CCM OPERA Series Presents

AGRIPPINA

Music by George Frideric Handel 
Libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani

Feb. 16-19, 2023, Cohen Family Studio Theater

  • Conductor | Brian McCann*
  • Director | Alison Pogorelc*
  • Scenic Designer | Samantha Tamulonis*
  • Lighting Designer | Krista Billings
  • Sound Designer | Brenden Freidel*
  • Production Stage Manager | Roza Ruthie Gavriilidis*
  • Props Manager | Melanie Reitman *
  • Musical Preparation and Vocal Coach | Andrew Crooks
  • Intimacy Choreographer| k. Jenny Jones
  • Intimacy Captain| Dinithi Fernando
  • Special thank you to Kelly Yurko and CCM Wig and Make-up for their contributions to the show.

*CCM Student

Agrippina will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission

The Company

 

  • Agrippina | Lucy Evans, Tess Klibanoff,
  • Nero | Rachel Kobernick*, Isabel Lee^ 
  • Pallante |  John Potvin*, John Mburu^
  • Narciso | Jaeyoon Choi*, Sarah Scofield^
  • Ottone | Salleigh Harvey*, Chuanyuan Liu^
  • Poppea | Su Hyeon Park*, Kaylyn Baldwin^ 
  • Claudio | Atticus Rego
  • Supers | Dinithi Fernando, Katie Griffith

*Performs on Thursday/Saturday 
^ Performs on Friday/Sunday 

Note: Lucy Evans performs the role of Agrippina on Thursday/Friday/Sunday. Tess Klibanoff performs the role of Agrippina on Saturday.

 

The Company

Agrippina

Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans 
Second-year Master’s in Vocal Performance student 

At CCM: Agrippina in Agrippina, Uta Hagen in Robeson Opera with OperaFusion: New Works. Elsewhere: Agent 1 in M. Butterfly 蝴蝶君, and Chorus in Carmen and Falstaff with the Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Fairy Chorus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Chautauqua Festival Conservatory (Chautauqua, New York), Euridice in L’Orfeo, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress and Irene in Theodora with Northwestern Opera Theatre (Evanston, Illinois), Chorus in The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing with Chicago Opera Theater, Third Lady in The Magic Flute and Kate in Pirates of Penzance with Northwestern University’s Undergraduate Company of Opera Singers (Evanston, Illinois).


Tess Kilbanoff

Tess Klibanoff 
First-year Artist Diploma Opera student from Rochester, New York

At CCM: Agrippina in Agrippina, Mère Marie in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Dorothée in L'Amant Anonyme, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Carmen in Carmen (CCM Bootcamp), Djamileh in Djamileh (CCM Bootcamp), Suzy in La Rondine. Elsewhere: Chorus in La Bohème, chorus in Aida, chorus in Pirates of Penzance at Cincinnati Opera (Cincinnati, Ohio), Turnspit in Rusalka with Luke Housner Summer Opera (virtual), Zerlina in Don Giovanni with New York Lyric Opera (New York, New York).


Nero

Rachel Kobernick

Rachel Kobernick 
First-year Artist Diploma in Opera student from West Chester, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Léontine in L'Amant Anonyme, Yvette in La Rondine. Elsewhere: Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Pamina in The Magic Flute and The Shepherd in Tosca with Opera on the James (Lynchburg, Virginia), Chorus in Fidelio with Queen City Opera (Cincinnati), Chorus in Aida and La Boheme with Cincinnati Opera.


Pallante

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John Potvin 
Second-year Vocal Performance student from Aiken, South Carolina

At CCM: Pallante in Agrippina, 2nd Commissioner in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Estonian Frank/Interrogator/Senator Joseph McCarthy in Fellow Travelers. Elsewhere: Gloster Heming in The Mother of Us All with Chautauqua Opera (Chautauqua, New York), Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni and The Baker in Into the Woods with Furman Lyric Theater (Greenville, South Carolina).


