LOVELAND, OH – The Loveland Stage Company is proud to present the Youth Summer Workshop Performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The cast includes 46 extremely talented young people between the ages of 8 and 20 with an additional group of exceptional students on crew helping bring this musical favorite to the stage. In addition to the student crew, most of the Crew Leads also fall into the 8 – 20 age range. This production is helmed by first time director, Christina Siciliano. While no stranger to the Loveland Stage Company, she is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to branch out and to bring one of her favorite shows to the stage. Siciliano said, “Everyone involved in this production has dedicated so much time and energy into it. Not only have they been busy learning onstage as a part of the cast and backstage as a part of the stage crew, but also in the creation of costumes, makeup design, props and just about everything else that will be seen on stage. As a workshop, we are teaching all elements of theatre to these great kiddos.”
A special addition to the performance will be added for the July 14th show. For the first time, a team of sign language interpreters will join the production. Mentor Gail Maue and Practicum Student Montez Greer from the Sign Language Interpretation program at Cincinnati State have been working with the script for several weeks. “We are grateful that with their assistance, we can open up our theater and bring this show to a new audience,” Siciliano stated.
This production includes many familiar faces from past adult shows and Summer Youth Workshop Performances. “We have Marjory Clegg as our Choreographer and Jeanne Bilyeu is the Orchestral Director. Brian Harvey is somewhat new to LSC and he has been a fantastic Vocal Director. I have a feeling he will be working a lot more with LSC for future productions,” mused Siciliano.
The cast and crew includes:
Ava Swearingen – Ariel, Tyler MacRae – Prince Eric, Paige Isaacs – Sebastian, Maggie Shannon – Ursula, Jacob Miller – King Triton, George Jewell – Flounder, Lee Vest – Scuttle, Nick Jackson – Grimsby (1st weekend), Parker Culp – Grimsby (2nd Weekend), Lydia Tucker – Flotsem, Piper Garman – Jetsem, Zachary Pelapida – Chef Louis, Olivia Scalfaro – Aquata, Julie Marcum – Andrina, Lauren Docter – Arista, Olivia Walters – Atina, Nicole Stocks – Adella, Paige O’Donnell – Allana, Chloe Davis – Tapping Seagull, Reagon Eschbach – Tapping Seagull, Alexa Fales – Tapping Seagull, Ella Kiel – Tapping Seagull, Hope Vonder Brink – Tapping Seagull, Addison Wolfe– Tapping Seagull, Jillian Wolfe – Tapping Seagull, Emerson Amy – Ensemble, Tommy Busse – Ensemble, Sam Crane – Ensemble, Miles Crane – Ensemble, Kiley Eckert – Ensemble, Rachel Eschbach – Ensemble, Gwen Garneret – Ensemble, Tillie Henn – Ensemble, Cecelia Hensley – Ensemble, Izzy Hook – Ensemble, Mearen Hubbard – Ensemble, Jackson Nesbit – Ensemble, Zoe O’Connell – Ensemble, Briley Oppold – Ensemble, Chloe Plomaritis – Ensemble, Cameron Poole – Ensemble, Lucie Schaeffer – Ensemble, Nicole Thomas – Ensemble, Sophie Visehoman – Ensemble, Parker Culp – Assistant Director, Max Shilling – Assistant Director, Molly Shilling – Video Historian, Vincent Eldridge – Lighting Design, Ashe Salzl – Makeup Design, Karli Brogan – Photographer, Jae Siciliano – Hospitality, Catie Brutran – Costumes, Alina Docter – Crew, Reina Docter – Crew, Delaney Gorman – Crew, Zoe Haberstich – Costumes, Ella Jones – Crew, Paige Libby – Crew, Emma Mansfield – Crew, Evan Miller – Crew, Sydney Miller – Crew, Sam Slyder – Crew and Eva Walzer – Crew.
In closing, Siciliano said, “I am so grateful to our ‘Sharks’ and ‘Minnows’ for all of their hard work. We also could not be doing this show without all the parents and my wonderful producers, Kate Arnold, Sue Lundy and Barb Siciliano. We have so many wonderful and talented people in our community and it is our hope that you will find the time to support Community Theatre; enjoy our production and all the talents brought to you by this amazing cast and crew!”
Tickets for Disney’s The Little Mermaid are on sale now and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at www.LovelandStageCompany.org/Tickets. All seats are $15. Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm on July 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and matinee performances begin at 3:00 pm on July 15 and 22. As a reminder, the July 14th performance will have Sign Language Interpretation.