Originally included with our playbills for Hair‘s opening night performance, Rick Pender looks back at forty years of excellence in this very special CCM Musical Theatre Retrospective.
CCM celebrates the 40th anniversary of its musical theatre program with the American Tribal Love/Rock Musical, Hair! Amid the counter-culture revolution of the Age of Aquarius, a tribe of hippies and flower children stage a pacifist rebellion against the Vietnam War and the constraints of the Establishment. They are forced to examine their own beliefs and dreams in this provocative, groundbreaking and profoundly moving musical celebration. Premiered in 1968—the same year the CCM musical theater program was established—Hair is currently enjoying a wildly successful Broadway revival.
There is no better play written about a family coping through love during the Great Depression than the classic play, You Can’t Take It With You. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, this gentle comedy about the eccentric Sycamore family has been a perennial favorite for more than 70 years. Life may be difficult at times, and we may not always have an easy time of it, but enjoy it all while you can, because “you can’t take it with you.”
A news update on all things CCM for the week of October 26th. The College-Conservatory of Music is Ohio’s largest source of performances every year, and this update brought to you by UCAST Student Television gives you a view into the upcoming week. Visit ccm.uc.edu for more information concerning the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. This program is presented by UCAST Channel 51 Student Television, in Association with the Electronic Media Division at the University of Cincinnati.
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