Tickets are now on sale for the Loveland Stage Company production of the popular musical ‘Gypsy’
From Press Release of Ann Barfels Edited for publication by Chuck Gibson
LOVELAND – The popular 1959 musical ‘Gypsy’ opens on stage March 6, at the Loveland Stage Company theater located in Historic Downtown Loveland at 111 S. Second Street (S.R. 48).
Checking the script for “Gypsy”, are (l-r) Marjory Clegg, choreographer, Becky Cole, co-producer, Micheal Harris-Kiser, director and Jill Gornet, co-producer. Performances begin March 6 and continue through March 22 at the Loveland Stage Company Theater in Loveland. (Provided)
The music is by Jule Styne with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from the book by Arthur Laurents for the original stage production. It is based loosely on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee entitled “Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper.” Popular songs like “Let Me Entertain You”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, and several others are featured in the musical stage production. David Merrick and Leland Heyward were the original producers with Jerome Robbins as director and choreographer. Loveland Stage Company presents “Gypsy” by arrangement with Tams-Witmark.
Michael Harris-Kiser is Director for the LSC production with choreography by Marjory Clegg. Vocal Director is Brian Harvey is Vocal Director with Jeanne Bilyeu as Orchestra Director and Jill Gornet, Tom Cavano, and Becky Cole co-producing the show. Harris-Kiser has thought about directing this show for over two years.
“This isn’t just a musical about an overbearing stage mother,” said Harris-Kiser. “It is a story of three strong women that come into their own lives. It is a story based on truth, but a story that delves much further into relationships with parents and children, lovers, and the characters themselves.”
Harris-Kiser also designed the set for the LSC production. Elaine Michael is the costumer. Though the musical is based on the memoirs of “America’s Most Celebrated Stripper”, it is safe for families and children of all ages with absolutely no nudity and carries a PG rating.
Family members in Loveland Stage Company’s production of “Gypsy” include sisters Ella and Hallie Kiel (Provided)
The talented cast includes: Lisa Breithaupt as Rose; Bonnie Emmer as Louise, Sophie Viselholman as Dainty June and Larry Harmon as Herbie. Family is more than just a feeling with this cast as Melinda Hubbard shares the stage with her daughter Mearen, the husband and wife team of John & Carissa Sloan, and sister’s Ella Kiel and Hallie Kiel make up the real life families taking the stage together; Lee Vest, Kate Arnold, Jacqlyn Schott, Lauren Fritzche, Vincent Eldridge, Isaac Mills, Collette Combs, Caitlyn Sanderson, Piper Garman, Alex Few, Reilly Johnson, and Chloe Polmaritis round out the full cast.
Live orchestra includes: JoAnn Harvey and Dave Taylor on Keyboards, Marcella Farmer plays Violin, Todd Hale on Bass, Rob White plays French Horn,
Steve Jackson, Becky Jones and Alycia McClurg, are the Reeds, TJ Gale and Tom McClurg play Trumpet, Jason Daly on Trombone, Mark Durbin is Percussionist, and Drew Hadley and Bob Schwartz play the Drums.
Loveland Stage Company presents: “Gypsy”
On Stage at the LSC Theater – 111 S. Second Street, Loveland, OH 45140
Performances: March 6-22
Friday & Saturday shows March: 6,7,13,14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday shows March: 8, 15 & 22 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $20- click here to purchase tickets online at: http://www.lovelandstagecompany.org.
Accessible seating and group tickets, call 513-443-4572.
Family members in Loveland Stage Company’s production of “Gypsy” also includes Melinda Hubbard with daughter Mearen. (Provided)