Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music’s Revue Review with 2 LCT nominations for Direction of a Musical (Roger Grodsky, with assistance from students Connor Deane, Julian Decker and Greg Kamp) and Ensemble in a Musical, as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.
A truly American art form, the golden age of the revue heralded the emergence of American musical theatre. Around the time of World War I, revues delighted audiences with songs by the likes of Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, Eubie Blake, Noel Coward, the Gershwin brothers and Fats Waller. CCM’s “Revue Review” takes an exciting look back at these long-forgotten shows.
Panelists praised the ensemble cast for “strong voices and compelling performances’; “the best (and youngest!) group I have heard all year”. Roger Grodsky and his students’ direction of the show was described as “genius!” The show was called “a marvelous piece of theater” and “a blockbuster performance!”
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.