MEMPHIS the Musical Opens Loveland Stage Company’s 39th Season

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Alex Ross, Kyndra Jefferies, Austin Hoard, Roger Dumas, Jr. & Charlie Rader.

Production has has attracted terrific actors from all over the Cincinnati area

MEMPHIS the Musical opens Loveland Stage Company’s 39th season November 2 and it has attracted terrific actors from all over the Cincinnati area!

Alex Ross, playing the male lead of Huey Calhoun, is a Sharonville resident. This is his fourth role with Loveland for which he has received four awards. He performs locally with bands and as soloist and has Memphis experience, performing in the city with a house blues band on Beale Street.

Kyndra Jefferies, portraying Felicia Farrell, lives in College Hill. Although this is her first show with LSC, she has appeared with Cincinnati Music Theatre and Children’s Theater. Kyndra was recently credited in the movie just filmed, “The Old Man and the Gun.”

Roger Dumas Jr. (Delray Farrell), a Mt. Airy resident, has chosen the LSC stage to make his return to the theater after nearly a decade. He says theater is his passion!

Austin Hoard (Gator) is a Sycamore High School Graduate making his debut at LSC and works for the Aves Theater as set designer and technical director.

An Iowa native, Mary Puetz (Gladys Calhoun), now lives in Symmes Township. Very active in community theater, MEMPHIS the Musical is her fifth show this year!

Toledo native Jon Scheiding is the vocal director of the musical. This is Jon’s first time directing with LSC but has performed in and done tech for countless shows across the area. His hobby? He has a pilot license and loves flying!

Director Liz Olekas was born in the Chicago area and now lives in Maineville. This is her debut at directing at LSC but has directed for and performed in numerous community theater shows in the area. Her first show with LSC was “Jekyll and Hyde” and she credits Mark Woods, longtime member of LSC, recently deceased, for getting her on stage for that experience.

Loveland native Jeanne Bilyeu (orchestra director) now lives in Symmes Township. She has directed the music for LSC’s last two shows “9 to 5” and “Little Mermaid” and has done a lot of work with Acting Up.

Choreographer Margie Clegg, a familiar face to LSC patrons, hails from New York. She is sharing choreographer duties with David A. Choate. David is the producing Artistic Director for Revolution Dance Theatre, a non-profit arts service organization in Cincinnati. He trained with the Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance company as well as the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

At least 25 other talented actors, dancers and singers comprise the rest of the cast, all from various communities in the Cincinnati area.

MEMPHIS the Musical, rated “R”, opens November 2 , 7:30 p.m. at the theatre located at 111 S. 2nd St. (Rt. 48), 45140.

Evening shows are also scheduled Nov. 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17, all at 7:30. Matinees are Sunday November 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for all performances. For more information visit http://lovelandstagecompany.org or call 513.443.4572.

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