By The Loveland Stage Company
Recorded: December 2, 2020
Released: December 11, 2020
Songs and stories with a holiday theme
|Becky Jones – Storytelling of A visit from St Nicholas
Becky is thrilled to participate in the LSC holiday show! She is the music director at Christ Presbyterian Church, the assistant band director at Loveland high school and teaches flute clarinet and sax privately. She loves playing in pit orchestras around town for fun!
When she isn’t teaching or playing, she spends time at her farm with her herd of dairy goats! She loves sharing the stage with her best buddy, Louie!
Louie loves the Loveland Stage Company! This is his second performance with the company and is honored to be here with his friends. He wants to thank Michael and Jill for this opportunity to develop his onstage persona! He also hopes everyone has a great howliday!
Caitlyn Sanderson – Story of The First Holiday without a Family Member
Caitlyn is thrilled to be performing in her first radio show in LSC. She’s been with LSC for 4 years helping backstage, ushering shows, and going to Saturday’s Dance Class with Margie. She was recently in Gypsy as Agnes with LSC. She’s also involved with different theater groups such as Mason Community Players and Queen City Productions. When, she isn’t at the theater, she works full time as an Order Picker at The Hillman Group and spending time with her nephew and niece, Beau & June. She thanks her family and her co-workers for their support. Lastly, she would like to thank Michael & Jill, who allowed her to be part of the radio show. Caitlyn wants to dedicate the radio show to her Grandma Dolores who recently passed away last December.
Dave Marcus – Singing – Nothing But A Child
Dave is currently Vice President of LSC. He has been in a number of LSC productions including, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, and The Producers. Dave has a love of Celtic music and plays the guitar, mandolin, 4-string banjo, and octave mandolin in several bands around Cincinnati. He would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and to stay healthy during these trying times.
|The Hubbard Family Band – playing/singing Christmas melodies. Arranged by Aiden Hubbard
The Hubbard Family Band was first established in 2000 when Christopher and Melinda officially joined forces. They performed together at events around the country (mostly at the weddings of friends). In 2002, Aiden came singing into the world, and has never stopped. Gavin joined in at the end of 2004. In honor of these boys, the band recorded their first album – Lullabies That Will Hopefully Put Them To Sleep. But the band was not complete until 2007 when Mearen joined in. At age 5, Mearen overheard her parents say ‘All we need is a drummer!’ and she never looked back. In its current incarnation (Aiden – arranger, composer, vocals, electric ukulele; Gavin – saxophone; Mearen – percussion, vocals; Christopher – guitar, bass, voice of reason; Melinda – vocals, keyboard, videographer, general-keeping-it-togetherer), The Hubbard Family Band provided music and fun to family and friends via videos on Facebook during the pandemic shut down. We are thrilled to be at the Loveland Stage Company to share our love of music, family, and holidays with you.
Jazz McMullen – Singing O Holy Night
Jazz is a Cincinnati Native and graduate of The School for Creative and Performing Arts, where he majored in Drama, Vocal Music and Musical Theatre. He is thrilled to continue his involvement with LSC in the Holiday Radio Show! Being no stranger to the stage, Jazz has appeared in such productions as; Dreamgirls (James “Thunder” Early), Parade (Newt Lee/Riley), Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), The Whiz (Lion) and a host of others! “Give me your hands if we be friends and Robin shall restore amends.”
