by Ann Barfels
Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Stage Company has announced the 2019-2020 season which will be the community thespian group’s 40th consecutive season of quality live theater.
The summer youth production will be “Bugsy Malone Jr.” and will be directed by Pia Rader with Jill Gornet and Jonathan Eckman producing. This 1976 musical gangster comedy will be presented July 12-21 at the theatre at 111 SW. 2nd St (Rt.48) in Loveland.
“Mamma Mia” will be the summer musical production scheduled for August 16-25. Deirdre Dyson will direct this musical which is based on songs of the pop group ABBA. Glenna Knapp will be technical director with Steve and Theresa Kovacs producing.
The 40th Anniversary celebration will feature “Cole, An Entertainment” scheduled for Nov. 1-17. The musical tells the story of the life and fabulous music of Cole Porter. Gregory Carl Smith will direct, Chris Lee will be technical director and K. Buckler and Pat Furterer will be producers.
As part of Christmas In Loveland, the stage company will present a free family-friendly production entitled “An Olde Fashioned Christmas” on Dec. 14. This will be directed by Pat Furterer and is always the group’s gift to the public!
“Gypsy” will be presented March 6-22, 2020. This popular musical is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and her mother, Rose. The show will be directed by Michael Kiser and produced by Tom Cavano, Becky Cole and Jill Gornet.
The last show of the season will be “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” which is a side splitting comedy and promises a good time for the entire audience! This will be directed by Becky Cole and produced by Jill Gornet and is scheduled for May 15-24, 2020.
Supplemental auditions for Mama Mia will be held at the Loveland Stage Company Theater on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6-8 pm. If you’re interested, please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song in the same style as the show to showcase your range. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a dance audition. There will also be cold readings from the script. Interested parties will find additional details on our Auditions Page.
Season tickets will be available in June for $72.00 for the 4 shows. Tickets for individual shows are $20. Season tickets offer first choice in seating and performance date as well as reduced price per show.
For more information go to www.lovelandstagecompany.org or call the ticket line at 513-443-4572.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to see quality theater in a unique setting in beautiful downtown Loveland!