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2021-2022 Orchid Awards for Loveland Stage Company

LSC_logoCURTAINS

  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Marjory Clegg
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Carissa Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN DANCE EXECUTION – The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Charlie Rader and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Bob Kessler
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Jenna Schroeder
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – John Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Justin Hanks
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Ken Macke
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kevin Dunaway
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Mary Jo Bissmeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Mary Puetz
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – McKenzi Monday
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Jeanne Bilyeu and the Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Tom Cavano & Jill Gornet
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Peggy Goodwin assisted by Carissa Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – David Vest, Tom Cavano, Brandon Long, cast & crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Glenna Knapp
  • EXCELLENCE IN VIDEO PRODUCTION DESIGN – Charlie Rader
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Becky Jones

HELLO, DOLLY!

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Izy Jones, Micheal Harris-Kiser, and Donna Treinen
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Gregory Carl Smith
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Bob Kessler
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Jeanne Bilyeu
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Abby Farmer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Corey Meyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Keilah L. Boone
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Kyle Rosa
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Melinda G.M. Hubbard
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Stephanie Mackris
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – Jeanne Bilyeeu and the Orchestra
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Peggy Goodwin assisted by Carissa Sloan
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Glenna Knapp
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Becky Jones

MISSION POSSIBLE

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jenna Schroeder
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Joe Simmons
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Jill Gornet
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Tom Cavano, Darin Ashworth, Becky Jones & Izy Jones
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Tom Cavano
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Charlie Rader & Pia Rader

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Auditions Announced for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR at Loveland Stage Company

LSC_Singin in the Rain Jr logoLoveland Stage Company presents 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR
Directed by Stephanie Mackris
Choreographed by Margie Clegg
Produced by David Marcus

Auditions

  • May 26 & 27 from 7:30-9pm
  • May 28 from 3-7:30pm.

You must sign up for a time at our Signup Genius Page

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars or 30-60 seconds of a song and be prepared to dance and read from the script.
  • Please bring tap and/or jazz shoes, if you have them.
  • We will be able to play YouTube Karaoke or play a CD for your song. You may also choose to sing acapella. 

Rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in June.
Performances June 23, 24, 25 and 26.

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain JR. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.

Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline — the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Character Breakdown

Dora Bailey
Always first on the scene for any major film opening, and she has the Hollywood scoop. This is a perfect non-singing role for a student with a great speaking voice who isn’t quite ready for a lead.
Gender: Female

Don Lockwood
Hollywood’s leading man in silent film. Charming and charismatic, Don has no shortage of female admirers. Don is smart and levelheaded; he likes being a famous Hollywood actor, but he doesn’t let the celebrity hype go to his head. Cast your best male singer and actor in this role, and someone who pairs well with Kathy.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Lina Lamont
A glamorous star of Hollywood’s silent films. She believes everything amazing she reads about herself in the gossip magazines, including that she and Don Lockwood are madly in love. Your actress will have to work to accomplish the right amount of exasperating ditz to bring this character to life. Cast a confident, comedic actress who is not afraid to take positive risks and can keep Lina’s nasal, grating voice consistent throughout the entire show.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Cosmo Brown
Often serves as the comic relief in the show. Quick-witted and sure-footed, Cosmo is fast with a one-liner to lighten the mood. Cosmo is Don’s right-hand man, and it’s great to cast someone who physically contrasts with Don. Cast someone with great comedic chops and a strong musical sense as he leads many numbers in the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Roz
Always by Lina’s side, or trailing after her. As Lina’s manager, Roz works hard to make sure nothing upsets her. This non-singing character is a great supporting role for a promising young actress.
Gender: Female

R.F. Simpson
The studio producer in charge of “Lockwood-Lamont” films. R.F.’s first and foremost goal is to make money, and if that means doing a talkie film that’s fine with him. Cast a character actor who can show off R.F.’s anxious boss persona. This is a great non- singing role for a physically smaller actor with a big voice.
Gender: Male

Dexter
The studio’s director for Lamont and Lockwood films. He’s loud and blustery, and he’s easily frustrated with his assistants and Lina. This is a perfect non-singing role for an actor with a big voice who can show his frustration as he works to complete his first talkie.
Gender: Male