John Mburu

John Mburu 
First-year Artist Diploma student in Opera from Warwick, Virginia

At CCM: Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Pallante in Agrippina, Paul Jr. in Robeson (Opera Fusion: New Works), Pope  Urban VIII in Galileo Galilei, Logger in Bulrusher (Opera Fusion), Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Duke of Verona in Roméo et Juliette at the Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York) , Chorus in Aida with Cincinnati Opera, Prisoner 1 in Fidelio with Queen City Opera (Cincinnati), Bob The Old Maid and the Thief with the Lee University Opera Theatre (Cleveland, Tennessee).


Narciso

Jaeyoon Chi

Jaeyoon Choi 
Second-year Master’s in Vocal Performance student from Seoul, South Korea

At CCM: Narciso in Agrippina, Sister Claire in Les Dialogues des Carmélites. Elsewhere: Chorus in La Bohème, Pirates of Penzance and Aida with Cincinnati Opera.


Sarah Scofield

Sarah Scofield 
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Paris, France

At CCM: Sœur Martha in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Die Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Messaggiera in L’Orfeo with CCM Opera d’Arte.


Ottone

Salleigh Harvey

Salleigh Harvey 
Second-year Master’s in Vocal Performance student from Fountain Inn, South Carolina

At CCM: Ensemble in The Highlands (Opera Fusion: New Works), Cricket/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Ottone in Agrippina, Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites.
Elsewhere: Ensemble in Liverpool Oratorio with Cincinnati Opera, Old Baroness (cover) in Vanessa with Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, South Carolina), Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods with Furman Lyric Theatre (Greenville, South Carolina).


Chuanyuan Liu

Chuanyuan Liu 
Second-year Artist Diploma student from Changchun, China

At CCM: Ottone in Agrippina, Cardinal 1/Oracle 1 in Galileo Galilei. Elsewhere: Polinesso in Ariodante with Pittsburgh Opera, Orfeo cover/Amore in Orfeo & Erica with Victory Hall Opera (Charlottesville, Virginia), Song Liling cover in M. Butterfly蝴蝶君 with Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Man Under the Arch/Hotel Clerk in The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Priest/Medium in In a Grove with Pittsburgh Opera.


Poppea

Su Hyeon Park

Su Hyeon Park
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Jeonju, South Korea

At CCM: Poppea in Agrippina, Chorus in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Chorus in Aïda with Cincinnati Opera, Chorus in La Bohème with Korea National Opera (Soeul, South Korea).


Kaylyn Baldwin

Kaylyn Baldwin 
First-year Doctoral Student in Voice from Las Vegas, Nevada

At CCM: Soprano Soloist in The Creation. Elsewhere: Young Leah in Uncovered, Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Utah State Opera Theatre (Logan, Utah), Chorus in Le Nozze di Figaro with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah).


Claudio

Atticus Rego

Atticus Rego 
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Lawrenceville, New Jersey

At CCM: Claudio in Agrippina, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera d’Arte), Bass Chorus in Bullrusher with Opera Fusion: New Works. Elsewhere: Encouragement Award Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (Kentucky District).


Supers

Dinithi Fernando

Dinithi Fernando 
Sophomore Acting student from Independence, Kentucky

At CCM: Supernumerary in Agrippina, BIPOC Theatre Lab: Classics in Color. Elsewhere: CLARA (short film)..


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.


