Friday, January 13, 2017

Fighting the Freezing Temps with the Help of Midsummer

Nebraska Shakespeare 
the Omaha Symphony
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
January 27th at 7:30pm
Holland Performing Arts Center

Nebraska Shakespeare professional actors will be presenting scene selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream accompanied by the Omaha Symphony playing Mendelssohn’s cherished score. Each scene will be interwoven with the music, creating a dynamic soundtrack for one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies.

Here is a sneak peak of rehearsals that began this week:

Midsummer First Read Through
(Left to Right: Josh Ryan, Lauren White, Sarah Carlson-Brown, Taylor Jackson, Anna Jordan, Wes Houston, Joe Lullo, and Raydell Cordell III).

Costume Designer, Lindsay Pape, talks through the design with the cast.

Raydell Cordell III (Lysander) and Vincent Carlson-Brown (Puck). 

Midsummer Script, Set Design, Concept Sheets, and Mendelssohn's score.

First Day of Staging. 
Theseus' Court. 
(The ladder is a 16ft climbable tree!)

Helena and Demetrius. 
Oberon looks on from his perch. 

Puck controls the classic lover's fight. 

"You, puppet, you!!"

Omaha Symphony Conductor:
Thomas Wilkins

Nebraska Shakespeare Cast:
Puck/Egeus/Bottom: Vincent Carlson-Brown
Oberon/Theseus: Joe Lullo
Titania/Hippolyta: Lauren Marinelli White
Hermia/Fairy: Anna Jordan
Lysander: Raydell Cordell III
Demetrius: Josh Ryan
Helena: Ashley Spessard

Production Team:
Director/Adaptation: Sarah Carlson-Brown
Stage Manager: Taylor Jackson
Costume Design: Lindsay Pape
Fight Director: Vincent Carlson-Brown
Set Design: Vincent Carlson-Brown
Technical Director: Wesley A. Houston
Scenic Construction: Mark Krejci and Tom Miller

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