Dexter’s Assistants
Dexter’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assistants are great featured roles for ensemble members who are new to the stage.
Gender: Any

Kathy Selden
Wants to become an actress. She takes her career as an artist seriously and is embarrassed that she has to take jobs like singing and popping out of a cake just to get by. Cast your strongest singer and actress who can easily portray an honest likability as well as a tough exterior. An actress who pairs well with Don is also important as they have many scenes together.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Miss Dinsmore and the Teacher
The vocal coaches hired to turn Lina’s voice into cultured perfection and to work with all of the other actors in the show. Tough, proper and slightly overworked, these characters are great roles to feature your hard-working ensemble members. These are non-solo singing roles.
Gender: Female

Zelda
Lina’s right-hand gal, who informs her that Kathy’s voice is being dubbed over hers. Zelda can be dramatic and over-the-top like Lina, but at her core, she cares about her friend. This is a fantastic featured role for a confident performer who is unafraid to make bold choices.
Gender: Female

Sam
A sound engineer, should be all business. Cast a young person who is comfortable taking charge onstage.
Gender: Any

Broadway Melody Host
A natural leader. This role can be male or female and should be one of your stronger singers. This actor doesn’t need to be an excellent dancer, but he or she needs to command the stage with an air of confidence.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Broadway Dancers
Broadway Dancers #1 and #2 are featured in “Broadway Melody” and should be excellent singers and dancers.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Chorus Girls
The Chorus Girls #1, #2, #3 and #4 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.” They don’t need to be great singers as long as they can convey character and are able to be heard.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Stagehands
Stagehands #1, #2 and #3 are great featured singing roles in “Make ’Em Laugh.” They don’t need to be great singers as long as they can convey character and are able to be heard.
Gender: Any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F4

Ensemble
The ensemble roles in Singin’ In The Rain JR. are comprised of the Crowd, Pedestrians, including Pedestrian #1 and Pedestrian #2, Stars, Fans, including Fan #1 and Fan #2, Policeman, Party Guests, including Young Lady, Kathy’s Girls, Chorus Girls, Broadway Chorus, Guests, a Sound Engineer, Stagehands, Students, Sound Crew, Screening Guests, a Passerby, the Butler, Orchestra Leader and Audience Members.

They really make the 1920s Golden Age of Hollywood come alive and are essential to this romantic light-hearted comedy. These ensemble groups are filled with named characters who have lines, so many of your ensemble students will have featured moments. Depending on your cast size, these ensemble groups can all be double or triple cast. Even if you have actors playing three or four different ensemble roles, emphasize the importance of character, and make sure your young performers make consistent character choices when they step onstage.
Gender: Any

To sign up for an audition, you must use Signup Genius Page

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MISISON POSSIBLE Runs May 6-22

LSC_Mission_possibleMISISON POSSIBLE
Loveland Stage Company
May 6-22
[Loveland]

Directed by Pia Rader
Produced by Tom Cavano and Charlie Rader

Cast: Mary Shumar as Victoria, Rick Stein as Albert, Tom Yoder as Dr. Schlock, Lydia Trout as Carley, Dave McGaughy as Boris, Kathy McGaughy as Natasha, Joe Simmons as Silverthumb, Emily Tilling as Kitty Galore, Brandon Dunphy as James Blond, Pettrina Barresi as N, Charlie Rader as U, Justin Hanks as Maxwell Sharp, Jenna Schroeder as 98.6, Temple Nguyen as Nutmeg, Zach Schnelle as Carter Flint, Carrie Snyder as Josephine Solo, Alissa Ashworth as Ella Curiousity, Isaac Donovan as Axel Greeze, Elise Donabedian as Penny Shilling, Hannah Bradley as Gargoyle, Brady Eastep as James Blond 2 & Zach Schnelle as Figure in Black

Here’s a hysterical spoof with all of your favorite spies of the screen! Scientist Dr. Schlock has discovered the valuable secret of telephonetics, a mind-controlling device used over the telephone. But he and his daughter are kidnapped by the evil Silverthumb, archvillain and D.O.O.M.’s leader. This diabolic demon needs the power of telephonetics to take over the world. The girl from A.U.N.T., Maxwell Sharpe, Agent 98.6, James Blond and even more contemporary sleuths gather at Argentum Manor to try to prevent Schlock’s devious plot from unfolding. Alas! If only the tape hadn’t self-destructed before telling our heroes and heroines their entire mission! You’ll never believe what happens to Blond… James Blond! Everyone involved will be greatly ’in-SPY-erd.”

