At-Home Streaming: Heartaches

Heartaches: The Music of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn

Streaming April 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM – April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Written and Directed by Michael Thomas


Kelly Knowlton (Lorraine Haspert) is a native of Mansfield who currently resides in Ashland with her handsome bearded husband Steve, and their three beautiful tiny people: Olive (8), Georgia (7), and Winifred (4). She is a graduate of Ashland University, where she earned her degree in Music Education, along with numerous accolades and awards. Kelly is in her 14th year as an educator, currently teaching students PreK-8 at St. Edward School. Kelly has been involved in numerous Ren shows throughout the years, both as a performer (Phoebe D’ysquith in Gentleman’s Guide, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Patsy in Always, Patsy Cline, Ursula in The Little Mermaid) and as the Music Director (Rock of Ages, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Newsies, Matilda, Mamma Mia, and others). Kelly is a worship leader at Park St. Brethren Church, and can also be seen performing with various local jazz groups, including Just Jazz Live, Stardust, the KC Big Band, the Artistic Jazz Orchestra, and the Mansfield Jazz Orchestra. When she is not teaching or making music, Kelly enjoys tinkering in her basement full of craft supplies, and making complicated ethnic recipes with entirely too many ingredients.

Caroline Grace Williams (Betty Ann Fowler) is excited to join the Renaissance Theatre for another production! Caroline Grace graduated with a double major in Music and Theater from Miami University in 2017, and a Master of Education in 2020. Previous credits include Dreamgirls (Choreographer), Cinderella (Ella), Newsies: In Concert (Katherine), You Can’t Stop the Beat: Best of Broadway, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Angel), Footloose (Wendy Jo), A Little Night Music (Petra), Street Scene (Mae Jones), and Avenue Q (Lucy). She thanks her family for their love and support. IG: @CarolineGraceW1


Ryan Shealy (Producer and Editor)

Aaron Nicolas (Technical Director, Sound Engineer)

Ryan Shreve (Director of Photography)

Nikolas Demers (Assistant Technical Director, Assistant Sound Engineer, Properties)

Abe Swanger (Production Manager)

Linda Turske (Costume Design, Wardrobe and Wig Coordinator)

Henry Konczak (Second Camera)

Leona Brown (Production Assistant)

Katie Stephan (Production Assistant)

Marion Demers (Medical Consultant)

Special Thanks to Emily Spivey, Jacque Workman, and Andrea Hedley-Williams


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    Heartaches: A Story of Love, Laughter, and Letting Go

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