"Cinderella" transforms CCM stage into storybook wonderland March 2-5
Prepare to be enchanted by this timeless fairy tale; families invited to character photo op March 4
Join the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for an absolutely magical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella on March 2-5, 2023, in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are available through the CCM Box Office.
Audiences of all ages are sure to find themselves spellbound by this classic tale, as told in Douglas Carter Beane’s new book. Reimagined for the 21st century, this unique performance includes exciting twists to the familiar story, with some unexpected surprises along the way. More than just a story about a poor servant girl saved by magic and true love, CCM’s production sees Cinderella finding her voice and taking a stand, ushering in change not only for herself, but for the whole kingdom. A true heroine, the Cinderella of this story is sure to inspire and motivate all, teaching us to not just dream, but to act.
Originally written for TV, the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein version stared Julie Andrews in the title role, and was met with groundbreaking success. Beane later adapted the show for stage, and it first opened on Broadway in 2013. Producing such a renowned musical requires streamlined precision, organic collaboration and professional-level talent both on- and off-stage. Eric Byrd, Director of Cinderella and CCM Instructor of Musical Theatre, spoke on CCM students’ success in meeting these demands:
“The magical transformations have created practical challenges for our designers and technicians, as they all must be executed right in front of the audience’s eyes,” he says, “pulling off these moments takes collaboration between multiple departments, trouble shooting and precise timing.” As all of the students’ hard work comes together, this show truly feels enchanted.
The production features lush music brilliantly played by student musicians and led by CCM Instructor of Musical Theatre Ian Axness, impressive creations and designs by CCM Theatre Design and Production students, as well as energetic performances by CCM Musical Theatre students. The college also welcomes NYC-based guest artist Brandon Kelly as the choreographer for Cinderella.
CCM Musical Theatre presents Cinderella on March 2-5, 2023, in Patricia Corbett Theater. Get your tickets now through the CCM Box Office!
Want to get more involved in the magic? CCM invites you to wear your best fairy tale costume to the Saturday, March 4, matinee performance! Join your favorite Cinderella characters for an interactive meet and greet with fun photo ops in the Patricia Corbett Theater lobby following the show.
Brandon Kelly (he/him) is thrilled to join CCM! Brandon is a NYC-based choreographer and educator. Choreography credits include: Escape to Margaritaville (Ogunquit Playhouse/Regional Premier), The Bridges of Madison County (SSMT) Sweet Charity, Rent (Wright State University), The Full Monty (West Virginia Public Theatre), Other credits include: Holland America Line, Billboard, Kennywood, Postmodern Jukebox, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Lines, and Cedar Fair. Brandon is currently the Assistant Choreographer with Come From Away.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Orchestrations by Danny Troob
Music Adaptation & Arrangements by David Chase
Additional Lyrics By Douglas Carter Beane, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac
CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com
- Director | Eric Byrd
- Choreographer | Brandon Kelly
- Musical Director | Ian Axness
- Scenic Designer | Abigail Heyd*
- Lighting Designer | Jessica Drayton*
- Costume Designer | Elizabeth Payne
- Sound Designer | Alena Milos*
- Wig & Make-Up Designer| Colin Gallaher*
- Production Stage Manager | Emma King*
- Props Manager | LB Slater* / Simon Knox *
- Ella | Sasha Spitz
- Topher | Peter Neureuther
- Madame| Sarah Pansing
- Sebastian | Jack D’Angelo
- Marie| Alli Bossart
- Gabrielle| Alloria Frayser
- Charlotte | Julia Yameen
- Jean-Michel | Stanislav Przedlacki
- Lord Pinkleton | Jackson Reagin
- Ensemble | Lucy Acuna, Ryan Behan, Essence Bell, Jett Blackorby, Amanda Bishop, Andrew Burke, Benjamin Cheng, Josh Devine, Ryan Dever, Nate Jones, Zoey Johnson, Dan Klimko, James Thomas Langlas, Eliza Levy, Rose Messenger, Gracie Parker, Nick Pattarini, Makayla Shipe, Abby Tucker, Haley Root
- Swings| Lucy Acuna, Andy Bakun, Nick Gundrum, Tomi Newman
- Understudy Ella| Haley Root
- Understudy Topher| Benjamin Cheng
- Understudy Madame| Eliza Levy
- Understudy Sebastian| Dan Klimko
- Understudy Marie| Makayla Shipe
- Understudy Gabrielle| Gracie Parker
- Understudy Charlotte| Amanda Bishop
- Understudy Jean-Michel| Nathaniel Jones
- Understudy Lord Pinkleton| Jett Blackorby
- 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2
- 8 p.m. Friday, March 3
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
- 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5
*ASL interpreting available during Friday, March 3 performance
*Traffic and parking on campus may be heavier than normal due to a UC Men’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. on March 5 at UC’s Fifth Third Arena.
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets are $39.50; student and group discounts 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!
Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.
Directions and Parking
CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. For detailed driving directions, visit ccm.uc.edu/directions.
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.
CCM OnStage patrons can add pre-paid parking to their checkout carts when purchasing tickets. Pre-paid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for a performance or special event is usually available for $10-15. Learn more about parking at UC's CCM Garage.
For additional information on parking at UC, please visit uc.edu/about/parking.
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