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Review: Guns and Chickens

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2009
CCM professor of drama k. Jenny Jones and a group of students have created their own modern-day Aesop's fable as a Fringe entertainment and an amusing morality lesson. Much of their production at Know Theatre is exercises in actorly invention, and most of the 45 minutes are very entertaining.  

Sixth Annual Cincy Fringe Festival Takes Flight

Provides everyone with a shot of experimental adrenaline

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Cincy Fringe Festival soon kicks off its sixth annual celebration of offbeat theater and other art forms. Not every city has a Fringe Festival, and occasionally people ask why we have one. The quick response is similar to the one sometimes offered as to why a city needs an alternative newsweekly like CityBeat: A conservative, buttoned-down place needs events and media that shake things up, that give us a new perspective on things.  

Preview: Guns and Chickens

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
CCM acting professor k. Jenny Jones and 20 of her students have put together a good old-fashioned story, a multi-cultural re-imagining of the Everyman morality epic.   

Arts: Change or Die

Discussing the future of the arts in our changing culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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 (Review)

Off-color humor based on coping with today's world

0 Comments · Friday, April 24, 2009
'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.  

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Review)

CCM production is full of infectious dance energy

0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2009
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.   

The Real Deal

Robin Guarino brings vast experience to her new job at CCM

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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.   

FRIDAY07

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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.  

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