Weathervane Playhouse's 2015-2016 season kicks off in July 2015 with the high-flying musical delight Peter Pan. The 81st season closes in June 2016 with the wildly wacky musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot.
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Group tickets (12+) are on sale now for Peter Pan; single tickets go on sale May 1, 2015.
Tickets for all other shows listed below go on sale Aug. 1, 2015.
The 2015-2016 Mainstage Productions
Hair — Sept 3 to 20, 2015
Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni • Music by Galt McDermott • Directed by Gwen Arment • Musical Direction by John Ebner
Featuring such phenomenal musical numbers as “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “Easy to Be Hard” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” this landmark musical tells the story of the “Tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against being drafted into the Vietnam War.
Dracula — Oct. 1 to 18, 2015
Adapted by William McNulty • Originally dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker’s Dracula • Directed by John Davis
Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula in this action-packed, blood-soaked, thrilling, chilling retelling of the classic tale of horror!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee — Dec. 3 to 19, 2015
Music and Lyrics by William Finn • Book by Rachel Sheinkin • Conceived by Rebecca Feldman • Additional Material by Jay Reiss • Directed by Melanie YC Pepe • Musical Director TBA
Six mid-pubescent kids vie for to win the spelling championship of a lifetime! A hilarious, charming musical, it also won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award!
Clybourne Park — Jan. 14 to 31, 2016
A comedic drama by John Norris • Directed by Jimmie Woody
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park examines the “life” of one house over a 50-year span. In Act I, community leaders anxiously try to stop a black family from moving into a house in an all-white neighborhood. In Act II, set 50 years later, we encounter the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
The Man Who Came to Dinner — March 17 to April 3, 2016
A comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman • Directed by Jim Fippin
They say that fish and houseguests stink after three days. That old saying is proven true indeed in this delightful comedy from the late 1930s. Upon arriving to dine at the Ohio home of rich factory owner, a grumpy New York theater critic slips on ice and breaks his hip — forcing him to stay at the house for weeks! In no time at all, the hapless houseguest proceeds to drive his hosts mad by monopolizing their house, terrorizing their staff, running up large phone bills and inviting strange guests!
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — April 21 to May 8, 2016
A comedy by Christopher Durang • Directed by Eileen Moushey
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play (and the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and the Drama Desk), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a “sunny new play about gloomy people” (New York Times). Siblings Vanya and Sonia live out their days in an endless, bleak tableau in Bucks County, PA. All seems numbingly mundane until in sweeps hurricane Masha, their fading movie star sister, with her shiny new boy toy and a big announcement. Brimming with outrageous dialogue, Christopher Durang’s latest madcap masterpiece serves up family drama with comic savagery and poses the question: if you could choose your family, would you necessarily choose your family?
Monty Python’s Spamalot — June 2 to 26, 2016
Music by John Du Prez • Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle • Directed by Dave Stebbins, Musical Direction by John Ebner
Lovingly “ripped off” from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the uproarious musical comedy Spamalot re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls — not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?
The 2015-2016 Dietz Theater Productions
Ordinary Days — October 29 to 14, 2015
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon • Directed by Alan Scott Ferrall • Musical Direction by John Ebner
This refreshingly honest and funny musical tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs!
The Lyons — Feb. 4 to 14, 2016
A comedy by Nicky Silver • Directed by Fred Gloor
In describing this comedy about death, New York magazine put it best: “The Lyons isn't trying to make a case for freshness or formal innovation. It's simply trying tell a funny, furious little tale of family annihilation with honesty, savagery, and humanity, a story about how we all, ultimately, pick out our own urns. It succeeds marvelously."
The 2015-2016 Emerging Artist Series Productions
Peter Pan – July 31 to Aug. 16, 2015
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh • Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap • Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green • Additional Music by Jule Styne • Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie • Directed by Sarah Bailey • Musical Direction by Sharon Alberson
Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!
A Christmas Carol: The Musical — Nov. 24 to Dec. 20, 2015
Music by Alan Menken • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens • Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens • Based on the book by Charles Dickens • Directed by Sarah Bailey • Musical Direction by Sharon Alberson
Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling Broadway adaptation.
The Breakfast Club • Feb. 25 to March 6, 2016
Adapted from the 1985 Universal Pictures motion picture screenplay by John Hughes • Directed by Melanie YC Pepe
They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible.