Loveland, Ohio – The classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by Jacqlyn Schott and produced by Jill Gornet, and Micheal Harris-Kiser.
Acts 1 through 5 are now available for listening and watching.
Theater is BACK!
While the Coronavirus pandemic has closed down so many things, Loveland Stage Company found a way to keep theater alive – Radio! While doing their best to keep social distancing and other good practices in place, the cast brings you Midsummer Night’s Dream, Radio Style!
The tradition of old-time radio.
There are no tickets for sale for these events, so won’t you consider a donation to the Loveland Stage Company?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Recorded: October 9, 2020
Released: October 30 (Acts 1 & 2), November 6 (Act 3), November 13 (Acts 4 & 5), 2020
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. The play is set in Athens and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict between four Athenian lovers. Another follows a group of six amateur actors rehearsing the play which they are to perform before the wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and is widely performed. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
|Abby Kinnebrew Smith – Titania/Quince/Fairy|
Abby Kinnebrew Smith is new to LSC, although she is no stranger to the stage itself. Abby has been involved in theatre in just about every capacity possible for most of her life. Abby is a graduate of Florida State University’s theatre department, and is privileged to have had the opportunity to play a wide variety of roles throughout her life. Some of her favorite roles include, Viola in Twelfth Night, Sister Amnesia in Nunsense, Gretchen in Boeing Boeing and Suzi in Wait Until Dark. Abby is thrilled to be joining the talented cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and has so enjoyed getting to know each person involved. She would like to thank her kids for being quiet (it’s so hard) during Zoom rehearsals and her husband for his help and support.
|Adrianna Boris – Helena/Hippolyta/Snug/ Mustardseed|
You may have seen Adrianna on the LSC stage as Philia in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” or around town as Rizzo in “Grease” at Mariemont Players and Footlighters. Most recently, she voiced Jack Worthing in LSC Radio’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Other favorite roles have included Julia in “The Wedding Singer,” Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and the Witch in “Into the Woods”. Off stage, Adrianna serves on the boards at Cincinnati Music Theatre and Footlighters; heads the Cincy/NKY chapter of the Shakespeare 2020 Project; and is a loving wife and dog mom. Adrianna holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from NYU, where she took so many Shakespeare courses she accidentally completed a minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Thanks to Jacqlyn and the whole team at LSC for bringing us together for this project, and thanks to our audience for continuing to support the arts during these weird times!
|Chris Ball – Lysander/Oberon/Flute/Peaseblossom|
Chris would like to thank LSC Radio for a wonderful opportunity! Most recent credits include: Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest (Mason Community Players); Sky in Mamma Mia (Footlighters Inc.); Leo Frank in Parade (CenterStage Players); Sir Lionel/Dance Ensemble in Camelot (CMT); White Guy in The Toxic Avenger (Sunset Players); Robbie in The Wedding Singer (Sunset Players). Enjoy the show!
|David Reid Hatfield – Theseus/Egeus/Snout|
David proudly makes his Loveland Stage radio debut, following his recent area successes with Center Stage (The Hot L Baltimore) and Mariemont Players (All the Way and Three Bags Full). Favorite stage assignments over five decades include co-starring with John Lithgow in Harvard’s Iolanthe, and playing ‘Granddaddy’ in the world premiere of True Accents (Norfolk,Virginia). Recent film and TV credits include ‘The Author’ in Bright, ‘Pete Hill’ in Dogwood Pass, and ‘Grandpa’ in The Journey Home. A big thank you to director Jacqlyn Schott. David produces 2 radio programs a week for CABVI’S Radio Reading Service from his home studio. He dearly loves his wife Carol, his three children, and his four grandchildren.
|Jacqlyn Schott – Hermia/Mote – Director|
Jacqlyn could not be more thrilled to return to LSC Radio to direct this talented cast and crew in one of her favorite plays! After her first directorial debut with INNOVAtheatre’s multiple award-winning Ordinary Days, she was eager to find another passion project; and, after the cancellation of Little Shop of Horrors due to the pandemic, she’s so grateful for this opportunity. Currently studying Student Affairs at Miami University, Jacqlyn is extremely passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and she strives to bring color consciousness, meaningful representation, and safe/brave spaces to any project she is a part of–including her roles on the boards of both INNOVAtheatre and Cincinnati Music Theatre. Special thanks to her loved ones for their never-ending support. And of course, thanks to her beloved cast and crew for being a part of this dream of a show.
|Jazz McMullen – Demetrius/Puck/Cobweb|
Jazz is a Cincinnati Native and graduate of The School for Creative and Performing Arts, where he majored in Drama, Vocal Music and Musical Theatre. He is thrilled to be making his Loveland debut voicing one of his dream roles! Being no stranger to the stage, Jazz has appeared in such productions as; Dreamgirls (James “Thunder” Early), Parade (Newt Lee/Riley), Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), The Whiz (Lion) and a host of others!
