A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s popular comedy is now a musical, performed and livestreamed May 21–30, 2021.

Book & Lyrics by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Kenny Grossman
Music by Josh Hontz

For innuendos, oaths, and bawdy jests
Parental guidance please, the Bard suggests

About This Production

Four mismatched lovers, a goofy theatre troupe, and a band of fairies cross paths in a night of magic spells and mischief in an enchanted wood. Or is it a 1930s-era gangland?

Timeless comedy, fantastic entertainment, and unforgettable characters make A Midsummer Night’s Dream one of William Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed plays. As with 2018’s Romeo and Juliet, the Bard’s original words come to life with exciting new vision on the Spotlight stage.


  • Oberon/Theseus Dean Kelldorf
  • Titania/Hippolyta Alexis Archer
  • Puck/Egeus Emma Woolstenhulme
  • Bottom Alec Pursell
  • Quince Zoey Waller
  • Flute Cadence Talley
  • Starveling/Philostrate Evan Culbertson
  • Snout Julia Murphy
  • Snug Amanda McCormick
  • Hermia Callista Walker
  • Helena Rachel Nathan
  • Lysander Zachary Snyders
  • Demetrius Max Mendoza
  • Fairies:
  • Mustardseed Kinlee Adams
  • Peaseblossom Dagny Knoell
  • Cobweb Zara Sego
  • Moth Augusta Stanley

Production Team

  • Director Kenny Grossman
  • Assistant Director Josie Wright
  • Choreography Falin Ossipinsky
  • Video Production / Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Video Direction Anthony Rozzen
  • Scenic Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Samantha Utpadel
  • Hair & Makeup Design Ali Giordano
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman
  • Projection Design Bobby Sample & Josh Hontz
  • Deck Manager Allison Watson
  • Sound Operator Ellie Little
  • Lighting Operator Jaden Schwab
  • Camera Operators Sabina Dart & Noah Lanouette

Awards & Recognitions for This Production

2020-2021 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

Awards to be announced at a ceremony at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Sep. 26.

  • Best Overall Production – Youth Play (Nominated)
  • Actress in a Major Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Alexis Archer
  • Actor in a Major Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Dean Kelldorf
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Rachel Nathan
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Callista Walker
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Emma Woolstenhulme
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Max Mendoza
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Alec Pursell
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Play: (Nominated) Zachary Snyders
  • Director – Youth Play: (Nominated) Kenny Grossman
  • Costume Design – Youth Play: (Nominated) Samantha Utpadel
  • Sound Design – Youth Play: (Nominated) Josh Hontz
  • Original Music Composition – Youth Play: (Nominated) Josh Hontz
  • Media Design – Youth Play: (Nominated) Bobby Sample and Josh Hontz