CCMOnStage MUSICALS Presents


Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Originally directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus
Theo Ending Originally Conceived In 1998 by Mitch Sebastian

March 3-6, 2022, Corbett Auditorium

  • Director Eric Santagata
  • Musical Director Roger Grodsky
  • Choreographer Katie Johannigman
  • Scenic Designer Ben Beardon*
  • Lighting Designer Alex Mason*
  • Costume Designer María Fernanda Ortiz a López*
  • Sound Designer Corbin White* 
  • Wig & Make-Up Designer Colin Gallaher*
  • Production Stage Manager Marley Giggey*
  • Calling Stage Manager March 4-6 Emma King*
  • Prop Manager Simon Knox*
  • Technical Director Griffin Whitaker*

*CCM Student

PIPPIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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

Pippin will last approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission


Special thanks to Aik Khai Pung, James Bunte, Kevin Holzman, Brian McCann, Larry and Curly Joe.

The Company

  • Pippin | Sammy Schechter
  • Leading Player | Christian Kidd
  • Louis | Brandon Schumacker
  • Catherine | Tori Heinlein
  • Fastrada | Anna Chase Lanier
  • Charlemagne | Sam David Cohen
  • Bertha | Michael E. Lee Jr.
  • Theo | Julia Yameen
  • Players | Jenna Bienvenue, Allison Bossart, Alloria Frayser, Julia Yameen, Eliza Levy, Jess Zylstra, Sarah Jane Nelson, Julia Schick, Jett Blackorby, Coty Perno, Garrett Van Allen, Benjamin Cheng, Michael Lee Jr., Stanislav Przedlacki, Abigail Tucker
  • Swings | Amanda Bishop, Jeffrey Cornelius, Mikayla Shipe, Ryan Dever
  • Pippin Understudy | Brandon Schumacker
  • Leading Player Understudy | Benjamin Cheng
  • Louis Understudy | Garrett Van Allen
  • Catherine Understudy | Abigail Tucker
  • Fastrada Understudy | Eliza Levy
  • Charlemagne Understudy | Stanislav Przedlacki
  • Bertha Understudy | Garrett Van Allen
  • Theo Understudy | Makayla Shipe
  • Assistant Choreographers/Dance Captains | Allison Bossart, Jess Zylstra

Musical Selections

Musical Numbers

  • “Magic to Do” | Leading Player & The Players
  • “Corner of the Sky” | Pippin
  • “War is a Science” | Charlemagne, Pippin & The Players
  • “Glory” | Leading Player & The Players
  • “Simple Joys” | Leading Player
  • “No Time At All” | Bertha & The Players
  • “With You” | Pippin  & The Players
  • “Spread a Little Sunshine” | Fastrada
  • “Morning Glow” | Pippin & The Players
  • “Entr’acte” | The Players & Pippin
  • “On the Right Track” | Pippin & Leading Player
  • “Kind of Woman” | Catherine
  • “Extraordinary” | Pippin
  • “Love Song” | Pippin & Catherine
  • “I Guess I’ll Miss the Man” | Catherine
  • “Finale” | Leading Player, Pippin, Theo & The Players

Pippin Orchestra

Roger Grodsky, Musical Director and Conductor

Ian Axness, Associate Musical Director (Conductor on March 6)


  • Yuanchun Wu, concert master
  • Riki Nagai
  • Chunyu Ye
  • Jingyu Li


  • Lauryn Koeppel, principal
  • Celeste Meisel
  • Caleb Robinson


  • Luis Parra, principal
  • Max Oppeltz


  • Abby Singer-Miller

Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute

  • Emilee Warne

Oboe/English Horn

  • Julia Bobell


  • Rachel Beil


  • Matthew Mitchell


  • Jacob Speakman


  • Jessica Barrick


  • Grant Adams
  • Simon Jansen

Trombone 2

  • Simon Jansen

Drum Set

  • Jett Stevens


  • Kyle Roemer
  • Sydney Hanlon


  • EJ Busby


  • Steve Goers
  • Ian Axness (March 5th only)