Orchestra Roster

Orchestra Roster

Brian McCann, conductor

Fang Goh, pianist/coach

Violin I

  • Alayne Wegner

Violin 2

  • KayCee Galano

Viola

  • Emily Stegmuller

Cello

  • Samantha Powell

Oboe

  • Daniel Outlaw

Bass

  • Lorenzo Nigrelli

Theorbo

  • Noah Ward

Harpsichord

  • Fang Goh

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | McKenna Brennan
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Deborah Heyl, Katherine Reus
  • Production Assistant | Raeya Garcia
  • Assistant Production Manager | Emma King
  • Assistant Scenic Designer and Scenic Charge | Mia Adrian
  • Assistant Lighting Designer | Kristen Peck
  • Production Electrician | Sydney Riddle
  • Assistant Production Electrician | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Programmer | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Board Operator | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Media/ Supertitles | Alison Pogorelc
  • Electrics Crew | CCM Lighting & Technology Department  students
  • Set Construction Crew | Matti Andrews, Jeffrey Bell, William Blank, El (Elora) Bowers, Anna Camerer, Nick Feldmann, Raeya Garcia, Ella Gover, Laura Hanks, Willow Heichel, Corvo (Mary) Hopkins, Lily Landoch, Kaitlin Mier, Maddi Myer, Kait Naylor, Molly Powell, Charlie Raschke, Evan Reinhart, Paloma Robles, Kassidy Schley, Moira Seger, Jordan Shaw, Emma Shreve, Morgan Terry, Bethany Untener, Reagan Warvel
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Mia Adrian
  • Scene Shop Assistants | McKenna Cameron Brennan, Isabelle /Izzy Dillon, Lukas J. Hummeldorf, Nick Hunley, Hunter Lee, Benji Lookatch, Grace Elizabeth Mayo, Janay Sukkarieh, Gabrielle Sprouse Ullman, Logan Timothy Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | El Bowers
  • Production Sound Engineer | Kayla Chen
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Kaitlin Barnett, Patrick Kiernan, Bryan Pivaral, Aaron Woodstein
  • Costume Coordinator | Katherine Reus
  • Props Construction Crew | Mia Adrian, Suzanna Barnes, Maddy Byrnes, Anna Carmer, Hattie Fann, Corvo Hopkins, Simon Knox, Liz Mitan, Molly Powell, Melanie Reitman, Moira Seger, Sage Shepard, Emma Shreve, Amber Slater

Production Staff Profiles

Director

Alison Pogorelc

Alison Pogorelc 
Second-year Artist Diploma in Opera Directing student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Director for L’Amant Anonyme. Elsewhere: Assistant stage director at the Metropolitan Opera (New York City), director for Ariane et Barbe-Bleue with West Edge Opera (Berkley, California). Recipient of the National Opera Association’s JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship and OPERA America’s Robert L. B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize.


Scenic Designer

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).


Production Stage Manager

Roza Gavriilidis

Roza Gavriilidis 
Senior Stage Management student from Norwalk, Connecticut 

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


Props Manager

Melanie Reitman

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

At CCM: Assistant Scenic Designer/Scenic Charge Artist for A Dream Play and Props Manager for AgrippinaElsewhere: Props Crew for the Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show (2022) and Summer-bration (2023) at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


Technical Director

McKenna Brennan

McKenna Brennan 
Senior Technical Production student from Los Alamitos, California

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


Assistant Stage Managers

Katie Reus

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

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


Assistant Production Manager

Emma King

Emma King 
Senior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

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


Assistant Scenic Designer and Scenic Charge Artist

Mia Adrian

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

At CCM: Our Town.


Assistant Lighting Designer

Kristen Peck

Kristen Peck
Second-year Masters Lighting Design student from Fontana, California

At CCM: The Burials, Danceworks 2022. Elsewhere: God of Carnage at The Wayward Artist (Santa Ana, California), Titus Andronicus at Southern California Shakespeare Festival (Pomona, California), Heathers, Bee-luther-hatchee, Real Women Have Curves at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, California).


Production Electrician

Sydney Riddle

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

At CCM: Lighting Designer/Head Electrician for The Wild Party, Assistant Lighting Designer for Spring Awakening, Head Electrician for A Dream Play, Assistant Lighting Designer for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen FlahertyElsewhere: Assistant Lighting Designer for New Works 2022 with the Cincinnati Ballet, Warehouse Crew and Touring Lighting Tech at Bandit Lites (Nashville, Tennessee).


