claire Michels

Claire Michels
Sophomore Lighting Design and technology student from Oregon, Wisconsin

At CCM: Spotlight operator for Choreography Showcase, Assistant Master Electrician on Fall and Spring Dance shows, Assistant Lighting Designer for Emelia. Elsewhere: Associate Lighting Designer for Titanic and Sweeney Todd with Oregon Straw Hat Players, Lighting Designer for Nutcracker, Recitals (2018, 2019) with A Leap Above Dance (Oregon, Wisconsin).


Nate Miller

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

Elsewhere: Manages two theaters in the Wyoming City School District and works in Loveland Community Theater and the Local 5 Stagehand Union.


Sydney Riddle

Sydney Riddle 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Spotlight for Spring Dance and an idea lab show, titled Turning II, Assistant Master Electrician and Deck Chief on the musical Xanadu in Corbett, Associate Lighting Designer on the French opera L' Amant Anonyme in Cohen, and Media Tech/Operator on Galileo Galilei in Patricia Corbett Theater. Elsewhere: LD/ME for Nunsense, Little Theater of VB.


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

At CCM: ME for Sunday in the Park, AME for Our Town, Deck chief for Fall Dance (2021) Programmer for Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: Set load-in and strike crew for the Dayton Opera and The Light in the Piazza.


Kyle Strickland

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

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


Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson 
Junior 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.


Media Tech/Operator

Sydney Riddle

Sydney Riddle 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Spotlight for Spring Dance and an idea lab show, titled Turning II, Assistant Master Electrician and Deck Chief on the musical Xanadu in Corbett, Associate Lighting Designer on the French opera L' Amant Anonyme in Cohen, and Media Tech/Operator on Galileo Galilei in Patricia Corbett Theater. Elsewhere: LD/ME for Nunsense, Little Theater of VB.


Lighting Graduate Assistants

Baron Leon

Baron Leon 
Second-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Orlando, Florida

Elsewhere: Disney Contemporary Resort’s New Years’ Eve Pixar Party, the University of Mobile’s The Secret Garden, Emerald Coast Theatre’s Constellations, and Everblue Arts’ Band Geeks.


Alex Mason

Alex Mason
Third-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.


Kristen Peck

Kristen Peck 
First-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.


Alaina Pizzoferrato

Alaina Pizzoferrato 
Second-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Lemont, Illinois

At CCM: Lighting Designer for Xanadu, Sunday in the Park with George and The Light in the Piazza.


Assistant Technical Director

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).


Head Carpenter

Gabby Ullman

Gabby Ullman 
Sophomore Technical Production from Scottsdale, Arizona

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


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.


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).

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).


Lauren Wooten

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


Paint 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.


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.


Mia Adrian

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

At CCM: Our Town.


Anna Campisano

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

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


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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).


Ali Flanagan

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

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


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.


Liz Mitan

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

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).


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Nick Hunley 
Junior in Technical Production from Worthington, Ohio

Elsewhere: Run Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries and at The Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico).


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.


Assistant Sound Designer

Corbin Hopkins

Corbin Hopkins 
Senior Sound Design and Technology student from Austin, Texas

At CCM: A2 for The Rocky Horror Show, PSE for Midsummer, and Asst. Sound Designer for Wings.


Production Sound Engineer/Sound Board Operator

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).


Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

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

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


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

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


Patrick Kiernan

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

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


Aaron Woodstein

Aaron 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).


Wig and Make-Up Graduate Assistants

Collin Gallaher

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

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


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.


Props Construction Crew

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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).


Ali Flanagan

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

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


Maddy Byrnes

Maddy Byrnes 
Junior 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.


Suzanne Barnes

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

At CCM: Load in and strike crew for Say What You Wanna Say; Load in, run crew, strike crew for Student Choreographers’ Showcase.


Rachel Ledington

Rachel Ledington 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Round Rock, Texas

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


Sage Shepard

Sage Shepard 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

At CCM: Crew for The Good Trouble Project and Opera Gala, Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos, Assistant Stage Manager for Sunday in the Park with George.


Simon Knox

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


Finley Fields

Finley Fields
First-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).


Melanie Reitman

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

At CCM: Debut production in Xanadu.


Lauren Wooten

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

At CCM: Debut production.


Sydney Hunt

Oliver Hunt
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Milton, Georgia

At CCM: Projections Designer for The Magic Flute, Programmer for Xanadu, Media Programmer for Fall Dance, Content Creator for Sunday in the Park With George. Elsewhere: Production Sound, Video and Lighting Technician for Interlochen Center for the Arts, summer 2021.


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Nick Hunley 
Sophomore in Technical Production from Worthington, Ohio

Elsewhere: Run Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries and at The Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico).


Liz Mitan

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

At CCM: Debut production in Our Town.


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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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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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
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The Corbett Endowment at CCM 
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All-Steinway School Sponsor

Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc. 
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Musical Theatre Department Sponsor

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. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+ 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman 
Dr. & 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

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

Louis and Susan Meisel 
Piano Department Sponsor

Richard E. Thornburgh 
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter 
Jeff Thomas Catering 
The Castleberry Family 
KMK Law 
Sandra & Stephen Joffe 
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething 
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan 
Prestige AV & Creative Services 
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
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The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.


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

UC has updated its indoor masking policy to align with the CDC's recommendations for masking. Beginning on Saturday, March 12, all masking restrictions will be eliminated in all CCM spaces, so long as rates of hospitalization and transmissibility remain in the low-to-medium zones. This means masking will no longer be required in classrooms, rehearsals, performances, etc. for everyone — students, faculty, staff, campus visitors and audience members. Members of our community who prefer to continue to wear a mask when indoors or in close proximity with others for personal safety should continue to do so. Please continue to be sensitive and respectful to the needs of others as we work through this transition. CCM performance venues are currently reduced to 50% capacity. 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.