Bigger is not necessarily better, and cooperation might ace competition among arts organizations in our changing culture, according to Diane E. Ragsdale of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who spoke to an audience of art professionals and supporters at the University of Cincinnati May 6. She urged arts organizations to recognize that "we have a society in which the arts have become marginal" — big attendance numbers might not equal big impact.
'Avenue Q,' which won the 2004 Tony Award for best musical, is more about the real world than almost any musical I can think of. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself at the Aronoff Center. The hilarious, raunchy show is 'Sesame Street' through a dirty lens.
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music epitomizes the concept of "musical comedy" with this 1971 show featuring music by 'Hair' composer Galt MacDermot. It has the joyful, youthful energy of his earlier hit, plus a delightfully silly story from Shakespeare about two young men and their pursuit of love.
Collaboration is a very active verb in Robin Guarino’s vocabulary.The new J. Ralph Corbett distinguished chair in opera at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music is widely acclaimed for her work with stage designers, choreographers and performers and recognized as an innovative educator training students in the arduous pursuit of a professional opera career.
sciences division into a professional training program at the conservatory. For 15 years, the drama program used Wilson Auditorium as its base, although the facilities left a lot to be desired; with the renovation and expansion of the CCM Village in the late 1990s, the drama program moved into CCM’s main building.