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June 13 to July 7, 2019

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July 18 to 21, 2019

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"School of Rock"

Aug. 2 to 18, 2019

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"Mamma Mia!" — June 13 to July 7, 2019

On Stage from July 18 to 21, 2019

The 8x10 TheatreFestThe 2019 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 18 to 21, 2019

Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the eighth annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each!

Every show in this year's festival includes the black vinyl LP record album, and individual shows feature a Playbill, a butter knife, lava, The Gravitron, Stan's favorite song and much, much more!

The "final eight" plays for the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 18 to 21, 2019. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2020 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.

LOOKING FOR 2011 - 2018 WINNERS? Just CLICK HERE.

These eight plays will be presented at the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest July 18 to 21, 2019:

For the Record... by F.J. Hartland of Johnstown, PA
 
Directed by Tabitha Rox
Featuring Alan Klesh and Scott K. Davis
 
Listening by Jennifer O'Grady of Pelham, NY
 
Directed by Josua Larkin and Brooke Lytton
Featuring Makenna Bird, Mark Stoffer and Alex VanAllen
 
Omnipotent by Brandi Eaton of Stow, OH
 
Directed by Mary Mahoney
Featuring Jeannie Clarkson, Mason Shuman and Laura Niehaus
 
Resisting by Peter Stavros of Louisville, KY
 
Directed by Sandra Eaglan
Featuring Ralph Cooley and Tyler Gaydosh
 
Sleeping Dogs by Steve Apostolina of Burbank, CA
 
Directed by Jonathan Merechant
Featuring Olivia Queener and TBA
 
The Pizza Guy by Michael Swain-Smith of Akron, OH
 
Directed by Karen Rose
Featuring Leanna Orfahli and Thomas Williams
 
Twenty Questions From Hell by Rick Smith of Bradenton, FL
 
Directed by Brian Westerley
Featuring Gary Davis, Joe Turner and Andrew Bores Bores
 
What's Love Got to Do With It by Kelli Lynn Woodend of Brooklyn, NY
 
Directed by Tiffany Bird
Featuring Karen Spiegler and Jason Moore

THE PERFORMANCES

Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. AND 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 21 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2019 TheatreFest winners will be announced.

TICKETS

$15* for all adults (ages 18 and older)
$12* for children (ages 17 and younger)

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $4.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

 

Rock ’N’ Roll, Intrigue, Tony Award-Winners, Dancing, and Pinball!
Our 85th Season is Simply Spectacular!

On the heels of a record-breaking, ambitious, and artistically successful 2018-19 season, Weathervane Playhouse is excited to announce an equally impressive 2019-20 season.

Filled with rock ’n’ roll, mystery, intrigue, regional premieres, Tony Award-winners and classics, our 85th season is sure to delight.

Subscription packages start at $120 and can be purchased by calling 330-836-2626. (Online subscription sales are coming soon!)

Special "early bird" subscription pricing is available until May 19.

Single tickets are on sale now for groups only (12 or more people) for School of Rock. All other individual-show tickets go on sale July 1, 2019.

The new season — which runs from August 2019 to July 2020 — offers seven Mainstage shows and three Emerging Artist shows. All 10 productions will be presented in the Playhouse’s 237-seat Founders Theater. Several special-event, “off-season” performances for the Playhouse’s “second stage,” the 50-seat John L. Dietz Theater, will be announced at a future date.

Most performance days and times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. — though this can vary from show to show. Weekday "school matinees" will be offered for School of Rock, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Radium Girls and Memphis.

Weathervane's 2019-2020 season includes:

School of Rock 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Julian Fellowes

August 2 to 18, 2019

An Emerging Artist Series Production

Sponsored by the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitor's Bureau 

A regional community-theatre premiere! In this musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name, Dewey Finn is a failed, wanna-be rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight–A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands before the parents and the school find out?

The Who’s Tommy

Book by Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend, Music by Pete Townshend
Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon

September 12 to 29, 2019

A Mainstage Production

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind experience.

And Then There Were None

A murder mystery by Agatha Christie

October 17 to November 3, 2019

A Mainstage Production

This thriller is one of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

November 26 to December 22, 2019

An Emerging Artist Series Production

“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine!” This holiday-season family favorite is back for its 18th outing at Weathervane.

Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

A drama by Jennifer Blackmer adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood

January 16 to February 2, 2020

A Mainstage Production

A Northeast Ohio premiere! From the author of The Handmaid's Tale comes this true story of an Irish immigrant who worked as a household maid in the mid-1800s and was later convicted of murder. Although set in another era, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace speaks specifically and almost uncannily to today's audiences. The show addresses issues such as the reception of immigrants, the predatory nature of the powerful, and how others in power conspire to keep their crimes hidden.

