Arts in Loveland: Loveland Stage Company
We arrived in Loveland in 2009 and one of the first things we noticed was the damaged Stage Company. As we got to know the people of Loveland it became quite clear there was a love of the actors and the institution. There was a collective ache in the heart of Loveland.
We saw the community come alive when the repairs were completed. The show must go on they say. There were a lot of very excited patrons and actors as the community attempted to step back into the theater and continue a great tradition. And continue they did. The fire occurred on October 20, 2008 and even though they continued productions in area facilities, the return of their home theater was something they tirelessly worked for. In November 2009, barely a year after the fire, the company opened Miss Saigon in their newly rebuilt theater. We did not attend that show, but we understand it was magnificent.
That brings up an interesting point. We attended our first production at Loveland Stage Company (“The Producers”) and were given the chance to take some photos at the dress rehearsal. We had such a great time, the actors were confident, well spoken and sang very well. The dancers did a great job. Even the stage crew was well organized and did a very good job lighting the different scenes. We are including some of the shots below. Unfortunately, we waited so long to see a production in our wonderful town theater.
We wondered if perhaps others in the community were not aware of the talent we have here in Loveland. We wanted to make sure our readers knew about the next show coming up very soon. The Fantastiks is opening May 11th and you might want to get your tickets now. I understand the shows frequently sell out and tickets are hard to come by. Make sure you get yours now! If The Fantastiks isn’t your cup of tea, The Loveland Stage Company does 2-3 different shows every season so keep your eyes and ears open!