V is for Voltaire (and Vivaldi)

Backstage before Bernstein's Candide at the Ohio Light Opera- 2018. Stage Direction by Steve Daigle. Costumes by Charlene Gross. Set Design by Kiah Kayser. Wigs by Austin Blake Conlee. Photo by Matt Dilyard. https://youtu.be/vs-ChdwBI5c A Personal Note from Nate. Candide at The Ohio Light Opera is the best show I've ever seen. Candide is pretty much…

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O is for Offenbach @ The Ohio Light Opera

https://youtu.be/dFKzxtLdM1s La Périchole at The Ohio Light Opera - 2018 Costumes: Kim Griffin. Wigs: Austin Blake Conlee.   Last time on The Scrappy Duo https://youtu.be/EOEhxXqYUOI Home

A Knack for the Obscure

Our favorite thing about The Ohio Light Opera is the opportunity to resurrect obscure operettas gems. Last summer, we played the vaudevillian duo Punks and Spooks in Victor Herbert's The Lady of the Slipper.  Photography by Matt Dilyard The Lady of the Slipper by Victor Herbert Stage Director: Steven Daigle Set Designer: Daniel Hobbs Costume Designer: Charlene Gross Lighting…

I is for Iolanthe

4 more chances to see Stephen as Strephon and Nate as Mountararat in Iolanthe! Visit ohiolightopera.org for tickets! https://youtu.be/EOEhxXqYUOI Production Photos by Matt Dilyard Set Designer - Kim Kimberly Powers Wilkerson Costume Designer - Jennifer Ammons Lighting Designer - Daniel Houston Stage Director- Ted Christopher For more Gilbert and Sullivan... Next Stop: Fairyland Home

Next Stop: Fairyland

Our History with Gilbert and Sullivan: The Mikado (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), H.M.S. Pinafore (2005, 2009, 2013, 2017), Pirates of Penzance (2003, 2008, 2011, 2014), Ruddigore (2015, 2016), Iolanthe (2010), The Gondoliers (2013), Utopia Limited (2012), Trial By Jury (2008, 2011), The Grand Duke (2003), Patience (2004), Yeoman of the Guard (2008, 2015). This summer Iolanthe marks our 24th…

Anachronism

Anachronism: The state or condition of being chronologically out of place. Photos by Matt Dilyard We often feel as if we were born into the wrong era. Thankfully, as actors, we get to dwell in different time periods quite frequently. Last summer, we had the great pleasure of traveling together through time in Primrose by George…

X is for… Professor Origami: The Lily

https://youtu.be/vbuXFhfMFaY In November 2015, Nate was preparing to present at an Early Childhood Education Conference in NYC. The topic was STEAM Education. STEAM is the blending of 5 disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math From this experience, our obsession with Origami began, and before long, we had decided to fold 1,000 Origami Flowers as decor for our…