  • Matt Welsh

Production Staff

  • Assistant Stage Managers | Leah Berry, Madison Stone
  • Production Assistant | Anika Shirvaikar
  • Assistant Production Managers | Leah Berry, Emma King
  • Assistant Conductor | Ian Axness
  • Assistant Set Designer | Suzanne Barnes
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Aiden Bezark, Eli Suarez
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Erin Donnelly
  • Assistant Wig and Make-Up Designer | Tiara Jones
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Megan Vaughn
  • Wardrobe Crew Head | Emily O’Donnell
  • Wardrobe Crew | Corey Cochran, Savannah Brooks, Amira Rowe
  • Costume Graduate Assistants | Meredith Buckley, Maria Ortiz Lopez, Brittannie McKenna Travis, Natasha Cox, Clara Cavins
  • Head Electrician | Dionte Mercado
  • Assistant Head Electrician | Nate Miller, Abby Fluck
  • Programmer | Paige Baumann
  • Light Board Operator | Nate Miller
  • Deck Electrician | Hunter Lee
  • Followspot Operators | McKenna Brennan, Sarah Patisaul, Janay Sukkarieh
  • 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 vanGils, Samuel Wilson
  • Lighting Graduate Assistants | Baron Leon, Alex Mason, Kristen Peck, Alaina Pizzoferrato
  • Assistant Technical Director | Maya Eberhardt
  • Head Carpenter | Nick Hunley
  • 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 | Anna Campisano
  • Paint Crew | Suzanne Barnes, Sean Haffey, Madelyn Byrnes, Samantha Tamulonis, Abigail Heyd, Madisen Frazier, Alexandra Flanagan, Liz Mitan
  • 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 | Mia Adrian, Peggie Dona, Ashton Karp, Emily Mallendick, Liz Mitan, Melanie Reitman, Brady Smith, Macay Smith
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Dani Silver
  • Production Sound Engineer | Geoffrey Mintz
  • A1 | Alena Milos
  • A2 | Patrick Kiernan
  • Sound Board Operator | Mia Teboe
  • Mic Techs | Kayla Chen, Bri Kelly
  • Sound Load In/Out | Brenden Friedel, Frank Jernigan, Corbin Hopkins, Gina Gable
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Matthew Danforth, Franco Valerga
  • Wig and Make-Up Graduate Assistants | Tiara Jones, Colin Gallaher
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min

On stage

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

Tickets for CCM's spring 2022 events are on sale now! View our full calendar of events.

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CCM News


Four CCM alumni nominated in 2024 Tony Awards

May 1, 2024

Four UC College-Conservatory of Music alumni are named nominees in the 77th annual Tony Awards, recognizing the excellent work shared in Broadway productions during the 2023-24 season. The nominees, announced Tuesday, April 30, include Isabella Byrd (BFA Lighting Design and Technology, ’09), Shoshana Bean (BFA Musical Theatre, '99), Dorian Harewood and Leslie Kritzer (BFA Musical Theatre, '99).


CCM student wins USITT Make-up Design Award

April 5, 2024

The UC College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to congratulate current masters student Tiara Jones, who was recently named winner of USITT’s Make-Up Design Award. Jones was recognized as part of the USITT24 Conference and Stage Expo in Seattle, Washington.


CCM Dance Series presents "Little Mermaid" April 12-14

April 4, 2024

UC College-Conservatory Music presents "Little Mermaid" on April 12-14, 2024 in Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Shauna Steele, the performance features music by David Arkenstone. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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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
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
  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
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

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:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


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 audience members are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC’s physician-led COVID response team. Some of the performers in Pippin will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. CCM will require COVID testing and additional safety measures for all artists who perform without facial coverings. 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.

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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

Patricia Corbett Theatre emergency exits are located at the back left and right of the main floor level.

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.