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CCM Mainstage Season Announced

Mary Ellyn Hutton
Posted: Mar 6, 2015 - 9:13:47 PM in news_2015

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has announced mainstage programming for its 2015-2016 season.

Headlining CCM’s mainstage series of opera, musical theatre, drama and dance will be Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” “Ah, Wilderness!” by Eugene O’Neill and Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake.”

Also on the season schedule are the rock opera “American Idiot” (based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name), Leoš Janácek’s opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” and “Pentecost” by David Edgar.

Edgar’s “Pentecost,” a 1995 play about the discovery of a painting closely resembling, but predating a known masterwork, thereby dividing the worlds of art history and politics, opens the season Sept. 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater. “Carousel” opens the musical theatre season Oct. 29 in Corbett Auditorium, with “The Merry Widow” following in November in PCT.


Sept. 30 (preview), Oct. 1-4. Patricia Corbett Theater. David Edgar, “Pentecost.” Richard E. Hess, director.

Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Corbett Auditorium. “Carousel.” Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play “Liliom” by Ferenc Molnar as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer. Original dances by Agnes de Miller. Diane Lala, director.

Nov. 19-22. Patricia Corbett Theater. “The Merry Widow.” Music by Franz Lehár. Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein. Emma Griffin, director. To be sung in English.

Feb. 10 (preview), Feb. 11-14. Patricia Corbett Theater. “Ah Wilderness!” by Eugene O’Neill. R. Terrell Finney, director.

March 3-13, 2016. Patricia Corbett Theater. “American Idiot.” Book and lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong. Book by Michael Mayer. Music and lyrics by Green Day. Aubrey Berg, director.

April 8-10, 2016. Patricia Corbett Theater. “The Cunning Little Vixen” by Leoš Janácek. Libretto by Leoš Janácek after Rudolf Tesnohlídek. Vince DeGeorge, director. To be sung in English.

April 21-24. Corbett Auditorium. “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Jiang Qi, director.

The 2015-2016 mainstage series includes subscription packages for six-show, four-show and three-show combinations. Subscribers may add “Swan Lake” to any subscription package. Complete details on subscription packages and single tickets will be announced in the summer, with priority  on subscription packages given to current subscribers. Prices range from $84-$180. A complete calendar of CCM events is available at ccm.uc.edu.