Memphis

Music and Lyrics by David Bryan, Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro

February 20 to March 8, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio disc jockey in the 1950’s who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards (including Best Musical!) and two 2015 Olivier Awards.

Radium Girls

A drama by D.W. Gregory

March 26 to April 5, 2020

An Emerging Artist Production

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of a watch-dial painter as she fights for her day in court. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

A To-Be-Announced Musical

April 23 to May 17, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Our next production enjoyed a six-year run on Broadway. On our stage, it will be a regional community-theatre premiere! We wish we could share the title of this winner of every major "best musical" award — including the Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award — but we can’t until July 1. We can tell you, however, that it will be worth the wait!

Footloose

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford

June 4 to 28, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Transplanted from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and a defiant teen named Ariel Moore, he just might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, the Rev. Shaw Moore, stands in the way. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (over 15 million copies sold) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

The 2020 8x10 TheatreFest

July 9 to 12, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Weathervane celebrates the art of the short-format play with our 10th annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each — and curated from submissions from across the globe.

"School of Rock" — Aug. 2 to 18, 2019

Running Aug. 2 to 18, 2019

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Tuesdays — Aug. 6 and 13 — at 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays — Aug. 7 and 14 — at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays — Aug. 8 and 15 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Aug. 2, 9 and 16 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Aug. 3, 10 and 17 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Aug. 4, 11 and 18 — at 2:30 p.m.

"School of Rock" — Aug. 2 to 18, 2019

"School of Rock"
A musical comedy based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Glenn Sater

New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Susan Wallin
Musical Direction by Ron Hazelett
Choreography by Marissa Leenaarts

A Weathervane Playhouse Emerging Artist Series Production

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time!

School of Rock is the hilarious musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name — with new music by Broadway’s legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.

“Lovable loser” Dewey Finn is a failed, wanna-be rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

School of Rock — with its sensational live kids’ rock band — is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 

Audience Advisory: School of Rock is best enjoyed by audiences members ages 10 and older.

Weathervane Playhouse's production of School of Rock is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company LLC The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

$21* for adults (ages 18 and older)
$17* for children (ages 17 and younger)

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $4.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Group Discounts
$17 per ticket for groups of 12 or larger

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Tickets go on sale June 4, 2019.

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

Dewey Finn 
CASEY HA
 
Rosalie Mullins 
MARGO TIPPING 

Ned Schneebly/Mr. Hamilton/Mr. Green
LOGAN CHAPMAN
 
Patty 
JORDAN BOUGHNER

THE KIDS
 
Summer Hathaway
JORDYN FREETAGE
 
Tomika
KALYA HASKINS
 
Zack Mooneyham 
AIDEN BRUECK
 
Katie 
MABEL JENNINGS 
 
Lawrence 
STANLEY NIEKAMP
 
Freddie Hamilton 
JACK JUDGE
 
Billy Sandford
CHASE OBERHAUS  
 
Marcy
ADELINE PELLETIER
 
Shonelle 
ANNABELLE OTTO
 
Sophie
MAGGIE VOLLMAN
 
Madison
GIANNA TURANO
 
James
BRYCE GOODIN
 
Mason
ANDREW HUDSON
 
Lucy
AVA INGLETT
 
THE PARENTS 
 
Ms. Mooneyham 
DREW BERKSHIRE
 
Mrs. Hathaway/Ms. Janes
EMILY CONTI
 
Mr. Williams/Stanley
DOMINIC O'BRIEN
 
Mr. Kevin Spencer/Gabe Brown 
LUKAS CINKO
 
Mr. Sandford/Doug - No Vacancy
JOEL MODLIK
 
 
THE TEACHERS 
 
Mrs. Scheinkopf/Security Guard 1 
LUCY GEISER 
 
Mr. Noble/Jeff Sanderson
NATE BRINKHOFF
 
Mr. Sanders/Theo - No Vacancy 
JACK FROMET
 
Ms. Gordan/Mrs. Travis
SKYE KUBINSKI
 
Ms. Bingham/Mrs. Turner/Security Guard 2
REBECCA LaGUARDIA
 
Ms. Woodward/Snake- No Vacancy
CAROLINE KOURY
 
Ms. Wagner/Ms. Ward
MAKENNA BIRD
 
Bob - No Vacancy (Drummer)/Announcer
KADE DAVIS 
 
 
THE ENSEMBLE
 
DREW BERKSHIRE
MAKENNA BIRD
NATE BRINKHOFF
LUCY GEISER
CAROLINIE KOURY
SKYE KUBINSKY
REBECCA LaGUARDIA
JOEL MODLIK
 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

SUSAN WALLIN
Director

RON HAZELETT
Musical Director

MARISSA LEENAARTS
Choreographer

J. J. McADAMS
Stage Manager

TIFFANY BIRD
Properties Designer

JOHN COYNE and CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designer 

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Lighting/Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

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