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Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) commences its 2017-18 season at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square with a Fall Repertory that features the soaring musical epic in its Midwest premiere, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The productions are being performed in rotating repertory through November 5, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs A Midsummer Night's Dream. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'Midsummer' in action below!

Northeast Ohio native and Baldwin Wallace University alum, Corey Mach, returns from Broadway to head up The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the lead role of Quasimodo. Seen on Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody and Godspell, Mr. Mach also plays the lover, Lysander, in GLT's rotating repertory production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Shakespeare's magical comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream completes GLT's Fall Repertory pairing. An exhilarating tale of midsummer madness, this memorable comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Shakespeare's charming comedy ensnares myriad lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored - casting a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

Single performance tickets range in price from $15-$80 (Student tickets are $13) and are available by calling (216) 241-6000, by ordering online or by visiting the Playhouse Square Ticket Office.

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Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Egeus (actor, Aled Davies*) invokes an ancient law that demands Hermia (actor, Michelle Pauker) marry Demetrius (actor, Jon Loya*) against her heart as witnessed by Duke Theseus (actor, Nick Steen*) and Hippolyta (actor, Jillian Kates*)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Lysander (actor, Corey Mach*) plans to run away with Hermia (actor, Michelle Pauker)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
The Mechanicals (actors, Alex Syiek*, Aled Davies*, David Anthony Smith*, Tom Ford* and Mack Shirilla*) cheer to their plan for entertaining Duke Theseus and Hippolyta on the occasion of their wedding

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Things get heated between Oberon (actor, Nick Steen*) and Titania (actor, Jillian Kates*) as their attendants (actors, Alex Syiek*, Mack Shirilla, Mackenzie Wright, Olivia Kaufman, Jodi Dominick*, Tom Ford*, Andrew Kotzen*, M.A. Taylor* and Mickey Patrick Ryan*) look on

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Oberon (actor, Nick Steen*) and Puck, or Robin Goodfellow (actor, M.A. Taylor*), scheme to create some mischief

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Nick Bottom (actor, David Anthony Smith*) has been transformed into an ass

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Helena (actor, Keri Rene Fuller*) staves off a kiss from Demetrius (actor, Jon Loya*)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
The lovers (actor, Keri Rene Fuller*, Jon Loya*, Michelle Pauker and Corey Mach*) fight with one another as the spells they are under run their course

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Puck (actor M.A. Taylor*) celebrates putting things right as Oberon (actor, Nick Steen*) and his attendants (actors, Dan Hoy*, Mickey Patrick Ryan* and Andrew Kotzen*) look on

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Titania (actor, Jillian Kates*) under Oberon's spell is smitten with Nick Bottom (actor, David Anthony Smith*)

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Oberon (actor, Nick Steen*) and Titania (actor, Jillian Kates*) reunite after this midsummer night as Oberon's attendant (actor, Mickey Patrick Ryan*) observes

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Peter Quince (actor, Tom Ford*) presents Snug (actor, Aled Davies*) as a lion in The Mechanicals' production of 'Pyramus and Thisbe' as Demetrius (actor, Jon Loya*), Helena (actor, Keri Rene Fuller*), Hippolyta (actor, Jillian Kates*) and Theseus (actor, Nick Steen*) look on

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
The Mechanicals (actors, Tom Ford*, Alex Syiek*, Mack Shirilla*, David Anthony Smith* and Jodi Dominick*) present 'Pyramus and Thisbe' on the occasion of the wedding of Hippolyta and Theseus

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Great Lakes Theater
Titania (actor, Jillian Kates*) and Oberon (actor, Nick Steen*) reign together again as Puck (actor, M.A. Taylor*) concludes this story as the lovers (actors, Jon Loya*, Keri Rene Fuller*, Michelle Pauker and Corey Mach*) embrace


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