CCM presents magical musical 'Xanadu' through Oct. 31
The Tony Award-nominated show is a hilarious, family-friendly musical adventure
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music opens its CCMONSTAGE Musicals series with Tony Award-nominated musical Xanadu, running Oct. 21-24 and Oct. 28-31, 2021 at Patricia Corbett Theater. Audiences will experience the magic of the 1980s in this hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you.
Directed and choreographed by CCM Professor of Musical Theatre Diane Lala with Musical Direction by graduate Orchestral Conducting student Ian Axness, tickets for the musical are available online.
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time: the first roller disco! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.
The 2021-22 CCMONSTAGE Musical Series presents Xanadu on Oct. 21-24 and Oct. 28-31, 2021, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity. All individuals, including audience members and performers, are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Additional measures may be in place as conditions develop based on guidance from the CDC and UC's physician-led COVID response team. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.
How many Theatre Design and Production students, faculty and staff does it take to build a Broadway-caliber musical at CCM? Watch the load in for the CCMONSTAGE Musical "Xanadu!"
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchison/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
- Director and Choreographer Diane Lala
- Musical Director Ian Axness*
- Assistant Director August Bagg*
- Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain Jenn Bienvenue*
- Scenic Designer Mark Halpin
- Lighting Designer Alaina Pizzoferrato*
- Media Designer Jason Bowden*
- Costume Coordinator Brittannie Travis*
- Sound Designer Alex Brock*
- Wig & Make-Up Designer Kelly Yurko
- Production Stage Manager Emma Heath*
- Prop Masters Noam Denenberg*, Maddy Byrnes*
- Dialect Coach Sarah Summerwell
- Clio, Kira | Cassie Maurer
- Sonny | Leo Carmody
- Danny Maguire, Zeus | Tyler Martin
- Calliope, Aphrodite | Chesney Mitchell
- Melpomene, Medusa | Kassi McMillan
- Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, ‘80s Singer, Cyclops | Eli Owens
- Euterpe, Siren, ‘40s Singer, Thetis | Haley Root
- Erato, Siren, ‘40s Singer, Eros, Hera | Alloria Frayser
- Terpsichore, Siren, ‘80s Singer, Hermes, Centaur | Jamal Stone
- Featured Skater | Jenna Bienvenue
- Featured Skater | Madison Mosley
- Cover/Swing Calliope/Euterpe | Sarah Jane Nelson
- Cover/Swing Thalia/Terpsichore | Sage Lee
- Cover Erato | Madison Mosley
- Standby Clio/Kira | Alli Bossart
- Standby Sonny/Swing Young Danny | Andrew Burke
- Standby Danny | Tate McElhaney
- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22
- 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24
- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29
- 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Single tickets prices start at $39.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.
Directions and Parking
CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.
Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.
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.
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor
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
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
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
Sandra & Stephen Joffe
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Prestige AV & Creative Services
Graeter’s Ice Cream
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts
Buddy Rogers Music
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021
Feature image at the top: Promotional graphic for CCM's production of Xanadu. Graphic design by Mikki Graff.
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