Loveland High School Stage managers and crew (back row) Allison Kiehl, Stefan De Jongh, Millie Terselic, Ryan James, Gabe Collazo, Evan Miller, Molly McCort, and Samantha Weaver (front row) My Fair Lady and Zack Peebles

Loveland, OhioStudents at Loveland High School (LHS) have received 14 Cappies nominations for their November 2019 production of My Fair Lady.

The Cappies Critics and Awards Program recognizes Greater Cincinnati’s young writers, performers, and technical crews. High school theatre and journalism students in the Cappies program are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, and write and publish reviews. At the end of each school year, they vote on awards for their fellow students in a list of categories, including outstanding productions, group, and individual performances, as well as achievements in various technical categories

The gala is usually held at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati but will be held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The awards gala will be held “virtually” this year on Thursday, May 28.

Photos by Steve Kovacs


Loveland High School Cappies Nominations for My Fair Lady


Special Effects/Technology

Amy Laufersweiler and Ava Swearingen


Adam Zdrojewski (lead), Evan Bell, Joshua Bryant, Jessica Ferrell, and Ryan Griswold


Jordan Lawrence (lead), Jade Bradford, Rosa Karl-Chacon, and Cayleigh King


My Fair Lady Orchestra

Stage Management and Stage Crew

Samantha Weaver and Allison Kiehl (Stage Managers) and Adrianna Bell, Marissa Christmann, Gabe Collazo, Stefan De Jongh, Ashley Dunlap, Ryan James, Evan Miller, Molly McCort, Zack Peebles, and Millie Terselic

Ensemble in a Musical

Men’s Ensemble

Featured Actor in a Musical

Jude Wint as Professor Zoltan Karpathy

Featured Actress in a Musical

Keller Walls as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill

Male Vocalist

Calloway Hefner as Freddy Eynsford-Hill

Comic Actor in a Musical

Aidan McCracken as Alfred P. Doolittle

Supporting Actor in a Musical

William Gibbs-Heard as Colonel Pickering

Lead Actress in a Musical

Anna Colletto as Eliza Doolittle

Lead Actor in a Musical

Aiden Hubbard as Henry Higgins


My Fair Lady

(For a full listing of 2019-20 nominations, visit The Cappies of Greater Cincinnati website.)

Excerpts from Top Reviews of the Loveland High School production of My Fair Lady

Stunning performances included both Anna Colletto and Aiden Hubbard as the leads, as well as William Gibbs-Heard and Claire Yoder playing the down-to-earth Colonel Pickering and the motherly Mrs. Pearce, respectively. Particularly, Colletto showed exceptional vocal talents through her singing voice and her consistent Cockney accent that lasted through the majority of the first act. – Joshua Inman, Ross High School

The production simply wouldn’t have been as “loverly” without the efforts of the props and special effects teams. From a glowing fire pit to baskets bursting with flowers, the student-made props contributed immensely to the spectacle’s early 20th-century feel, especially in Professor Higgins’s study, which was furnished with a realistic gramophone and an indecipherable phonetics chart. – Nadya Ellerhorst, Walnut Hills High School

Aiden Hubbard’s performance as the stubborn, yet genius Henry Higgins was also well-executed. The actor did not shy away from Higgins’s snobbery, and his assertive vocal style fit the character to boot. – Lucy Lawler, Saint Ursula Academy

With a stage crew of only six, all scene changes were prompt and kept the same velocity as the show. As the script is written for roughly three hours, the stage crew didn’t prolong the performance. In fact, they worked at a speed that seemed almost impossible. – Sam Jamison, Randall K. Cooper High School

A standout performance was given by Anna Colletto who glowed as Eliza Doolittle. Colletto sang Eliza’s solos beautifully, adding her own acting chops to the rambunctious Cockney flower girl. Colletto captured the comedic aspects of Eliza Doolittle’s role splendidly, giving her role a feeling of feistiness. – Isabelle Armour, Cincinnati Christian High School

The technical aspects of this show were flawless. It seemed like every aspect was thoughtfully planned around the others. The choreography and costumes played well together with strategic flowing and twirling of dresses and drapery. The set interacted well with the projections for the background. Props also were well-placed and very purposeful. The lighting crew, led by Matthew Rychlik and Kathryn Taylor, was dazzling. It can be difficult to evenly light an actor on stage with the projections behind them. – Emilee Taylor, Colerain High School

Featured ensemble members delivered witty lines with charm, originality, and humor. With engaging choreography backing up beautiful vocals, the actors brought together the best elements of the show. – Mary Defoor, School for Creative & Performing Arts

You can read the complete reviews HERE


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