Assistant Production Electrician/ Programmer/ Board Operator

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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.


Set Construction Crew

Elora Bowers

Elora Bowers 
Sophomore Stage Management student from West Chester, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant for Something Rotten, Costume Crew for Dialogues of the Carmelites, Assistant Stage Manager for Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi, Scenic Crew for Spring Dance, Deck Electrician for Sweet Charity.


Willow Heichel

Willow Heichel
Sophomore Technical Production student from Granville, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic crew for Something Rotten Elsewhere: Deck Electrician for Crazy for You with the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina).


Lily Landoch

Lily Landoch 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Chicago, Illinois

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for An American in Paris and Clue, Production Assistant for Spring Awakening and Dialogues of the Carmelites, Wardrobe Crew for Frankenstein and She Loves Me, Spotlight Operator for Spelling Bee. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Pippin and The Producers at North Shore Center for Performing Arts (Skokie, Illinois).


Maddi Myer

Maddi Myer 
Sophomore Lighting Design student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Assistant Media Designer and Media Programmer for Sweet Charity, Board Op for Spring Awakening, Follow Spot Op for Something RottenElsewhere: Media Board Op for Spiritus/Virgil’s Dance and Media Tech for The Overview Effect at Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, West Virginia).


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Moira Seger (she/they) 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic Charge for Everybody, Assistant Scenic Designer for The Rape of Lucretia, Props Manager for The Cunning Little VixenElsewhere: Props Artisan for Camelot, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Orpheus in the Underworld with The Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, Ohio).


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Morgan Terry 
Sophomore Technical Production student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Let the Right One In, Automation Programmer and Operator for Clue: On Stage. Elsewhere: Scenic Carpenter for Honky Tonk Angels, Baskerville, Annie, Million Dollar Quartet, and On Golden Pond with Totem Pole Playhouse (Fayetteville, PA).


Bethany Untener

Bethany Untener
Sophomore Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Production Manager for Hughes Project 2.0, Production Assistant for Cincinnati Dionysia. Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Suessical Kids with Cincinnati Children’s Theatre


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.


Izzy Dillon

Iz Dillon 
Sophomore Technical Direction student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Frankenstein, Run Crew for Xanadu and Blue Stockings, Wigs and Makeup for Once, Spotlight Crew for She Loves Me.


Lukas Hummeldorf

Lukas Hummeldorf 
Junior Technical Design and Production student from Covington, Kentucky

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for Something Rotten!, Master Carpenter for Marriage of Figaro. Elsewhere: Intern Technical Director for Indecent and Big Fish at the Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (Covington, Kentucky), and the Shop Foreman for Radium Girls and Tuck Everlasting at Notre Dame Academy (Covington, Kentucky). Overhire with IATSE Local 5, and carpenter with CVG Made.


Nick Hunley

Nick Hunley 
Senior Technical Production student from Worthington, Ohio

At CCM: Techncial Director for Let The Right One In, Assistant Technical Director for Cinderella, Programmer for Sunday in the Park with George, Head Carpenter for Pippin, Assistant Production Electrcian for Spring Dance. Elsewhere: Laser Design and Programming Intern at Image Engineering (Baltimore, MD), Stage Crew Lead at The Sante Fe Opera (Santa Fe, NM), Stage Crew Apprentice at The Santa Fe Opera.


Hunter Lee

Hunter Lee
Senior Technical Production student from Amelia, Ohio

At CCM: Deck Electrician for Pippin, Head Carpenter for Xanadu, Production Assistant for The Good Trouble Project.


Benji Lookatch

Benji Lookatch 
Junior Technical Direction student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for The Rape of Lucretia and Once on This Island, Head Carpenter for Something Rotten! and CinderellaElsewhere: Carpenter and Run Crew for Oliver, Verdi's Aida, Elton John's Aida, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Utah Festival Opera and Music Theater (Logan, Utah).


