Clockwise, from left, are Taylor Gautreaux as Hermia, Dawson Gildig as Oberon, Emily Montelepre as Helena, Vibriyogn Epuri as Lysander and Katherine Schepker as Puck in William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by Fellom Ballet May 11 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Fellom Ballet will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, Louisiana.
Ticket prices range from $17 to $20 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Columbia Theatre Box Office at (985) 543-4371 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, as well as 1 hour prior to the performance. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
In support of arts in education, a school performance also will be staged May 11 at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are still being accepted from area schools for the May 11 performance at 9:30 a.m. Interested schools should call the Columbia Theatre at (985) 543-4366 or visit www.columbiatheatre.org for more information.
Fellom Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is told in 70 minutes as adapted for children’s ballet by Martie Fellom and features the works of musical composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s charming and funny tale, magic happens when the Elfin Forest King Oberon, Fairy Queen Titania and the mischievous Puck’s paths intertwine with those of Athenian citizens wandering about in the enchanted Elfin Forest.
Principal dancers include: Katherine Schepker as Oberon’s favorite fairy, Puck; Taylor Gautreaux as Hermia; Emily Montelepre as Helena; and Eastin Braud as the Changeling Boy.
Dancing the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, are Abigail Russell for the public performance and Faith Allen for the education outreach performance. Portraying Lysander for the education outreach performance will be Jeremy Lloyd with Vibriyogn Epuri set to dance the role for the public performance.
Titania’s Fairies include: Gabi Alford as Cobweb; Katie Amos as Mustard Seed; Caroline Casey as Mirth; Juliette LeRay as Moth; Olivia Lowentritt as Sage; and Emma Miranda as Peasblossom.
Dancing as Oberon’s Fairies are: Eliot Chance, Claire Folks, Emma Hood, Amelie Lemoine, Mia Piazza and Abigail Thompson.
Comprising the Athenian Court are: Carli Anderson, Amanda Babin, Kate Bornkessel, Emma Dare Chance, Lola Fletcher, Sophia Hanna, Adelyn Lemoine and Gabrielle Reggio.
Love-in-Idleness Elves include: Tyler Labbe and Dillon Maloney.
Love-in-Idleness Pixies are: Candice Alford, Lilly Bertucci, Emily Chalona, Kendall Duncan, Averyl Fisher, Rowyn Fletcher, Molly Graff, Addyson Karmeisool, Penny Rose Lentini, Amelia McKinney, Aly O’Flynn, Violet Sandifer and Katherine Thompson.
Katherine Schepker creates mischievous mayhem as Puck, King Oberon’s favorite fairy, in Fellom Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Fireflies include: Lily Anderson, Gabby Baldwin, Piper Bjornsen, Evan Braud, Caragen Catlin, Esther Kate Chance, Addisyn Cunningham, Sarah Dreher, Anna Johnson, Baylynn LaMarca, Ryann Lindsey, Grace O’Neill and Macauley Richardson.
Forest Fairies are: Eliza Kate Cowser, Brinley Cummins, Aubrey Dearie, Riley Fleming, Francesca Hanna, Jakelyn Latino, Rachel Lobue and Ella Joy Pearce.
Dragonflies include: Abbey Alford, Anna Carter, Adia Fisher, Elsie Gohres, AnnaBeth Trigo and Audrey Vicknair.
Dancing as Butterflies are: Estella Braud, Genevieve Guillot, Hayden Horzelski, Brooklyn Karmeisool, Nataly Kennedy, Juliana Montelepre, Brigid O’Neill, Annabelle Traylor and Kelsey Tricou.
Lullaby Fairies include: Emmalee Ballay, Kimberlyn Bonanno, Madelyn Brockman, Emma Carroll, Ella Grace Cunningham, Emersyn Durnin, Lily Bel Edwards, Mackenzie Griffin, Annie Grob, Juliana Heroman, Sia Pace, Charlotte Titus, Presley Torbergsen, Adelyne Travis, Kimberly Vega, Skylar Vining, Fiona Waller and Sage Waller.
Special guest artists include: Angela Babin as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons; Todd Babin, as Egeus, Hermia’s father; Dawson Gildig as Oberon, King of the Elfin Forest; Mick Hawkins as Theseus, Duke of Athens; Lester Savoie as Bottom, a comedy actor from Athens; and Brandon Sciortino as Demetrius.
Instructors appearing on stage include: Faith Allen as a Butterfly Sprite; Kelly Domiano as the Damselfly Sprite; Cynthia Fellom-Tricou as the Good Night Fairy; Katie Stansbury as the Sweet Dreams Fairy; and Maggie R. Oldendorf as the Fairy of the Night.
Choreographers include: Faith Allen, Kelly Domiano, Claire Draper, Maggie R. Oldendorf, Katie Stansbury and Cynthia Fellom Tricou. Cynthia Fellom Tricou, Martie Fellom and Maggie R. Oldendorf serve as artistic directors, and narrator is Avril Font.
To register dancers for upcoming summer programs or the 2017-2018 studio schedule, visit www.fellomballet.com or call Fellom Ballet Business Director Michelle Bates at (985) 974-3996.
Abigail Russell dances the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in Fellom Ballet’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”