  • Fri-Sat, May 6-7 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 8 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 15 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 20-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, May 22 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for MISSION POSSIBLE at Loveland Stage Company

LSC_logoLoveland Stage Company auditions for:

MISSION POSSIBLE by Craig Sodaro

Directed by Pia Rader
Produced by Tom Cavano and Charlie Rader

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday March 13 7-9:30pm
  • Monday March 14 6:30-9:30pm

Loveland Stage Company Theater – 111 South Second Street (Route 48) Loveland Ohio 45140

Performance Dates:

  • May 6, 7, 8, 2022
  • May 13, 14, 15, 2022
  • May 20, 21, 22, 2022

Please bring a list of conflicts from March 21 thru May 22, 2022.

Rehearsals 3X/week: Sundays 2-5pm, Mondays 7-9pm, Wednesdays 7-9pm

Absolutely NO conflicts from April 18, – May 22, 2022.

Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CAFA928AAFC1-mission to select a date and time for your audition.

NOTES:

  • Please be prepared to read from the script.
  • For additional information or questions, please contact Director Pia Rader (piachasrader@gmail.com) or Producer Charlie Rader (crpixelpusher@gmail.com)
  • Resumes and headshots are not required.

Character Descriptions for MISSION POSSIBLE

  • VICTORIA – an aging spy
  • ALBERT – Victoria’s husband
  • DR. SCHLOCK – an inventor
  • CARLEY – Dr. Schlock’s daughter
  • SILVERTHUMB – arch villain, head of D.O.O.M
  • BORIS – Silverthumb’s butler
  • NATASHA – Silverthumb’s maid
  • KITTY GALORE – Silverthumb’s singing girlfriend
  • JAMES BLOND – arch hero, 009 1/2
  • N – head of British intelligence
  • U – British agent in charge of gadgets
  • MAXWELL SHARP – US intelligence agent
  • 98.6 – Maxwell Sharp’s wife
  • NUTMEG – US spy
  • CARTER FLINT – another US spy
  • JOSEPHINE SOLO – the girl from A.U.N.T.
  • ELLA CURIOSITY – Jospehine’s partner
  • AXEL GREEZE – tour guide
  • VOICE ON TAPE RECORDER
  • MISS PENNY SHILLING – secretary at British intelligence
  • GARGOYLE – Silverthumb’s guard
  • JAMES BLOND 2 – a shorter, bespeckled version of Blond
  • FIGURE IN BLACK – a shrouded spectre

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HELLO DOLLY! Runs March 4-20

LSC_Hello Dolly logoHELLO DOLLY! 
Loveland Stage Company
March 4-20
[Loveland]

Directed by Gregory Carl Smith
Produced by Micheal Harris-Kiser

Cast: Melinda Hubbard as Dolly Levi, Gary Glass as Horace Vandergelder, Kyle Rosa as Cornelius Hackl,
Corey Meyer as Barnaby Tucker, Stephanie Mackris as Irene Molloy, Abby Farmer as Minnie Fay, Micah Davis as Ambrose Kemper, Maria Keller as Ermengarde, Keilah L.S. Boone as Ernestina Money & John McInerney as Rudolf Reisenweber
Ensemble: Stevie Chandler, Ben Essex, Nora Hibbard, Emily Hughes, Izy Jones, Norm Lewis, Jake Moore, Elizabeth Travnik, Donna Treinen, Lee Vest, Phyllis Wene & Sierra Whittmore

Dolly, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace seeks a suitable wife. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace’s niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace. Dolly finally realizes that maybe she’d like to marry Horace herself, but only if her late husband will send her a sign – and if Horace himself will have her.

2/4/22 – Masking policy

  • Fri-Sat, March 4-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 6 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 11-12 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 18-19 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, March 20 at 3pm

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