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).


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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.


Gabby Ullman

Gabby Ullman 
Junior Technical Production student from Scottsdale, Arizona

At CCM: Master Carpenter for Galileo Galilei and Assistant Technical Director for She Loves Me. Elsewhere: she’s worked on installations for Disney World, and built for news studios and Super Bowls.


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

Elora Bowers

Elora Bowers 
Sophomore Stage Management student from West Chester, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant for Something Rotten, Costume Crew for Dialogues of the Carmelites, Assistant Stage Manager for Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi, Scenic Crew for Spring Dance, Deck Electrician for Sweet Charity.


Production Sound Engineer

Kayla Chen

Kayla Chen 
Junior Sound Design student from East Brunswick, New Jersey

At CCM: Assistant Sound Designer for She Loves Me, Assistant Designer/A2 for The Burials, Mic Tech for Pippin. Elsewhere: Sound Technician/A2 Sub for A Little Night Music with Barrington Stage Co. (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), A2 for The Nutty Professor and A2 for The Cher Show with The Ogunquit Playhouse (Ogunquit, Maine).


Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

Kaitlin Barnett

Kaitlin Barnett 
First-year Master’s Sound Design and Technology student from Butler, Pennsylvania

At CCM: A1 for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty. Elsewhere: Cinderella and Steel Magnolias at Studio Tenn (Franklin, Tennessee), The Lightning Thief and Secret Soldiers with Nashville Children's Theatre (Nashville, Tennessee), Little Women, Peter and the Starcatcher, and 42nd Street at Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee), A Christmas Carol with Nashville Repertory Theatre (Nashville, Tennessee).


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).


Bryan Pivaral

Bryan Pivaral
Second-year Master’s Sound Design and Technology student from Miami, Florida

At CCM: Sound Designer for Everybody and 2023 Dance Showcase, A2 for She Loves Me. Elsewhere: A1 and PSE for LDI 2023 via Double Trouble Entertainment (Las Vegas, Nevada), Assistant Sound Designer for Laughs in Spanish (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), A1 for 2023 Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah), Sound Designer for  Daughter and When 5 Years Pass at California Institute of the Arts (Santa Clarita, California). Sound Designer for PipelineItalian Futurist ProjectRed Velvet and Children's Hour at Florida International University (Miami, Florida).


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).


Costume Coordinator

Katie Reus

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

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


Props Construction Crew

Mia Adrian

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

At CCM: Our Town.


Suzanne Barnes

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

At CCM: Props manager for 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦, 𝘈 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺, and 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨. Co-scenic charge artist for 𝘓'𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘈𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘺𝘮𝘦 and 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯. Scenic Charge artist for 𝘓𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘢 / 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘢𝘯 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯. Elsewhere: Asst. scenic charge artist for 𝘛𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘧𝘵𝘩 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 at The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Props intern for the Cincinnati Opera's 2023 Summer Festival.


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.



Liz Mitan

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

At CCM: Scenic Charge for Let The Right One In, Frankenstein, She Loves Me and Gianni Schicchi.


Melanie Reitman

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

At CCM: Assistant Scenic Designer/Scenic Charge Artist for A Dream Play and Props Manager for AgrippinaElsewhere: Props Crew for the Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show (2022) and Summer-bration (2023) at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


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Sage Shepard 
Senior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Clue, Fairies, Swans and Still Waters and The Wild Party. Assistant Stage Manager for Sweet Charity, Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro. Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for ALICE (in wonderland) at Cincinnati Ballet (Cincinnati, Ohio), Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri).


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

 


Sponsors

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
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
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

General Information


Land Acknowledgment

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, 1-5 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.


Lost and Found

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


House Policies

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


Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

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


Smoking and Refreshments

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


Hearing Enhancement

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


Wheelchair Seating

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


Group Sales

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


CCM Faculty and Staff

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


Know Your Exit

Map depicting exits from Cohen Family Studio Theater

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

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