“Give me your hands if we be friends and Robin shall restore amends.”
|Jill Gornet – Announcer|
Jill is excited to be one of the Producers/Founders for LSC Radio. Jill is a multiple Orchid winner for Producing Gypsy, Bugsy Malone Jr, The Drowsey Chaperone and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She also won an Orchid for Costuming Bugsy Malone Jr. Jill was last seen on-Stage at LSC in Memphis (Clara/ensemble), White Christmas (quintet/ensemble), Will Rogers Follies (quartet) and Fiddler on the Roof (Rilke/ensemble). Her favorite role was Vera in Smoke On The Mountain with Sharonville Fine Arts. Retired from the USPS, she sings with Sharonville Chorus at retirement/assisted living homes. Jill would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.
|John Nixon – Incidental Music|
John’s musical experience stretches over a wide range of styles and eras from directing a Renaissance choral group in his native England to performing and recording on digital electronic instruments for modern-day musicals. John has worked with many of Cincinnati’s community theater groups as music director and orchestra member and is the recipient of numerous Orchid awards at local, regional and state levels. He directed the music and vocals for “Miss Saigon”, “Anything Goes”, “The Producers” and “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” and most recently “Cole” for Loveland Stage Company.
|John Sloan – Bottom/Starveling/Philostrate|
John is thrilled to be performing one of his dream roles in this production. Having been a mainstay at LSC for almost ten years now, he has performed in 14 LSC shows and directed 2. He would like to thank Jacqlyn, Micheal, and Jill (hi Mom!) for this opportunity and would like to emphasize the importance of continuing the arts during these strange times. Your donations to LSC will not only be very much appreciated, but will also ensure that we can continue to bring quality theatrical entertainment to Loveland and the rest of the Cincinnati area.
|Micheal Harris-Kiser – Foley|
Micheal is a multiple award-winning director, actor, and set designer. Studying acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Micheal has pursued his passion for theatre in various fields. He is co-founder of Stage and Steel in Pittsburgh, PA. He has performed with many groups throughout the city. His set designs have graced many a stage. He currently serves as President of LSC, as well as secretary for The Greater Cincinnati ACT board.
|Bob Kessler – Tech Director|
Bob works as both a Director of Photography in the regional video community, and as an artist at Kessler Studios, a Loveland-based stained glass and mosaic firm. Bob has served as the Lighting Chair for the Loveland Stage Company since 2013, and has volunteered as Lighting Director on many plays at LSC: Cole: An Entertainment, Memphis, 9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, Fiddler On The Roof, I Remember Mama, Oklahoma!, and The Producers.
|Dave Bauer – Audio Director|
The webmaster of LSC’s award-winning website, Dave brings a lifetime of passion for all things music, sound and photography. By day, Dave works in schools in Southwest Ohio maintaining computer systems and making sure teachers have the technology they need. By nights and weekends, Dave is the owner of Technology Concierge Services and is the sound designer for two local bands. This is Dave’s second involvement in an LSC production.
|Greg Smith – Lighting Design|
An Orchid award-winning Lighting Designer, Set Designer and Producer, Greg always enjoys doing lighting design for a musical at LSC. The opportunities for creativity are endless when working with such a talented cast and crew.
|Nancy Hartman-Downing – Camera Operator|
Nancy has been Owner/President of Cleveland Specialties Company since 1986, which designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic packaging products for the food and dairy industry. Her experience is in administration, sales, accounting and computer technology. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College. She currently serves as President for Loveland Woman’s Club. Nancy has been involved with LSC since 2006 doing fundraising, photography, publicity, ticket sales, program ad sales, as well as serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. She enjoys working with such a talented group and looks forward to continuing her involvement into the future.
|Thomas Cavano – Camera Operator|
Tom has been involved with community theater in the Cincinnati area for over 30 years. He first performed with LSC in 2008 (The King and I). Since then, he has performed in numerous LSC productions, directed three award-winning shows (Spelling Bee, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein), co-produced many shows, the most recent being Memphis, and has taken an active role in off stage work including set construction, design, decor and stage crew.