Lovejoy Performing Arts Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream One of the most beloved classical comedies

LUCAS, TEXAS –

Lovejoy High School Theatre is proud to present our first mainstage show of the year with one of the most beloved Shakespeare classics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show will be presented September 28th and 30th, 2017 at 7pm.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. On one such midsummer’s night, Hermia (played by junior, Marcie Sawyers) escapes from her arranged marriage with her lover Lysander (sophomore, Cy Feagin). They are followed by Demetrius (sophomore, Bryce Fuller), who Hermia is being forced to marry, as well as Helena (senior, Hannah Hansen), who is hopelessly in love with Demetrius. These four lovers become entangled in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites rule, all while being caught in a mess of love potions and plays within plays.

From humorous lines to memorable scenes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a performance for everyone featuring characters that audiences will adore such as Oberon (sophomore, Joey Chavez) and Titania (senior, Raegan Vaughn), the forest trickster Puck (senior, Jess Luce), and the ill-fated weaver Bottom (junior, Austin Keefer).

Tickets are $7 for students, seniors, and staff, and are $10 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at https://tinyurl.com/MidsummerLHS.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious, joyful play that families will fall in love with (no love potion required). Come enjoy the show at Lovejoy High School Auditorium at: 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas

Cast for Ant and the Grasshopper

Directed by: Jessica Brewster
Stage Manager: Ireland B.
Technical Director: Mary E.
Ant- Joe C.
Grasshopper- Riley B.
Ladybug- Zachary J.
Butterfly- Grace F.
Queen- Sylvia H.
Spider- Jacqueline G.
Fireflies- Emma B.,
   Kylie C.,
   Maddie K.
Ant 3512- Rachel H.
Ant 8918- Lukas H.
Thank you so much for auditioning and sharing your talent with me!  I had such a blast enjoying your great acting.  I hope that you are as excited as I am to start this show!
First rehearsal will be Monday, Aug 24 in the Black Box from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.  Please bring a binder, pencil, and highlighter and get ready to have some fun!

Cast List’s for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Cast List for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by: Timothy Doyle

STAGE MANAGER: Mason Taylor L.
ASST STAGE MANAGER: Kyra J.

THESEUS: Stephen G.
HIPPOLYTA: Kaitlin N.

EGEUS: Alec W.

LYSANDER: Cy F.
HERMIA: Marcie S.
DEMETRIUS: Bryce F.
HELENA: Hannah H.

OBERON: Joey C.
TITANIA: Raegan V.
PUCK: Jess L.

PETER QUINCE: Nathan Y.
BOTTOM: Austin K.
FLUTE: Zach A.
STARVELING: Landon K.
SNOUT: Claire M.
SMUG: Katherine C.

FAIRY: Colette B.
PEASEBLOSSOM: Natalie E.
COBWEB: Mikayla S.
MOTH: Emma S.
MUSTARDSEED: Elle M.

ATTENDANTS
for Theseus: Jack M, Chase S
for Oberon: Michael W, Jules F
for Titania: Paige W, Jerusha P, Emmy S, Elese A

UNDERSTUDIES
Puck/ Hermia: Katherine C.
Helena/ Titania: Claire Mc.
Lysander: Stephen G.
Demetrius/ Egeus: Zach A.
Hippolyta: Natalie E.
Theseus/ Oberon: Chase S.

Thank you to everyone who came an auditioned. It was so much fun to watch you guys rock some Shakespeare. First rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, Aug 21 at 4:30 pm in F105. Please bring a highlighter and pencil. Mr. Doyle is so excited to direct his first show at Lovejoy!

Lovejoy Performing Arts Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

A classic timeless journey of love, loss, faith, and family.

LUCAS,Fiddler on the Roof TEXAS –

The tradition of great musicals continues at Lovejoy High School with this year’s family- friendly performance of Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be presented January 19 – 21, 2017 at 7 pm.

Set in the small Russian town of Anatevka in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells a story of faith, family, and tradition. Tevye (played by senior, Trace Glorioso) tries to preserve his family’s traditions in a changing world. He is forced to choose between maintaining his Jewish culture and the happiness of his three eldest daughters Tzeitel (sophomore, Adelyn Maruca), Hodel (senior, Zoe Kahana), and Chava (junior, Renae Haas).

From laughter-inducing lines to memorable music, Fiddler on the Roof is a show for everyone featuring characters that audiences will fall in love with, such as Tevye’s endearingly feisty wife, Golde (senior, Rachel Bradley) the local matchmaker, Yente (senior, Abby Yaeger), the village butcher Lazar Wolfe (junior, Vinny Horlock), and the poor lovestruck tailor Motel (junior, Ryan Hyde).

The show offers iconic and beloved songs such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Tradition,” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” making it a perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students, faculty, and seniors. They can be purchased at our online box office at: http://tinyurl.com/LovejoyFiddlerTickets  starting January 10, 2017.

Fiddler on the Roof is a heartfelt, moving musical that you and your loved ones will enjoy, so journey down to the Lovejoy High School Auditorium at: 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas.

Lovejoy Theatre Welcomes Tim Doyle!

Tim headshotLovejoy Theatre is pleased to welcome Tim Doyle to our theatre family!   Here is some info about our new Technical Director:

“My love for theatre began in middle school, in a production called, What’s Happening Hamlet, in which I got to play Hamlet. I was so pumped! I continued acting at Rowlett High School and into college at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, where I earned a BFA in Theatre Arts. It was at Midwestern that I began working as a technician as well and my love for technical theatre took form. After college, in 2004, I moved to Austin, Texas and joined a performing arts company called Yellow Tape Construction. During my five years as resident collaborator with YTC, I got the opportunity to help write, compose, conduct, direct, and perform original musicals, straight plays, and dance productions.

In 2010, my teaching career began at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, TX, where I taught both performance and tech theatre. In that time, we produced several shows, including Proof, Fame, Dark of the Moon, Bus Stop, Little Shop of Horrors, Ardy Fafersin, Aida, and Storm in the Barn, which was selected to perform at the 2014 UIL One-Act Play State Meet. In 2014, I became the Head Theatre Director at McKinney North High School, and produced many shows including Rumors, The Addams Family, Check, Please, Hedda Gabler, Tartuffe, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Big Mary, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Western Hero, an original musical written in collaboration with my students.

I often spend summers working for Garland Summer Musicals as the Tech Director. We do two shows a summer, and I have helped produce 9 to 5, Peter Pan, Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story, Crazy For You, Fiddler on the Roof, and Nice Work if You Can Get It. I have also worked as a professional pianist and still enjoy playing piano in my downtime. I currently live in Plano, have been married to my wife, Jennylind, for 8 years, and have 2 dogs, Luca Brasi and Vincent.”