Clara Schumann (senior Liz Maines) calms husband Robert (junior Nathan Van Til). The two leads are natives of Georgetown, KY.

Georgetown, KY – The world premiere of Georgetown College voice professor Heather Hunnicutt’s “art song musical” first makes the Hill Chapel stage Nov. 9. For a sneak preview, view this trailer.

Clara, My Love brings to life one of the most famous love stories of all time, surrounded by music written by the lovers themselves. Based on the life of composer/pianist Clara Wieck Schumann, 1819-1896, (as excerpted from letters and diaries), book and lyrics are by Heather Winter Hunnicutt and non-original music is by Robert Schumann, Clara Wieck Schumann and Johannes Brahms. 

Performances are at the John L. Hill Chapel on the Georgetown College campus: Nov. 9 (8 p.m.), Nov. 10 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and Nov. 11 (8 p.m.).  Tickets are: $10 for adults; $5 for students with ID; children 10 and under are admitted free.  Purchase at the door, or in advance at the College’s bookstore (502-863-8134) starting Oct. 1, or through the website,

Note: there is some mature subject matter; the director considers this production to be “PG13.”

Hunnicutt, Chair of the College’s Music department,  started Georgetown’s Lyric Theatre Society in Spring 2007 (her first year here). She received all three degrees (undergraduate, Master’s and PhD) from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Further Details / Contact

Dr. Heather Winter Hunnicutt –  phone: 502.863.8056; email –


Get to know the team for Clara, My Love:


The Creative Team:

Director/Producer: Heather Winter Hunnicutt
Conductor: H. M. Lewis
Designer: Robert Pickering
Assistant Director: Cheryl Brumley
Public Relations: Caitlin Knox

The Production Team:

Stage Manager: Abigail Cownie
Technical Director: Chuck Harris
Assistant Stage Manager: Shawn McPeek
Assistant Stage Manager: Shay McCleavy

Original Cast of Characters:
(in order of appearance)

Marie, the Schumann’s oldest child – Nikita Taggart
Eugenie, the Schumann’s youngest daughter – Sarah Cox
Johannes Brahms, a composer – Wes Moses
Clara Wieck, a pianist/composer – Elizabeth Maines
Friedrich Wieck, Clara’s father – Shakir Mackey
Nanny, the Wieck’s housekeeper – Cailyn Mitchell
Robert Schumann, a composer – Nathan Van Til
Marianne Bargiel, Clara’s mother – Sarah Smith
Berta, The Schumann’s Nanny – Brianna Gibson