Loveland Stage Company’s GYPSY is All About Family

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Melinda Hubbard playing Mezzapa shares the stage with her daughter Mearen who is in the children’s ensemble.

Micheal Harris-Kiser is directing the next production of the Loveland Stage Company 2019-2020 season.  GYPSY opens March 6 and continue through March 22 at the theatre located at 111 S. 2nd St. (Rt. 48) in Loveland, 45140.

The following cast has been chosen for this popular musical: Playing Rose, the ultimate “Backstage Mom” is Lisa Breithaupt. Bonnie Emmer portrays Louise, the famous Gypsy Rose Lee and Sophie Viseholman is her sister, Dainty June. Larry Harmon portrays Herbie, Roses’ boyfriend and agent.

Several family groups are included in the cast:  Melinda Hubbard who plays Mezzapa, shares the stage with her daughter Mearen, who is in the children’s ensemble and Ella Kiel who portrays Baby Louise is joined on stage by her sister Hallie Kiel, also in the children’s ensemble.  The adult ensemble is made up of husband and wife, John and Carissa Sloan.

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Ella Keil plays Baby June while her sister Hallie performs in the Children’s ensemble.

Others in the cast with their roles are: Lee Vest as Tulsa;  Kate Arnold as Tessie Tura; Jacqlyn Schott, Electra; Lauren Fritzche, Baby June;  Vincent Eldridge, Yonkers; Isaac Mills, L.A.; Collette Combs, Kansas; Caitlyn Sanderson, Agnes; Piper Garman, Marjorie May; Alex Few, Geraldine, and Reilly Johnson as Edna Mae.  Chloe Polmaritis completes the children’s ensemble..

Marjory Clegg will choreograph this show and  Brian Harvey is Vocal Director with Jeanne Bilyeu as Orchestra Director.  Jill Gornet, Tom Cavano and Becky Cole are co-producers.

GYPSY features music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is presented in cooperation with Tams-Witmark.

For more information and tickets see www.lovelandstagecompany.org.  For group tickets and accessible seating call 513-443-4572.

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