Jill Gornet – Announcer / Producer
Jill is excited to be co-producing The LSC Holiday Radio Show. She was co-producer for Bugsy Malone, Jr., Don’t Drink the Water and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Jill won an Orchid as the producer of The Drowsy Chaperone. She was last seen on-stage at LSC in Memphis (Clara/ensemble), White Christmas (quintet/ensemble), Will Rogers Follies (quartet) and Fiddler on the Roof (Rifke/ensemble). Retired from USPS, she sings with Sharonville Chorus at retirement/assisted living homes. Jill would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.
|Micheal Harris-Kiser – Announcer / Director / Producer
Micheal is a multiple award-winning director, actor, and set designer. Studying acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Micheal has pursued his passion for theatre in various fields. He is co-founder of Stage and Steel in Pittsburgh, PA. He has performed with many groups throughout the city. His set designs have graced many a stage. He serves as president for the LSC board, as well as secretary for The Greater Cincinnati ACT board. He is delighted to continue bringing LSC Radio to you.
|Jenna Schroeder – Story of Mary’s Journey
Jenna is a mom, writer, dancer and doula in Loveland. She enjoys participating in LSC’s productions whenever she gets a chance! Jenna is excited to share her rendition of the journey of Mary and Joseph during the holiday season with LSC’s radio program. Although it’s been a heavy year, she hopes her story will provide encouragement to everyone listening…that even out of hard places, beautiful things are born. She wishes you and yours, a very Merry Christmas!
|Lily Schroeder – singing Silent Night (with Jenna)
Lily is an actor, singer, and dancer who is in Loveland Show Choir. She loves to read any book she can get her hands on and is excited to sing “Silent Night” on LSC’s radio station! She hopes you enjoy and that you have a merry Christmas!
|Mary Shumar – Story of My Memorable New Years Eve
Mary’s love of theatre dates back to children’s theatre classes in Canton, Ohio. At Marquette University, Mary worked in the costume shop and made time to perform in student productions. Her favorite role was Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. As a “grownup,” Mary’s audience had been limited mostly to preschoolers, teacher trainees, and her three grandsons. Since moving to Loveland in 2018, she has enjoyed performing in both Mamma Mia and now the LSC Radio holiday show. It’s so much fun to be onstage and to spend time with theatre people! Mary wants to thank Micheal and Jill for assembling this happy group of performers to celebrate the holidays!
|Susan Schapiro – Story of Juggling Two Holidays in the Family
Susan is delighted to be performing in her 8th LSC show. After a 41-year break from musical theater, she has been thrilled to perform in many LSC musicals, from Anything Goes to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as well as in Eastside Players’ Mary Poppins, Oliver, and Into the Woods, in Footlighters’ Jekyll and Hyde, and most recently in Queen City Productions’ Titanic. This is her first and long-awaited experience with a radio show. A retired neonatologist, Susan also enjoys choral singing and is currently a member of the Forest-aires and Jubilant Singers. She thanks her family for their support, and trusts that everyone will love the 2020 LSC holiday show.
|Bob Kessler – Tech Director
Bob works as both a Director of Photography in the regional video community, and as an artist at Kessler Studios, a Loveland-based stained glass and mosaic firm. Bob has served as the Lighting Chair for the Loveland Stage Company since 2013, and has volunteered as Lighting Director on many plays at LSC: Cole: An Entertainment, Memphis, 9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, Fiddler On The Roof, I Remember Mama, Oklahoma!, and The Producers.
|John Nixon – Music Director
John’s musical experience stretches over a wide range of styles and eras from directing a Renaissance choral group in his native England to performing and recording on digital electronic instruments for modern-day musicals. John has worked with many of Cincinnati’s community theater groups as music director and orchestra member and is the recipient of numerous Orchid awards at local, regional and state levels. He directed the music and vocals for “Miss Saigon”, “Anything Goes”, “The Producers” and “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” and most recently “Cole” for Loveland Stage Company.
|Nancy Hartman-Downing – Photography
Nancy has been Owner/President of Cleveland Specialties Company since 1986, which designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic packaging products for the food and dairy industry. Her experience is in administration, sales, accounting and computer technology. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College. She currently serves as President for Loveland Woman’s Club. Nancy has been involved with LSC since 2006 doing fundraising, photography, publicity, ticket sales, program ad sales, as well as serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. She enjoys working with such a talented group and looks forward to continuing her involvement into the future.